review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree Õ Georgina GentryEland is Maybe that wouldn t be do problematic if
It Wasn T For Scenes Like His Bizarre Rape Fantasywasn t A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy for scenes like his bizarre rapeantasy involved him stealing Wannie away Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls from an entourage and taking her to be his 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 theoster situation with Keso and Wannie is just bizarre to me Why complicate their relationship with an actual The Soul Of A Thief familial bond Why not just have them be childhoodriends It adds a very ueer dimension to the emerging romance between the two one that s either toeing the line of incest taboo or wife husbandry neither of which particularly compelling or necessary to the plotOver all it s Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights 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 has itsair share of amusing tropes Decent Secret Baby, Surprise Parents fareor genre ans but not a must buy Wonderful historical
RomanceI Read This Years AgoIread this years agoI off to start back at the irst in the series Somehow I ve The New Baby forgotten how much I loved it Right up there with Rosanne Bittner The warrior s prize is a great historical romance novel Theirst couple of chapters started slow but eventually built into a great storyline I also liked the author s historical Wild Streak fact list on the end explaining how she usedacts into P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, fiction I gave it 5 stars and definitely recommend reading this boo. Gerous trek into the Colorado mountainswhere the Ute tribeaces the last great Indian uprisingwhere nature's Say Youll Stay And Marry Me fury strips a man to his very souland where a woman called Singing Wind is taken hostage by the magnificent warrior who dares to battleor her body her heart and her precious love. Elt like script instead of
Realistic ConversationCharacterization Is Its SecondconversationCharacterization is its second weakness The main cast Rafaellos Mistress feels like 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 sorustrating as a character because he s a bastard and the author he s a bastard and the author 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 oregone conclusion who and what Wannie #sacrificing that it s a oregone conclusion who and what Wannie choose by the end Wannie herself is the most human Rascal feeling of the lot having herair share of better and worse ualities but her Another Day of Life frustrating na vet to the behavior of the men around her takes away some of her compelling undertones Sheeels like a woman taken along What Would You Like? for the ride than one making any active choice IMO Cleve would have beenar 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 the intended one As a result it kills much of the romantic tension by the midway point of the novel and the reader is just left waiting Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, for Cleve to meet his inevitably karmatic end It justelt like lazy writing and the kind that Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, 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 Clev. Sinessman who wants to invest in land and gold Waiting there is Keso Once a Denver street urchin thisull blooded Indian has loved only one woman all his life Singing Wind In his pocket is the ring he bought or her; in his heart burns a passion no other man can match And ahead lies a dan. ,
So I had a lot of trepidation picking up this title since
Native American portrayals in romance can be pretty iffy Romance writing canAmerican portrayals in romance can be pretty iffy Romance writing can 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 ind that my ears were mostly unfounded Gentry did a early in this review Fortunately was pleasantly surprised to ind that my Grassroots Innovation fears were mostly unfounded Gentry did a bit of research into the various cultures andor 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 rom 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 eel 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 or less issues with narrative validityHaving that cleared up how #and Wannie raised amidst white cultural norms because it allowed or less issues with narrative validityHaving that cleared up how the actual story By my mark and keeping in mind I m Perfect Cities fairly demanding as a reader I d score itair 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 low Some of the intimate scenes had cringe worthy dialogue and much of it 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 has concealed her past behind ine clothes and elegant manners Now she returns to Colorado with the iancé a wealthy bu.