Compromising Positions

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Warning: This is one exercise program you won't need to consult your doctor before beginning...unless he's hot and available for house calls. The Kama Sutra isn't for the prudish or faint of heart, and neither is this story.

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“With sensual love scenes, flirty repartee, and a man and woman clearly meant to be together, you get everything you could ever want in a romance novel. Overall, I have to say that Compromising Positions is a must read!”
~ Long and Short Reviews

"Compromising Positions would have to be one of the best contemporary romance novels I have read in a long time. Jenna Bayley-Burke delivers it all, romance, humor, and great chemistry between her hero and heroine. It is so well written. The pace is great, and the story line fantastic."
~ Fallen Angel Reviews
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605043128
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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"Why are you here exactly?" She plugged the rest of her orange into her mouth to keep it from going permanently dry. The man had a body that made her want to learn how to carve marble. He was as big as a tree and as broad as a house. Even through his charcoal T-shirt she could see the definition in his wide chest. His biceps bulged beneath the hem of his sleeves. A package of lean muscle and brooding good looks that made her insides melt.

"I'm here because Craig asked me to fill in for him." David's voice echoed inside Sophie's head. Her heart leapt around her ribcage. No way. She'd been mortified at the idea of demonstrating sexual positions with Craig, but with David? No way. She couldn't do it. She'd die of embarrassment. Contorting herself into such suggestive positions with the man whose body she fantasized about every night. She could never. Never.

"Fill in for him?" Breathe in tranquility, exhale tension. Breathe in--

"There is some co-ed class that he and Daphne teach together. Sophie's filling in for Daphne, and I'm supposed to fill in for Craig. If you could tell her I'm here that would be great." David popped a handful of grapes into his mouth, his eyes never leaving the bowl of fruit.

Sophie's gaze darted across the reception desk. She hadn't bothered to ask if there were any messages after her Pilates group. There were never any messages. She ripped three pink notes off the desk.

Craig. Please call.

Craig. Use diagrams, he won't be coming.

Craig. Found a replacement, David Strong.

She plopped down in the receptionist chair and rolled back toward a potted palm. Her stomach reeled.

As she lookedup at David, the fear that swamped her was drowned by a much warmer sensation. Why not?

She was a professional after all. And she'd been in positions with him far more challenging than the ones they'd be demonstrating in class, even if it had only been in her dreams.

She knew more on the subject than she ever thought possible. Every move of each of the classes was diagramed on note cards Daphne had left. She just had to get through it one by one. Without thinking that this was the closest she had ever come to actually having sex.

He met her stare and grabbed an apple from the bowl. She laughed, harder this time. So predictable.

"What now?" He crunched into the Red Delicious.

"Nothing." Sophie tried to stifle her giggles and peeled a banana off the bunch.

"I know, the wedding." He looked pleased with himself, as if he'd just solved the mystery of life. "You wouldn't dance with me."

"That's me." Sophie peeled the banana halfway down and smiled at its phallic resemblance.

His eyes clouded over. He looked her up and down once more. When his eyes cleared, he cocked his head to the side. "Are you Sophie?"

"Two for two, ace." She bit the top off the banana. Was there a sexy way to eat a banana? She shook her head. She didn't care. Daphne had complained so often about Craig's womanizing best friend Sophie felt she knew him. Enough to know she wanted him to remain a fantasy. He was way too much for her limited experience to handle. The class would just flesh out her dreams a bit.

"I was expecting someone like Daphne." He devoured the rest of the apple. "Though the attitude should have been a clue."

Sophie shrugged. Let him think she hated him as much as Daphne did. It was much safer than him knowing the truth. She finished the last of the fruit and tossed the peel in the wicker garbage basket. She lifted the basket so he could toss in his apple core.

He eyed her again. "I didn't eat dinner. Are you going to laugh again if I eat another piece?"

"Depends on what you pick."

His eyebrows lifted further up his forehead. Never taking his gaze off her, he grabbed another apple, almost daring her to comment.

She smiled. Too easy. Sophie rose from the chair and walked back to the office. She could feel him behind her. Right behind her. She stopped, laughing as the front of him bumped into the back of her. It was fun to tease him.

"Too easy," she said aloud this time. Playing with him was too much fun to resist. She turned into the office she shared with Daphne. Two desks faced each other in the middle of the small room. She perched on top of hers.

"What's too easy?"

"Nothing." She flipped through her cards. "What did Craig tell you about the class?"

"Not a thing." David stood in the doorway, not quite entering the small office. "He just left a message on my voicemail. He wanted to stay with Daphne, but she was insisting he come to this class, so he needed a replacement. So what is it? Partnered stretching? I'm not the most flexible person."

Sophie turned, hiding her face as she choked on her laughter. She should tell him. It wasn't his fault he'd been set up for a most embarrassing situation. The temptation to see his face when he figured just what they'd be doing was big. But he could also run screaming and leave her humiliated in front of the class. Better to prepare him and give him the option to run now, in private.

She picked up a binder and flipped through the pages until she came to the flyer. Turning the binder to him, she pointed. "This is the class."

* * * *

Chapter Two

SENSATIONAL SEX!

Committed partners explore the similarities

between yoga and The Kama Sutra.

Learn how to stretch and strengthen your body for better sex in just five weeks.

"Okay," David said slowly, handing the binder back to her. Just what had Craig gotten him into? His mind spun back to the voicemail message. The only thing he could recall was "Ask for Sophie. I trust you". Damn. Craig trusted him not to use the class to make game with Daphne's sister. The little sprite sitting on the desk. No problem. She was nowhere near his type. He'd probably break her in two.

