Author: Jeanne McDonald
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Jada D’Lee Designs
Release Day: November 17, 2015
As teenagers, time is infinite and love is made of fairy tales and caramel corn. For Alexis York and Ryan Fisher, their friendship was the cornerstone of who they were. In the wake of a family tragedy, that friendship was torn apart by time and distance. Unrequited love was never reciprocated, and two lives that were once intertwined, now moved on different trajectories.
Fifteen years later, these two friends are given a second chance to correct the mistakes of the past. With one flight, a new home, and a little help from a tiny red compass, Alexis and Ryan are reunited, setting them back on the same course. Together, they find themselves on a journey of rediscovery, friendship, hope, and love.
Yet, when the harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart for good, will Alexis and Ryan lose all hope of a happily ever after? Or will the childhood promises of forever lead these two hearts through impossible odds and back into each other’s arms?
“You’re my compass. My one true north.”
I'm so excited.
Okay first of all, full disclosure and what not: I was able to read this bad boy before publication - and I am grateful to Jeanne for the opportunity - because, what a fun freaking story. A copy was immediately purchased as soon as it was available for pre-order.
While the summary pretty much says it all, I can also say that these two are so damn cute together. The banter, the longing, the way both of them reacted when they first saw each other again after so many years apart (not to mention they way Alexis reacted when she found him on Facebook, BEFORE seeing him for the first time after all those years) . . . PERFECTION. They fell right back into the friendship they'd left behind. I smiled so much my cheeks hurt. Fully deserving of the 5 stars I'm giving this one.
Compass is a second chance kind of story, where the two characters didn't end on a sour note when they were torn apart from each other, but you come to find, that, they've thought about each other many times over the years and that makes it even more sweeter when they meet again. The pain that follows Alexis around her life is heart breaking and Jeanne made me want to hug the snot of out of this woman on more than one occasion. I was so happy she had Ryan there to help her find her way. He's really the compass here. And I loved that little spin on the title.
Side characters are, sometimes, my favorites and Jeanne's are no exception. I simply adore the crap out of Declan. That man. I swear. Many laugh out loud moments with him.
Thanks a million to Jeanne for allowing me to share the journey. I highly recommend her books to you. They are all great reads.
Jeanne McDonald is an author, a mother, a wife, a student of knowledge and of life, a coffee addict, a philosophy novice, a pop culture connoisseur, inspired by music, encouraged by words, and a believer in true love. When she’s not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying a great film, chatting with friends or diligently working toward her bachelor’s degree in literature. A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.
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THANKS AGAIN, Jeanne. I am honored to have gotten the chance to read this one with you - can't wait for your next work!
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