Series: Compromise Me #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 16, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 190 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it's Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom--and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas--who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.
So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.
Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he's ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that "bonus" becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed--so to speak--with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he's not interested in keeping things professional…
Samanthe Beck is one of my go-to Brazen authors and as soon as I saw the cover for Compromising Her Position (SO HOT!) I was anxious to get my hands on it. I definitely enjoyed it, but it didn’t quite grab me the same way her Private Pleasures series did. That said, it was hot and sexy, and a fairly quick read. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what comes next in this new Compromise Me series.
Compromising Her Position starts off with a blisteringly hot sex scene that involves a supply closet and a man in a Santa costume. I knew damn well I was in for a treat where the sexy times were considered and I wasn’t wrong. Unfortunately, Chelsea and Rafe ran so hot and cold that I couldn’t always believe there was much between them beside passion. There’s no denying they had oodles of chemistry in the bedroom… or the supply closet… or the beach… but the rest fell a little flat for me.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I liked both of the characters. They were both feisty and determined. I suspected they could make a great match if they ever stopped getting in their own way as far as the thing between them went. I wasn’t wrong. It just took a little time.
One of my favorite things about this book was that nearly each chapter started off with an email to Chelsea from her assistant, talking about a predicament one of their guests found themselves in. I got a good laugh over those. They were a nice touch and the kind of thing anyone who’s ever been involved in hospitality or customer service of any sort is likely to get a chuckle from. I enjoyed the bits about the business deal Rafe was working on, too. It was a nice addition to the romance.
While Compromising Her Position wasn’t my favorite of Samanthe’s books, it was still one that I enjoyed, even with the somewhat frustrating on and off, hot and cold moments. Provided this is indeed the start of a new series, I’ll definitely be following along with it. If you’re in the mood for a quick, sexy read, this book will provide you just that!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.