Comanche Moon is Native American romance at its best. It is a powerful, intense and brutally honest story of two people caught up in the ultimate forb...moreComanche Moon is Native American romance at its best. It is a powerful, intense and brutally honest story of two people caught up in the ultimate forbidden love...how they defied decades of history and the steadfast customs of two warring nations to follow their hearts and be together.
Hunter of the Wolf is a fierce Comanche warrior who, for good reason, has devoted his life to "fighting the great fight" against the white man. However, from birth he has known that he is the "chosen one" to fulfill an ancient Indian prophecy that speaks of the promise of peace between the Indians and the whites. Hunter must find the "golden-haired girl with no sound" and give her his heart to set the prophecy wheels in motion. Loretta Simpson is that girl. At 20 years old, she lives a nondescript existence on a rural farm in Texas with her aunt, cousin and step-uncle. Traumatized at age 13 when she witnesses the brutal slaughter of her parents by the Comanche, Loretta is mute.
Out on a routine scout one day, Hunter sees Loretta and knows without a doubt she is the woman described in the prophecy. Being the Alpha male he is ("you are my woman so you do what I say"), Hunter decides Loretta is going with him so he trades 50 horses (all stolen from nearby white neighbors LOL) to her uncle and squires her away.
Thus begins Hunter & Loretta's tumultuous relationship. Intense feelings of hatred, mistrust, betrayal and fear eventually give way to opposite feelings, but the brutally realistic (and often graphic) roller coaster of a journey that Hunter & Loretta must take to reach their HEA is the blood and guts of Comanche Moon.
You cannot read this book without becoming a part of it; and, whether you have preconceived ideas about life in early western America or you are totally ignorant to history, you will come away from this book not only with a bit of certifiable knowledge about the wild west but with a new respect for the men and women who occupied our land first...who charted the original course through the untamed lands and planted the seeds that would bloom into the wonderful country we enjoy today!(less)
Aside from the narrator's poor attempt to give everyone in the book a southern accent *grinds teeth, y'all*, the stud & the skittish colt do not w...moreAside from the narrator's poor attempt to give everyone in the book a southern accent *grinds teeth, y'all*, the stud & the skittish colt do not work for me as a couple. No doubt Brandi had experienced some type of sexual trauma (rape? beating?)in her past, which made her extremely wary of the hottie her sister had "bought" for her at a benefit auction (complete with a 5-day stay at an exclusive couples resort); however, 100 pages later (and going on day 3 of the vacation) Brandi is still holed up in her separate bedroom...quite possibly the only female left on this earth that doesn't realize Sebastian is about as perfect a hero as an author can conjure up.
An audio book tends to lose its worth if it puts the listener to sleep, but the heroine's incessant internal babbling in that "'little girl lost' with a bad accent" voice, just about did me in.
dnf - 1* for the format & 3*** for Sebastian = 2** (less)