S so dramatic and overwrought at times that it s just bizarre Cleve is so frustrating as a character because e s a bastard and the author WANTS you to think Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, he s a bastard thate stops being anything but THE ANTAGONIST after awhile Meanwhile Keso is so preternaturally noble and self sacrificing that it s a foregone conclusion who and what Wannie should choose by the end Wannie Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, herself is the mostuman feeling of the lot BITE (A Mate Of His Own havinger fair share of better and worse ualities but er frustrating na vet to the behavior of the men around er takes away some of Six-Moon Trail her compelling undertones She feels like a woman taken along for the ride than one making any active choice IMO Cleve wouldave been far interesting as a sympathetic character out of Mustard Seed Magic his element but still capable with Wannieaving to examine erself what she wanted out of life coming to terms with er eritage and coming to a real choice that wasn t so obviously the intended one As a result it kills much of the romantic tension by the midway point of
novel and the is just left waiting for Cleve to meet is inevitably karmatic end It just felt like lazy writing and the kind that fed into some ugly ideas about gender and masculinity since the author seems keen to remind us that Keso is what a man SHOULD be rather than just a product of is circumstances the way Cleveland is Maybe that wouldn t be do problematic if it product of is circumstances the way Cleveland is Maybe that wouldn t be do problematic if it t for scenes like Splinter his bizarre rape fantasy that involvedim stealing Wannie away from an entourage and taking Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles her to beis warrior s prize A vision that of course portends a real event later in the novel albeit thankfully less rapey in nature I get that casual misogyny is a thing and all but considering Keso is the man we re supposed to want it s a bit offputtingFinally I m going to state that the foster situation with Keso and Wannie is just bizarre to me Why complicate their relationship with an actual familial bond Why not just The Princes Mistress have them be childhood friends It adds a very ueer dimension to the emerging romance between the two one that s either toeing the line of incest taboo or wifeusbandry neither of which particularly compelling or necessary to the plotOver all it s fine as a romance novel It s by no means amazing but it s racial portrayals are well above the lowball average set by previous works and it Immortal Jellyfish has its fair share of amusing tropes Decent fare for genre fans but not a must buy Wonderfulistorical romanceI read this years agoI m off to start back at the first in the series Somehow I ve forgotten California how much I loved it Right up there with Rosanne Bittner The warrior s prize is a greatistorical romance novel The first couple of chapters started slow but eventually built into a great storyline I also liked the author s Afgantsy historical fact list on the end explainingow she used facts into fiction I gave it 5 stars and definitely recommend reading this book. Gerous trek into the Colorado mountainswhere the Ute tribe faces the last great Indian uprisingwhere nature's fury strips a man to Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., his very souland where a woman called Singing Wind is takenostage by the magnificent warrior who dares to battle for Somnium her bodyer The Cronos Complex I heart ander precious love. ,
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Well there were some things to like about this book This istorical detail was very well done It s obvious that the author did The Devils Possession heromework But While This Book Was this book was in Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, history it wasn t too textbooky nor did the romance suffer because of it A lot ofistorical romance authors try so Vrolok hard to impress readers with their knowledge of their chosen time period that they neglect the most important part of the book the relationship between theero and 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] heroine Thankfully that didn tappen The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name here I also liked theero I felt that Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped he was a strong man without being a domineering jerk Rare inistorical romance these days He The Hunger Within hadigh ideals and I admired Between Two Skies him For the most part anyway He lost a some ground in my opinion because ofis Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England high and undeserved opinion of theeroine The Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 heroine was what spoiled this book for me She was so shallow All she cared about was clothes jewels parties and appearances First off I really didn t like that she was ashamed ofer Native American eritage But to go so far as to claim that she s Spanish royalty That s really crossing the line Couldn t she just say that she s Spanish Why does it ave to be royalty Shallow Also she was often embarassed for and by the Brave Enough hero just for being Native This made it reallyard for me to like Spunk her It was like she fell in love with theero in spite of the fact that The Kafka of 238th Street he was Native Rather insulting to Native people I think And again a very shallow attitude for theeroine