"I'll understand if you're not comfortable enough with your sexuality to participate in the class." Sophie's fingers traced up and down the black sweats covering her thighs. The heavy fabric hung loosely around her, making her seem even smaller beneath it. "I can use diagrams if you want to back out."

She was giving him an out. Or was that a challenge? "What makes you think I wouldn't be comfortable?"

"The fruit," Sophie answered quickly. Too quickly. Was she psychoanalyzing him because he was hungry?

"What are you talking about?" He watched her ample chest rise and fall as she took a deep breath. She wasn't very proportional.

"Instant gratification." Dimples pressed into her full cheeks and her teeth gleamed in the fluorescent lighting.

He sat down in an office chair. Funny, with him sitting in a chair and her on the desk they were almost eye-to-eye. It was those eyes that had made him ask her to dance at Craig and Daphne's wedding. They'd pulled at him all during the ceremony, pierced right through him. She must have been standing on a box or in some very high heels because he would have remembered she was this short.

"You've lost me." David shook his head and looked down at her feet. They were bare, except for a coat of crimson polish and a silver toe ring on her right foot. Even her feet were miniature. They had to be smaller than the palms of his hands.

"Grapes are the ultimate in instant gratification. Fast, easy sweetness. No mess afterwards. Apples are next. Just a core to discard."

He tossed his head to the side. She had to be joking. "So you think what fruit I like to eat tells about me sexually."

"Yes." Her voice rang in triumph. She flipped through the cards she held.

Refusing to be goaded, he scooted closer, trapping her against the desk. When he heard her gasp, he smiled. "Or maybe you just want me to think about what oranges and bananas say about you, sexually." Two could play at this little game.

She drew in a ragged breath. "That I take my time to get what I want? Go ahead and think about that."

Her feet found the chair between his legs, and she pushed him back, hard. Propelling him into the opposite wall. She jumped down and was out the door before he could even get to his feet.

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  • Posted September 19, 2010

    Compromising Positions - Surprisingly Wonderful

    I've never heard of author Jenna Bayley-Burke but was given a free copy of her novel Compromising Positions and decided to give it a try. I don't know where this author has been or why she's not promoted by her publishing house, but she certainly deserves to be! This was a very good book, and I was absorbed from the very first page. Her characters were very believable and the entire story tugged at your heart-strings. She presented the story with beautiful writing and emotional depth. Cudos to Ms. Bayley-Burke! An exceptionally fine piece of writing. I loved it and hope that you write again. I'll be looking for more. Great job!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2012

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    Cute romance read

    This was a cute, contemporary romance read. I really liked the idea and setting of this story. I thought it was funny that Sophie was able to tease David and that they both enjoyed their "compromising positions" in her adult yoga class. I liked that Sophie was small and not David's normal type but he quickly realized he did really like her but he was afraid of pushing the boundaries. It's a perfect summer read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2010

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    excellent

    i really enjoyed this one the characters were realistic and funny .i enjoyed the twist of the girl being the pursuer while the poor guy kept trying to be a gentleman .i hate spoiler reviews so won't say any more about the storyline but this book was humorous and touching, all in one a great read .i will be purchasing more from this author

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Enjoyed!

    The story is well written, sexy, funny, sad & happy- all good!

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

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    Compromising indeed!

    I so want to take Yoga now! If only I could find the man of my dreams to take such a class with. If only I could find a situation that would require me to be in comprimising positions with said man in said class. Brings being healthy and fit into a whole new light. Who needs to be skinny to buy new clothes? You just need to be flexible and from this book, yoga seems to be the key.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    CUTE story

    Loved this book!!! Would love to read more of her books.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Characters ruined it for me

    While this story started off pretty good, it quickly went south for me. I was unable to finish because I felt Sophie was obsessively insane/unstable/desperate (and I don't believe she was a virgin acting the way she acted with David… that caused some serious eyerolling). She's definitely not someone I want to bump into if they missed their meds for the day. In turn, that raised a huge dislike for David. I kept questioning why he didn't press charges against her and get a restraining order. If not for the characters, I would have continued with this book. The plot and pacing and writing are excellent. The dialog was great too. It really is a shame that the characters were so awful for me, and I feel bad. Hopefully someone can recommend another book by this author for me to try, because they are worthy of a second chance.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    AMAZING !

    I saw this book while looking for a complelety different type of book on vacation in AZ. I bought to mainly to keep busy for the 5 hour plane ride home only to find my nose barried into the book at hours of the night . I just could not get enough of the story .... I would definately re- read it again

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Very good!

    I was hooked from the moment I started reading. It's steamy and raunchy with a believable plot and characters, though at times a little exagerated. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and read it in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. I'll be looking for more fom this author.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

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    Oh i did want to mention i was dissapointed with the love scenes i like my books steamy but the deep relationship and emotions of the charactors made up for it... also at times i wanted to slap sophie, sorry but if i was inlove with a sexy succsessful guy who wanted to buy me a home and a car and care for my safety you wouldnt hear a peep out of me. Lol

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  • Posted October 5, 2010

    highly recommended

    interesting plot, twist at the end. a little heavy on sex desription. interesting characters. good writinge

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I want to take a karma sutra class!

    This book was a fun read. It had more depth than I would have expected- Sophie and David were fully fleshed out characters with good, bad, and ugly traits.

    I liked Sophie's spunky, go-get-him attitude, but she had a couple of melt downs that got on my nerves and that I'll admit I did not understand. Perhaps it was to create a little emotional conflict between her and David, I don't know. Despite her annoying tantrums she was still very likeable.

    And David- what's not to like about a hunk who refuses to disappoint.

    I would not classify this as an erotic novel. There were love scenes and there were references to the Kara Sutra, but I did not think the descriptions rose to the level of erotic.

    This is a book I'll probably read again.

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