I think the subject matter is intriguing and I enjoyed becoming immersed in the Native Americans'--at least this tribe's--way of living. But I grew ti...moreI think the subject matter is intriguing and I enjoyed becoming immersed in the Native Americans'--at least this tribe's--way of living. But I grew tired of some things.
I'm not a big fan of present tense. I've been able to enjoy it in the past, but the book has to grip me so strongly that I can ignore the present tense and that just didn't happen.
I found Pocahontus's obsession with "Chonsmit" weird to the point it made me uncomfortable. A young girl's infatuation? Lust? I'm guessing he's much older than her and this just bothered me, especially when she thought of him while lying with her beau. I was confused about what exactly she was feeling for Smith. But then I'm not sure she knew either. All I can is I just plain found it disturbing to the point it began ruining the story for me. I was rolling my eyes and scoffing and just wanting her to stop it already.
My last quibble is at times I found the book too descriptive and wordy. I could skim an entire paragraph or two and not miss anything important.
I enjoyed parts of it too though, don't get me wrong. I liked reading about the customs of the tribe, their ways, their warriors, and just the history of white man coming and bothering them. I also liked Pocahontus's character--except for her weird Chonsmit obsession. I'd have preferred less of that and more of her awkward romance with her warrior. That seemed more realistic to me, especially with her being at such a young, confused age. I also liked the relationship she has with her father.
Completely lost with this story. It constantly alludes to way too much background, things that apparently happened in the past, and I am not referring...moreCompletely lost with this story. It constantly alludes to way too much background, things that apparently happened in the past, and I am not referring to the previous two Bull Rider titles. On that aspect, I wasn't lost. What had me lost was when she was in a biker gang while being an undercover cop and a porn star or something...and her past affair with John. I felt this book relied so much on whatever went on in the past that I actually began searching for a previous book about her undercover work with John.
I didn't find one.
And some things didn't make sense. If John was around in book one, that was AT LEAST 9 months prior to Cassidy showing up to claim her son, but Cassidy had left John. So what was she doing in the meantime? And who uses their real name while trying to infiltrate an undercover biker gang? There's no reason her family should have seen her sexy photos. The timeline was weird.
Also, the whole preacher hitting on a woman thing made me uncomfortable. I thought it was just an undercover persona, but apparently this guy just discovered the Bible, for real. Seemed kinda dirty, tbh.
I did, however, like the lady bull rider in a men's division bit.
The ratio of stuff I liked vs stuff I didn't like though was off too much. (less)