TRIGGER WARNING forced marriage, rape, forced drug addiction, forced prostitution, racism My facebook review A Comanche falls in love with a white woman She s forced to marry a white man, who gets her addicted to laudanum so he can sell her to other men Then she s captured by her Comanche boyfriend s enemy, who becomes a better person because being around a pretty white woman will do that Her boyfriend decides she s cheating on him, so he trades his wife to his enemy so he can keep that lying whore as his own captive Sooo romantic.If I were reviewing the first couple of chapters, I would give it five stars It was a great story about a young Comanche boy whose mother, an Apache, had been his father s war captive He proves himself in his first hunt, demonstrates his close bond with his father, and shows that he s a good person by adopting a neglected child as his little brother and taking care of him It s well written, engaging, and as far as I can tell, an accurate depiction of life within that culture.And then I guess the editor just gave up, because the rest of the story is a mess Still a sensitive portrayal of Apache culture as far as I know at least not as obviously bad as some I ve read but a mess The characters act like idiots for no apparent reason And I hate them.At one point, after the rival Apache has had the heroine as his captive long enough for her to influence him to become a good person, he finds out that the hero and heroine have slept together behind his back For some idiotic reason, instead of just admitting it, they concoct a story about him raping her, and they both really work to sell it The hero brags for days about how she begged him to stop and says he hates women who cry The villain, because proximity to white boobies has made him not a monster, now has a good reason to want to hurt the hero And not just because of the white woman The hero is married to the woman the villain loves, and he now has every reason to believe the hero might be abusing her.Then comes the most ridiculous scene Shadow Hawk strained to hear what they were saying You have been honorable with me, Teroz You have kept your word The squawking of crows overhead distracted Shadow Hawk He silently picked up a stone and flung it, but it only frightened the birds and they wheeled, cawing raucously Whatever Aissa was saying was lost in the noise overhead.Teroz spoke next but Shadow Hawk still couldn t hear the words because of the noisy birds He watched as Aissa wrapped her arms around Teroz s neck, resting her head on his shoulder Shadow Hawk leaned toward them involuntarily The crows quieted, settling back into the trees I told you the truth about me and Shadow Hawk and you have treated me well You are a good man Teroz Shadow Hawk stood rigidly, unable to believe what Aissa had said The crows above him rose again, their shrill cries drowning Teroz s response Shadow Hawk could hear nothing But he could see He dug his fingers into the bark of a cedar when he saw Teroz lift Aissa s face and kiss her She did not struggle she did not even try to pull away from him She rested her head on Teroz s shoulder as if it was a familiar place to her Shadow Hawk felt his heart beat thunderously in his chest He had never felt such rage in his life, not even when his father had died His father s death was natural Aissa s treachery was not He turned away and headed back toward camp He had given his love to a white woman and she had betrayed him with one of his own kind.That kiss is a friendly peck, and the missing dialogue is the villain telling the heroine he s sending her home so she can find out if her father survived being shot earlier in the book I understand that heroes borderline psychotic overreactions to dumbass misunderstandings are a staple of these books, but you ve got to come up with something better than noisy birds That s so lazy I don t even know what else to say about it Mercury SHE COULDN T FORGET HIS KISSHeadstrong Aissa Gerard Had Never Forgotten The Bold Apache Warrior Who Rescued Her From Captivity When She Was Fourteen When Her Father The Sheriff, Brought In A Wounded Apache Brave And Locked Him In A Cell, Aissa Recognized The Man Whose Storm Gray Eyes And Lean, Muscular Body Had Haunted Her Dreams Defying Her Father S Orders To Stay Away From The Prisoner, Aissa Visited Him Under Cloak Of Darkness The Moment Her Eyes Locked With His She Knew She Could Not Let Him Go Somehow, She Would Find A Way To Rescue Her Savage Lover, Savor His Rapturous Kisses, And Reward Him For Saving Her Life By Giving Him All Her Ardent Passion Now And ForeverHE COULDN T DENY HIS DESIREWounded And Left For Dead In An Unfair Fight With His Cruelest Enemy, Shadow Hawk Awoke Behind Bars In A White Man S Prison But Despite His Pain And The Horror Of Captivity, The Gray Eyed Apache Felt The Touch Of Softest Skin And Heard A Sweet, Melodious Voice, Then Opened His Eyes To See The Blond, Blue Eyed Princess He D Dreamed Of For So Many Years She Was A Woman How And He Felt A Jolt Of Passion As She Smiled At Him And Lifted Her Face For His Kiss Revenge Against His Enemies Would Have To Win He D Escape Somehow, Then Flee With His Tempting Aissa He D Press His Face Against Her Satiny Golden Hair Caress Her Until She Begged Him Never To Stop, Then Carry Her To The Heights Of Ecstasy In A Long, Wild Night Of Apache Rapture
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- 448 pages
- Apache's Angel
- Karen A. Bale
- 03 July 2019 Karen A. Bale