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Lace-Covered Compromise

Lu par : Nick J. Russo
Durée : 4 h et 49 min
Catégories : Romance
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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.

©2017 Silvia Violet (P)2018 Riptide Publishing

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  • Cat
  • 23/07/2018

Lacy and racy!

Adam just lost his father and finds out he left half the company to Nate. Nate isn't even a relation.
Nate and Adam do not get along well at all. They are very much the epidemy of opposites. One day Adam storms into Nate's office and finds Nate as a little secret that turns Adam on more than he thought it should. The more he is around Nate the more attracted, but he wants his company. The board says they must present a compromise.

This story was a lot of fun to read. I loved the unique character of Nate. he is smart, office-oriented but has his secret.
Adam is a bit of a butt but he is a redeemable one.
I love enemies to lovers and redeemable characters so this story was right up my alley. Add in Nate's little fetish that heated things up and the story was amazing.

I listened to the audio version and Nate J Russo to it to another level with his voice for each character and all the emotions. He adds sighs and moans in just the right places.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29/03/2020

Wow! Just Wow!

Adam Kingston is an entitled, arrogant rich kid. Adam knows that the multi-international conglomerate owned by his father is in severe financial straits, and when his father dies suddenly, Adam expects to inherit the company. Imagine his surprise when half of the company is left to Nate Thomas, an annoying “tree-hugger” who was one of his father’s trusted employees.

To the outside world, it appears Adam and Nate hate each other, but appearances can be deceiving. When Adam sees pink panties that have accidentally fallen out of Nate’s duffel bag, and when Nate discovers Adam is bisexual, they each use the other’s fear of discovery to try to further their respective agendas, which are vastly different. Calling a truce to come up with a plan to save the company, the waters quickly become muddied, desire and lust reign supreme, and Adam and Nate find the love they never knew they needed.

This was my introduction into Silvia Violet’s writing. The story line was interesting, and I was captivated by the interactions between Adam and Nate. The undercurrent of desire was intoxicating, and the intimate scenes were steamy and provocative. Nick Russo’s narration was fabulous! Adam’s spoiled, little rich kid persona and Nate’s confidence in who he was and in what he believed, came shining through.

This will be a book I revisit often.

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  • JKS
  • 29/02/2020

Enemies to Lovers

This is an enjoyable story of enemies to lovers. I love the dynamic between Adam and Nate. This story is from Adam's point of view and I love that moment when Adam finds out the Nate might be a little kinky and wants to find out.
Narrator Nick J. Russo does a fabulous job.

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  • F. Moon
  • 28/02/2020

A Solid 4****

I admit it. I cry easily. But under any circumstances, revelations after death are just hard.

When you are left half of the family company when you expected to inherit all of it, that's hard. When the company is financially floundering and the Board refuses to acknowledge it, that's devastating. When the second half of your family's business is given to a tree-hugging philanthropist with no care for profits, that's catastrophic.

Who has time for romance when your every thought is focused on business? Wait a second. Was that pink lace?

There is a lot of sex in this story. Some getting to know you, some angry, some sweet. Narrator Nick J Russo brings out all of the feels, the turmoil, the panic, the determination. He keeps the story fresh from beginning to The End.

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  • Anne M
  • 22/12/2019

Mediocre performance for a unbearable story

DNF AT 1.5 HOURS

Couldn't take anymore. The one guy was a whiney spoilt brat, very immature and a total dick the majority of the time. I'm all for frenemies but this guy is just infuriating.

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  • Morgan A Skye
  • 05/08/2019

Nick makes this a great listen

This was a great “Enemies to Lovers” story with some super sexy lingerie. Our guys have some deep animosity between them thanks to Adam’s father and they aren’t afraid to let things get loud.

They move pretty quickly into a sexual relationship and from there it’s a matter of working things out (mostly in Adam’s head).

If you love a little rough sex, some denial and a bit of inner angst – this is for you. Oh – and Manties!!!

