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The Good Fight

(The Good Fight #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,163 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Jerry Lincoln has a problem: his Sioux Falls IT consulting business has more work than one man can handle. Luckily, that means he can hire some help. Jerry just hopes his new employee, John Black Raven, ends up being more helpful than distracting—but John’s deep eyes and long hair are very distracting.

John came to town for an education and a chance at a life he couldn’t h
ebook, 200 pages
Published September 3rd 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 2nd 2012)
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Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
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The Good Fight is a great story for M/M romance readers. This is a story of two men, Jerry and John. Jerry, who runs his own expanding IT company, hired two employees to help with all incoming commitments he has. One of those employees is John. John is fighting a corrupt foster care system for his dead sister's children.

What I loved:
*The story dealt with real issues and those issues were handled realistically.
*The relationship between Jerry and John. What a great job the author did developing
3 Stars

This was my first Andrew Grey read. There were many aspects of this story I enjoyed, but at the same time some of the themes and the way certain details were handled didn't quite sit well with me.

The story follows a man named Jerry Lincoln, who recently moved back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to escape some bad decisions and to spend some quality time with his ailing grandfather. The story picks up some months after Jerry's grandfather has passed and Jerry has settled into a quiet life,
Serena Yates
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
Every once in a while a book comes along that has me fascinated not only because it is well written, meticulously researched, about interesting characters, and deeply touching emotionally, but also because it contains a story that needs to be told. "The Good Fight", as the name already implies, is such a book. Two very special men meet and then unite in a fight for justice which, to be honest, should not even have to be fought.

What am I talking about? One of the two main characters in this book
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: native-american
What wonderful story, there were issues about Racism, Bigotry and also about Native American children placed in foster care under questionable circumstances.

This book was an invaluable source of information, and I was shocked at my ignorance, I didn't have any idea what those Native American children and their families are going through, it really broke my heart.
The romantic part of the story as always, it was beautiful.
This Author for sure knows how to write a love story.
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This book was tedious with an extreme focus on mundane details and no real climax or excitement. The first person narration was detached and unemotional, like a monotonous reel without any ebb and flow in tone or other paralanguage to indicate anger, sadness, longing, ANYTHING.

All the characters spoke in artificial, overly formal sentences and were too damn polite, except for the social worker who was referred to as the "ugly white woman," which made me cringe every time. Stereotyping and preju
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is classic Andrew Grey doing what he does best, providing us with a mix of a sweet, tender love story with a ' lost cause/helpless situation ' plot line.

In this novel he highlights, yet again, another injustice against a proud nation whose heritage and dignity have been cruely taken away from them over the years by the stupid prejudices and greed of the so called ' white ' race - I swear to god sometimes I'm ashamed to be one of them!

I'm not one for rehashing the story in a review , the boo
Denise H.
*** A rich, full romance, *** along with a story of social injustice for kids in foster care in South Dakota.
Jerry is a computer business owner, who is caring, and helpful,

but right now, as his business expands, he needs help, so, he is hiring.
John/Akecheta is a Native American with computer skills,

looking for work. Jerry hires two men, because at the last minute, he got another contract. Jerry is also concerned that John will become a distraction, because the beautiful, long haired man is o
Denise H.
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** A rich, full romance, *** along with a story of social injustice for kids in foster care in South Dakota.
Jerry is a computer business owner, who is caring,

and helpful, but right now, as his business expands, he needs help, so, he is hiring.
John/Akecheta is a Native American with computer skills, looking for work.

Jerry hires two men, because at the last minute, he got another contract. Jerry is also concerned that John will become a distraction, because the beautiful, long haired man is o
❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧

The Fight...Was Awful....Yet...It Was So Needed.

Wow, this book was~

Enraging &

And the writer is most definitely perspicacious, as evidence by this book.


I did like this book, but , I do wish at times this series did not have Native American's in thier own world and the diversity within was delved into better. I do tire of the written word of the poor Native American, when I know many are physicians, lawyer's and teacher's in today's world.

Nonetheless, t
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I really loved this book. It's definitely a feel good read that I know I'll reread when I'm in the mood for a pick-me-up.

Jerry is a pretty mellow guy. He has his own computer programming business and hires John and Bryce when he needs more help. Almost immediately he's attracted to John but he doesn't want to jeopardize their new working arrangements. John is in a bit of a jam, though. He's trying to get custody of his niece and nephew but South Dakota is essentially holding them hostage and mak
Jerry Lincoln has an IT business that is growing so he hires a couple of new coders, including John Black Raven.
John is a Native American looking for full time work that will allow him to earn enough wages to pursue custody of his dead sisters children who are currently wards of the system.
Jerry begins forming an attraction for John, soon they begin dating. When Jerry encourages John in his battle to get custody of his nephew and niece, the reader is taken on a journey of how the system fails Na
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

I didn't connect with this one....not the story or the characters. I think because I felt like I was being told the story vs. actually feeling the story.

Jerry is fairly new to Sioux Falls, SD....he moved there to care for his sick grandfather and never left after he passes. He works as an IT consultant....developing software. His only two friends in town are a gay couple.

He has more work than he can complete on his own, so his friends recommend him hiring some help. Peter sends him f
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5* Cute story!

