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S Fine As A fine as a novel It s by no means amazing but it s racial portrayals are well above the owball average set by previous works and it has its fair share of amusing tropes Decent fare for genre fans
not a buy I m kinda torn here On one hand it was an enjoyable read plenty of action with a great Hero and a perfectly awful character that I ove to hate Cleveland Brewster Jr On the other hand the heroine starts out a spoiled whiny brat and one cannot fathom why perfectly wonderful Keso would even want to marry her Then there s the incest angle I was disturbed that throughout the first half of the book Wannie our heroine kept thinking of Keso as her brother They were orphaned and raised together so it s not biologically incestuous but both characters kept thinking of how they were related That disturbed me Like when Keso who was both father and brother to Wannie thinks I raised her to marry me Blech Or when Wannie is having all these erotic thoughts about Keso and then wonders why Cleve her fiance is getting upset about her wanting to be close to Keso she something along the The Outside lines of Why would he get upset about that I mean you re my brother Then next thing you know they re having sex Kinda gross actually And how do all these Utes know that Wannie is a virgin They came across her traveling with a man Why would they assume she was untouched The one Ute mentions how he will steal her virginity andisten to her scream but how does 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 knowing how to use a fingerbowl didn t seem so important or Abruptly it didn t seem so important that he didn t know anything about gentlemen s fashions And the Loving James (Surviving Elite High, love scenes were beyond cheesy Il provide some 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 high 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 hide spoiler Wonderful historical romanceI read this years agoI m off to start back at the first in the series Somehow I ve forgotten how much I Bedford Square (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, loved it Right up there with Rosanne Bittner Needs a second book do they get married and have kid. Gerous trek into the Colorado mountainswhere the Ute tribe faces theast great Indian uprisingwhere nature's fury strips a man to his very souland where a woman called Singing Wind is taken hostage by the magnificent warrior who dares to battle for her body her heart and her precious ove. L written What effort was put into the setting gets HVAC Design Sourcebook lost in the dialogue and characterization Theanguage is blatantly anachronistic in some places and altogether not overtly organic in flow Some of the intimate scenes had cringe worthy dialogue and much of it felt Melvin Menchers News Reporting and Writing like script instead of realistic conversationCharacterization is its second biggest weakness The main cast feelsike archetypes than real people at times and the conflict between Cleve and Keso is so dramatic and overwrought at times that it s just bizarre Cleve is so frustrating as a character because he s a bastard and the author WANTS you to think he s a bastard that he 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 herself is the most human feeling of the The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans, lot having her fair share of better and worse ualities but her frustrating na vet to the behavior of the men around her takes away some of her compelling undertones She feelsike a woman taken alongbut not a
for the ride than one making any active choice IMO Cleve would have been farthe ride than one making any active choice IMO Cleve would have been far as a sympathetic character out of his element but still capable with Wannie having to as a sympathetic character out of his element but still capable with Wannie having to herself what she wanted out of Ormen i Essex life coming to terms with her heritage 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 the novel and the reader is justeft waiting for Cleve to meet his inevitably karmatic end It just felt Bare It All (Love Undercover, likeazy 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 his circumstances the way Cleveland is Maybe that wouldn t be do problematic if it wasn t for scenes Bare It All (Love Undercover, like his bizarre rape fantasy that involved him stealing Wannie away from an entourage and taking her to be his warrior s prize A vision that of course portends a real eventater in the novel albeit thankfully An Elusive Victorian 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 have them be childhood friends It adds a very ueer dimension to the emerging romance between the two one that s either toeing theine of incest taboo or wife husbandry nei. Sinessman who wants to invest in A Bird in the House land and gold Waiting there is Keso Once a Denver street urchin this full blooded Indian hasoved only one woman all his ife Singing Wind In his pocket is the ring he bought for her; in his heart burns a passion no other man can match And ahead ies a dan.
CHARACTERS Warrior's PrizeWell there were some things to ike about this book
This Historical Detail Was Very Well Done It S Obvioushistorical detail was very well done It s obvious the author did her homework But while this book was rich in history it wasn t too textbooky nor did the
Romance Suffer Because Of It A Lotsuffer because of it A ot historical romance authors try so
Hard To Impress Readers With Their Knowledge Of Their Chosento impress readers with their knowledge of their chosen period that they neglect the most important part of the book the relationship between the hero and heroine Thankfully that didn t happen here I also Not Just Roommates liked the hero I felt that he was a strong man without being a domineering jerk Rare in historical romance these days He had high ideals and I admired him For the most part anyway Heost a some ground in my opinion because of his high and undeserved opinion of the heroine The 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 Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, like that she was ashamed of her Native American heritage The warrior s prize is a great historical romance novel The first couple of chapters started slow but eventually built into a great storyline I alsoiked the author s historical fact Jean-Paul Sartre list on the end explaining how she used facts into fiction I gave it 5 stars and definitely recommend reading this book So I had aot 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 that has 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 fears were mostly unfounded Gentry did a fair bit of research into the various cultures and for the most part she avoids a Vintage Games 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 stilleagues above most of what s out there and the characters at Zamba least feel human regardless of what side their own I think a wise choice on the author s part was to have Keso and Wannie raised amidst white cultural norms because it allowed foress issues with narrative validityHaving that cleared up how 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 wel. A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FORHer Arapabo name is Singing Wind but no one at the Boston adies' academy knows of Wannie's Indian ancestry Pretending to be Spanish royalty she has concealed her past behind fine clothes and elegant manners Now she returns to Colorado with the fiancé a wealthy bu. .