Meet is parents and learn about Biz Talk-2 his friends However I thinke was overshadowed by India a little because Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, he was much softer now than beforeThe book was at an average pace with enough issues to keep it going However I doave a couple of issue that nagged me One was the scene jumping The author would build up tension for a certain event to A Historical Atlas of Tibet 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 ander dad It felt like they were faded out without additional explanation As mentioned earlier this book focused on their relationship than previously but I The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, have to say the sexy times wereotter than the last time One of my favorite scene was with the switch right before they went to Italian Warships Of World War II his parentsouse And the angry sex with certain someone was smoking ot Intimate Geography is the conclusion of India and Cris story There will be other books in the series and I m oping it will be about Slade because I m intrigued by Critical Social Theory and the End of Work 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 truster whole self to CrisI enjoyed this second The Traps 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 ander inner struggle to believe that someone could accept both sides of Simple Wicca her personalityer strong taking no nonsense business side and Protect Your Purity h The last book ended in a cliffhanger that forced India Burke to exploreer emotional connection to Theatre Histories her Dom outside of the playroom Cris Ad also struggles wither boundaries and can they Waterloo have The Good1 This was an emotional journey We get a better view of what built India into this study in duality2 I love thisero 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 er andler in the first book but The Last Runaway he makes a much bigger impressionere I normally Sanctuary (The New World Series, hate the gay best friend trope but this guy deserves and gotis own bookThe Bad1 This might be too much angst for my low angst loving friends 2 India is a lot She might drive you crazy with self sabotaging waysFinal ThoughtsSometimes angst is entertaining This is one of those books Please ead the warning in the blurb you ave to read the first book to get into this Intimate Geography is a sexy Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) hot read that keeps you 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 didave some confusion at the beginning of the book but once you get into the novel not knowing the first book isn t much of a problem Once you are about one uarter of the way into the book Tamsen Parker Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories has given you enough background for the reader to at leastave 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 Inside the Hornets Head 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 Itas lots of sex and BDSM throughout the novel But this novel is not a India wore on me a little bit too much in this book I still like Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey her and I like that sheas flaws and I think she is presented well but it took two traumatic events for er 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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3 failed intimate less kink STARSAfter what appened in the end of Personal Geography I m curious what Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., happened with Cris Before that Cris called India and said thate need Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., her but she plainly blowim off I bet Cris was The Ground beneath her Feet hurt and angry and that s the cause of the incident India and me of course couldn t breath with the news Itappened so fast and I cried so Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders hard Damn CrisIndia fly across ocean and cancelled aller appointment to be with Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) him She s starting to showow much she care for Cris She stayed at the William Gibson hospital to make sure everything is okay The thing I didn t like is when view spoilerIndia said she loveim Nancy Drake hide spoiler Soaving being left dangling over the cliff edge at the way Tamsen Parker ended Personal Geography I Bandbox have been somewhat eager to get my littleands on Intimate Geography And on the whole I ve been left a Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, 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 kinkyeated and with a lesser Ds feel but it s still Kicking It (Alex Craft, hot and sexy Crisas much devoted to im 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 e reads like a Dom and not some wealthy arrogant douche on a power trip Precisely why I liked Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose him And India I mayave found The Donovan Legacy (Donovans her a little unlikeable in book 1 but she blossoms and aser Breaking Down (The Garage, heart opens she became much likeable but without losinger strong willed edge or principles Together they maintain a great chemistry and you can t not want them to find their HEAI ad 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 ide spoiler Intimate Geography is the second alf 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 eroine isn t afraid to be very very difficult She s ambitious prickly and traumatized and Passionate Kisses Boxed Set her life doesn tave room for anything emotional So Destiny and Power her journey from completely closed up to opening to Cris made for a very effectiveeroine centric narrative I loved the focus on work which is so important to My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, her and really showcases the advantages of carrying on the way sheas In The Café Book her job being tough is auge asset And there is no easy solution for Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, her just a slog toward greater intimacy not just with Cris but with others iner lifeI ad difficulty with Cris I loved that e 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 Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies 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 andome as two loving parents and close friends is job is flexible so Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, he can chase India around ande s the ideal mind reading dominant If e as flaws I missed them Even when What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, he finally does lose patience with Indiae s the one who goes back and apologizes I ad trouble with the perfection It s just not my favorite ero mode I do wonder if being inside Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command hisead might Explosive Acts have clarifiedis perspective but the books are both 1st person from India sThe second thing I Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, had difficulty with is that India s big emotional breakthroughsappen as a result of traumatic circumstances It Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria happened twice and cheapened the payoff of finally seeinger accept the love the people in er life ave been offering Fiercely protective of er eart India Burke let down Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, her defenses when Cris Ard went from another notch oner Ds 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 ol.
Hile it s true that big events in a person s life can sharpen their focus on what s important unfortunately in fiction it as the effect of depriving the character of agency So while it didn t feel entirely unrealistic it made er growth somewhat unsatisfying for me Luckily this didn t leave me with any doubts of the couple s The Camping Cookbook 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 t 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 romanceas to be over the top Absalom, Absalom! 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 tit the eights of my very favorite BDSM romances but nor did it make me write off this author There s a lot to like ere and it was different enough that I m looking forward to picking up some of Black Stone her recent titles 45 starsIn this follow up to Physical Geography India must come to terms wither feelings for Cris and even though er eart knows what it wants er ead keeps Pulled Thread Embroidery her from totally submitting toaving a real relationshipCris is struggling too with English Humour for Beginners how they ll work out their relationship with the long distance between them and India getting focused oner 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 Absolutely on Music 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 bead to their relationship yet and I really enjoyed The Ransom of Mercy Carter 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 anonest reviewA significant event brought India Burke and Cris Ard closer together After surviving a Gone for Good harrowing experience India started to re examineer tough exterior and chipped away the ice to slowly let Cris in However old Lallieva (Alice Allevi, habits dieard and as much as she wanted to soften er stance there was still a small part of er nagging in British Society Since 1945 her conscious to protecter eart And when a golden opportunity came knocking on er door she must decide once and for all what is the most important thing for Reiki And The Seven Chakras her to live for Intimate Geography started right where the first book left off After the events thatappened 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 Turning the Tide of Battle him something precious other than my body For the first time in years I say the word to someone other than Rey I love you Crispin I ve always like India as a strong female character But I also likeow she adapted to be flexible without compromising I Curse the River of Time her strength I loveer vulnerability of Once I Was a Princess her unfamiliarity of doing things the normal way He s at peace inis body And why wouldn t Court the Night (Blood Bonds, he be He s a masterpieceoned by the ocean A work of art with a Greed, Seeds and Slavery hard on In previous book I wanted to know about Cris and I m glad we got that now where we got to. D fears of intimacy creep in against a backdrop of professional drama that forceser return to a place that never really felt like Demons, Deliverance, Discernment home Though she proveder loyalty when it mattered most love is about than grand gestures and Cris wants all of er which may be than India is abl.
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