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Compromising Positions

(Invested In Love #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  2,676 ratings  ·  276 reviews
Falling in love is the last thing on his busy agenda but compromising positions can lead just about anywhere.

David Strong knows how to do a lot of things run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout. He s supposed to help her demo
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Samhain (first published March 1st 2009)
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages

The premise is so interesting! Sophie Delfino and David Strong are forced into partnering to teach a sensual yoga class when Sophie's sister, Daphne, and David's best friend, Chris, who are married to each other, couldn't.

Sophie's been fantasizing about David for the last ten years, starting when she first saw his photo when Daphne showed her a photo of David and Chris. Now she gets to see him up close and personal for a Kama Sutra-inspired couples' yoga class
4 Stars

I really enjoyed this one but I'm still ruminating on my review. I absolutely adored Sophie, but my relationship with David is...complicated.

Review to come.

Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would give this a 6 star if I could!!

Wow, this was am absolute joy to read!!! The love story evolved beautifully.

Sophie was a incredible heroine that was sweet, strong, determined and very much in love with David (okay a lot of in lust too). How she just saw his true heart and never gave up on him but just believed and loved him was beautiful to behold. And David, wow, hot!!! At first wasn't too sure if I as going to like him, but oh how I came to not just adore him but love him. He tried to h
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another first time read author for me and I definitely will be reading her again.
Best friend/ younger sister trope who was secretly in love with her older brother's bff.
Really enjoyed this one,a lighthearted ,cute romance with an adorable heroine ,and a hunky hero.Can we say "Karma Sutra" anyone because this is how this couple's road to romance begins.
Hero is way too alpha and overly manipulative and controlling for my liking.
No scrap that!
ALL the supporting characters are overly manipulating for my liking.
And the hero was a bastard through and through. (view spoiler)
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

When I first read Jenna Bayley-Burke's Compromising Positions it was long before I started reviewing for Guilty Pleasures and I remember finishing the book and immediately began re-reading it. I've probably read this book 20 times since it was first released and I've read the re-released version twice already. I can't even tell you why this book resonated so much with me; just that it did. There was something magical about the connection betw
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
The long and short of it.

This book plays off a substantial height difference between the two main characters, David and Sophie, in delicious detail through their Kama Sutra poses for a couples yoga class. Taking on the teaching duties for a friend and expectant sister, respectively, these two mismatched leads are maneuvering their way through the positions. They aren't only mismatched in height. David is older, comes from money, and marches through life with few attachments. Sophie is all about
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle
** 4 Stars **

Right off the bat I enjoyed Compromising Positions. I didn't want to put it down, unfortunately life got in the way of me finishing this book sooner. I loved the writing style and the interaction, tension, and how Jenna Bayley-Burke built their relationship.

I was worried when I got to the 56% mark because so much had already happened and I couldn't help but think what could this author do to keep me interested? What could possibly happen next? There indeed was more to come, some ex
Carmen Rae
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
For the first 10% of this book I was thinking I might have made a mistake. I just really struggled to get into it but then I am thinking that might have been more to do with the kids extra high levels of insanity this week.

Once I got over that slump I was so strongly invested in Sophie. She was such a great leading lady I just wanted her to get her happily ever after. There wasn't a single person around her I didn't want to kick in the dick for not appreciating her and looking after her better.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, it kills me that I've had this book on my Kindle for two years, and that I didn't even know I had it. That's the danger of being a bookaholic. You just have no clue what kind of books you own.

I love this book. I fell completely in love with the characters much as I did with the previous book I read by this author. So far, I'm two for two with with Jenna Bayley-Burke, and I'm very happy about that. Other than one, very major grammer mistake that pulled me out of the story, I could n
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I can't even begin to say how surprisingly awesome this book was! I got it for free on Amazon last week for Kindle, and anyone who has ever gotten a free kindle read from Amazon, knows they are typically hit or miss. Well, this one hit, and hit and hit! It was one of the best Contemporary Romances I've read in a while.

It's still free on Amazon for Kindle, and I highly recommend downloading it ASAP! Don't have a KIndle? Get the FREE app for Iphone or BlackBerry and download the book. Totally wort
♡Karlyn P♡
I love a spicy romance read with a good storyline and likable characters, but really good ones can be hard to find. This one was really good. Dave and Sophie made a great couple, and I loved all the sexual tension build up between these two. For a shorter read, this was funny and hot.
Lyndi W.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
I'm slightly torn between giving it 3 or 4 stars. I feel I more than "liked it", but I dunno if I would go so far as to say I "really liked it". But what is the median between the two other than 3.5 stars. I hate giving half stars because it's not visible unless somebody reads the review and I dunno why anyone would want to read my pathetic excuse for a review in the first place. But I digress. We're talking about the book here.

Sooo... David is a control freak and Sophie is nympho virgin. They b
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it


Compromising Positions, my first book by Jenna Bayley-Burke, is a fun, light-hearted, and sweet romance.

Part of what makes this book so endearing is the characters, particularly Sophie. Her spunk, her love of her food, and her appetite for life make her a character to love. Her energy in the book drew me into the story. Her easy-going nature, her dedication to others, and her tenacity to take over control in her own life make her a heroine to respect. Her counterpa
2.5*-3* The best I can say about this book is it would've made a great short story. But unfortunately, as a longer work it was unfocused and repetitive. Many romance novels have no real plot other than getting the two leads together for an HEA, and that sometimes works. But this book tried to have several plots, and none of them seemed to have much purpose other than to lengthen the book. The plot lines did little to increase the reader's understanding of the main characters' motives and actions ...more
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Cute contemporary romance.- and HOT!

