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Posted September 1, 2012
A Man of Distinction by Sarah M. Anderson
A Man of Distinction is hot book. Thier are a lot of sex scenes that I skimmed over.
This book has a lot of layers to it. Enviroment theme,poor medical coverage for those in need,wealth & power,possesions,poverty.
Nick Longhair is now a rich enviromental lawyer that lives in a high rise condo in
Chicago. He dates the owner's daughter. Has made it in the world. Then he gets a case that deals with a case of poisoning the water of a certain area on the reservation. He is told its your people go take care of it. Realizes is boss is predjuce.
Nick walks into the reservation office and is greeted coolly and professional by the receptionist.Tanya Rattling Blanket.
Tanya is his old girl friend they last saw each other 2 years ago. They had one more night together and then he went back home to Chicago. He does not know why she is acting like they are strangers or hurt.
Nick family was really poor when he was growing up and did not have the best care of him. Nick always talked about leaving and getting rich one day. Tanya is the one who wanted to stay on the reservation.
Tanya is now a single mother of a little boy who does not talk and hear so well. They call him bear. No one realizes and know that Nick is the father because of how small he was when born.
When Nick realized that he was the father he fell in love with Bear. Wanted to give him everything that he wanted when he was young. But first he wanted to get him into see a doctor. The one Tanya had been referred too but could not get in because of lack of money.
Nick Threw his power and money at the doctor and got in that week. With all the tests he wanted done that day. Nick knew what the law suit was claiming and he was afraid that his son might be his best evidence for proving damage. He also saw Tanya's mother
having problems too. He knew She lived in the zone that covered the lawsuit. Tanya showed no signs but she did not live in the hot zone. So he also ordered tests of her water and got her into see a doctor right away.
Nick and Tanya had a lot of issues to work out before they could have a future. The main one was not communicating in the past and keeping secrets now from each other.
I would read more books by Sarah in the future because I did enjoy reading it.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Desire imprint 192 pages
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Posted May 16, 2013
*I received this book as a gift in a Goodreads contest. I wrote the review of my own volition and all opinions are my own.*
Nick is an angry young man. He arrives on the reservation with a huge chip on his shoulder and a bad attitude about the job he is there to do. Not acting like he cannot win the case nor that he doesn’t want it but that he was only chosen for this particular job because of his race. Well guess what? That played and plays a big role in it. Seeing Tanya again was shock as her reception was not as warm as he would have liked. Tanya, on the other hand, is trying to protect her broken heart and keep it intact while keeping the knowledge of Bear from Nick. In her own way, she too has a chip on her shoulder and it is in the best interest of the Tribe, their son and themselves to work it out between them. But can they?
The Good: This is again one of my favorite types of books – one that is driven by good, strong characters. Both Nick and Tanya are well described with great dynamics between them. You know as you read that they are still drawn to one another and that none of what lies before them is going to be easy. As they tiptoe around the real issues that broke them apart – their lack of communication and misconceptions – we begin to see glimpses of the good man that lies under all the bravado and Chicago trappings. Tanya is portrayed as the truly good mom that she is, loving and protecting her son with all her might. When tragedy strikes, Nick shows his true colors and Tanya is in for a huge shock. Their interaction is both delightful and realistic. Ms. Anderson was able to write the story in such a way that she continually surprised me as I read. This kept me very focused and very interested, page after page. The secondary characters – Nicks boss, Tanya’s Mom, Nicks girlfriend – they all had a significant role to play and helped to provide the issues Nick and Tanya had to try and work through. It was interesting, engaging and very enjoyable to read.
The Bad: This is where I usually express any concerns I had about holes in the plot, poor timing issues, or unfulfilling characters and endings. I really have none of those. While this was perhaps not the glitziest or most pulse-pounding book I have ever read, it was one of the most sincere and heartfelt. I loved it.
The Snuggly: Books in the Desire line of Harlequin books are described as ‘Contemporary, sensual, conflict-driven romances that feature strong-but-vulnerable alpha heroes and dynamic heroines who want love—and more! Reads that are always powerful, passionate and provocative.‘ The romance between Nick and Tanya is completely sensual and provocative. Not only were there great memories and a baby between them but a spark and passion that made me want to be a part of it! (Fans ladies, fans!) Their intimacy was descriptive enough to make me as a reader want more but there was plenty left to my imagination as well – a perfect combination. I would say 18 and over recommended.
A romance by definition concludes with a HEA or at least a HFN. Sarah answered the questions, silenced the drama and completed the storyline seamlessly. The Epilogue was perfectly placed and a brilliant insight to the future. This is not a book strictly for people who love the West and American Indian romances. This is a story for those who like vulnerable alpha heroes and the women who love and save them from themselves.
Posted October 26, 2012
Posted September 17, 2012
Great series have really enjoyed it so far. This one pulled at your heart strings. It nice the hero found himself and was smart enough to hang on to it. Read it and enjoy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 4, 2012
Although Nick has left the reservation to become a successful environmental lawyer and leave the life of a dirt-poor Indian behind, he must go back to gather evidence against a fracking operation that may be polluting the water and harming the people of the reservation. He is also drawn back to Tanya, his former girlfriend, who refused to come with him when he left. She wanted to stay and make a difference, while he wanted to get as far away as possible.
Now, Nick discovers that his last encounter with Tanya produced a son. The idea of having a family with Tanya feels right, but he doesn't think she will come to live in his world in Chicago. He also doesn't think he can fit in on the reservation anymore. The attraction between them is as steamy as ever, but can they make it work?
This one will tug at your heartstrings, as little Bear battles health problems that may be caused by the pollution. But you'll be rooting for Nick and Tanya to find a way to keep their family together.