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Peek Inside Hard Compromise

His barely-decent proposal is too tempting to resist…Laurie Peterson assumes her impulsive one-night stand with sinfully sexy Sheriff Ethan Booker is the biggest surprise of the year…until her bakery burns down while she’s basking in the afterglow. It looks like her dreams are up in smoke, but then Ethan proposes a deal too tempting to resist...

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His barely-decent proposal is too tempting to resist…

Laurie Peterson assumes her impulsive one-night stand with sinfully sexy Sheriff Ethan Booker is the biggest surprise of the year…until her bakery burns down while she’s basking in the afterglow. It looks like her dreams are up in smoke, but then Ethan proposes a deal too tempting to resist.

Ethan has no intention of settling for a one-night stand with Laurie. Nor does he want anything to do with the women his wealthy family wants him to meet. Not when he’s waited ten years for his chance to make his move. His deal might have strings—and Laurie may not know the stakes—but nothing will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim on her body and her heart.


"HARD COMPROMISE is a sweetly sexy story,and I'm looking forward to where the series takes the reader next." -Rachel Williams, Fresh Fiction
"Hard Compromise was full of steamy scenes,romance that took your breath away, and one-liners that left you laughing for awhile afterwards. I loved this book. It was a perfect short little readthat I needed to get away..." - Samantha Geesin, Paper Cuts Blog 
"I devoured this book within a couple of hours afterdownloading it. I fell in love with the characters. Their chemistry was mindblowing, and their sex was scorching." - Jackie Senior, Fire and IceBook Reviews
"Beck creates amazing chemistry in herstories, and this is no exception... If you're looking for hot and sexy then look no further and grab this one from Samanthe Beck! I can't wait to readwhatever she writes next!" - Jaime Arken, Fic Fare 
 "I LOVED it hard!! From the first page until the last I was hooked. It was hot and sexy and had just enough humor to leave me wanting more." - Danielle Gorman, Ramblings From This Chick
"It'll come as a surprise to absolutely no onethis book is hot as hell! The first scene between grown up Booker and Laurie almost caused spontaneous combustion to become my reality. Entangled Brazen booksalways bring the heat but Samanthe Beck went above and beyond the call of duty when she wrote these two." - Jennifer Anderson, Goodreads

" I've read Samanthe Beck before and absolutely love her books. She always writes a smart and sassy heroine and an equallyalpha and sexy hero. Hard Compromise was no exception." - Kylie McDermont, Give Me Books

"I loved this story!! I loved that it was a little opposite of typical, with the heroine being the one who never gets involved, and the Hero being the one who's all in. It was sweet, and sexy,and a complete delight!" - Megan Burton, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633756656
Series: Compromise Me, Book 2
Release Date: Nov 21, 2016
Page Count: 250
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: blackmail, fake relationship

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By Carol [Goodreads Addict] August 09, 2017


Hard Compromise is book two in the Compromise Me series by Samanthe Beck. I loved the first book of this series so was so excited to get Chelsea’s best friend, Laurie’s story, and the man who wanted her heart, Ethan Booker.


Laurie Peterson was raised by a woman whose best friend was a ...more

By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ November 22, 2016


He could already picture her, breathless and ready as he braced her against the nearest surface and unleashed half a decade’s worth of repressed longings. Fuck her so thoroughly she’d have no standing to dismiss the event as a heat-of-the-moment hookup. He was coming for her. Her, dam

By Coco.V July 29, 2017

What a great book Hard Compromise turned out to be ! This is my first story by Samanthe Beck and I can easily say it won't be my last. Her writing is hot, stimulating, emotion evoking and provocative and I enjoyed this trope a lot ! This story truly grabbed me from page one and held on until the ver ...more

By Jen November 15, 2016

4 Babycakes Stars

“Booker, don’t confuse me with one of your well-bred, easily -shocked, country-club girls. I’m not well-bred and nothing shocks me. My only rules are fast, hard, and so filthy dirty it leaves a stain on your soul.”

Well then.

Laurie and Ethan both grew up in the wealthy beach communit ...more

By XxTainaxX December 28, 2016

Review to come soon :) ...more

By Alyssa December 02, 2016

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck
Book Two of the Compromise Me series
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: November 21, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary ( ...more

By Natalie November 25, 2016

Do you know how hard it is to give a book a great review when you can't stand one of its main characters. It's hard. Very, very hard. Laurie aggravated me. No, I was beyond just aggravated. I wanted to shoot her in the face. Badly. Smack her upside the head at the very least. She needed a lesson in ...more

By Michelle November 23, 2016

Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Samanthe Beck has whipped up a sweet, sexy and emotionally charged romance that was an absolute treat. Hard Compromise was the perfect kind of romantic read to keep you warm this Holiday Season.

It’s no secret that I am a big sucker and ...more

By Mindy Lou's Book Review November 21, 2016

Ethan Booker makes this story 5 stars all on his own! I adored the fact that he protected and watched out for Laurie for ten years. When he realized his feelings were more, he bided his time for the right moment. I have to say, his way of telling her her one night stands were over was hot! Laurie to ...more

By Chris November 16, 2016

I loved this book! I read the first in the series and enjoyed it. But let me tell you, Samanthe Beck stepped it up a huge notch with this smoking hot read.

