Men at Work
Ian Greening loves his job at the Department of Work and Pensions. It might not be the best paid job in the world but it gives him lots of scope for fun. He loves his girlfriend, Emma, too.
But when Emma is made redundant, and gets a temping job in Ian’s office, he doesn’t like it at all. Emma only knows Home Ian – and Work Ian is a different kettle of fish. Spending twenty-four hours a day together is too much of a good thing. But how can he tell her that without hurting her?
Ian comes up with a plan to get things back the way they were. But it puts his relationship at risk and forces Ian to decide which really matters most: the job, or Emma.
A sweet, funny novel about love and work.
Ian Greening loves his job. Instead of the usual dreary grey faces commuting to work on a Monday morning, Ian relishes another day at the office. Not because he’s a jobs-worth – far from it. In fact, he goes out of his way to side-step a promotion. But because he has so much fun. Most of his time is spent keeping the office cheer going – making up games such as moonwalking competitions; organising the Friday night drinks and flirting with the admin girls on the top floor.
But there’s a slight problem. There’s a new temp in the office and she’s going to be sitting next to him. That temp is his girlfriend Emma. Whilst he loves her very much, she is doing some serious encroachment on his space. And that’s where all the trouble begins.
As part of the ‘Quick Reads’ series, this is a nice short read you can gobble up in one or two sittings (on your commute to work perhaps?)
In Mike Gayle’s fresh, fast style, the pace is quick, witty and easy flowing. The pages will be turning effortlessly and you’ll be able to visualise the characters and their antics easily.