Author: Susan Johnson
Description: 3.5 stars. After all these years of being a huge Susan Johnson fan, I finally read Blaze!! To tell you the truth, the reason why I didn’t read this book before is because I was never really a big fan of the Native American Indian romance. The storyline just never appealed to me. I hate reading historical settings in which a set of ignorant people feel like they are superior to others because of the color of their skins. I know it’s never really the hero or heroine, but it still annoys.That’s why I stayed away from American historicals for so long. I just recently got a back bone and started venturing in that territory. I still can’t deal with slavery being involved in my romance though. I know it’s naive but I read to get away from all the crap that goes on in this world and that’s one period I hate reading about. I have a tendency to sympathize with the injustice of the secondary characters in that setting more than the leads and it takes away from the romance for me. Anywho, this is SJ we are talking about here, so I knew no one was gonna make my hero feel like he was less than. And Hazard certainly lived up to the expectations! He was magnificent! I said this before and I’ll say it again, no one writes a hero like SJ! Talk about a drop dead gorgeous hero!
This was a nice read. Not a five star read for me, but it kept my interest.
I loved Hazard and I loved Blaze and the chemistry between them was scorching hot, but 500 pages was a bit much and the storyline was a little unrealistic. I never really understood how keeping Blaze captive helped him with his claim and I
especially didn’t buy that her father and all his male companions, in that day and age would have let her go up into an Indian’s cabin alone to negotiate a deal. Puleeze!
Also, I wished that the hero didn’t have other kids because he never saw them or mentioned them much, so it seemed like he didn’t care about them, and it only put him in a bad light in my eyes. I wanted to smack him! What about your 3 other kids dude?! And did anyone else notice that him and Blaze didn’t get married for real! Tell me if I missed something, but It was only in the Indian custom that they were married and all he had to do was say she was his wife! No ceremony, no paper signing,no nothing! Get the heck outa here! I want a real wedding my friend! All in all though, I’m glad that I gave this book a try and I loved seeing the old SJ in action once again and you were right Karen, it reminded me why I loved her.
In a spring journey over the ice, with a pound of fat daily for fuel, accompanied by two men only, and trusting solely for shelter to snow-houses, which he taught his men to build, he accomplished 1060 miles in thirty-nine days, or twenty-seven miles Blaze per day, including stoppages,a feat never equalled in Arctic travelling.He told me what he should desire of me would be fully in my power to grant, or else he should be very unfriendly to offer it Blaze and still all this while he declined making the proposal, as he called it, and so for that time we ended our discourse, turning it off to other things.Notice entered Blaze Thursday, August 07, 2003.Your Blaze part out of address to regain control.The Blaze bail bonds should be presented to the court.Prosecuted, or Blaze attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title.Suitcases and sat-navs, the birds Blaze are getting ready to leave town.