Title: Compromising Her Position
Author: Samanthe Beck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, 232 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: November 16th 2015
**I received this ARC for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
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…
Samanthe Beck stopped by the blog today to answer some questions. Be sure to keep reading to find out about an awesome giveaway she has going on right now and to enter.
Hi Brittany! Thanks for having me on the blog today. This is as close as I’ll come to being crafty or an engineer, so I’m honored!
1. How did you decide which genre you wanted to write?
I loved reading sexy/funny romances as far back as high school. Nora Roberts was and still is one of my go-to authors. When I started to get serious about my own stories, part of me was thinking I’d like to be a porny Nora Roberts. Some friends said, “We already have that. She’s called Jill Shalvis,” and I was like, “I love her, but I’m aiming for just a little bit pornier.” Still working on it, but that’s my goal.
2. What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I feel like I’m always writing! I’m a wife and a mom, so, you know, that takes up some time. I’m a lazy runner, an energetic reader, and I’m always up for a glass of wine!
3. Where did you get the inspiration for Compromising Her Position?
I have a habit of putting my characters in compromising positions, (in Private Practice, Tyler Longfoot shows up on Ellie Swann’s porch at 2:00 a.m. with a bullet in his fine ass; in Lover Undercover, reluctant stripper Kylie Roberts gives her very first lap dance to undercover LAPD detective Trevor McCade; in Falling for the Marine, Michael McCade meets his new neighbor Chloe when he rescues her from a trap of her own making—she’s handcuffed herself to her bed). The Compromise Me series takes this perverse little habit to the next level, and Chelsea kicks it off epically in Compromising Her Position when she shoves the wrong Santa into a supply closet at the work holiday party and has her merry way with him.
I have to thank model David Gandy for the idea of mistaken identity involving Santa Claus. During some exhaustive Internet…um…research, I happened across a picture of Mr. Gandy in bed, naked, save for a Santa hat. I got to thinking, what if the guy under the costume looked like this?
4. What’s up next for you?
More Brazens, (including at least one more book in the Compromise Me series). I also have a new Lovestruck series in the works, featuring some lust-worthy paramedics! If I can tempt your readers to my Facebook author page, (https://www.facebook.com/SamantheBeckWriter), I post teasers almost every Tuesday.
Thanks again for having me at The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf. I want to let your readers know I have a giveaway running right now to celebrate the release of Compromising Her Position. One lucky entrant will win a $50.00 Amazon gift card and print copies of my Private Pleasures series from Brazen. Get in on that!!
I loved this book. From the moment I started reading it was incredibly hard to put down. The sexy case of mistaken identity in the first chapter was enough to let me know that Samanthe Beck is a writer I want to read more from.
Chelsea is a nice girl who tends to get her heart broken from being too trusting. Rafe is a man with a playboy reputation who gets thrown off guard when Chelsea pulls him into a closet for a quicky before the office holiday party where he announces that he’s her new boss. To make matters worse Chelsea thinks her boyfriend is the one dressed as Santa and is mortified to find out it isn’t him. The passion that is ignited by that closet fling is undeniably hot and I enjoyed following Chelsea and Rafe’s story.
Chelsea is a very relatable character especially since in the past I have felt like I was too nice and didn’t know how to guard my heart. This book shows that it doesn’t matter if you guard your heart or not, sometimes you still fall in love and having unattached sex tends to lead to at least one person having feelings.
This was my first book by Ms. Beck but it will not be my last.
Rating: 4.5 stars