Stressed out hotel heiress Arden St. Sebastian is in Maui for one thing and one thing only. Work. But when the hottie at the bar buys her a drink to end all frilly umbrella-and-glow stick drinks, she can't help but accept his unspoken invitation. When they get back to her villa, however, and the sexy moment of truth arrives, she can't…quite…get there. Again.
ER resident Nick Bancroft can handle a night of fun, anonymous sex, but he draws the line at a fake orgasm. He makes his mystery woman a deal. He'll take care of her little stress-induced orgasm problem if she'll spend the next six days exploring the island with him, no questions asked.
A week of island relaxation on the arm of the sexiest man she's ever met? Arden's game. As long as she keeps her identity secret, she's got nothing to lose…except her heart.
Each book in the Compromise Me series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Compromising Her Position
Book #2 Hard Compromise
Book #3 Compromised in Paradise
About the Author
Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.
When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.
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Shoulders. Arden St. Sebastian's attention skidded to a halt on a cliff of masculine shoulders in a casual white shirt. And because the owner of those shoulders occupied a table on the other side of the hotel bar, with his back to her, she did what any straight woman with an active imagination and an under-indulged sex drive would do upon encountering such a stunning monument of male beauty. She envisioned stripping the shirt off, smoothing her hands along the rangy expanse, and then sinking her teeth into the bundle of muscle at the top of his arm.
The bitable shoulders shared the table with an older couple, but they were deep in conversation, which left her free to drool without apology and appreciate the glimpse of tanned skin between the collar of his shirt and the sun-burnished brown hair that curled a little at the ends like he'd missed a trim.
The woman at the table moved — lifted her hand to touch the double strand of pearls around her throat — and Arden realized the woman had caught her looking. Oops.
She forced her gaze away, but after a few seconds of exile it wandered back. Part of her hoped the target of her attention would sense her stare and turn around, so she could see his face.
The ping of an incoming text shattered her hormone-fueled fantasy. What now?
Excellent news. The Templetons confirmed their nephew is available Saturday night.
Arden blinked at the text from her father, then downed the rest of her Maui mimosa and signaled the bartender for another. How many would it take before finding herself roped into going on a blind date with the nephew of her father's business associates sounded like excellent news?
More than she could consume without risking an epic hangover. Even so, she gratefully accepted a second glass from the bartender, and justified it as the vacation part of her "working vacation."
Two months into his retirement as chairman and CEO of St. Sebastian Enterprises, and her father was officially driving her nuts. He'd needed a new project to focus on after handing the helm of the business to her older brother, Rafe, and by God, he'd found one.
In addition to second-guessing every decision she made as the director of guest experience for St. Sebastian Luxury Resorts, he'd now taken it upon himself to oversee her personal life. It had to stop.
She typed her reply with a bit more force than the touch screen required.
I don't need my father arranging my dates.
No? Things worked out so well with the last gentleman you selected? Hold. I have a call.
Ugh. She could practically hear his trademark French sarcasm dripping from his words. She tossed her phone on the glossy black bar she intended to replace with something more imaginative as part of an overall facelift for the resort. The frustration in the gesture caught the bartender's attention. She mustered up a smile for him and considered upgrading her drink to a double.
One little blackmail incident involving a guy she'd briefly dated a few months ago, and suddenly she wasn't qualified to manage her own affairs? Thankfully the authorities back home in California had figured out who was behind the scheme and shut him down. She didn't even know how her father had found out about the whole humiliating mess. God knew she'd done her best to keep it off everyone's radar — and thought she'd succeeded — but apparently retirement hadn't impeded Luc's uncanny access to information. Hopefully, he'd kept it to himself, because the last thing she needed was Rafe or her mother swooping in to berate her for unwittingly dating a criminal, smother her with misplaced concern, annoy her with attempts to take over her life on the mistaken assumption she couldn't run it properly, or some aggravating combination of all of the above.
The muscles around her left eye began to twitch in what she was learning to recognize as the warning sign of a tension headache. And that was just plain wrong. As a rule, she didn't get uptight. She had it good, and she knew it, but thanks to the perfect storm of stressors in her life lately, she'd fallen into an unhealthy state of all work and no play. One she hoped to end during this week in Maui. She'd counted on this getaway to recapture her Zen. Unfortunately, it seemed seven thousand miles wasn't quite far enough to outrun stress.
