Tamsen Parker: Intimate Geography



The series and I m hoping it will be about Slade because I m intrigued by his character For reviewsrevealsgiveaways visit This second and concluding part of India and Cris s romance continues directly where the first part left off India makes a snap decision to go to Cris s side and so starts their relationship again It s fraught with twists and turns as India must decide once and for all if she can trust her whole self to CrisI enjoyed this second half of the story very much The first part struck me for its strong characterizations and the uniueness of the plot This part for me really focused on India and her inner struggle to believe that someone could accept both sides of her personality her strong taking no nonsense business side and her sexual submissive side with the right Dom She is deathly afraid though of those two sides of her being known to anyone except a very small circle of trusted friends Even though she loves Cris she doesn The last book ended in a cliffhanger that forced India Burke to explore her emotional connection to her Dom outside of the playroom Cris Ad also struggles with her boundaries and can they have The Good1 This was an emotional journey We get a better view of what built India into this study in duality2 I love this hero I m normally team alphahole but there is something to be said for being the calm in a storm3 We get a glimpse of Rey her handler in the first book but he makes a much bigger impression here I normally hate the gay best friend trope but this guy deserves and got his own bookThe Bad1 This might be too much angst for my low angst loving friends 2 India is a lot She might drive ou crazy with self sabotaging waysFinal ThoughtsSometimes angst is entertaining This is one of those books Please head the warning in the blurb Drittes Reich und Zweiter Weltkrieg you have to read the first book to get into this Intimate Geography is a sexy hot read that keepsou addicted at every turnI did not read the first novel in this series Personal Geography but I was still able to follow the plot pretty well I did have some confusion at the beginning of the book but once Locas you get into the novel not knowing the first book isn t much of a problem Onceou are about one uarter of the way into the book Tamsen Parker has given Smoking Lovely you enough background for the reader to at least have a general understanding of the relationships of the charactersI would suggest reading the first book since the seuel is it s own novel and doesn t explain every detail about what happened in the first novel though So I will be trying to pick it up myself to grasp a better understanding Please be aware of this during my review that I did not read the first bookIntimate Geography is definitely an R rated book It has lots of sex and BDSM throughout the novel But this novel is not a Fifty Shades of Grey novel it s much better This novel has a plot follows India the main character throughout her career and has her balancing friends family romance and career like any normal person does Of course India s adventures are much exaggerated than a normal person s troubles but that s what makes this book so much funThe entire novel is very realistic despite all the drama that occurs Nothing seems to out of whack or misplaced such as plot movements and big developments Throughout the novel I felt like this could actually be happening to someone and it felt realI did not expect the plot twists and I usually am the first to guess them Tamsen did a wonderful job changing up the plot to keep the novel interesting and keep me addicted the whole timeIt is notour typical romance but it is definitely a thrilling rideAnyone who likes Erotic novels romance emotional and dramatic books or shocking plot twists would love this novelOverall I give this fantastic fictional read a five out of five stars There weren t points wrong with this novel If anything Tamsen could add a little background about the last book for new readers but previous readers may find that boring and tediousWonderful novel Five out of five stars I loved it India wore on me a little bit too much in this book I still like her and I like that she has flaws and I think she is presented well but it took two traumatic events for her to get on board with things and that got a little redundant I don t think she treated Cris all that well at times again these flaws are presented well but they irked me too Full review coming. E 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 20.

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Dragged out of the story by worries that what they were doing was unsafe or unlikely which is a freuent gripe of mine with BDSM romance The only downside is that the scenes sometimes felt a little clinical to me Not that every BDSM romance has to be over the top hot They conveyed what they needed to about the developing relationship between the pair All in all this is a good effort by a debut author It doesn t hit the heights of my very favorite BDSM romances but nor did it make me write off this author There s a lot to like here and it was different enough that I m looking forward to picking up some of her recent titles 45 starsIn this follow up to Physical Geography India must come to terms with her feelings for Cris and even though her heart knows what it wants her head keeps her from totally submitting to having a real relationshipCris is struggling too with how they ll work out their relationship with the long distance between them and India getting focused on her job There s uite a bit about India s career in this second book and I loved that India was a focused career minded woman I don t often see female characters that are this driven and that made her so very appealing to me Without giving away any spoilers this installment was as much of a page turner as the first book was for me and I was really invested in knowing whether these two would make it or not There s some twists and turns to be had to their relationship Second Sight yet and I really enjoyed how it all played out in this bookI recommend this series to readers of erotic romance with a Ds theme ARC provided for reviewThis review also appears on my blog at Cris and IndiaI don t think India deserved Cris in this one He was so sweet and amazing she wasnot And a certain event almost took this one down to two stars for me I was not feeling it at all Title Intimate GeographyAuthor Tamsen ParkerGenre Erotic RomanceType Book 2 of The Compass seriesPOV First Person FemaleRating ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest reviewA significant event brought India Burke and Cris Ard closer together After surviving a harrowing experience India started to re examine her tough exterior and chipped away the ice to slowly let Cris in However old habits die hard and as much as she wanted to soften her stance there was still a small part of her nagging in her conscious to protect her heart And when a golden opportunity came knocking on her door she must decide once and for all what is the most important thing for her to live for Intimate Geography started right where the first book left off After the events that happened earlier India decided to give their relationship a second chance Story wise if the first book put emphasize on their BDSM relationship this time around if focused on their personal relationship and individual growth Both of them learned to find a middle ground I want to offer him something precious other than my body For the first time inears I say the word to someone other than Rey I love ou Crispin I ve always like India as a strong female character But I also like how she adapted to be flexible without compromising her strength I love her vulnerability of her unfamiliarity of doing things the normal way He s at peace in his body And why wouldn t he be He s a masterpiece honed by the ocean A work of art with a hard on In previous book I wanted to know about Cris and I m glad we got that now where we got to meet his parents and learn about his friends However I think he was overshadowed by India a little because he was much softer now than beforeThe book was at an average pace with enough issues to keep it going However I do have a couple of issue that nagged me One was the scene jumping The author would build up tension for a certain event to happen only to cut the scene to the after instead of elaborating it with a scene Another one was the unfinished feeling when it comes to the supporting characters like Slade and her dad It felt like they were faded out without additional explanation As mentioned earlier this book focused on their relationship than previously but I have to say the sexy times were hotter than the last time One of my favorite scene was with the switch right before they went to his parents house And the angry sex with certain someone was smoking hot Intimate Geography is the conclusion of India and Cris story There will be other books in. D 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 than grand gestures and Cris wants all of her which may be than India is abl.