Recommended

3.75 of 5 stars

Audio

Nick – again- does a great job. I love his emotion in this and his depiction of Adam’s father. This is a great way to enjoy this story. Highly Recommended!

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Overall 4 of 5 stars

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  • Jessica
  • 05/07/2018

Kinda dissapointed

I have listened to some of Silvia Violets other works, and I really liked them, so was a little sad how much I didnt enjoy this one. I had a really hard time even liking the charachters and mostly got annoyed with them. That pritty much lead to me not getting engaged in the story at all.
I usually love Nick J. Russos voice, but my unfortunal disslike for the story kinda dragged his preformance down. He did an amazing job with the voices, but not enough for me to changd my mind about the book.
Not my cup of tea, but others might like it more!

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  • Jovan
  • 06/08/2018

Decent story/fine performance from great narrator

3.5

In one corner of this enemies-to-lovers story you have the heir-apparent and self-proclaimed spoiled genius, Adam Kingston and in the other Adam’s father’s business protégé and the “tree hugging hippy” environmental department head, Nate Thomas. While their relationship has been filled with antagonism since Nate joined the company, upon learning his father left half of the company’s ownership to Nate, Adam is infuriated by this apparent last f-you and goes out of his way to challenge, insult and antagonize Nate.

Adam is spoiled, uncompromising and underneath his impeccable suits and arrogant demeanor, rather a hot mess. His control issues, dislike of feeling vulnerable and the panic attacks he has suffered from since learning of his father’s illness tend to make him unreasonable when dealing with others and he either lashes out or runs when he begins to feel more than just dislike and lust towards Nate. Although one good thing about Adam is his self-awareness, it doesn’t do him much good and highlights just how often he goes out of his way to be a jerk. For example, early on he acknowledges that he doesn’t have the business acumen and people skills to be CEO of the company and really only wants to work in his lab and his research department, yet until 70% in, he refuses to do what needs to be done, and then mostly does it as a peace-offering to Nate. However, this constant awareness of his shortcomings and the many ways in which he shoots himself in the foot keeps him from being completely unlikeable and illustrates how difficult it is for his character to be better at compromise.

For me, one of the main hiccups the story has is that the only thing the MCs seem to have in common is hot sex and love for the company. The story is told from Adam’s POV and there aren’t many personal conversations between him and Nate to offer any real background or personality development to Nate’s character. Nate isn’t completely flat or one-dimensional, I just would have liked to know more about him. This lack of a sense of who Nate is and the relative speed in which they transitioned from this is more than sex to I-love-yous seemed a bit rushed. The only relationship with some discernable emotional depth to it is Adam’s relationship with his best friend Val. I loved her, and their interactions did the most to humanize him; frankly, Val was the main reason Adam was remotely likeable and kept him from seeming like a completely entitled nozzle.

Additionally, to me Adam’s panic attacks felt more like a tool to make him sympathetic than a developed part of the character. The amount of control Adam has over them and the instances where even though he’s written to be mid-attack but Nate’s touch suddenly stops seemed contrived. For instance, in one case Adam’s said to be in the midst of a panic attack but has an inner rational conversation with himself and decides to make Nate angry because he doesn’t like his indifference and no more mention is made of the attack. For most people, this probably isn’t a big deal, but the attacks were integral to how he related to Nate so it’s important to make them feel more genuine in the story.

In regards to the narration, as a fan of audiobooks and having listened to many performances by Nick J. Russo, this one wasn’t one of his best. Outside of scenes with extreme emotions, the voice work came across a bit flat. I was also interested/puzzled by his choice for Nate’s voice. The story takes place in Chicago, and while there is nothing that says Nate isn’t originally from California, it was just really noticeable that the character described as a hippy gets a stereotypical, California/surfer-dude bro voice. Even though not his best work IMO, Russo’s not best is many narrators’ great, and if you enjoy his narration, like a story with MCs who can’t help being smug a-holes to each other, who lock horns and bury their raging lust in raging corporate arguments until it explodes into hot sex, then you’ll find plenty to like in “Lace-Covered Compromise”.