She needed a distraction. Even as the thought crossed her mind, she turned to search out the shoulders. The ping of a new text sounded, and although she told herself to ignore the interruption, her eyes strayed to her phone. Luc was back.
Your brother found someone who makes him happy AND strengthens our business. I see no reason you can't do the same.
Naturally. Because taking St. Sebastian out of the equation would never happen. Her father clearly assumed as much, which is why she was going to end up sacrificing a Saturday night to go on a blind date with the hard-up nephew of the people who'd sold him this hotel. God forbid she choose to be with someone who didn't offer some business advantage. But it was the flip side of Luc's assumption that really worried her. God forbid someone want to be with her simply for her.
St. Sebastian paid the Templetons a good price for the resort. How did I become part of the deal?
A whooshing sound swept the uncharacteristically nasty retort off to Luc, but it left little prickles of guilt in its wake. Jaded as he was, her father loved her. He simply drew no distinction between business and family. They were one and the same, in his mind, and he'd spent the better part of his life wheeling, dealing, and strategizing to maintain St. Sebastian's status as the destination of choice for travelers seeking world- class accommodations in the most desirable locations.
Yes, I spent millions purchasing a hotel simply to secure you a dinner date. Please be on time.
An eye roll would be wasted since her father couldn't see her. Instead she wadded up her cocktail napkin and used it as an impromptu stress ball. Not effective.
Name? Time? Location?
She hit send and then leaned across the bar and snagged another cocktail napkin from the small stack. Well, two, as it happened, because the little buggers stuck together. She pulled the closest one toward her, dug a pen out of the purse she'd slung over the back of her barstool, and scribbled some notes to herself about furniture layout and lighting for the lounge.
Her father texted the date details — Nicholas Bancroft, in the hotel lounge, at 7:00 p.m. — and signed off by informing her he hoped to conclude his business in New York by midweek and expected to meet with her in Maui before she left. He looked forward to reviewing in detail her proposed changes to their newest resort.
In detail? Oh, joy. She lifted her pen and looked at the ideas she'd jotted down as a new knot of anxiety formed in her stomach.
She could justify color schemes, explain the importance of layering textures or the value of offering locally sourced amenities. Psychology and economics shaped her decisions — her job actually wasn't a big, arbitrary shopping spree, regardless of what people thought. But just now, pondering what the next few days had in store for her put a lead-weighted ache behind her twitching eye. Shit. How had her peaceful week in Maui devolved into a St. Sebastian off-site?
The notes on the cocktail napkin mocked her. She closed her eyes and rubbed the left one with the heel of her hand. A date? She didn't need a date. She needed an escape. A sweaty, stress-relieving night of orgasms with absolutely no questions asked except which positions she preferred to receive them in. Hookups weren't her usual MO, for a lot of reasons, but sweet baby Jesus ... she needed to get laid.
The scrape of chair legs over polished marble told her someone had claimed a seat at the bar. She opened her eyes as the bartender headed over. His friendly Native Islander face broke into a smile, and he extended his hand to greet the customer.
Manners prevented her from turning to blatantly check out the newcomer, but she watched from the corner of her eye as he reached over the bar to shake hands. Oh ... that hand. So damn masculine. Wide palm, long fingers, the strong angle of his thumb. She had a weakness for big hands, and the sight of this one caused her mouth to go dry. How would it feel to have it slide under the skirt of her sundress, unhook her crossed knees, and slowly part her thighs until they were open and vulnerable to his touch? Her pen fell from her limp fingers with a barely discernible clatter.
"Good to see you, man. Another drink?"
A single, completely innocent word, but the low voice swept over her like velvet. Nerve endings in sensitive places woke up and said hello. Screw manners. Nothing short of the second coming could have stopped her from turning her head to get a better look at the source of the tingles.
Hello indeed. The man she'd spotted earlier at the table stared back at her. A quick look over her shoulder told her the older couple he'd been with had left. It was just him now, and he was even more captivating head- on than he'd been from the back. She zoomed in on his mouth, because a capable mouth was just as important as good hands.
