Not tremendously well written What effort was put nto the setting gets lost The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy in the dialogue and characterization The languages blatantly anachronistic n some places and altogether not overtly organic n flow Some of the Apro dnatoire intimate scenes had cringe worthy dialogue and much oft felt like script nstead of realistic *ConversationCharacterization Is Its Second Biggest *is ts second biggest The main cast feels like archetypes than real people at times and the conflict between Cleve and Keso Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life is so dramatic and overwrought at times thatt s just bizarre Cleve s 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 s so preternaturally noble and self sacrificing that Maths Made Easy Times Tables Ages 5-7 Key Stage 1 it s a foregone conclusion who and what Wannie should choose by the end Wannie herselfs the most human feeling of the 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 feels like a woman taken along for the ride than one making any active choice IMO Cleve would have been far Never Say Never interesting as a sympathetic character out of his element but still capable with Wannie having to examine herself what she wanted out of life coming to terms with her heritage and coming to a real choice that wasn t so obviously thentended one As a result Fetish Affaire it kills much of the romantic tension by the midway point of the novel and the readers just left waiting for
CLEVE TO MEET HIS INEVITABLY KARMATIC END IT JUST to meet his Lives of Notorious Cooks inevitably karmatic end It just like lazy writing and the kind that fednto some ugly deas about gender and masculinity since the author seems keen to remind us that Keso s what a man SHOULD be rather than just a product of his circumstances the way Cleveland Manon, Ballerina is Maybe that wouldn t be do problematicf فرهنگ معاصر پویا/ انگلیسی-فارسی-دو جلد در یک جلد it wasn t for scenes like his bizarre rape fantasy thatnvolved him stealing Wannie away from an entourage and taking her to be his warrior s prize A vision that of course portends a real event later T-Force in the novel albeit thankfully less rapeyn nature I get that casual misogyny Wilder Girls is a thing and all but considering Kesos the man we re supposed to want CFNM Model it s a bit offputtingFinally I m going to state that the foster situation with Keso and Wannies 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 the line of Strange Weather incest taboo or wife husbandry neither of which particularly compelling or necessary to the plotOver allt s fine as a romance novel It s by no means amazing but Its Only a Game it s racial portrayals are well above the lowball average set by previous works andt has The Seduction Expert (The Seduction Expert its fair share of amusing tropes Decent fare for genre fans but not a must buy. Gerous treknto the Colorado mountainswhere the Ute tribe faces the last great Indian uprisingwhere nature's fury strips a man to his very souland where a woman called Singing Wind s taken hostage by the magnificent warrior who dares to battle for her body her heart and her precious love.
Georgina Gentry ↠ 2 Free readNeeds a second book do they get married and have kids Wonderful historical romanceI read this years agoI m off to start back at the first Before Watchmen (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, in the series Somehow I ve forgotten how much I lovedt Right up there with Rosanne Bittner The warrior s prize Ownership and Possession is a great historical romance novel The first couple of chapters started slow but eventually builtnto a great storyline I also liked the author s historical fact list on the end explaining how she used facts The Harvest Murder into fiction I gavet 5 stars and definitely recommend reading this book Well there were some things to like about this book This historical detail was very well done It s obvious that the author did her homework But while this book was rich Tim and Tobias (Tim and the Hidden People Book A1) in historyt wasn t too textbooky nor did the romance suffer because of The Pool By the Whispering Trees (Tim and the Hidden People Book C1) it A lot of historical romance authors try so hard tompress readers with their knowledge of their chosen time period that they neglect the most Magic in the North important part of the book the relationship between the hero and heroine Thankfully that didn t happen here I also liked the hero I felt that he was a strong man without being a domineering jerk Raren historical romance these days He had high Imagining Gay Paradise ideals and I admired him For the most part anyway He lost a some groundn 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 like that she was ashamed of her Native American heritage But to go so far as to claim that she Spanish royalty That s really crossing the line Couldn t just say that she s Spanish Why does t have to be royalty Shallow Also she was often embarassed for and by the hero just for being Native This made t really hard for me to like her It was like she fell Love, and Other Things to Live For in love with the heron spite of the fact that he was Native Rather Treasure Trail / The Crimson Phoenix / Model Murder (The Shadow, insulting to Native people I think And again a very shallow attitude for the heroine to have Maybe I m a little sensitive on thisssue 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 n *spite of the fact that I m not fully white I would have much preferred *of the fact that I m not fully white I would have much preferred see a heroine 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 hero s constant continual use of the nickname brat for the heroine was a turn off I m kinda torn here On one hand t was an enjoyable read plenty of action with a great Hero and a perfectly awful character that I love 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 ncest angle I was disturbed that throughout the first half of the book Wannie our heroine A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FORHer Arapabo name s Singing Wind but no one at the Boston ladies' 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. ,
Ept thinking of Keso as her brother They were orphaned and raised together so Preaching to a Post-Everything World it s not biologicallyncestuous 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 s having all these *Wannie thinks I raised her to marry me Blech Or when Wannie s having all these thoughts about Keso and then wonders why Cleve her fiance s getting upset about her wanting to be close to Keso she something along the lines of Why would he Get Upset About That I Mean You upset about that I mean you my brother Then next thing you know they re having sex Kinda gross actually And how do all these Utes know that Wannie s 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 and listen to her scream but how does he know Just an Keys to inner space irritating detailAlso the writing was a bit off Lots of repetitive statements Over and over again Wannie came to the same realizationn the same phrasing Suddenly Winner Takes All in the face of survival not knowing how to use a fingerbowl didn t seem somportant or Abruptly Registers of Illuminated Villages it didn t seem somportant that he didn t know anything about gentlemen s fashions And the love scenes were beyond cheesy I ll 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 Ping-pong in a way that only one man can and only one time And when the big climaxs approaching Please dearest she begged breed me Breed me now hide spoiler So I had a lot of trepidation picking up this title since Native American portrayals Caleb the Overcomer in romance can be prettyffy Romance writing can be problematic Firmin in several regards but race seems to be an ongoingssue Mobilizing Minds in this genre that has yet to be seriously addressed and on that I m going to get out of the way earlyn this review Fortunately was pleasantly surprised to find that my fears were mostly unfounded Gentry did a fair bit of research The Building Accounts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517-18 into the various cultures and for the most part she avoids a lot of the problemsnherent to the genre The Native Americans are neither dehumanized nor But That I Cant Believe! idealized and Gentry does a decent job of examining prejudice from all angles whethert was white colonial racism Grange-Enders inter ethnic tension cultural clashes and evennternalized racism While I wouldn t say the portrayal Boku Loli! 2 is perfectt s still leagues above most of what s out there and the characters at 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 The Million-Dollar Bloodhunt it allowed for lessssues with narrative validityHaving that cleared up how s the actual story By my mark and keeping Carrion Comfort in mind I m fairly demanding as a reader I d scoret fair to mediocre It s engaging but. Sinessman who wants to Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, investn land and gold Waiting there Nobody Likes You is Keso Once a Denver street urchin this full blooded Indian has loved only one woman all his life Singing Wind In his pockets the ring he bought for her; n his heart burns a passion no other man can match And ahead lies a dan. ,