Hello! I’m Silvia Violet and I’m here today to share my sexy contemporary romance, Lace-Covered Compromise. I can’t wait for you to meet Adam, a sharp-minded businessman with control-issues and Nate, an easy-going environmental scientist who likes panties and lipstick. They are going to take you on a wild ride.
About Lace-Covered Compromise
Adam Kingston expects to inherit his father’s multinational conglomerate. When he finds out half of it went to Nate Thomas—an annoying man whose dreams for Kingston Corp.’s future clash with Adam’s need to stave off financial disaster—Adam is furious. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to wrest control of Kingston Corp. from Nate.
Nate may be soft-spoken, but he refuses to be swayed by Adam’s arrogant demands. When Nate accidentally drops a pair of his lacy panties in front of Adam, there’s no mistaking Adam’s interest. Nate hadn’t realized Adam was bisexual, but now that his secret is out, Nate is willing to use Adam’s lust against him if it means protecting the welfare of the company he loves.
For Adam and Nate, hatred and desire are closely linked. Their inability to compromise threatens the company and could expose their tightly held secrets. But as they work together to develop a plan to save Kingston Corp., they begin to realize there might be more to their relationship than anger and lust.
Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/lace-covered-compromise
OK, look. It’s not often I want a book purely for the sexy times. But when I do, Silvia Violet is one of my go-to authors. She writes extremely erotic books that still manage to string together a decent plot that keeps me engaged from one hot scene to the next. Lace-Covered Compromise fulfilled all my expectations.
The enemies-to-lovers is done pretty well here. There is a good amount of angst on Adam’s part with his animosity and hatred towards Nate after finding out his late father left the family company to them both equally. He doesn’t like Nate, thinks he’s a hippie Vegan with no head for business, but after catching a glimpse of pink lace in Nate’s gym bag, he faces an uncomfortable, visceral attraction to the man. There’s history between the two of them, professionally, that we don’t get. I at once missed it and didn’t. The story is the perfect length and Violet does a good job of writing Adam’s inner turmoil over the changing nature of his relationship with Nate.
I liked Nate’s character a lot. He’s unapologetic about what he likes. Dude that looks like a linebacker rolling up to a club with pink lace sticking out of his jeans and lipstick on – I admire him for that and love that there was no negativity surrounding it. Same with Adam’s bisexuality. There’s no drama or shaming of his identity and the portrayal was pretty positive. Nate is super supportive of Adam and – at times inexplicably – really into him. I really wish we’d gotten his POV at some pivotal parts of the book but Adam is our sole POV here.
Adam’s experience with and way of dealing with his anxiety and panic attacks is a bit out-of-touch. There’s, I believe, a single mention in passing of a therapist. I was worried for a while that there would be an insta-cure of his anxiety once the relationship with Nate got on track, but that wasn’t the case. No insta-fix. Adam still struggles with his anxiety at the end, and he and Nate talk about how they’ll handle that moving forward. I would like to put in a plug for anyone suffering anxiety or panic attacks to please consult a professional. When you find the right therapist, they can do wonders. Love doesn’t fix all. Another minor criticism was some issues with the timeline not matching up, and distracting/confusing me. Not sure if this issue will be present in the final copy of the book; I am reviewing an arc.
All in all, this book was exactly what I expected it to be and hit all of my buttons. It’s sweet and sexy and funny and sexy and… yeah. Definitely a book I’d recommend.
About Silvia Violet
Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia’s stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop.
Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like, “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks, curling up with her favorite books, and spending time with her family.
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