Without A Compass

Title:  Without A Compass
Author:  Helen Juliet
Publisher:  Self Published
Release Date:  August 24, 2017
Genre(s):  Contemporary Romance
Page Count:  222
Reviewed by:  Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Riley Anderson isn’t an outdoorsy guy. He’s a desk jockey, office by day and couch by night. So when his family insists on a camping trip for his father’s 50th birthday he’s hardly thrilled. Things only get worse when Kai shows up, too.

Kai Brandt’s more than eager to go camping with his best buddy, but his buddy’s little brother Riley is all grown up now, and hotter than hell. Kai’s willing to help him pitch more than just a tent… Which is weird, because Kai never swung that way before.

Events conspire to out Riley’s secret AND leave him stranded in Kai’s care for longer than they’d planned for. Trapped together in the wilderness, they’re going to have to face a few hard truths if they’re going to make it back to the world.

But even if they manage it, the experience will leave them forever changed.

Without a Compass is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger.


Love In Time

If someone tells you they had a crush on you in high school, they usually still have it. Riley has not seen Kai in years and when they attend the Anderson’s family camping trip Kai joins them and the crush Riley had on Kai reignites and takes off like a rocket.

The plot is what drew me into this book. High school boy has a crush on another of his older brother’s friends and they meet years later at a family event and surprisingly get together.

Kai and Riley are perfect together. Kai with his big hunky body but gentle heart and Riley with his fashion sense and style and sensitivity. They go together like strawberries and chocolate. Add Riley’s dog Bia and their situation is too cute for words.

The background scenery was painted so well by the author I could smell the pine trees and feel the dirt under my feet.

Riley’s family is great. Their love and support of Riley was really inspirational. The other members of The Supporting Cast was also developed wonderfully by the author that they came to life with writing expertise.

I do highly recommend this book. If you love straight to gay stories and high school crush stories and if you enjoy camping you will love this book.

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Galley copy of Without A Compass provided by Helen Juliet in exchange of an honest review.

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