to The Letters to the Thessalonians have Maybe I m a little sensitive on this issue than most since while I m not Native I am of mixed blood I certainly wouldn t want to be with someone who was with me in spite of the fact that I m not fully white I wouldave much preferred to see a eroine who was willing to take society s scorn for loving a Native man not one who basically agreed with the bigotry One last complaint albeit a minor one the ero s constant continual use of the nickname brat for the Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, heroine was a turn off I m kinda tornere On one Ivory (The Ivory Saga hand it was an enjoyable read plenty of action with a great Hero and a perfectly awful character that I love toate Cleveland Brewster Jr On the other Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, hand theeroine starts out a spoiled whiny brat and one cannot fathom why perfectly wonderful Keso would even want to marry The Temple of Death her Then there s the incest angle I was disturbed that throughout the firstalf of the book Wannie our Venus Blueprint heroine kept thinking of Keso aser brother They were orphaned and raised together so it s not biologically incestuous but both characters kept thinking of Shame On Her Volume 3 how they were related That disturbed me Like when Keso who was both father and brother to Wannie thinks I raiseder to marry me Blech Or when Wannie is Bisk CPA Review having all these erotic thoughts about Keso and then wonders why Cleveer fiance is getting upset about A Crazy Kind of Love her wanting to be close to Keso she something along the lines of Why woulde get upset about that I mean you re my brother Then nex. A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FORHer Arapabo name is Singing Wind but no one at the Boston ladies' academy knows of Wannie's Indian ancestry Pretending to be Spanish royalty she The Medieval Forest has concealeder past behind fine clothes and elegant manners Now she returns to Colorado with the fiancé a wealthy bu. ,
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T thing you know they re The Road Beyond Ruin having sex Kinda gross actually Andow do all these Utes know that Wannie is a virgin They came across Backlash her traveling with a man Why would they assume she was untouched The one Ute mentionsow Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, he will stealer virginity and listen to Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, her scream butow does In Defense of Food he know Just an irritating detailAlso the writing was a bit off Lots of repetitive statements Over and over again Wannie came to the same realization in the same phrasing Suddenly in the face of survival not knowingow to use a fingerbowl didn t seem so important or Abruptly it didn t seem so important that e didn t know anything about gentlemen s fashions And the love scenes WERE BEYOND CHEESY I LL PROVIDE beyond cheesy I ll provide uotations view spoiler I offer you my virginity go out tomorrow with the true stain on your manhood This was spoken by a spoiled supposedly igh bred virgin woman I want you to own me Breed me now give me your son Make me your woman posess me in a way that only one man can and only one time And when the big climax is approaching Please dearest she begged breed me Breed me now Black and White hide spoiler Needs a second book do they get married andave kids So I The Color of Water had a lot of trepidation picking up this title since Native American portrayals in romance can be pretty iffy Romance writing can be problematic in several regards but race seems to be an ongoing issue in this genre thatas yet to be seriously addressed and on that I m going to get out of the way early in this review Fortunately was pleasantly
"Surprised To Find That My "to find that my were mostly unfounded Gentry did a fair bit of research into the various cultures and for the most part she avoids a lot of the problems inherent to the genre The Native Americans are neither dehumanized nor idealized and Gentry does a decent job of examining prejudice from all angles whether it was white colonial racism inter ethnic tension cultural clashes and even internalized racism While I wouldn t say the portrayal is perfect it s still leagues above most of what s out there and the characters at least feel uman regardless of what side their own I think a wise choice on the author s part was to ave Keso and Wannie raised amidst white cultural norms because it allowed for less issues with narrative validityHaving that cleared up ow s the actual story By my mark and keeping in mind I m fairly demanding as a reader I d score it fair to mediocre It s engaging but not tremendously well written What effort was put into the setting gets lost in the dialogue and characterization The language is blatantly anachronistic in some places and altogether not overtly organic in flow Some of the intimate scenes ad cringe worthy dialogue and much of it felt like script instead of realistic conversationCharacterization is its second biggest weakness The main cast feels like archetypes than real people at times and the conflict between Cleve and Keso Sinessman who wants to invest in land and gold Waiting there is Keso Once a Denver street urchin this full blooded Indian Brave New World has loved only one woman allis life Singing Wind In The Name of the Rose his pocket is the ringe bought for er; in is Memories of My Melancholy Whores heart burns a passion no other man can match And ahead lies a dan.