Title: His Compass
Series: His Contemporary M/M Romance #2
Author: Con Riley
Published: January 14, 2021
Publisher: Self-Published/Figment Ink
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow Designs
Genre: Erotic Romance; Contemporary Romance
Length: 306 Pages
Tags: Gay; M/M; May/December; Angst; Forced Proximity; Maritime; Self-Discovery; Workplace Romance; HEA; Standalone
His Compass, by Con Riley, is a heart wrenching and highly emotional tale that took me by surprise and left me so glad I took a chance on a new to me author. Part of the standalone His Contemporary M/M Romance series, this reader will definitely be taking an additional peek!
This strongly character-driven book has so much depth and carefully unravels the personality and history of the protagonists, so it engages and captures the reader’s imagination. You see and feel the development of the relationship along with Nick and Tom.
Tom is our seasoned skipper: used to being on his own and dedicated to his work with his number one golden rule – never to sleep with the crew. A stoic and serious man, he can be relied upon to tell it how it is and to not accept any nonsense.
Con Riley creates a fascinating world on the back of a yacht and one that many readers will thoroughly enjoy, if they like a deeper delve into backstories and motivations behind the actions of their leading men.
Nick needs a chance: he just wants to learn to be a deckhand and be able to contribute. He knows he’s let others down before (Tom included) and he is sure he’ll do so again. But if he can just get Tom’s strong guidance, maybe he’ll learn something this time and be useful.
The slow plot development helps to build layers of emotional sentimentality, critical to making this story such a success. I am enamoured by the complex and deeply woven storylines, with so much invested into each characters’ history. It certainly makes for a gripping read and takes the reader to a deeper level in connecting with the characters.
His Compass has complexity and an engaging plot with mysterious undertones which builds to a hard-to-put-down finale. Con Riley creates a fascinating world on the back of a yacht and one that many readers will thoroughly enjoy, if they like a deeper delve into backstories and motivations behind the actions of their leading men.
A copy of His Compass was provided to Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter, by Con Riley, at no cost and with no expectations in return. We offer our fair and honest opinion on behalf of our readers.
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