Compromised by Kate Noble is a really fun historical romance novel. It is the type of book that, as you read, gets more and more frustrating and you want to yell at the characters to “FIGURE IT OUT ALREADY!” I love the type of plot line in which the characters are determined to do (or be) one thing, as the reader is quickly made aware that they should be doing the opposite. I think it’s a really great way to get readers invested in the character’s lives incredibly quickly – you can’t help but want to see how long things take to get right!
Max Fontaine falls into insta-lust with one of two sisters, Evangeline. He falls into insta-annoyance with the other, Gail. He and Evangeline quickly find themselves in a compromising position that forces him (although he is, in fact, willing) to propose. As they try to get to know each other, Gail is always along for the ride acting as her sister’s chaperone. Max eventually discovers that Gail’s personality might be even more alluring than Evangeline’s beauty – but it’s too late to do anything about it. Right?
Like I already said – Compromised was so much fun to read. Gail’s personality really is very addictive: she is extremely witty and hilariously abrasive. Evangeline was a little harder to like, just because her character was much more subdued….but she is by no means a villain. Max’s character had to grow on me a little bit, since he was initially so shallow (immediately thinking he loves Evangeline just because she is beautiful). However – it’s really hard not to fall for him after seeing his reactions to being in Gail’s company. It isn’t just their chemistry that’s electric – the way their personalities switch between clashing and melding is very charming to read.
Overall, Compromised is very appealing: lighthearted and fun. The characters will quickly grow on you and you’ll have to keep reading to find out how their stories turn out! If you’re a fan of historical romance, Kate Noble is definitely a must-read author.