His looked more than capable. Wide, expressive lips curled at one side in the faintest of grins, all the more subtle thanks to a shadow of stubble covering his jaw. He had sexy grooves on either side of his mouth, all the more sexy thanks to high cheekbones and a square chin. Straight dark brows framed eyes as clear and potent as top-shelf whiskey.
Holy vacation fuck. This man was a living, breathing answer to her prayers. The rest of the room receded into shadows until he seemed to stand before her bathed in some kind of celestial glow. The high notes of an angel's chorus sounded in her ears. Amen. Hallelujah.
His eyes crinkled at the corners. The grin curved into a smile that took the bottom right out of her stomach. And then his brows lifted in a silent, but unmistakable invitation.
Nick watched the most mesmerizing mouth he'd seen in a long time curl into an answering smile. She straightened and brushed her long dark hair behind shoulders left bare by her strapless black sundress. The move offered him a stunning profile of attractions. Subtle, uptilted tits made his mouth water with the anticipation of guiding one to his lips. When he drew it into his mouth, would her slender back bow into an even deeper arch? And her tight, round ass? He could already imagine lifting it to the perfect angle to get deep penetration.
Apparently she could imagine it, too, because the look she sent his way was made of yes. Beneath the slinky curtain of her skirt, she slowly recrossed her legs. He leaned away from the bar, preparing to stand and take the few steps necessary to walk over and introduce himself to the leggy beauty with the blatant appraisal in her aquamarine eyes.
Just as he was about to get to his feet, she trailed a hand along her neck, and ... looked away.
Dismissed? He settled back onto the barstool and waited for her to reengage, but she picked up her pen and resumed writing on a cocktail napkin. Apparently so. Disappointment completely out of proportion with the lost opportunity landed like a stone in his stomach. He wanted her. Tonight. For reasons he couldn't completely put down to the legs, or the eyes, or even the tits.
He didn't know her at all. They hadn't exchanged a word, but he sensed something inherently playful about her. It sparkled in her gaze and the mouth so willing to curve into a smile. He could easily imagine having her naked against him, her back pressed to his chest, his dick happily nestled along the cleft of her ass, and his body wrapped around hers while he kissed a path along the side of her neck and she laughed and squirmed to escape the tickle of his lips. He was probably projecting like hell, because he knew better than most how a visually pleasing arrangement of features didn't actually reveal much about personality, but she looked ... fun. A considerable accomplishment considering she was sitting alone in a hotel bar, and yet she pulled it off in spades. And then, for whatever reason, she'd pulled back. Game over.
He liked the game, and going strictly by the stats, he played it well. He could have sworn he'd sensed her interest from across the room. Like a magnet, it had pulled him to the bar after saying good night to his aunt and uncle, but obviously he'd misread her signals. Fate didn't deal him this type of disappointment very often, but occasionally it happened.
No big deal. Really. He was gainfully employed, well groomed — he ran his hand over his scruffy jaw — okay, reasonably well groomed, and he lived in a tropical paradise full of girls in bikinis seeking six days and seven nights of island adventure. He enjoyed more than his fair share of interesting opportunities. Besides, tonight wasn't about opportunities. He'd come to the hotel to have a drink with his aunt and uncle while they were in town, not tangle the sheets with a vacationing ... um ... he'd go with underwear model, although it was possible she wore none whatsoever under her dress. He would have liked to find out, but the single-minded focus with which she wrote on the napkin didn't send him a green light.
Probably for the best. He'd already gotten more than he'd bargained for tonight, courtesy of Aunt Evelyn. She was hell-bent on finding him "a keeper," and her latest effort involved setting him up on a blind date with the daughter of the man who'd bought their hotel. The only reason he'd agreed was because beneath his aunt's enthusiastic matchmaking, he sensed a core of concern. There was no need for it, but actions spoke louder than words, so fine, he'd take the hotel heiress to dinner — and breakfast, for that matter, if they hit it off as well as his aunt and uncle seemed to think they would — but he definitely would not be keeping her. He liked his relationships short, simple, and drama-free. The ER provided all the drama he needed.
