Today I’m sharing a review for an Enemies-to-Lovers M/M contemporary romance from Silvia Violet. LACE-COVERED COMPROMISE is a standalone read with two business men finding their attraction to be more powerful than their professional issues. THREE UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE features a settled, but open, couple who find their perfect third. Expect the sexytimes to steam your ereader screen… O.O I’ve loved me a lot of Ms. Violet’s sexy romances, including WELL-TAILORED, DOWN ON THE FARM, THREE UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE, and all the Thorne & Dash romances. If you think you’re into “manties” after looking over this review, try MANTIES WITH A TWIST by J. A. Rock.
About the book:
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.
Adam Kingston is not pleased when he learns his father bequeathed half of his business empire to his rival, Nate Thomas. His other problem is that Kinston Corp is losing money due to his father’s mismanagement. Adam is a slick, bisexual businessman who keeps his same-sex trysts on the down-low. Meanwhile, Nate is an out and proud environmentalist who wants to save the world with Kingston Corp. His plans are to increase research and development of the green wing of Kinston’s businesses. Adam’s plans involve scaling back the environmental projects, and working on new technologies that could drive new revenue. A researcher at heart, Adam’s more than happy to roll his sleeves up, but not with Nate.
While their ideologies clash, Adam’s very much attracted to Nate’s body–and this kicks up hard when he learns Nate has a passion for manties–sexy lace and satin briefs. Adam’s a bit manic, and his desire to master Nate drives him to make compromises that might actually help lift Kingston Corp into the black.
This is kinda a fun one, though the romance developed a bit to fast for my liking. Adam’s so angry with Nate, and yet this gets switched off entirely because of manties? That was hard for me to buy. That said, Nate is not some submissive man; in fact, he takes the upper hand in nearly all their interactions, both professional and personal. They are truly committing to saving Kingston Corp, and learn to navigate their business and personal relationship in mutually beneficial ways. I liked how it ended, and the tenderness that did develop between these former enemies-turned-lovers.
About the Author:
Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia’s stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks, curling up with her favorite books, and spending time with her family.