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  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of Multicultural Interracial Romance Forinfo on this challenge, click here Wow, there s a lot going on in this cover From the Lisa Frank color palette, to the fact that the K in Baker looks like an accent mark, to the Escherian contortions of the H and the h that seem to beandphysically impossible theyou s Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of Multicultural Interracial Romance Forinfo on this challenge, click here Wow, there s a lot going on in this cover From the Lisa Frank color palette, to the fact that the K in Baker looks like an accent mark, to the Escherian contortions of the H and the h that seem to beandphysically impossible theyou stare at them what the heck is going on with her neck , it s classic 80s WTFery.FIRST LOVE, WILD LOVE by Madeline Baker not to be confused with FIRST LOVE WILD LOVE by Janelle Taylor is one of those Native American historical romances that peaked in popularity in the 80s before mostly disappearing from the shelves With good reason I feel like Native American cultural appropriation is somewhataccepted by society for whatever reason I mean, you can still get Native American costumes during Halloween from another of stores and don t even get me started on music festivals , and romance novels featuring Native American heroes are sadly no exception.From my experience, they tend to resort to either one of two tropes The noble and violent savage and yes, these romances often have the word Savage in the title, as a clever play on words A famous example of this is SAVAGE ECSTASY by Janelle Taylor yes the same Janelle Taylor who authored that other FIRST LOVE WILD LOVE book ooh the plot thickens Gray Eagle, the hero, is pretty brutal, and kidnaps and rapes the heroine, before torturing a bunch of the white dudes he captures along with her all in the name of revenge.There s also the half breed trope and yes, they are often referred to as half breeds in the summary and yes, they often have the word Savage in their titles as well Now, to be clear, I want to say that I have no problem at all with interracial marriage or biracial characters The problem stems from the fact that in these cases, the half breed characters are touted as being somehow superior to the rest of their non white people because of their whiteness I touch upon why this is harmful indetail in my review of E.M Hull s THE SHEIK, but a NA romance that does this as well is CHEYENNE CAPTIVE, where the half white hero is, of course, muchcivilized Gross.FIRST LOVE, WILD LOVE gets bonus points from the get go for not having the word Savage in the title The hero is also fully Native, and I felt like the author actually made an effort to portray the culture in a respectful way I don t know enough about the culture to tell you with any authority whether the things in here are offensive or accurate or not There are no crazy torture scenes or rape plots Their first time is consensual The other Native people are suspicious of her at first but don t treat her badly and ultimately welcome her in There s Native OW drama, but unlike Gray Dove in CHEYENNE CAPTIVE, Soft Wind doesn t try to sell the heroine in this book out to be raped.The plot is pretty simple Brianna sees a Native guy on a road gang and thinks he s hot She ultimately ends up falling for him and helping him escape The bounce back between living with other Native Americans and living with white settlers, and each of them have moments where they experience culture shock and try to overcome it for the sake of their love There s occasional cameos of OTT WTFery but all of these WTF acts are committed by outside parties, and not the hero.I was actually pretty pleasantly surprised by FIRST LOVE, WILD LOVE and would be interested in checking out some of this author s other books It s only 99 cents now if you want to give it a try yourself.Also, many thanks to Gaufre, Karlyflower, Korey, and Maraya for participating in this big buddy read with me Sorry for racing ahead 2.5 to 3 stars


  2. Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

    Proof positive that I am bad at learning lessons.Buddy read with the Queen of Trash and hopefully Awkwardness, too As well as the Monocle Mod all.Joined by a couple other crazies romantics from over at the URR group, Korey possibly Gaufre too Let the old school science commence On Monday Proof positive that I am bad at learning lessons.Buddy read with the Queen of Trash and hopefully Awkwardness, too As well as the Monocle Mod all.Joined by a couple other crazies romantics from over at the URR group, Korey possibly Gaufre too Let the old school science commence On Monday