To read how this social services woman hurts John again and again with his nephews case is very heartbroken... I like seing how Jerry had helped him everytime ♥
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Is it bad when I start recognizing cover models? These are the same guys as: Cynful (Halle Shifters, #2) by Dana Marie Bell and Shattered Glass (Shattered Glass, #1) by Dani Alexander

This was good. I liked Jerry, although I was a little disappointed when I realized we weren't going to see John's POV as well. I liked these guys in general, as well as together. It was disturbing and eye opening to learn of some of the troubles that Native Americans still go through in this country. Aside from the romance, I was glad they focused mainly on the kid side-plot. When Jerry went into what made him
Kaje Harper
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This is a story about both love and injustice. The romance between Jerry and John is both sweet and hot, but the story of how the custody of Native American children becomes a pawn in a game of greed for public dollars is even more involving. John's niece and nephew remain in foster care, bringing in money to the Social Services, while John is made to jump through hoop after hoop to prove he should be given custody. Jerry's willingness to give whatever help he can, and even more, his inability t ...more
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a feel good romance for me, lovable sweet characters and very little angst between the two MC’s. This story also had a “fight against the establishment”, “stop the injustice” plot line that I loved!

Jerry Lincoln is a IT consultant with his own small business, looking for expand he hires two men right out of college. One is John Black Raven, sexy, intelligent native american Jerry is immediately drawn to him. Jerry is an adorable, caring and sweet character. He was a little to perfect ho
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
+1 because of the serious topic, but the characters feel very flat.
Trisha Harrington
Loved it. Plain and simple.
This story was really sweet and also dealt with a serious social justice issue as well. One not even connected to gay culture. This story is also dealing with custody issues within the Native American community. There was a really nice blend of the romantic elements of the story and the social commentary. I really enjoyed Jerry and John’s romance as both were lovely guys looking for something more in their lives.

Jerry Lincoln moved back to Sioux Falls to help his grandfather at the end of his li
Aine Massie
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The Good Fight is the story of Jerry, an IT geek (a most loving description I assure you), and John, a Native American man that is fighting for his niece and nephew.

The Good Fight is told in 1st POV, which I love! There is so much to this story that I don’t know where to start, lol. Jerry is convinced to hire new employees to help him with his IT company and meets John – sparks fly. But, Jerry works hard to be a good boss and not overstep until John decides to push. John has a problem though, he
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I've really enjoyed this series so far. Growing up next to the Sioux reservations this book has far greater meaning to me than some others. Having been to the reservations and seen firsthand what can happen I'm glad to see a MM book that takes a look at some of the problems. I always feel like it is a forgotten community - with little focus and visibility in the wider world of the diversity that makes up the U.S. I liked both characters and really enjoyed John - as much for his quiet strength as ...more
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, series
I’ll read anything Andrew Grey writes. I just love his work. This one was pretty good. I enjoyed reading it, but I wasn’t transfixed by the story. I’m not sure what the difference was, and for all I know it could have been me. The story was well thought out and presented. Jerry is a computer consultant who needs to hire help in his fledgling company. He hires two men, one of which is John (Akecheta) Black Raven. Jerry and John are attracted to each other and from there the romance blossoms. To a ...more
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Mandy Beyers
I think this was a more of a 3.5, but I love the wholesome family values in Andrew Grey's books so I'm rounding up.

I liked the story. I grew in Arizona with Navajo reservation close by. This book was a very realistic telling of a very real issue that takes place.

Personally, I had a hard time with John. Even mad, his passions were kinda flip. Jerry really was the star of this book. But, I would of liked to see John stronger. Yes, he got mad but he didn't do anything unless Jerry told him to.

Jenny Wood
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loving this cover! I feel like I’ve had this one on my TBR list forever, because I love this author and hello….hot Native American’s? Yes please! So, here we have Jerry, a consulter for some tech stuff with coding and all that stuff I know nothing about so I can’t tell you the actual name for it…. But, with more work than he could handle on his own, with a suggestion and help from a good friend, he decided to hire someone that could help him out. He found two prospects, both were qualified, and ...more
This book had been on my "Must Read" list for a while so when I saw that it was available for review as an audio-book I jumped at the chance.

What I knew going in was that the story centered on Jerry Lincoln a gay man who'd moved back from San Francisco to Sioux Falls South Dakota to care for an aging grandfather. A relative who'd always supported him despite the rest of the family's turning their back on him when he came out. The old man has now passed and Jerry is a successful web designer and
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
As usual, I adore Andrew Grey's writing. His stories just make me feel good and after a long week of work (in the software industry), it's just what I need.

Jerry is a web applications designer. Now, while I question the ability of one person to write, test, deploy and support that kind of endeavor, while also taking care of the books, you do have to start somewhere and I hope that Jerry's business ends up successful enough to be able to expand if he so wishes. Having worked in the software indus
Deja Dei
This book is clearly very well researched and gives a lot of interesting detail throughout, and on a topic most people probably don't even know exists. I didn't, and honestly it makes me sick to learn this is true. Very well portrayed in the book without lapsing into being overly preachy or political, much more a description of how this policy is hurting the people involved. You can really feel what these characters are going through, their hopelessness and frustration, but they don't give up. I ...more
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The Native American people are close to my heart! It was nice to see them portrayed in a positive light for once. It was was wonderfully written story and I can't wait to see what happens next! Thank you Andrew!
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