Lace-Covered Compromise

Author

Silvia Violet

Genre

Contemporary

Publisher

Riptide Publishing

Release Date

November 6th, 2017

ISBN/ASIN

9781626496583

Affiliate Links*
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.

4

Great

Book Cover

  • Generic but attractive

Engagement

  • Read all at once (normal)

Likes

  • Manties!
  • That Adam's best friend is a woman, and she's really cool - no stereotypes here*
  • The banter back and forth is a huge like for me in enemies to lovers stories
  • That easy-going Nate is the dominant one; manties and lipstick do not a submissive make
  • The bedsheet tablecloth thing was funny but cute
  • Once Nate finally found out about Adam's anxiety, he helped him work through it
  • I wasn't expecting the voyeuristic scene - very hot
  • That Adam let Nate know that he liked him before he found out about the manties; he's not just a previously unknown fetish to Adam

Character Depth

  • Hip deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Happy

Grammar

  • Very few/no typos

Sex Scenes

  • Plasma hot

Dislikes

  • Adam attempting to blackmail Nate by using his sexuality to oust him from the company was a crappy thing to do
  • Adam's dad is an ass, a coward, and the WORST type of passive-aggressive person
  • We don't get to know Nate much; this is mostly from Adam's point of view

Emotional Depth

  • Weakly emotional

Content Warnings

  • Character death (minor, one, past)
  • BDSM (namely mild D/s)
  • Kink (namely crossdressing, voyeurism, exhibitionism)

* Valerie was already seated when I arrived for our lunch date. I kissed her cheek and took a seat across from her.
“You look disgustingly happy. If he fucked you that well, I’m surprised you can walk.”
An older woman at a nearby table gasped and glared at Valerie.
Valerie smiled sweetly and said, “I see you’re admiring my appetizer. I ordered the lobster nachos. They are divine. Highly recommended.”
The woman sputtered and turned around.
God, I loved Valerie.

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A perfect example of why Adam and Nate are at odds all the time:

Nate thought you could succeed in business by making everyone happy. He sincerely believed he could make the world a better place. The fool.

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This is one of those books where the main characters both argue so much that I’m mentally going back and forth, like watching a tennis match. It’s okay, though, because there’s something extra hot simmering beneath the surface. A thin line between love and hate.
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The sex scenes were more filthy than the average book. I like that.

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