From page one, you are hooked. Hot and super sexy, you will not want to put this down. OMG. I need Booker in my life! Dreamy and very alpha! ...more

By Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle November 30, 2016

*ARC received from publisher via Netgalley*

Outside of this Samanthe book, I've only read Compromising Her Position, the first stand-alone book in this series. With that book, I knew she will be one of those authors I can return to for my Brazen reads. So here I am again, and yup, Samanthe is definit ...more

By Irene November 28, 2016

4 stars

Hard Compromise was a well written and very entertaining heartfelt read.
The storyline captured my attention from the get go, I found myself turning the pages late into the night as I didn't want to put it down!

Laurie and Ethan/Booker were great characters, I enjoyed watching their relationshi ...more

By Jaime November 13, 2016

I really love Samanthe Beck and was so excited to see another in the Compromise Me Series arrive!
Laurie Peterson is finally making something of herself. Her bakery is finally making a name for itself and she is working hard to keep her past behind her… including her mother. She and Sheriff Ethan Bo ...more

By Laura December 27, 2016

***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

This one starts off hot and stays scorching through the entire story. Ethan's first meeting, in the "now" with Laurie is amazing, hot, and gives you an idea exactly how the story is going to go. And, it works because the author gives you the connectio ...more

By Meli February 26, 2018

Dieser Sheriff weiß, was für eine Frau er will

Laurie war nie ein braves Mädchen, denn als Tochter ihrer Mutter ist sie immer etwas anders behandelt worden. Sie ist es gewohnt, mit anderen Augen gesehen zu werden und erwartet gar nicht, eines Tages auf Mr. Right zu treffen.
Doch Ethan Brooker wartet s ...more

By KathyB October 11, 2018

I loved the hero in this one, he was bossy without being overbearing. I've lost a bit of love for Entangled novels, but this one was good. I'm interested in checking out the other books in the series, the secondary characters were very likable.

3.75 Stars ...more

By Robin November 20, 2016

I am in love with this book. I adore all of Samanthe's books, but this one especially hit the mark for me for one main reason: Booker. Oh, how I loved him. He's the whole package, people, from the second he's on the page. Add in a fiesty, relatable heroine who I want to be friends with, awesome seco ...more

By Maria Rose November 21, 2016

This second story in the Compromise Me series delivers a sassy, sexy romance about a woman who's beat the odds and a man who has been watching from the sidelines and is ready to make his move.

Laurie's first meeting with Ethan Booker is definitely one she'd rather forget. As a sixteen year old rebel ...more

By Ginny June 25, 2017

Cuffs and Cakes is a Hard Compromise...

Laurie Peterson is introduced in Compromising Her Position as Chelsea's best friend. There's a glimpse of her wit and charm that is so easy to fall in love with. Ethan Booker is the city's sheriff. While many believe he's had a charmed life, they fail to see t ...more

By Jessica August 30, 2018

It should come as no surprise that this book ooooooooozes sexy. Like ridiculously so. LOOK AT THAT COVER PEOPLE!!! And I will admit, that's what drew me to it. I just knew Ethan was gonna turn my girlie parts inside out and BOY did he turn them! **swoon** I am SO glad I read this with not a soul aro ...more

By The Book Junkie Reads . . . November 30, 2016

This night was one super-hot scorcher to remember. Unfortunately, it was not just for the impulsive one nightery of mindless passion with hot as sin Ethan Booker. On top of the internal glow, she was melting at the fact that the one thing in the world she worked so hard for was taken away from her i ...more

By Heather October 24, 2016

I really liked Booker, I liked he we t that extra mile to make sure his woman got what she needed, “uh-uh. We’re not done. I know it wasn’t easy for you to swallow your pride and come here, but you needed me.” He parted her thighs wider to expose the source of the need. “Now it’s my responsibility t ...more

By Steffi March 03, 2018


"Hot Cop" ist der zweite Teil der "Compromise me" Reihe, kann aber unabhängig von "Sexy Santa" gelesen werden.

Laurelin und Ethan kennen sich seit 10 Jahren. Ich finde es immer schwierig, wenn sich die Charaktere schon lange Zeit kennen und sich in der Zwischenzeit Gefühle aufgebaut haben, die man ...more

By Ayekah November 08, 2016

I'm a huge fan of Samanthe Beck. She writes an amazing story and this one is no exception. I loved this story. It opens with a 16 year old Laurie, out on her own drinking at the beach party with college students, trying hard to loose her V card on New Years Eve and she hooks a live one. That is unti ...more

By Megan November 16, 2016

I loved this story!! I loved that it was a little opposite of typical, with the heroine being the one who never gets involved, and the Hero being the one who's all in. It was sweet, and sexy, and a complete delight!

In the prologue, we see their first meeting. Lauralie Peterson is 16, and a hot mess. ...more

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Samanthe Beck

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Samanthe Beck

USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck lives in Kona, Hawaii, with her extremely patient husband, their turbo-son, and a furry ninja named Gander. When not writing fun, sexy, contemporary romance, she’s pursuing her goals of…um... training for the Ironman Triathlon learning to speak Japanese soaking up the sun and adding to her drink umbrella collection! Connect with Sam via her website at to check her progress on those goals, or to get the latest on her upcoming books!

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