Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: The Fight for Identity
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: The Good Fight #3
Heroes: Will Martin/Takoda Red Bird
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 10, 2013
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates Native Americans and wants to keep them off his property, never mind that part of the ranch land is sacred ground for the Sioux. When they request access for prayer, Kevin refuses—but Will doesn’t share his father’s views. Ever since he first saw Takoda Red Bird during one of the Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been fascinated. He grants the tribe access.
Takoda defies Kevin on a regular basis. He often sneaks to the sacred site on the rancher’s land for prayer and knows Will has seen him there. When, out of spite, Kevin places the land up for auction, Takoda knows it is time for action and bands together with Will to stop the sale.
In the fight that follows, Will gets more than he expected. He starts out helping the tribe preserve their identity… and ends up finding his own.
Will Martin is returning home to his family ranch. He is uncompromising in his beliefs, even if it angers his dad. He’s gay, he supports the local Native Americans, and he thinks the ranch needs modernization.
Takoda comes onto the Martin ranch to pray, has since he was a child, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to getting permission to use the sacred space.
It turns out Takoda and Will have been enchanted with one another since they were kids, they just didn’t know it. When they meet again as adults, there is instant attraction which moves swiftly into a love affair.
In the meantime, Will and Kevin fight over everything, but especially Native American rights. When Kevin finds out Will is dating Takoda, he “gets revenge” by putting the sacred land up for sale – until he finds out that the land isn’t his to sell. Then Kevin begins to listen to reason and grudgingly works on accepting Will’s relationship.
Overall, the chemistry between Will and Takoda was the hottest of the three books. I really enjoyed their relationship and felt the most invested in it. I loved the Native American lore we learned and was pleased to see the epilogue!
I really liked this series and recommend it.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*