- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 679 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jenny Gardiner Books (5 Oct. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005T4TZZ8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #510,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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COMPROMISING POSITIONS Kindle Edition
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Really disappointing read.
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I really tried to finish this book to justify the $3.00 spent but I really couldn't. If I can at least spare someone else, it will not have been all in vain...
But, back to the book at hand, Compromising Positions has the potential to be so much fun! Two likable characters with an instant attraction to each other (who get on with the romance early in the book, which is a fun twist) work in the office of an archetypal senator in Washington D.C. -- a perfect setting for all sorts of funny mishaps, observations of our political process, ditching it all for a saner life- the possibilites for a good story are endless! However, I'll never know what happens because I could only make it through 28% of the book. It is that awful. I'm pretty sure that an editor never got near this book, which is a shame. Mercedes and Mike, the couple that works for the sleazy senator, just can't settle on a style. These college educated professionals alternate between talking like wannabe street thugs ('gonna' is big with the author) and waxing poetic like a Shakespearean scholar. But what is most unsettling is the author's penchant for the nasty terms for all things sexual when describing the couple's lovemaking. The couple never use these terms themselves (in fact, you can imagine them taking a small break from their sexual olympics to yell at the author, "Hey, do you kiss your mom with that filthy mouth?")
I really have no problem with the erotica that you encounter in chic lit, but the sexual scenes in this book are too many and tiresome (at least in the 28% of the book that i read before giving up), more pornographic than erotic, and take away from the flow of the book. As I said before, the two books mentioned above were fun reads, but this book seems like it's written by another author altogether. Such a shame.
In the books favor- the formatting is decent and the spelling errors are few, however at one point Mercedes all of the sudden possessed a male mouth that was engaged in something I probably can't describe in a review. I couldn't stop laughing and just couldn't keep reading.
A cute and funny romance with suspense thrown in, "Compromising Positions" is well written and I cannot really fault the editing. But somehow, though technically it was perfect (no glaring typos, misspellings, etc) and the words flow with a beautiful rhythm, I found the storyline dragging at times.
Mike and Mercedes were engaging enough. In fact, the supporting characters were also fleshed out nicely. But, somehow, only thing I can feel is "nice". It could not elicit any other feelings which I was expecting given the nature of the subplot of suspense.
So, I took away one star to show my disappointment.
Compromising Positions did not let me down in all things important ... humor, romance, a little hint of intrigue and a smile at the end. You won't get spoilers from me but I will say of all Jenny Gardiner books, this gave me romance and at least one scene that has stayed with me for months. A visual reader, books become movies in my mind and this was a great one!
I was rooting for Mercedes all along and wanted her to have passion and excitement in her life even with her career aspirations. Having a dream of what you want out of your professional life and knowing you may have to take a minor detour to get where you want to be is never a good feeling.Mercedes seems to embrace the challenge. Having an adversary like Mr. Garrity isn't a bad situation to fall into either.
Take two witty, focused, intelligent and of course, attractive adults, add a little professional drive, a scumbag boss, an oddball family, and a potential political scandal and you have a great fun read.