by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Publication Date: November 28, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Contemporary Romance
4 Sweet CROWNS
Compromising Positions, my first book by Jenna Bayley-Burke, is a fun, light-hearted, and sweet romance.
Part of what makes this book so endearing is the characters, particularly Sophie. Her spunk, her love of her food, and her appetite for life make her a character to love. Her energy in the book drew me into the story. Her easy-going nature, her dedication to others, and her tenacity to take over control in her own life make her a heroine to respect. Her counterpart in the novel, David, is a hero with some internal struggles. He has had a lot of loss in his life that has led to his opinions and views on relationships, and a lot of the issues in the book and their relationship stem from this preconceived notions. Even with these obstacles, David is still a very likable hero. He is sweet and kind, and he tries to do the right thing, even if it is the wrong thing for Sophie.
What I enjoy most about their relationship though is the easy banter and conversation between the two, and I found this to be my favorite part of the book. It is clear that they have a genuine like for each other, and they never lie or play games with each other, which is entirely refreshing in the world of romance.
The plot of the story is, once again, good. The beginning will have readers laughing, and the physical tension between the two will keep readers interested in their relationship. I also like the conflict she created for the book. She could have easily gone the traditional playboy trope route, but she chose a more complex and character driven conflict. Even with the conflict, though, there are parts of the plot that could progress a quicker pace, as there are parts of the story that seem to drag on. Also, the sister’s involvement in the conflict of the story didn’t entirely make sense with her resistance to Sophie and David dating throughout the whole story. These two areas, however, do not prevent the story from still being a fun and romantic read.
This engaging and entertaining read is sure to be a pleaser for readers who are looking for some light and fun romance. She certainly provides humor, some steam, and some entertainment with Compromising Positions.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Sophie DelFino has fantasized about David for over a decade, but he has a type, and she’s far from it. He’s also got all sorts of rules and reasons why they shouldn’t be together. Good thing Sophie is all about bending the rules.
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ABOUT JENNA BAYLEY-BURKE
By day, Jenna is faster than a speeding toddler, stronger than a stubborn husband, able to leap tall Lego structures in a single bound…but by night, while the family sleeps she writes romance novels where no one ever has to scoop up after the dog, change diapers, clip coupons, drive carpool, do laundry, mop floors, get silly putty out of hair, vacuum, empty the vacuum bag (gross!), exercise, count calories, apply bandaids, clean up puke…wait where was this going? Oh, Jenna writes romance because it is glamorous. Just ask the dog.