  3. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    Lots of sex but not too explicit Lots of violence scalping, attempted rape, etc Minimal or no swearing No typos Spoiler free I keep it vague A solid 4 stars for this RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Indian Series First Love, Wild Loveis fast paced, fairly tense, and somewhat profound Set in 1875, it s told in third person POV, shifting primarily from H to h The tone is serious, not light or witty, but I did chuckle once or twice The writing quality is goo Lots of sex but not too explicit Lots of violence scalping, attempted rape, etc Minimal or no swearing No typos Spoiler free I keep it vague A solid 4 stars for this RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Indian Series First Love, Wild Loveis fast paced, fairly tense, and somewhat profound Set in 1875, it s told in third person POV, shifting primarily from H to h The tone is serious, not light or witty, but I did chuckle once or twice The writing quality is good but not excellent decent dialogue, a mostly credible plot, and a flowing pace The setting is weak The romance is brimming with loving tenderness, fiercely protective loyalty, and sexy sizzle From a historical angle, Baker does a nice job illustrating Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Big Horn She depicts a dying way of life I sympathized with the Lakota People Relationship Brianna is only 17 years old, yet she s been practically running the entire house for her lazy aunt, who beats her and treats her like a slave She is compassionate, somewhat wise for her years, and beautiful, with bright blue eyes and long golden hair I got a kick out of her spunk several times in the story Especially towards the end Haha Her beloved warrior something like Shinkaha is about 30 years old, ripped, bronzed, and fairly tall He s totally dreamy, but no pushover He has every reason to hate the whites, but Brianna wins his trust and steals his heart fairly early in the story yet it didn t feel like insta lov on his part, because of the nature of their early encounters However, Brianna s interest in him DID smack of insta lov, yet in the context of her lonely isolation I could sorta believe it Brianna and her warrior did not create obstacles for themselves through poor communication or false pride not much, anyway Instead, they had to overcomeauthentic obstacles cultural differences and prevailing racial bias.The ongoing THEME would have to be cultural clash and compromise as Brianna had to adjust to life with the Lakota People, including tipi building interesting and the gruesome Sun Dance ritual uggh Her warrior would not change himself to make her accept him rightfully so, and kudos to the author for showing how much he wanted her to accept him how tempted he was to just let himself be white washed so to speak He did not relent, and so Brianna had to come to terms with some thorny cultural differences This conflict was well done Brianna questioned whether it would be wise to someday raise a child in a mixed marriage, yet she was mature enough to realize that full immersion and total acceptance was the only way to join his tribal family The tables turned, and for another chunk of the book, her warrior had to decide ifhe could live the way of the Whites, gardening and herding rather than hunting and trapping, living in a square wooden house, sleeping on a too soft mattress, etc This was handled fairly well It seemed authentic enough Much in his life had changed, but his love for her remained ever the same, and though he no longer hunted the buffalo in the shadow of the Pa Sapa, and though he no longer rode the war trail with the Lakota, he knew that, in the eyes of his woman, he would always be a warrior Three weaker aspects 1 Baker did not define the setting well, so I kept guessing until about 42% in How was I supposed to know that Pa Sapa is Lakota for Black Hills, South Dakota We don t find out the year 1875 untilthan half way into the story, so I felt frustrated, wondering if it was pre Civil War 2 The behavior of Adam Trent troubled me As a character, he flipped around and I couldn t get a handle on him, especially towards the end Also, the character of weak and icky Uncle Henry flipped at the end All of a sudden he s grieving like crazy 3 Baker got a little teachy as she described various Lakota customs, drawing me OUT of the story.Nonetheless, a good read It didn t feel too dated, either, even though it was originally published in 1989 This is the only book I have read so far by Madeline Baker


  4. Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon) Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon) says:

    DNF Page 37 12% This simply wasn t my cuppa While it reminded me of The Blue Castle a bit, which got my hopes up cause I loved TBC, this sadly was nothing like it It was too tedious and I simply give up BR with Nenia, Karly, Korey Gaufre Original start date April 16, 2018Put On Hold May 16, 2019DNF Shelved December 29, 2019 DNF Page 37 12% This simply wasn t my cuppa While it reminded me of The Blue Castle a bit, which got my hopes up cause I loved TBC, this sadly was nothing like it It was too tedious and I simply give up BR with Nenia, Karly, Korey Gaufre Original start date April 16, 2018Put On Hold May 16, 2019DNF Shelved December 29, 2019


