Can you work with your significant other?
Around 10 years ago, my husband and I decided we wanted a change so he sent off resumes to tech companies all over the world. It was the height of the DotCom boom, and he was an IT guru. He had several bites in different places, and we settled on moving to Pasadena, California. I’m a lot (okay, fine, a little) younger than my husband, so I was at the very beginning of my career, and didn’t have a good sense of what I’d do out west.
I found a job at another tech company and all was well for about a year. When my company floundered I decided to jump ship and my husband handed my resume to the director of Corporate Communications at his (now public) technology company. We had a lot of discussions about whether this was a good idea and decided to go for it.
It turned out we were not the only couple at the office. I based the office in Love, Technically on my real life office with an open floor plan. We had no desks; we had a slab of wood balanced on 2 file cabinets. We had no walls, and I could see every time my husband walked by or took a phone call.
It was Y2K, a few of us were married, no one had kids yet, and we all had stock options. It was a heady decadent time with road trips to Vegas and nights out involving a lot of wine and sushi. (When you’re on a first name basis with all the waiters at your local sushi bar, you need to check yourself). It was awesome. Until it wasn’t.
After 9-11, other things crashed, namely the DotCom boom. And with companies offering such ridiculous products such as “scents for websites”, it shouldn’t have been a shocker. When Google decided to enter the online advertising space with “AdWords”, it was the death knell for our golden years. I got pregnant and my husband lost his job. We moved back east where we agreed to never work for the same company again.
Have you ever worked at the same company with your significant other? Do you think you could?
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: June 29, 2013
Number of pages: 140
Cover Artist: Cover design by Libby Murphy.
Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?
Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?
Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.
By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.
She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.
She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC
Fun Facts about Lynne:
1. She has no sense of direction and could get lost on her way from the kitchen to the bathroom.
2. She grew up in Miami and is a huge Hurricanes fan. (The football team, not the natural disaster.)
3. Speaking of natural disasters…she lived through Hurricane Andrew, though her car and much of her house did not. To this day she is scared of storms and windy days.
4. Lynne eats a lot of sushi and considers herself a bit of a connoisseur. She and her husband considered writing a sushi guide at one time.
Overall blog tour giveaway: (1) Geek Care Package which includes a variety of “geek” accessories, including the t-shirt that the hero wears in the first scene of the book! (This giveaway is open to US residents ONLY!)
The geek care package currently includes: floppy disk coasters, a box of Nerds candy, A necklace with a glasses charm, a hairband with a robot geek charm and the shirt from Think Geek.