Straddling the Line is a lovely Harlequin Desire book from Sarah M. Anderson about a cross-racial romance between a Lakota woman and a white man. Josey is looking for funding for the school on the reservation and heads to Ben’s custom motorcycle business to see if he could donate equipment. While he initially declines, he eventually becomes entwined not only in Josey’s life but in the life of the tribe.
Anderson’s bio says that she has a lifelong interest in the cultures and lives of Native Americans and this book shows it. I had no idea this book wasn’t written by a Lakota person, to be honest! The detail was so rich, the language so welcoming, the tone so loving.
Being a desire means it’s a short and sweet book and one I highly recommend. Ben, as a hero, is wonderful and his emotional journey as that hero is so satisfying. He’s a simple guy, someone who wants to come home after a hard day of crunching numbers and grab a good meal with a good beer, so that’s the drink recommendation for this one.
I got a copy of this book from the eBook section of my local library.