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This author loves racist stereotypes
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 15, 2021
I have jumped around on this series just because I didn’t find some of the stories on certain characters to be of interest. So I read the crossover book about Magnum before I read this book and it seems this author loves racist stereotypes and has done very little research on other races. My issues with Magnum’s book is how he was made to be a colorist and stereotypical black man. From the way he was described, you could tell the author was just using type casting. And don’t get me started about him saying a blonde, blue eyed white girl was more appealing to him than a black woman.
Anyway, I had a feeling there would be something similar here and I wasn’t wrong. Not only is Jazz white but she’s a blonde with light eyes. Then we have Crow being portrayed as this insightful, more empathetic character which is a stereotype for First Nations people (wise shaman etc.) but what really irritated me is Crow’s nickname for Jazz which was Kachina. Clearly this author knows nothing about Kachina dolls and what they represent, they are religiously important symbol for Pueblo tribes and the Lakota (as Crow is labeled here) are not part of the Pueblo tribes.
I find myself heavily disliking this authors writing as I’ve gone through the series because although this is an MC series the action is almost always off screen and you ended up with overly long chapters of filler. So much inner dialogue, way too many love scenes that I find tepid at best and then a meandering ending. I thought the stories would improve as we got deeper into the series but that has not happened. I also do not like how each woman so far has had to go through deeply disturbing trauma in order for their “men” to appreciate them. The men all come off the same, low vocabulary Neanderthals who treat women like trash. The few strong women characters have all started out great and then been turned into a joke after being “tamed.”
I get that these are MC books but would it be so bad if these men and the club were more progressive?