On Monday, the United States celebrates Labor Day, which was originally instituted as a way to recognize America’s workers. Today Americans use it to celebrate the barbecue grill, the deck, and beers in a bucket (and Morning Coffee will be on hiatus, too).
And of course romance novels recognize the importance of the worker: How many office romance books have you read (especially if you are a category reader)? Of course we’ve all seen, if not read, titles such as Taming Her Billionaire Boss and My Tall Dark Greek Boss. Those situations all sound so...illicit.
If you think about it, perhaps Jane Eyre was the first workplace romance novel. Jane did, after all, fall in love with her boss (and for a real-life example, read a column I wrote for Marie Claire a few years ago called I Was the Boss of Him detailing how my husband and I got together).
Do you like reading workplace romance? What’s your favorite?