Series: The Wild Women Book 1
Author: Sharon Ihle
Published: September 1, 1999 by Zebra
Price: $2.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: Shunned by her family, kidnapped by Indians, a young woman learns to stand on her own two feet…even as a handsome rancher sweeps them out from under her.
GOOD MEDICINE: Working as a laundress at Lola’s Pleasure Palace, Josie Baum doesn’t know anything about playing nursemaid. But when a Cheyenne warrior whisks her off to care for his friend, Daniel McCord, she doesn’t have a choice. Suddenly Josie is alone in a remote mountain cabin with a man who expects her to do all of his household chores—and cater to his every whim.
After many years of cooking and cleaning for her fifteen step-brothers and father, she isn’t about to spend the rest of her days serving someone as pompous as Daniel McCord…even if he did happen to quicken her pulse every time he was near.
FOR A PROUD MAN ON THE MEND: Half-Cheyenne, Daniel has only one desire—to right the wrongs done to his people. He isn’t ready for the new hunger that stirs deep within him at the sight of Josie’s glowing, fair-skinned liveliness or her resistance to his charms. But determined to melt the heart of this willful, intoxicating beauty, he will use every skill of seduction to make her his.
Review: I feel like…I’m always dragging the slice of life books, the ‘normal’ ones, the ones that aren’t paranormal or spooky or anything. That’s because all the ones I’ve been reading have not been up to par. Well, I finally found one that I actually liked and…does it say anything about me that I like these trashy romances? You know the ones, the ones we all made fun of as a kid because the moms read them.
I don’t care though, I apparently really enjoy these trashy romances, the ones written in the 90’s and I think it’s because they don’t focus on the surface level of things. I’m getting emotion from all parties involved, I’m invested in these characters. There’s something else going on that isn’t just the one note of the relationship and it doesn’t feel like everything else is just a side piece that pops up every now and again.
Given the books that I’ve read before this one, I was expecting another DNF, but this one delivered, I was pleasantly surprised. I kept coming back for more.
The cover is basic, one of those that you can tell that it’s a trashy romance. And when I say trashy romance, I don’t mean it in a bad way. It’s said with love.
I also know that in this day and age, these books aren’t politically correct, but I really feel like this didn’t go too far with it? Too far with the fetishization of the Cheyenne? Though, I can’t really talk for that part of it, it’s not my place. I just take these things as products of their time and enjoy it as just a fiction book.
I liked the pacing, but I do feel like the growth of their feelings for each other seemed forced. Like they were shacked together and that’s it. They tolerated each other and then..felt something like love.
Thank you for reading my review.
Don’t we all need to read them, at one time or the other during our lives?
A lovely review, Samantha, and… Thank You!!!! 🙂 (just discovered your review now).
Best wishes and a blessed Easter, if you celebrate.
Pat Furstenberg 🙂