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Breathless, by Beverly Jenkins

4 reviews

amphipodgirl's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Another interesting Western historical romance from Beverly Jenkins. I really appreciated the feminist themes, both in terms of formal activism in the Black women's suffrage movement and in smaller things like Portia wanting to own her own business and Kent supporting and encouraging her in that. It was interesting seeing the seeds planted for the plot of Tempest, which I've already read (I've been doing this interconnected set of books all out of order!)

There were some instances of unnecessary genedr essentialism -- "the hard length that made him a a man", "her wedding night after which she would be truly a woman", that kind of thing -- but overall an enjoyable story.

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thefatpaperback's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

5.0


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aqtbenz's review

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adventurous emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0


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pickledradish's review

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

An extremely charming and fun read, and I learned things about the historical context I hadn't known! If you're in the mood for a light but interesting romance novel, this one fits the bill. 

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