Review: Compromising Her Position (Compromise Me, #1) by Samanthe Beck

November 18, 2015 Review 2

Review: Compromising Her Position (Compromise Me, #1) by Samanthe Beck

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He's not who she expected, but he's exactly the man she needs…

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…

Title: Compromising Her Position
Author: Samanthe Beck
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hard Compromise, Dirty Games
Series: Compromise Me
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Hard Compromise
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: November 16th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 197 pages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
Breaking a Legend

Compromising Her Position by Samanthe Beck is a fun, flirtatious read! When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into the supply closet to indulge in a holiday romp, she expected it to be her boyfriend. She’s dismayed to learn after, it wasn’t the boyfriend, but her new boss, Rafe! She goes to her boyfriend to come clean about the mistake only to learn he’s gotten another employee pregnant and they are planning to get married. Ouch! Knowing she cannot stay working there with them and after what transpired with Rafe, Chelsea resigns. She immediately gets a job at a new hotel. But what happens to Chelsea when Rafe sets his sights, not only on acquiring her new hotel, but Chelsea herself!

I really enjoyed reading this book! The witty banter, the angst, and the steamy sex scenes make for a quick alluring read!

The characters are very believable and their feelings as they navigate roadblock after roadblock, made me root for them! I especially liked the fact that Rafe is pursuing Chelsea and she’s not falling at his feet. She is a smart, accomplished woman. Rafe was continually off-kilter around her. As he gets to know her, he’s addicted. She was his drug and he finds he needs her.

I was very disappointed in some reviewer’s comments about the initial Santa scene between Chelsea and Rafe. Yes Chelsea thought he was someone else, but Rafe never realized that until she left the closet. Chelsea on the other hand kind of realized she never felt that way during sex with her boyfriend, but just chalked it up to the thrill of doing something naughty at a work function. He made her skin quiver and she certainly didn’t want to stop even if it wasn’t who she thought it was. I never got the impression that Rafe was taking advantage of her or forcing her to do anything she wasn’t willing to do. In Rafe’s defense, he had women throw themselves at him regularly so he thought this liaison was simply that. To label him as something akin to a rapist is very far-reaching and I am sure this was not the intention of the author. I hope these comments do not stop people from reading this book.

I have read numerous books by Samanthe Beck and I am hooked. She has a gift of writing relatable characters that seem like people you want to be friends with. I recommend this book and her entire library!



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EntangledAuthor Info

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.

When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

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Category Romance



“There is nothing personal between us.”
“I beg to differ. In fact, I’m fairly certain I know your deepest, darkest secret.”
“I sincerely doubt that.”
He brought his mouth to her ear. “You knew I wasn’t Paul.”
“No.” The denial, though immediate, sounded slightly breathless, slightly desperate.
She had to have at least suspected, at some point. He refused to believe otherwise. “Not at first. But when I had you clinging to the tables, trembling so hard you could barely stand? You knew.”
“You-you’re delusional. If I’d realized you weren’t Paul, don’t you think I would have stopped you?”
“No. By the time you realized, you didn’t care.” The crowd around them erupted into a countdown.
Ten… He cupped her jaw in one hand…
Nine… and slid the other down her back. Then lower. Eight… “You didn’t care about anything except my tongue tracing the path of your thong”—he let his fingers do the honor now—“all the way down until I could taste your sweet, throbbing little—”
“I thought you were Paul!” Her wide eyes darted to his, pupils huge.
Five… “Remember how you used your body to beg for more? There’s no f-ing way you’ve ever begged like that for Paul Barrington. No f-ing way. I could have you begging again.”
Her breathing came in quick, shallow pants. The hands she’d rested lightly on his shoulders tightened, bunching his jacket in a white-knuckled grip. She shook her head. “Not going to happen.”
Three… He was risking getting his face slapped in the middle of a dance floor on New Year’s Eve, but he didn’t care. For some inexcusable reason, he needed to know she wanted him, not Barrington.
Two… He spread his palm over the perfect curve of her ass and hauled her against him, so she’d feel just how well he remembered every damn detail of their last meeting.
“It’s not?” he challenged, and then crushed her lips under his.
Cheers of “Happy New Year” echoed around them over the strains of “Auld Lang Syne.” A flotilla of black and silver balloons sailed down from the ceiling. Guests laughed, and sang, and jostled them while he kissed her. Sparkly, star- shaped confetti rained over everyone and everything, and he kept right on kissing her. Her arms twined around his neck. Her lips parted. She flattened one hand against the back of his head and held on. When he bent her over his arm and swept his tongue into her soft, yielding mouth, she wrapped her leg around his hip. The heat of her body practically seared his thigh through his tuxedo pants.
He trapped her lower lip between his teeth and nibbled. There went his no biting promise, but her shuddery moan told him she didn’t mind.
The song ended. The house lights came up a few notches. He slowly drew her upright, and even more slowly relinquished her mouth. She stared up at him, dazed, her lips plumped from their kiss.
“You’re a terrible liar, Miss Wayne.”
Giving her a grin he hoped didn’t reveal how much the move cost him, he walked away.

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