3 failed intimate less kink STARSAfter what happened in the end of Personal Geography I m curious what happened with Cris Before that Cris called India and said that he need her but she plainly blow him off I bet Cris was hurt and angry and that s the cause of the incident India and me of course couldn t breath with the news It happened so fast and I cried so hard Damn CrisIndia fly across ocean and cancelled all her appointment to be with him She s starting to show how much she care for Cris She stayed at the hospital to make sure everything is okay The thing I didn t like is when view spoilerIndia said she love him hide spoiler So having being left dangling over the cliff edge at the way Tamsen Parker ended Personal Geography I have been somewhat eager to get my little hands on Intimate Geography And on the whole I ve been left a happy reader Continuing straight on from where Personal Geography ended this time round there is a slight shift from the BDSM and Ds aspect and it focuses on India and Cris relationship Yes there is sex granted less kinky heated and with a lesser Ds feel but it s still hot and sexy Cris has much devoted to him something I felt was neglected a little the first time round and I can only repeat what I said in my previous review older wiser respectful and patient he reads like a Dom and not some wealthy arrogant douche on a power trip Precisely why I liked him And India I may have found her a little unlikeable in book 1 but she blossoms and as her heart opens she became much likeable but without losing her strong willed edge or principles Together they maintain a great chemistry and ou can t not want them to find their HEAI had a couple of little uibbles after reading the first book for example the timespan left me unsure what period was covered but this wasn t the case this time around and the story flowed better for it But I still felt opportunities were missed scenes were set up view spoilersuch as India meeting Cris s friends hide spoiler Intimate Geography is the second half of the story of India Burke and Cris Ard started in Personal Geography Personal Geography ended on a cliffhanger and that s where Intimate Geography picks up There are a lot of things to like about this series and a lot of things that bugged me so I ll try to deconstruct it What I liked about the series is that the heroine isn t afraid to be very very difficult She s ambitious prickly and traumatized and her life doesn t have room for anything emotional So her journey from completely closed up to opening to Cris made for a very effective heroine centric narrative I loved the focus on work which is so important to her and really showcases the advantages of carrying on the way she has In her job being tough is a huge asset And there is no easy solution for her just a slog toward greater intimacy not just with Cris but with others in her lifeI had difficulty with Cris I loved that he wasn t the typical growly damaged dominant of so much BDSM romance but it almost went a little too far in the other direction for me In both books he s pretty much perfect He rarely loses patience with India even when she s being difficult He s gorgeous comfortably set up at work and home has two loving parents and close friends his job is flexible so he can chase India around and he s the ideal mind reading dominant If he has flaws I missed them Even when he finally does lose patience with India he s the one who goes back and apologizes I had trouble with the perfection It s just not my favorite hero mode I do wonder if being inside his head might have clarified his perspective but the books are both 1st person from India sThe second thing I had difficulty with is that India s big emotional breakthroughs happen as a result of traumatic circumstances It happened twice and cheapened the payoff of finally seeing her accept the love the people in her life have been offering While it s true that big events in a person s life can sharpen their focus on what s important unfortunately in fiction it has the effect of depriving the character of agency So while it didn t feel entirely unrealistic it made her growth somewhat unsatisfying for me Luckily this didn t leave me with any doubts of the couple s happy ending It only robbed the story of impactThe other thing that I appreciated in these books was strong attention to detail in the BDSM scenes I wasn Fiercely protective of her heart India Burke let down her defenses when Cris Ard went from another notch on her Ds playdate belt to everything she could never admit she wanted But being disowned by Often Go Awry your family and betrayed byour lover aren’t easy to get over and India’s ol.

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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 coffeeYou can sign up for her newsletter here to fin