I received this book for free from the Author . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Nobody on March 31, 2014
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Nobody Bodine came from a nobody and will always be a nobody. He can disappear into the shadows—no one can see him if he doesn’t want them to. He exists on the edge, 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?
NOBODYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Ok I’ve been wanting this story since he first appeared on the page in Mystic Cowboy and while Sarah made us all wait I’m actually glad in a way. We get so much from this story and having her wait until the time was right was difficult but ohhhhhhh soooooo worth it!
Melinda has always been the odd person out in her family. She’s always just lived life and while it hasn’t taken her down the same “respectable” path that her sister has gone down she has been semi-content with it. She comes to the reservation after yet another disastrous relationship but this time she’s convinced that she’ll get her head on straight and do some good. She’s unsettled by what she discovers as she spends time on the reservation but decides to roll up her sleeves and work on the new center but also finds herself wanting what she sees her sister has with Rebel. The only man she’s met that stirs her blood is the man no one sees or if they see him they see him as a threat and not a human being. While she is scared of this man at first she decides to confront those fears and recognizes that in this man there is something special that she should hang on to. I have to admit that there are times when I wanted to yell at her for the way she was behaving but a bigger part of me saw what the big picture was and how much hurting him hurt her as deeply. She’s a bit flighty but when she decides something is worth fighting for she does it even as it scares her to death.
Now… I have to talk about the man who stole my heart in Mystic Cowboy…. continued to perk my interest in Masked Cowboy… I just don’t know why I wanted his story so badly but there is something about this man that just called to me and now knowing his story I just… *melts*
Nobody is the hero that we as romance readers all want to read about. Well, we want to have him for our very own even as he rips our hearts to shreds. He’s such a damaged man who has convinced himself (actually been told by those who should’ve shielded him) that he is nothing. Actually he’s convinced himself that he is beneath nothing and there is nothing that he deserves more than being scorned or mistreated. He’s always lived outside the tribe and the law but yearns for something he just can’t put a name to. This is a man who does nothing but protect the land and people he loves in his own way but others don’t see him as anything other than trouble until he meets a woman who actually sees him. I just wanted to take him in my arms and try to take away all the pain he has ever felt… well and do all sorts of naughty things with him as damn the man is sexy!!! Yes in real life a man like him would scare me to death because of all of his scars but in a book I can get my fill of finding out what makes this scarred, damaged hero tick.
Get ready to have your heart broken over and over watching him struggle with the idea that someone really does see him, wants him and trusts him to be the man that he’s never seen himself as… a lover, partner and ,best of all, human. The struggle he goes through to understand that he is worth loving and trusting is heartbreaking but so worth the journey that I’m honored to have had the chance to read it and gush over it to anyone who will listen. You want this story!!! You really do… It is worth every tissue you will use as you read it!
I can’t thank Sarah enough for letting me get my eyes on his book early and while I am sad in some respects that his story has been told I am happy that it lived up to every single expectation I had for it. He’s a hero that you want to cuddle and make everything perfect for then do all sorts of naughty things with.