  5. Gaufre Gaufre says:

    My eyes started skimming over words in the first chapter so it s not a good sign I don t like the long descriptions and the telling of feelings I don t like reading More than anything else, she longed for a home of her own, for a husband who would cherish her, for a child to love as she had once been lovedat page 7 There is nothing wrong with wanting those things But this is a romance, do I have to be told that the main character wants a home and to be cherished So it adds very little to th My eyes started skimming over words in the first chapter so it s not a good sign I don t like the long descriptions and the telling of feelings I don t like reading More than anything else, she longed for a home of her own, for a husband who would cherish her, for a child to love as she had once been lovedat page 7 There is nothing wrong with wanting those things But this is a romance, do I have to be told that the main character wants a home and to be cherished So it adds very little to the character


  6. Azet Azet says:

    First Love,Wild Love follows the lovely love story of the Golden haired Brianna and the Wild hearted Lakota Indian Shunkaha Luta.They have their ups and downs throughout the story with their own cultural differences and the blood spilled war between Indians and the White people coming between them.The first part of the story are the best on in this book.The scenes where Brianna and Shunkaha first met until Brianna runs away with Shunkaha to a beautiful forest,and where they freely and beautifu First Love,Wild Love follows the lovely love story of the Golden haired Brianna and the Wild hearted Lakota Indian Shunkaha Luta.They have their ups and downs throughout the story with their own cultural differences and the blood spilled war between Indians and the White people coming between them.The first part of the story are the best on in this book.The scenes where Brianna and Shunkaha first met until Brianna runs away with Shunkaha to a beautiful forest,and where they freely and beautifully express their undying love to each other.The author made a wonderful job at expressing the characters and their situations.But later on it came all down,and i suddenly found myself not liking the writing style of this author and the plot got worse.Many things got weird and i suddenly found myself not knowing the characters at all sometimes.Overall i like the epiluge very much the author made a great job with it,and the first part of the story are the best.This story could have beenepic if Baker wanted to,instead of putting uppuzzles that made it allconfusing.But i have to say that i just LOVE the cover it s just so coulerful and sexy


  7. Korey Korey says:

    I was encouraged to read this by a bunch of goodreads friends, too bad I read it too slowly to really participate in buddy read fun.This is very different then I thought it was going to be This awesome vintage cover which the Kindle edition sadly does not have tricked me into thinking this book was much older than it is and I was expecting bodice ripper craziness This is not a bodice ripper at all The story is muchlow key than I expected going in, and Shunkaha is not the kind of domin I was encouraged to read this by a bunch of goodreads friends, too bad I read it too slowly to really participate in buddy read fun.This is very different then I thought it was going to be This awesome vintage cover which the Kindle edition sadly does not have tricked me into thinking this book was much older than it is and I was expecting bodice ripper craziness This is not a bodice ripper at all The story is muchlow key than I expected going in, and Shunkaha is not the kind of domineering hero I anticipated Once Brianna escapes her evil Aunt and Uncle she isn t put through the wringer like I expected her to be I was also surprised that this book doesn t traffic in old racist cliches about Native Americans that populate a lot of Native American romances I can t tell you for sure how accurate the history is but the tone when describing the practices of the Lakota is reverent and there s definitely an attempt to educate the reader to the point of info dumping exposition about Lakota cultural practices This is a wordy way of saying I expected a bodice ripper, I got a sweet but overly simple romance where the hero and heroine are consistently tender to each other and their conflicts are grounded in realistic culture shock issues as they try to build a life together I liked it well enough but I actually wish it had some of the offensive mayhem I expected going in I would call this a decent bit of fluff It s pleasant enough to read but it s not especially substantive or memorable


