ARC Review – Mystic Cowboy (Men of the White Sandy, #1) by Sarah M. Anderson

What really got me, was the authentic feeling of the experience on a reservation. The spiritual elements in Mystic Cowboy were truly touching, bringing me a peace I had not expected to find. ~ Guilty Pleasures

mcsaDescription:
One good man could drive her all kinds of crazy.

Just who does Rebel Runs Fast think he is? Dr. Madeline Mitchell, the new doctor on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation, knows there’s a good answer to that question. Somewhere.

Sure, the Lakota medicine man is every cowboy-and-Indian fantasy she ever had, but he sends patients to sweat lodges instead of clinical trials, talks them out of flu vaccines. Even more irritating, he makes her heart race.

Rebel swore off the white man’s world—and its women—years ago. Madeline doesn’t speak the language, understand the customs, or believe he’s anything more than a charlatan. Yet she stays, determined to help his people. And he keeps finding excuses to spend more time at the clinic.

When he discovers her in the throes of dangerous heat stroke, Rebel’s efforts to cool her down set fire to a passion neither thought they wanted. But when the people start falling violently ill, the cultural gap stretches the connection between their hearts to the breaking point…

Product Warnings
This book contains smoking-hot skinny dipping, emotional and emotionally satisfying sex, and a shirtless cowboy who is also an Indian.

reviewedbyAva

I’m really still in awe about Mystic Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson. I was attracted to this story because of the book synopsis. I find myself intrigued by stories with an inter-racial element. I’m fascinated by the vast cultures we have in the United States. I’m blessed to have a multi-cultural family and enjoy seeing true to life depictions of our patchwork nation in a novel.

While on the surface this seems to be a western romance I found myself making much deeper atruegemawardconnections to the story. The melding of modern medicine and native american traditions. But what really got me, was the authentic feeling of the experience on a reservation. I’ve been interested in the Lakota since reading one my favorite author’s from western South Dakota. Understanding the tribal life from Rebel’s perspective, struck me, specifically in relation to his feelings about his public persona. I was still thinking about him hours later.

Interacting with the secondary characters of on White Sandy, Ms. Anderson steeped her tale with thoughtful authenticity, not romanticized by our fascination with Native American ways. The communities challenges were primarily centralized around Dr. Mitchell’s clinic on the reservation and her need to treat and care for the reservation community.

Madeline has a much harder time acclimating to the local culture than she expected, and falling for a sexy ‘Medicine Man’ that challenges her professional principles is truly life changing for her. She’s headstrong and demanding at times, but I still felt she remained true to her nature while growing as a character.

Rebel, is a beautiful man. Deeply devoted to his culture and his community. The spiritual elements in Mystic Cowboy were truly touching, bringing me a peace I had not expected to find, and for that I am truly grateful I got to read it. 2012 held a year of struggle and heartache for so many people, both across our nation, but also with close friends and family. I’ll be watching for where Ms. Anderson takes the Men of White Sandy. I think I’m hooked. ~Ava

4.5stars

4.5 Stars

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4 thoughts on “ARC Review – Mystic Cowboy (Men of the White Sandy, #1) by Sarah M. Anderson

  1. I was contemplating this story on the Samhain website and I think I am going to get it now. Thanks for the review.

  2. Sounds great, i will be buying it shortly. I am sure it will be interesting old school versus modern. I am sure sparks will fly!:)

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