Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim 

on her body
and her heart. 

Compromise Me #2
Samanthe Beck
Releasing Nov 21st, 2016
Entangled: Brazen

Laurie Peterson assumes her impulsive one-night stand with sinfully sexy Sheriff Ethan Booker is the biggest surprise of the year…until her bakery burns down while she’s basking in the afterglow. It looks like her dreams are up in smoke, but then Ethan proposes a deal too tempting to resist.

Ethan has no intention of settling for a one-night stand with Laurie. Nor does he want anything to do with the women his wealthy family wants him to meet. Not when he’s waited ten years for his chance to make his move. His deal might have strings—and Laurie may not know the stakes—but nothing will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim on her body and her heart.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do you know how hard it is to give a book a great review when you can't stand one of its main characters. It's hard. Very, very hard. Laurie aggravated me. No, I was beyond just aggravated. I wanted to shoot her in the face. Badly. Smack her upside the head at the very least. She needed a lesson in freaking manners. There's a difference between being saucy... or spicy... or sassy... and being a bitch. It may be subtle, but it's there. Most woman are able to identify the nuances. Guess which category Laurie fell into???


Okay, I'm calm now.

Ethan had the patience of a saint because Laurie took stubborn and prideful to the extreme. But he had waited long enough for her (10 freaking years) and nothing, not even Laurie herself, was going to deter them from their HEA.

I must say that this story was entertaining and sexy as hell. These two characters shared an explosive chemistry and the author captured it beautifully. There was just enough drama to keep things interesting and it was impossible not to fall a bit in love with Ethan myself with the way he dealt with everything. He was definitely book boyfriend material!

She turned on less than steady legs and walked to the other side of the room, feeling the weight of his stare on her the entire time. Once there, she planted her feet hip’s distance apart, bent from the waist, and rested her forearms on the bed. “I trust this is interesting enough for you?”
His footsteps fueled her adrenalin. She lowered her head to the mattress, and lifted onto her toes.
“It’s definitely a start. Hand me my belt.”
She raised her head as a hundred imaginary feathers fluttered down her spine. “Your...what?”
“My belt,” he repeated. “It’s right beside you.”
“Give it to me, and you’ll find out.”
If she wasn’t in the mood for this, all she had to do was say so. Booker would let it go, without question. Even knowing this, backing down felt too much like surrender. She handed the strap to him, but couldn’t help adding a caustic comment. “Who would have guessed there were fifty shades of Sheriff Booker?”
His soft laugh stirred invisible molecules in the air around her. “I would never do anything so conventional. Besides”—he folded the belt in half and ran the edge along the back of her thigh—“I think you secretly prefer gentle.”
“I told you before, you don’t have to be gentle with me.”
“You’re tough, huh?” The edge of the belt tickled her skin again.
She faced front and held her position. “That’s right.” Dammit, she was her own worst enemy.
“Okay, tough girl. Be still.”

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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  1. Thank you for taking the time to review HARD COMPROMISE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

    1. You're welcome! Thank you for the opportunity!