Speaking of which, he pulled out his phone and checked his messages. He wasn't on call tonight, but when he'd signed out earlier in the evening they'd admitted a couple of patients, and as the senior emergency medical resident at Maui Memorial, he tended to get the questions if any arose.
While he cleared out his in-box, the bartender ambled over with his beer. He also handed him a folded cocktail napkin. Nick raised the pint glass to his lips and unfolded the napkin.
Tempting, but it's going to take more than a cocky grin to close the deal. Buy me a drink, and we'll see.
His pulse kicked up, and a hot bolt of energy pulsed through his body. He looked up and signaled the bartender.
Arden raised her pen from her doodle of the bar hottie's profile on her napkin, and did her best to play it cool when she sensed the bartender approach. When he placed the drink in front of her, however, all coolness fled.
The ridiculously large fishbowl of a glass overflowed with fruit spears and umbrellas. A rainbow of glow sticks erupted from an electric-blue daiquiri of some sort. A curly red straw completed the tacky assault of rum, pineapple, and God knew what else.
She laughed — it couldn't be helped — but managed not to look at him. A guy like him, with his hands, and his mouth, and his cocksure smile? He had it too easy. She wasn't going to be difficult, but she was going to enjoy having him make an effort. She closed her lips around the straw. Going slow for maximum effect, she sucked the frosty concoction into her mouth ... and nearly gagged. A liberal pour of pineapple juice didn't fully disguise the eighty-proof essence of the drink. She swallowed and coughed.
A warm, steady hand ran over her back, offering comfort. "Is it too much?"
She shook her head and swallowed again before finding her voice. "Uh- uh. I asked for a drink. This is a drink. I think I'm impressed." Then she looked at him. Amused eyes stared back at her.
"I aimed to impress you."
That half smile dared her to stick around and see what other impressive things he had in store for her. Parts of her that felt like they'd been stress- paralyzed for months fluttered to life and cried, Yes Arden, you are so going to let this guy screw your brains out tonight.
"Have I impressed you enough to tell me your name?"
Excerpted from "Compromised in Paradise"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book. Super hot sex scenes. Great love story. Hoghly recommend this book.
Lots of hot sex but not a lot of romance. Hot! Read with care.
What a fun, sexy, incredible read! The magnetism between Arden and Nick was smoking hot. I loved how he brought out her adventurous side as well as bringing her sex life to an explosive revival. Their story flowed at a great pace in some very beautiful locations. I loved how Nick went after what he wanted. The epilogue was beyond cute. It was great to see the main characters in the previous books and get an update on their lives too. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Compromised in Paradise by Samanthe Beck is the third book in her Compromise Me series. Each book is a standalone story, but the characters are all linked in some fashion, either by friendship or family. The heroine of this one, Arden St. Sebastian is the sister of the hero in book one, a woman who finds herself caught up in a whirlwind vacation romance. Arden is in Maui, staying at her family’s resort recently purchased to be part of the St. Sebastian hotel empire. She’s stressed out, with expectations on her from all sides whether it’s trying to keep her separated but never quite divorced parents happy, working with the hotel suppliers to get the right supplies for the rooms, or even just trying to chase down an orgasm in her down time – yet another facet of frustration in her life. When she meets the handsome stranger at the hotel bar with the biteable biceps and the self-confident attitude, the chance at a one night stand sounds oh so heavenly. It’ll hopefully give her some good memories to make up for the blind date at the end of the week, set up by her well meaning father as yet another stress to add to her life. Nick Bancroft is in his medical residency at the local hospital when he meets the beautiful woman at the bar after agreeing with his aunt and uncle to a blind date they set up for him for the end of the week. No names, no expectations, just a hot night of no holds barred sex? Yes, please! When their night together proves to be less than satisfactory for Arden (not Nick’s fault!) Nick promises Arden that if she gives him a week, he’ll make sure she’ll leave her worries behind in the time she spends with him. They agree to nicknames only (Czarina and Rider) and no holds barred sex, with the end date clearly in sight. But can their week in paradise be the start of something long lasting? I think the heat quotient of this series has ratcheted up with each book, because whoa baby, this one is hottt! Nick is out to prove to Arden that he can get her to let go of all the stresses on her mind and focus on them and is extremely successful at it. The catch is that the more time he spends with her, the more he’s starting to regret that he agreed to a sex only fling in the first place. He wants to know more about her, he wants her to trust him, and he wants to not just be an afterthought at the end of the week. Nick comes across as smart, fun, friendly, and a very generous lover with a big heart. He’s a great catch – if only he’d let Arden know he wants to be caught. Arden is also a very likable character. The stress on her is clear, as is her desire to let things go when she’s with Nick. She also comes to regret the choice they made at the beginning to leave out the more personal details of their lives but sticks to their agreement. But Nick is also able to make her see that she needs to take more firm footing with her parents and find ways to stick up for herself and her needs better. The conflict in the story is fairly predictable since the reader knows about the blind date they’ve both been set up for, and what they are headed for at the end of the week. The story unfolds well and with plenty of steamy scenes between the couple, it makes for a highly enjoyable read. This one is definitely going on my re-read shelf! Compromised in Paradise is a sexy vacation romance with a sweet happy ever after ending.
