Genres: #Romance #DarkRomance #ReverseHarem #NARomance #ChildAbuse #Triggers
My Rating: 5
Cover: Not revealed as of this review
Publication: June 19th 2018
Read: June 4th 2018
POV: First-person alternating perspectives
Check out on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39888184-broken-compass
What if you were in love not just with one, not just with two, but with three hot guys?
And what if they wanted you back?
There are three of them. Three boys.
We’re friends. Neighbors. Our lives are linked through disaster, fear and pain.
I love them all. Not sure I can live without them. Can we just stay friends?
Can we ignore the desire flaring when we’re around each other?
Can I kiss one and not the other?
I can’t choose.
Don’t want to choose.
And I’m not sure they can, either.
This story will either end up in heartache, or as any story should: in a happy ending.
Love is not a road. It’s a country. A sprawling galaxy.
Love has no compass. No rules. No limits.
Love is a universe. Lose yourself in it.
*** This is a Reverse Harem romance – that is, one girl and three boys all ending up together happy after many adventures. It can be read as a complete standalone. Full novel length. ***
*This is the story of Sydney and her boys. You met Sydney in Bad Wolf – she is Gigi’s best friend. *
COMING June 19, 2018
Cover reveal coming in June 2018
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is honestly the best book I have read this year thus far! First, I will say I have been a die hard fan of Jo’s from her first release and I look forward to every new book she writes. Second, I will say that I have never read an author that even comes close to totally annihilating my heart the way she does. The best part is she puts my broken pieces back together. Jo has never, ever disappointed me and I know she never will. Her writing talent is just absolutely amazing. Jo will cross boundaries; she is not afraid to torture her characters. I have never read characters like hers. If you are currently a fan of this author, than you know exactly what I’m trying to say. If you aren’t, hold on for the literary ride of your life.
To all my friends…I would never steer you wrong. This book is amazing! This author is amazing!
While all Joe’s books are stand-alones, they all interconnect some how. There is always a familiar name or place mentioned.
Broken Compass is a new adult reverse harem. And while there are plenty of well-written sexy moments, this book is about so much more. The epitome of unconditional love and support. The development of their unconventional relationship is not rushed. That said, the tension and chemistry between these amazing characters is present on every page.
This book is separated into a few parts starting when the characters are sixteen years old and follows their circumstances for a few years. There are occasional time jumps here and there but nothing that left me lost or changed the steady pace of the book. As there are four main characters, there are four plot lines. While they are all tied together for a more than well deserved happily ever after, each character has their own suffering as well as their suffering and concern for the others.
Sydney, Kash, Nate, and West…..
Sydney is the glue that holds this bunch together. She was so young but at the same time, an old soul. They were only sixteen but years of abuse left them seeming much older. I’m sorry I can’t tell you more about what each character went through individually because I don’t give spoilers. However, if you have questions, you can message me because I can tell you there are many triggers. This book has many tragic moments. I promise there is a happy ending, so keep that in mind as you read. Even if you wonder how there can be a happy ending, I promise you Jo Raven does not leave you hanging.
West, Nate, and Sydney live in the same apartment complex and are friends. Kash moves in and their dynamic starts to slowly change. From the first page, I couldn’t get to the end of this book fast enough. With four main characters having their own issues you might worry about the author keeping your attention. Fear not! I couldn’t put this book down once I started it.
While this is my absolute honest review, I can’t claim it to be completely unbiased. Jo Raven is my favorite author and it is because her writing is absolutely amazing and every one of her books left me with the worst book hangovers ever.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review! 🙂