Monday, 2 February 2015

Review ~ Personal Geography (The Compass #1) by Tamsen Parker

Personal Geography (The Compass, #1)ebook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: December 2014

Powerhouse consultant India Burke is notorious for her razor-sharp mind, her incisive tongue, and for always being in control. But during her “lost weekends”—out-of-town, one-and-done, anonymous rendezvous solely for the purpose of kinky sex—she craves a submissive role.

Cris Ardmore, India’s latest tryst, is a Dominant who calls an isolated Hawaiian paradise home. India’s expecting forty-eight hours of contractually defined sex, but instead of serving as just another BDSM Band-Aid, Cris wants to know the real India Burke. Despite her aversion to anything approaching intimacy, India is hooked by their incredible sexual chemistry.

With tension ratcheting up in her professional life, India needs the release Cris offers more than ever, but her repeated visits come with their own risks. No matter how strong their attraction, India is determined to maintain her boundaries in order to keep her life whole after her first love blew it apart. She must choose between taking a chance and handing Cris the road map to her heart or locking down her borders before he does any more damage.


My Opinion

Erotica isn't a genre I read a lot of book in--I'm more of a New Adult romantic. If you follow my blog you'll even see I don't accept requests in it. However, every now and then certain books catch my eye and I know I'll enjoy them. Personal Geography was one of those. In fact I was so sure (plus I'd seen the warnings about a cliffhanger) I requested book 2 at the same time and will be starting it as soon as this review is published.

Personal Geography was a hot read. I thought the characters were interesting and the BDSM relationship was mixed with real feelings well to keep things interesting. Cris was ... well ... hot, sexy, perfect, and adorable in some way when he showed he cared. India was strong yet submissive, which was an interesting combination even if I didn't really connect with her.

I'm not going to say too much as this isn't a genre I normally review, but I did really enjoy it.

At times I did wish for certain conversations and more day-to-day situations to be described, rather than given a cursory sentence here and there, but that's probably because I'm used to NA novels. I find it harder to connect with characters when these sections are missed out.

Overall this was an enjoyable read. Be warned it ends on a major cliffhanger though!


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