I loved Personal Geography, the first book in The Compass Geography. It was fresh, well written, new. I love “discovering” authors. And Tamsen Parker made my reading time just lovely.
Fiercely protective of her heart, India Burke let down her defenses when Cris Ardmore went from another notch on her D/s playdate belt to everything she could never admit she wanted.
But being disowned by your family and betrayed by your lover aren’t easy to get over, and India’s old fears of intimacy creep in against a backdrop of professional drama that forces her return to a place that never really felt like home.
Though she proved her loyalty when it mattered most, love is about more than grand gestures and Cris wants all of her—which may be more than India is able to give. Can Cris and India navigate to a shared future or will they forever be off course?
** Please Note: Intimate Geography is Book 2 of The Compass Series and CANNOT be read as a stand-alone. Personal Geography, the beginning of Cris and India’s story, released on December 1st 2014.**
India and Cris’s story was cut at the end of Personal Geography with a call from Cris’s mom telling India he’s been in an accident.
You can imagine how happy I was with that cliffy. I shared it with Tamsen. Along with almost weekly rants asking when Intimate Geography will release. I think I annoyed her to the point where she just decided to personally email me letting me know it’s on NetGalley. LOL
Cris and India are dealing with their emotions and with structuring a “normal” relationship around their unique bond. They’re madly in love with each other, and thankfully acknowledging it. They’re trying damn hard, and when all else fails, another monumental relationship is facing a big hurdle in order to mend other fences.
Cryptic, aren’t I? Hehehe
Parker sure didn’t make life reading this second installment easy. It’s packed with lovely smut, a lot of flying miles, one beautiful island and a lot of dealing with fears.
I loved this story. I loved how, while unique and complex, this story actually made sense to me. I can believe there’s an India and Cris out there, facing those challenges and loving life as they should.
* Thank you Tamsen Parker for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Mwah.
Tamsen Parker is a stay-at-home mom by day, erotic romance writer by naptime. She lives with her family outside of Boston, where she tweets too much, sleeps too little and is always in the middle of a book. Aside from good food, sweet rieslings and gin cocktails, she has a fondness for monograms and subway maps. She should really start drinking coffee.