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 and his father Kevin do not agree on many things. Though Will has agreed to come help his dad with the running of the family ranch he won’t compromise on his basic beliefs, even if it means being disowned.
Takoda belongs to the local group of Native Americans who want to use Will’s land for their ceremonial prayer, as they have done for years. Will’s dad says no, but Will is adamant that the ceremonies be revered.
Though they met when they were younger, it is not until they meet as adults that the attraction between them flares to life.
Will and Takoda move their relationship forward at a brisk pace and this pits Takoda and Kevin against one another over land rights. Kevin tries to gain the upper hand by putting the land in question up for sale but we find out that the land isn’t actually his to sell.
Faced with losing everything, Kevin grudgingly begins to accept the relationship between Takoda and Will and begins to see reason.
This is the third book in the Good Fight series and in each book we learn a bit about Native American culture, demonstrating Andrew Grey’s amazing research skills.
I really enjoyed learning about this part of American culture that is so often misrepresented and definitely under-represented.
The chemistry between Takoda and Will is hot and their love for one another sincere and sweet.
I really liked this series and recommend it.
Andrew McFerrin narrates this entire series and he does a wonderful job with it. He manages to give Takoda an “accent” without making it feel cheesy or over the top. I really think listening to this book adds to the overall enjoyment and increases its entertainment value.
4.5 of 5 hearts