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Men of the White Sandy #3

Every once in a while a book will touch your soul. Nobody is one of those books. Part of the Men of White Sandy series, it's a story of courage, trust and love. Nobody Bodine isn't your typical alpha hero. In some ways I think he's more. He's scarred, damaged and emotionally stunted but he's also courageous, caring and strong. Melinda is perfect for him. She has her own issues but also the capacity to love and empathize with the broken souls in the world. As the author points out in the book, Melinda 'sees' Nobody. It's her persistence that brings Nobody back to the world.

The love scenes are touching and beautiful, all the more so because of Nobody's reticence and fears. Melinda revels is her power over him, but it's the power of love. The setting on the Rez and the hints of mysticism add to dimension of the story. The author pulls no punches with her gripping portrayal of child abuse and its aftermath. There are some incredibly poignant and angst filled moments. This is one of my favorite books ever.

The Story:

Melinda came to stay with her sister on the White Sandy Reservation. She's running from another poor choice in a man. She's the artsy one in a family of doctors and lawyers. Melinda takes charge of the new daycare and meets Nobody. Nobody is an oddity on the Rez. He isn't even acknowledged by most people. But he meets out justice where he sees the need and protects those who can't protect themselves. Melinda is attracted to the scarred the man and recognizes a tortured soul. Nobody can't believe that Melinda accepts him but she does. When they come together to save an abused boy, they discover so much more.

Book Blurb for Nobody

Nobody Bodine is a nobody who came from a nobody and will always be a nobody. 

He disappears into the shadows—no one sees him if he doesn’t want them to. He exists in neither the white man’s world nor the tribe’s, dispensing vigilante justice when he sees fit. There’s no other place for a man like him in this world.

Until Melinda Mitchell shows up on the rez. From the first moment he lays eyes on her, he can tell there’s something different about her. For starters, she’s not afraid of him. She asks where his scars came from, and why he has so many. But more than that, she sees him. For the first time in his life, Nobody feels like a somebody in her eyes.

Melinda has come west to run the new day care on the White Sandy Reservation. She’s intrigued by this strange man and his tattered skin, and when she discovers that he’s a self-appointed guardian angel for the boy in her care, she realizes that there’s more to Nobody than meets the eyes. But how far will he go to keep the boy safe? And will she be able to draw him into the light

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 5.00