  8. Brett Brett says:

    Do not be fooled by the cover of this book Though there are a lot of sex scenes, none are explicit This is NOT erotica of any kind The 2009 reissue is a much better cover, in my opinion It is a story about the trials and obstacles that threaten to tear apart the undying love of a white girl and a Lakota warrior Brianna, abused and ignored by her aunt and uncle, is moved by the plight of a Native American man, named Shunkaha Luca, in a chain gang working near the home she lived in She s Do not be fooled by the cover of this book Though there are a lot of sex scenes, none are explicit This is NOT erotica of any kind The 2009 reissue is a much better cover, in my opinion It is a story about the trials and obstacles that threaten to tear apart the undying love of a white girl and a Lakota warrior Brianna, abused and ignored by her aunt and uncle, is moved by the plight of a Native American man, named Shunkaha Luca, in a chain gang working near the home she lived in She shows him tender kindness when he is beaten and whipped, and the two of them grow to become intrigued with the other When Shunkaha Luca Red Wolf escapes from the chain gang, killing one of the gang leaders in his flight, a wounded Shunkaha is found by Brianna, who hides him away in the barn belonging to her aunt and uncle There, she tends to his wounds and they develop a strong bond that slowly transforms into a powerful and passionate love that is tested time and time again by the cruel world around them, where Indians are forced onto reservations or slaughtered by white men With Shunkaha s people, their love is tested and tried With Brianna s people, their love is tested and tried The two of them face jealousy, doubt, despair, pain, and desperation as they embark on a journey together, falling deeper into love while fighting for that very love they share.This story is downright beautiful, albeit slow It is wonderfully written and, while it is not explicit, it is not without its moments of passion and love There are no over the top villains or revenge plots In fact, there is literally only one side plot that comes into play at the end The entire novel wasof a Point A to Point B sort of story I remember reading a Georgiana Gentry story called Apache Tears That book, while having an over the top villain with a crazy thirst for revenge against the Apache, had several different smaller plot threads that connected themselves later on, making the book very interesting I like Madeline Baker s writing and the book wasn t void of action or emotion, but it was definitely slow going the whole time But it works for one big reason there is a tragic truth that is touched on throughout the story.It wasn t until the end of the story that I realized something the book was subtly telling us The Native Americans had been ravaged by war and bloodshed They were forced onto reservations or faced being ruthlessly killed The war between settlers and Indians was a war for the right to a way of life And the book mentions twice that the Indians could no longer return to the Old Ways They lost the war, even before the fighting ended, because their way of life had been removed from them Their loss was not just land or hunting rights They lost the ability to live where they wanted, hunt where they wanted, go where they wanted, and their lives were endlessly intruded upon by the white man who saw them as less than human, as savage people I won t spoil the end of the book, but there is a very subtle sadness hiding under the dialogue between Shunkaha and Brianna regarding the Indian s way of life from then on The Natives would never be given what was promised them by the White Man They would never be able to return to the way of life they had lived for hundreds of years That way of life was taken The war had been lost to them because there was no going back to the Old Ways.Seriously Read that last page and the epilogue and tell me I m wrong Is that not a tragic, bittersweet end to the story, despite the words on the page giving us SPOILER a happy ending So, despite the book being slow going, and having no plot threads to make the storyinteresting, there is a hint of loss in this story that is not explicitly said, but is seen and felt So for that, this book gets 5 stars The romance was powerful and timeless, the emotional turmoil that the star crossed lovers faced was heart wrenching, and the underlying loss of the Native American way of life is beautifully done in this story SPOILER I need to get this off my chest There is a part of the book where Shunkaha Luca goes off to war and is presumed dead when he does not return with the other Indian warriors When Brianna believes him to be dead, she participates in a very deep and emotion based act of the Lakota culture, which is mutilating one s flesh as a way to demonstrate one s grief Wouldn t this have been such a great moment for Shunkaha Luca to come back to her and see her scars Wouldn t the emotion be so deep and beautiful for him to see the scars she punished herself with, scars made for HIM But the scars are literally NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN after being dealt to her skin Such a waste of a potentially touching scene I feel as though the skin mutilation in response to grief thing was done a little better in Lakota Love Story by Madeline Baker same author of First Love, Wild Love because the main male lead Blue Hawk mutilated his skin while he grieved over the loss of his grandmother early on in the book And the female lead actually SAW the scars and reacted to them But in this book, not only do we not have a conversation between the two characters regarding the act already done, but there isn t even a REACTION That is what I call bad storytelling But, anyways, my rant is now over The book itself is definitely a sweet story and is worth reading