Samanthe Beck continues her Compromise Me series with Compromised in Paradise. The lucky couple falling in love in paradise is hotel heiress Arden St. Sebastian and ER doctor Nick Bancroft. This is the classic take of a one night stand that never ends. Arden has been dealing with a lot of stress over the past six months or so. Her father has retired from the family business, but continues to question all of her business decisions. He’s also butting into her personal life, after finding out she was being blackmailed by an ex-lover. While she’s on business in Maui, he insists that she goes on a blind date with the nephew of business associates. Nick is living the dream in paradise. He works hard at the local hospital as an ER doctor. But he also plays the field with tourists visiting the island. He’s not looking for a relationship after a devastating loss. In order to make his aunt happy, he reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date with Arden St. Sebastian. As you might have guessed, Arden and Nick’s families are trying to set them up with each other. But before this blind date can happen, the two meet each other on their own. Only no names are exchanged and their encounter is supposed to only be a one-night stand. Things change when Nick realizes that Arden faked her climax and gets her to agree to spend the rest of her stay with him, with the end goal of being a mind shattering climax she will never forget. Both Arden and Nick are likeable characters. They have fun together, both inside and outside of the bedroom. Their encounters aren’t all about the sex itself, but building on trust and intimacy. Nick is a dirty talker who makes Arden say what she likes and what she wants. I loved watching them get to know each other without knowing who the other actually was. More importantly, I loved watching them fall in love and them coming to terms with the feelings that took them by surprise. **Received a copy from Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.**
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This was the second book in the series, so I will go back and read the first one which was about Rafe, because I have to know what happened. Anyway, this one was about Arden and Nick. Arden is immediately attracted to Nick, even from across the room, but she has such bad luck with men that she is wary of entering in any relationship with him. Nick wants a one night stand with Arden, nothing else, so he proposes a mutual benefit of not stating any fact, no names, no info, and Arden agrees, but the night does not progress as planned and Nick wants more time with Arden, and asks for her whole six days, and she agrees but still no info, and then he gets frustrated because he wants more. and he never wants more. Then her crazy family comes, she finds out who he really is, and thinks he plays her, vice versa, misunderstanding occur, but we have our HEA.
