When life places you a breath away from sleeping in doorways what would you be willing to do? As Natasha Watts and Sophia Riley watch their lives crumble in front of their eyes, Matthew Faulkner offers the best friends a lifeline. Fascinated and terrified in equal measure by the man, Natasha must decide if the benefits outweigh the risks… if she is willing to compromise and risk being compromised. And if she does? What will be left when it is all over?
Compromise Agreement is the first book I have read by this author, Isobel Hart contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being gifted a copy to read for Gemma Reads Too Much, of course I said yes so here are my thoughts.
The blurb for this book doesn’t give a lot away but I was intrigued enough to want to give it a go. I get given a LOT of free books and they are not always great, in fact some of them are downright awful.
Thank god that this isn’t one of those time, this book is great!!!
This book is well written and easy to read, and apart from Sophia I really liked all of the characters. Natasha is all attitude and snark, I adored her she is so incredibly normal that I instantly related to her and even saw a bit of myself in her sarcastic barbs.
Matthew is the perfect combination of ice and heat, I kind of fell in love with both the hard alpha asshole side and the sexy, smouldering lover side. I think his attraction to Natasha was obvious from the first second but I still loved anticipation of waiting for him to reel her in.
I feel like Matthew is a marmite character you will either fall for his domineering charm or you will feel like he’s an egotistical pig, either way he’s sure to provoke a reaction.
I need to rant about Sophia for a moment…. I hated her, she really wound me up and I’m not really sure why. Yes she’s vapid and shallow, yes she’s is a bit of a gold digging cow. But to be honest I don’t think that’s why I didn’t like her, I just found her infuriating and a really bad friend!!! Natasha seems like she loves and values Sophia’s friendship but I just always felt like Sophia was using her.
This is not a cheesy romance, it’s much better than that. Obviously Natasha and Matthew have some serious chemistry but they also have an intense connection that isn’t hearts and flowers and for me that’s actually more romantic. Even the ending was not your typical happily ever after, more of a spending the rest of their lives driving each other insane and loving every minute of it.
I loved that this book was set in London, I’m a Brit and I read soooo many American books that I sometimes forget that there are books based here in the UK lol.
I LOVE smutty books, so I always have to comment about the sex scenes in a book!!! The sex in this book is hot, I love that Matthew takes charge (I am all about a man in charge!!!) but there isn’t a submissive bone in Natasha body. Every time they touch they seem to explode with passion and the sex scenes really did reflect that. This book doesn’t go into squelching, squirting detail thank god but there is enough detail to get you hot under the collar!!! And it was SEXY, since fsog so many books just have sex, sex and more sex but forget that it needs to be sensual and not just explicit porn!!
I really enjoyed this book and id definitely be up for reading more of this authors work in the future.
Compromise Agreement is a great quick read, perfect for the beach or just with a glass of wine.
This book gets 4 stars from me.