HOT HERO LEVEL – EPIC!
Samanthe Beck really raised the heat bar on this one from high flame to all out scorch! Ethan Booker is MY. KIND. OF. MAN. He’s bossy, sassy and rugged. A little pushy and wont take no for an answer, inside or outside of the bedroom. OHHH YEAHHH. (quick sidebar: would I like this in real life? hell no. in a book, its super hot. carry on.) He is the pistol swingin’ sheriff who everyone believes grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth because he came from a wealthy family. But underneath it all, Booker is hard working, loyal and kind. And sexy… sexy AF.
We met Laurie back in Compromising Her Position (as Chelsea’s bff). She grew up in the same place as Booker but under much different circumstances. Poor and with an alcoholic mother, Laurie had to make her own way in life and is now a successful business owner with her bakery. As we all know too well, roots run deep and Booker has had his eye on Laurie for 10 long years. He has waited long enough and its time to make his move once and for all.
As I stated previously, SB reallly upped the ante on this book. If Compromising Her Position was 4-4.5 stars, then Hard Compromise was an easy 5 star read. The characters, story line and heat level were all so well developed and intensified it was just an incredible read and nearly impossible for me to put down. The author managed to put a lot of the characters background information into a very small amount of space without losing any of the present story – and this cant be an easy feat. All in all it made for a very smooth transitioning, steamy, sexy story that will definitely be on my re-read list!