I rarely read contemporary romance. And sometimes I didn't finished them because almost all of them are sucks.
So I don't have any expectation ion this book. I pick it up because just for change after reading fantasies and sci-fis. I dont feel reading more insane books.. really.
So when I saw it and read the details, it makes me interested. The last contemporary romance I read like this are months ago.
There is nothing special in writing but the plot is great and
Stacey is Sassy
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I liked this one

I've had this book sitting on my kindle for years and didn't realise the little gem it was. This book was about a woman who has lived her life worrying and looking after her family and not looking after herself.

The main characters are forced together when her pregnant sister asks her and his best friend asks him (sister and best friend are married) to take over a kama sutra class for couples they normally run. Being forced into the intimate positions, they can't deny their attrac
I take notes when I read a book. When something catches my eye I highlights and take notes and the first thing that caught my eye in Compromising Positions made me make a note saying “Say what, now!!?” and I remember clapping my hands together and getting comfortable in my chair. And I stayed in that chair until I had turned the last page in the book.


This book took me completely by surprise, and I’m still digesting it. Yes, it’s a love story and a pretty amazing one, but it’s so so much more. I
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars, 3 Flames
After spending over a decade fantasizing about the man, she finally has a chance to ogle and touch the man. Even if it is for professional reasons. Sophie knows the type of man he is when it comes to commitment but she can't help but push his buttons and break his rules. It is what they are there for right? David tries to do right by her and keep his distance but she is relentless! Plus after letting her in, she made herself completely comfortable and life would not be the sam
Joan Reeves
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
No Compromise On Romance, Emotion, or Humor

Compromising Positions is a delight!

I found this story of unrequited love, or lust as it is initially portrayed, to be a compelling page-turner.

This tale is of opposites who attract when they don't seem to have anything in common, physically or emotionally, has humor and a strong emotional wallop to surprise the reader. These two characters are undeniably meant for each other.

Sure, it's got the sexual hook that is required for sensual romance: David Str
April Symes
This is a sweet story about love and how we fall or who we do not fall in love with. David Strong has rules about the women he spends time with and omg, there are many rules. For David, he doesn’t do relationships nor love or attachments. 35 years David has been able to keep his life running smoothly but suddenly when he fills in for a friend’s yoga class , he meets Sphie and everything changes. She who doesn’t do his rules, who does relationships, who does commitments—she who brings massive cha ...more
Isha Coleman
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who lit the match that sparked the fire which led to Temptation? Compromising Positions makes it hard to decide. Ms. Burke's seductive game of foreplay is an amusing battle of boundaries, personalities and irresistible characters. Sophie is a pint sized dynamo with enough attitude to intimidate even the biggest heartbreaker. David is large is easy on the eyes but toxic to the heart. Being thrown together in a surprising twist, leads to explosive fireworks neither want to resist. Will mixing busi ...more
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Good book, not great. I felt like some parts dragged, and I just couldn't connect with the characters or the story. I wasn't head over heels in love with David either. But I'm glad it was a happy ending. ...more
Apr 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet, funny romance. Great heroine and hero was to die for. Great contemporary. If you like Jill Shalvis, Erin McCarthy, Susan Elizabeth Phillips then you'll love this. ...more
Robin *loves sexy books*
Nov 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. it was funny, cute, sexy and sweet. i loved it. the epilogue was so super sweet, it made me want to cry.

i will definitely find more books by this author.
I read this book for the 2021 Popsugar Challenge prompt "the book that's been on your TBR list the longest amount of time". I apparently bought this in 2010 (probably when I got my first Kindle) and never got around to reading it before it got lost in the many books I have on there (until I went looking for this prompt). I'm not sure it was worth the wait. The story itself is mostly about sex, and doesn't have much plot beyond that. The main characters are not unpleasant, but a little unbelievab ...more
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book, but the blurb and the premise sounded kind of hilarious, so I went with it. This was such a fun and heartfelt read.

Right off the bat I will tell you that the writing did very little for me, and I think that’s why I didn’t enjoy it past the 3.5 stars that I gave it. Third person in dual POV romances is a tricky thing for me, and definitly not my favorite style. The book flowed well, and the pacing was actually pretty good, I
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Note: I received an ARC from IndieSage PR via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

Compromising Positions is the first book I've read by Jenna Bayley-Shay, but it won't be the last. I really enjoyed reading Compromising Positions. It was an adorable romance filled with so many fun moments.

I liked both of the main characters, but Sophie stood out to me. Carrying her family's problems on her shoulders gave her a maturity beyond her years. The way she used putting her family first in the pa
Chasing Away Reality
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of this book.

I absolutely adored Sophie and David's love story! I'm so glad I found this new-to-me author. She wrote a fun and sexy book that had me longing for the HEA but dreading it all the same, because I knew it would mean the end. And even though I love where Sophie and David ended up, I wanted more! I just loved them so much!

I instantly liked Sophie. Her playfulness and straight forward approach had me grinning from the start. She may be sma
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