Sweet. Baby. Kittens. Samanthe Beck set this one on fire. I'm talking lit a match and blew it up. Pour yourself a glass of wine and snitch a cigarette, because you're gonna need both by the time you've reached the happy ending. Better yet, grab the bottle, a pack, and prepare to be omazed. It's lust at first sight for Arden and Nick, and they make the most of every moment of the no-strings week they have together. Arden craves a release from the job and family stress she's under, and Nick vows to deliver exactly what she needs. He keeps his promise, often and with great skill. Ahem. Arden is confident and sassy, while Nick is a solicitous, uber-sexy, dirty-talking alpha. I loved them and the flirty banter they lobbed back and forth. Except for the harmless no-names game they lay down, they don't play games. They're up front about what they want and get right to it, which is refreshing. Well, until no-strings turns into something else altogether. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this story. It was a lighthearted vacation hookup, meant to be fun as well as super steamy. It was all that plus had a few discovery/growth moments for the MCs and secondary characters. Speaking of, most of the cast was from the previous books in the series. It was great fun seeing them again, which made me long to reread their books. Beck has another hit with Compromised in Paradise. Days later I'm still thinking about this couple and feeling the effects of their sizzling chemistry. That's my definition of the perfect romcom crack. CiP can be read as a standalone, but the other books in the series are equally as awesome, so start with those and work your way up to this scorcher. I guarantee you're gonna love'em all. ;)
Samanthe Beck did it again! She manages to craft the ultimate Book Boyfriends! I have a harem of Book Boyfriends thanks to Samanthe. I don't know how she manages it. Arden St. Sebastian is the stressed daughter of a hotel billionaire father who's micromanaging her role within the family corporation. She needs a stress reliever and when she spots Dr. Nick Bancroft across the hotel's bar, she knows he's it. When they meet neither one knows who the other is and as they're looking for a one night hook-up. Arden decided he doesn't need to know. If her hears her name he'll know who she is and that's NOT OK. Her name changes relationships. He becomes "Rider" an astronaut and she's dubbed "Czarina". Love it! When she fakes her "O" with him he decides to take up the challenge and it becomes an exclusive week of seduction. Oh can Dr. Nick turn up the heat! This book is HOT, HOT, HOT and curled my toes! They of course fall for each other and fight it, but the journey if full of a few twists and some predictable moments too. I absolutely loved it. Thank you Samanthe and Entangled for the opportunity to ARC read this for a review!!!
the compromise me series concludes with compromised in paradise. i've been waiting for arden st. sebastian's story since the first book and i was glad to see nick bancroft make another appearance. the hot doctor is once again set up with our heroine, but he doesn't know it. when arden and nick first cross paths they don't know each other's names. they know nothing except that there is a powerful chemical attraction that flares between them. and arden wants one night to lose herself and forget all the pressures that have her wound so tight. all she wants is one night with a stranger, with someone who doesn't come from her world, someone who has no expectations. but arden can't turn off for one night. her ringing cell phone ruins the moment, and when nick realizes she's faking there is no way he's going to let their night end on that note. except that as a doctor he can't really turn off for one night either, and an emergency at the hospital forces him to leave. but not before he extracts a promise from arden. they will see each other for the next six days, and he will get her to fully relax and enjoy the moment and not fake any orgasms. and arden agrees as long as they both agree not to divulge their names or identities. this actually doesn't sit right with nick, but he wants arden more than he wants her name. and over the next few days he comes up with ways to spend time with her both in and out of bed. the sexual connection between nick and arden is off the charts, but they have more in common than they realize and fit together in ways that neither of them expects. at the end of the six days, both arden and nick are trying to figure out ways to stay in touch. it's that whole not sharing names or identities agreement that blows things up. but not for good, or for that long, because nick and arden are pretty clear about their feelings for each other. and once they have the full picture, they realize that they were both feeling the same thing. that what started out as a one-night fling is something they never want to see the end of. nick is basically a super swoonworthy hero. he's kind and giving and funny and sexy and naughty at just the right moments. and honestly, i never wanted to see the end of him either. **compromised in paradise will publish on august 28, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.
A fantastic page-turner! One of my favorite books of 2017 :)
Steamy Hot in Paradise! This story was so freaking entertaining. I loved the flirty fun vibe it had going on. Everything about it was fantastic from the wonderful and enticing main characters, the flirting and sexy escapades that brought these two together in the beautiful back drop of Maui. I pretty much inhaled this. Every single second of this story was just so incredibly delicious. I couldn’t put this down. Compromised In Paradise is a steamy, romantic ride. Loved Arden and Nick’s story. Samantha Beck created a world that was passionate, sexy, and with intriguing characters. Fantastic storyline! Highly Recommend this story! Received a copy through NetGalley and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
I freaking adored this book and read in one sitting. My new book boyfriend Nick is everything you come to expect from Ms. Beck's heroes. He's swoony, hot, funny, gorgeous and Lordy I could go on and on. Arden is strong, independent woman who knows what she wants, and these two together burn up the pages. If you're looking for a sexy, emotion, fun book that will leave a smile on your face, then this fantastic book is for you. You won't be disappointed.
