The Good Fight

The Good Fight

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by Andrew Grey
     
 

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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

Overview

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 have on the reservation, but what’s important to him now is getting a job and keeping it. Six months ago, his sister died, and now her children are in foster care. Despite having the law on his side, John can’t get custody—can’t even see his niece and nephew.

As Jerry and John grow closer, John discovers he doesn’t have to struggle alone. Jerry helps him win visitation rights and provides much-needed support. Yet their victories aren’t without setbacks. Child Services is tangled up with money, politics, and red tape, and Native American children are their bread and butter. But John and Jerry are determined to fight the good fight and to win—in more ways than one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015138061
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
09/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
202,438
File size:
1 MB

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The Good Fight 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Streamer More than 1 year ago
In The Good Fight I got to peek into the life of John Black Raven. Not surprisingly, he does encounter discrimination as a Native American. I expected to read about the commonly known problems of poverty on reservations, lack of job opportunities and the loss of culture and traditions. I was surprised when the author tackled a problem I knew nothing about, the politics of Child Services in South Dakota removing Native American children from their homes and the almost-insurmountable obstacles the families must overcome to get those children back. John Black Raven is battling to get his niece and nephew out of the system. At first, John seems cold, standoffish and extremely wary of white people. I immediately wanted to know his story and the reason behind his anger. He's not an easy guy to know, so it takes him a while to open up. It was worth the wait for me and I liked him. Jerry is the guy that manages to break through the walls John has built to protect himself. What I loved about Jerry is that he's just as clueless as me. He has been living in his own world and is jolted out of it when he meets John. Jerry doesn't swoop in and save the day for John, he offers him friendship, love and support. I'm not a fan of alpha-male hero types, I much prefer the good guy with his heart in the right place trying to do his best. That's Jerry. The romance between John and Jerry was great. I was drawn to them as a couple and felt the love they had for one another. They were the right balance of reality and sweetness for me. Their relationship wasn't perfect, which is a good thing because I hate perfect. The star of the book though was the cultural divide and getting the kids out of the foster care system. I learned something while reading this book. I was both fascinated and appalled at the same time, but had the romance to distract me when I needed it. *Reviews by Jessewave blog was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.
Sandra027 More than 1 year ago
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. I think the thing that kept this from being a 5 star for me was the dialogue. When I'm reading, I imagine a RL person actually saying the things the characters are saying, so when it feels awkward or unnatural that is a bit of a pet peeve for me. For the most part this wasn't a problem, and the sex scenes were hot with a little dirty talk. But some of the "My Warrior" stuff got to be a little too much for me and just started to feel weird. Although the ending was sweet, it went a little overboard on the no-seriously-I-love-you-SO-MUCH!!! We get it.
BooksRMyFood More than 1 year ago
This is a stand-alone novel, not one of his series. Although the characters are great, as someone who is actually Lakota Sioux, I found his depiction of his Native Americans a bit stereotypical. Still, it was a good read and I don't regret the time reading or the money spent for the NookBook. Erotica - M/M
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
An Excellent Book Contemporary Romance m/m South Dakota Jerry Lincoln has an IT consulting business in Sioux Falls and he has a problem as he has more work than one man can handle alone. That means he needs to hire some help. John Black Raven is Jerry’s new employee. He is also proving to be distracting. Jerry hopes he will be more helpful than anything because he is finding that John’s deep eyes and long hair are very distracting. John left the reservation for an education and a chance at a life that wasn’t possible on the reservation. What is most important as far as he is concerned is getting a job and keeping it. His sister died six months ago and now her children are in foster care. John can’t get custody even with the law on his side. In fact he is unable to even see his nephew and niece. John soon discovers he doesn’t have to struggle alone as he and Jerry grow closer. With Jerry’s help he gets visitation rights and some much needed support. Even with the victories there are still some setbacks. Native American children are the bread and butter of Child Services so everything is tangled up in red tape, politics and money. John and Jerry are determined to fight the good fight and win. This is a story that pulls at readers heartstrings and will have readers hoping everything works out for the best for John and Jerry. The characters are well written and the story line proves to be so engrossing that readers will find it hard to put the book down for any reason. For readers that enjoy this genre this is definitely a book to check out and they will find that they will want to read more from this author. The story keeps building until the climatic end.
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