Review: Compromising Positions

Compromising Positions by Jenna Bayley-Burke

Let’s be straight. I had a new Kindle and I wanted something cheap and dirty on it. I snagged this little gem for $4.24 after discovering it on Lucky for Ms. Bayley-Burke, she’ll be getting more cash out of me for that.

SUMMARY: This is just your classic “Boy meets girl… and then they run a Kama Sutra-based yoga class together” story. Ah, if only it were so simple.
Sophie’s sister is out on maternity leave with complications and she’s been asked to take over “Sensual Sex,” the class usually taught by both her now-pregnant sister and brother-in-law. Her bro-in-law’s best friend, David Strong of Strong Gyms (and Sophie’s teenage fantasies), is asked to step in as the man of the class. In spite of all the brushing and sensual touching, not to mention simulated sex, this is strictly professional on David’s part. This is at least what he tries to convince himself in order to keep his hand’s off his best friend’s little sister-in-law and avoid breaking his iron-clad dating rules. Unfortunately, Sophie has other plans in mind.

The sex is great and all, but this book is definitely about the build up. Sophie’s a virgin for the first 3/4 of the book. (Yep, she loses it. Spoiler alert… if you’ve never read a book before.) Everything in the studio is just foreplay for them and the reader.

The only gripe I really have with this book – aside from some of the non-sexual imagery (seriously, her descriptions of physique are a little odd) – is some character flaws. Sophie’s kind of a PMS-y brat with serious signs of Younger Child Syndrome (I’m allowed). And David, he tends to be super overprotective while annoyingly aloof at the same time. He’s the kind of guy I would punch in the face, but they seem to work together.

Off the yoga mat, there are plot lines of business confrontation tangled with family betrayal and a twist at the end which I honestly could have done with out. Overall, the story is actually pretty good. Everything gets tied up nicely at the end, complete with an adorable epilogue. Who doesn’t like erotica with content and a happy ending? Ha, get it? No, but seriously…

The R’s!

Rating: X. It’s less pornographic than it is romantic, but it’s dirty no matter how you look at it. Plus, any book that uses the word “wetness” is an auto-X rating. (Ugh, I hate that word.)

Recommendation: Absolutely. If you’re looking for a quick, easy read to get sucked into, this is perfect. It’s a little cheesy, highly amusing and even a little educational if you’re running out of positions on the… mat.

Re-read: Probably not. This one is meant to read and lend.

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