Samanthe Beck is steadily climbing up in my favorites lists. I really enjoy her main characters. The men are confident, dominant and sexy. The women are strong, independent and don't push away too much. That's a big deal for me! She even takes a storyline that isn't one of my favorites and has me liking it. This was a fast paced read with no other women/men drama, no cheating or abuse and you get to see the characters from the previous stories. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Once again, Samanthe Beck has crafted a fun, sexy, smart, romance with characters I freaking loved. I adored everything about Nick and Arden, no doubt because of the fantastic writing from an author who gets better and better with each book. The meet cute in this story is one of my very favorites! Czarina and Luke Sky...rider = the best, funniest, cutest exchange ever, and should not be missed.
When only a sexy stranger will do! Flirting leads to more than she bargained for when Arden stumbles across a man who doesn't like to disappoint a lady. Hot sex awaits when one night leads to 6 ... and more? Fun characters and a steamy read! Arden St. Sebastian is stressed to the point of no return by her father's constant critique in how she does her job at his luxury resorts. He has supposedly retired and put her brother in charge, but you couldn't prove it by her! She's drowning here .. and needs some stress relief something fierce! Dr. Nick Bancroft can't help but eye the sexy woman at the end of the bar and when one flirt leads to another, and they make their way back to her room, he's looking forward to the anonymous night of sex she's offering ... but hold up ... he might not make her give him her name, but no way is he going to put up with her faking her enjoyment! He offers her a crazy deal that she decides to go along with ... she'll tour the island with him for the six days that she has left in Maui and in exchange, he'll work her through the lack of enjoyment her stress induces body has been wreaking on her of late and make sure she leaves Hawaii a very satisfied woman!
Compromised in Paradise is book three in the Compromise Me series by Samanthe Beck. I was so excited about this one. There have been so many little tidbits dropped regarding Rafe’s little sister, Arden St. Sebastian and I already was partially in love with the sexy Dr. Nick Bancroft. Put these two together and you pretty much have spontaneous combustion. Arden needs a vacation, badly. Between work and running interference between her parents, she’s on overload. Then there’s the little matter of her almost blackmailer. So, she’s spending a week in Maui at the new hotel to both work and rest. The first night there she sees a man in the bar that instantly calls her attention. There’s just something about his hands. But after her recent experiences, she just wants to be anonymous, not the St. Sebastian hotel heiress. So she and the stranger agree to a no names agreement. She is a princess from Siberia and he is an astronaut. Mutual silly games, right? At first, yes, but as these two would discover over the next week, not so much. What starts out as a very sexy night for Arden and Nick has a bit of a lackluster ending for Arden. Her brain just won’t shut off and she just can’t get there, you know, to the big happy ending. So instead of a one night stand, Nick offers her six days of orgasmic bliss. Six days to turn off her stress. Nick most definitely knows his way around the female body and he does deliver on his promise in some very inventive ways. He also manages to get Arden out of her head, to just be. This series is very sexy but I think this one was the hottest. These two most definitely steamed up the pages. As the week wears on, though, they both begin to question their expiration date. But with no names involved, with the whole week being about make believe, it’s easier said than done. If I had one complaint about this book, it was that at times, Nick’s approach to Arden’s “problem” was a bit too clinical. But, he IS a doctor after all. And he most definitely broke down her walls. One thing this series does have that I love is perfect endings. I love the way every book ended. You are guaranteed to walk away with a smile and all the warm and fuzzies you can handle. I loved my visit to Maui with Arden and Nick as well as the whole series. If you haven’t started yet, now is the perfect time. I hope you’ll love it too.
Compromised in Paradise will have readers surrendering their minds to lust as they open their hearts to love. Nick and Arden break relationship taboos as they heat of the sheets and navigate through matters of the heart. Samanthe Beck is at her best when she exposes a little romance to sweeten up the naughty. Ms. Beck shines her brightest with her Compromise Me series novels.