  9. Honeybee Honeybee says:

    a great fun read


  10. Debra Debra says:

    This review is from First Love, Wild Love Kindle Edition First off, ignore that sexy cover because I think it cheapens the story Madeline Baker gives us a first hand view of a life that is long past She brings us emotionally into the heart of a desperate Indian, Shukade Luta, and a young, innocent white girl, Brianna.Both of these people have been abused, emotionally and physically, and that s what forms their first bond together This bond eventually grows into a deep, mature love.Miss Bake This review is from First Love, Wild Love Kindle Edition First off, ignore that sexy cover because I think it cheapens the story Madeline Baker gives us a first hand view of a life that is long past She brings us emotionally into the heart of a desperate Indian, Shukade Luta, and a young, innocent white girl, Brianna.Both of these people have been abused, emotionally and physically, and that s what forms their first bond together This bond eventually grows into a deep, mature love.Miss Baker not only shows us the life Brianna leads among the Indians, but then she brings us into the white world with her Indian.If you like historical romance, I would highly recommend this book


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First Love, Wild Love ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ First Love, Wild Love By Madeline Baker ⚣ – Thomashillier.co.uk It took only one look into the dark, fathomless eyes of the Indian prisoner for Brianna to see her destiny that, if he escaped his bonds, she would follow him anywhere It took only one look into the dark, fathomless eyes of the Indian prisoner for Brianna to see her destiny that, if he escaped his bonds, she would follow him anywhere.

  • Paperback
  • 408 pages
  • First Love, Wild Love
  • Madeline Baker
  • English
  • 07 May 2017
  • 0843940336

About the Author: Madeline Baker

Madeline Ruth was born on in California, where she raised She married her high school sweetheart and they have three sons, all handsome enough to be cover models Growing up, her favorite pastimes were going to the movies and going horseback riding First Love, ePUB ½ on Saturday mornings at Griffith Park Madeline has always been horse happy A horse was the one thing she asked for on every birthday and every Christmas Many years later, that dream came true when she bought an Appaloosa mare named Candy because she was so sweet Madeline loves animals Over the years, she s had numerous dogs, cats, fish, mice, hamsters, turtles and birds, and her horse, of course The most exotic pet was a crocodile that belonged to one of her sons Currently, she has a terribly spoiled Pomeranian named Teddi, six goldfish, a catfish, and a betta When she s not writing, Madeline enjoys going to movies and the theater Her favorite plays are The Phantom of the Opera, The Scarlet Pimpernel and her all time fave, Beauty and the Beast She also loves reading, going to lunch with her best friend, collecting Star Wars, The Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast memorabilia, and playing with the most beautiful, adorable, brilliant grandkids in the worldMadeline started writing when her children were still at home, and she wrote for several years, finding time to write after her children were in bed and her husband was at work In true clich fashion, she wrote the books and put them under the bed, never telling anyone what she was doing, until one day she let a friend read one Encouraged by her friend s comments, and armed with a copy of Writer s Market supplied by said friend, Madeline began sending out query letters After six years and rejections, Leisure Books bought Reckless Heart, and she s been writing ever since After writing several Westerns, Madeline decided to try her hand at something else and wrote her first vampire romance It was a short story titled Masquerade for an anthology She loved writing that so much that she wrote her first full length vampire romance, Embrace the Night, and thus Amanda Ashley was born One of her dreams had been to write for Harlequin, and she accomplished that in with the publication of her Silhouette Romance novel, Dude Ranch Bride Madeline loves to hear from her readers You can reach her online at DarkWritr aol or by mail at PO Box , Whittier, CA .