Review: Compromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Falling in love is the last thing on his busy agenda but compromising positions can lead just about anywhere.
David Strong knows how to do a lot of things run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout. He s supposed to help her demonstrate Kama Sutra positions for her couples yoga class. The rigorous postures require more than just physical control. And his co-instructor unexpectedly tests his control to the limit.
Sophie s been fantasizing about David since her teens, but she never dreamed she d actually be expected to run through her intimate desires with an audience! The class is very professional, tame even or it would be, if she d been in any of the positions before. But she hasn t except in her wildest fantasies about David. Sophie knows she wants David in every way, and she s flexible enough to use whatever she has to get him.
David can t afford any unexpected distractions. Besides the sensual positions he has to endure without embarrassing himself in public, there s an embezzler stealing from his company. And then there s Sophie who is well on her way to stealing his well-guarded heart.
Compromising Positions was the first book I read by the author.
It was all a game of power between the hero and heroine, but I got tired of it quickly. The sexual tension was great at the beginning, but as the story developed, it didn’t have the same appeal. I had a hard time to understand Sophie, but with the David, it was so much worse. I didn’t really like him. I found myself losing interest fast. Some parts dragged because a couple of plots didn’t work well, didn’t add much. The repetitive dialogue didn’t help either.
I was very excited with the premise but I struggled with several pacing, characterization and plotting problems. With some editing, it could’ve worked better as a short story .