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5 Stars for Blood & Milk by N. R. Walker #MM #Romance


Title: Blood & Milk
Author Name & Publisher: N. R. Walker
Publication Date & Length: June 23, 2016 – 290 Pages


Heath Crowley is an Australian man, born with two different coloured eyes and the gift—or curse—of having premonition dreams. He also has nothing left to live for. Twelve months after having his life upended, his dreams tell him where he needs to be. So with nothing―and no one―to keep him in Sydney, he simply boards a plane for Tanzania. Not caring if he lives or dies, Heath walks into a tribe of Maasai and asks to stay. Granted permission, he leaves behind the name and heartbreak of Heath and starts over with the new Maasai name of Alé.
From the day of his birth, Damu has always been an outcast. The son of the chief and brother to the great warrior leader, Damu is reminded constantly that he’s not good enough to be considered a man in the eyes of his people. Ordered to take responsibility for Alé, Damu shares with him the ways of the Maasai, just as Alé shares with Damu the world outside the acacia thorn fence. But it’s more than just a cultural exchange. It’s about trust and acceptance, finding themselves, and a true sense of purpose.
Under the African sky on the plains of the Serengeti, Heath finds more than just a reason to live. He finds a man like no other, and a reason to love.

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Blood & Milk is an intelligent and bittersweet story. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a moving and gritty contemporary romance.
Heath and Damu are great characters with depth and history. Their stories aren’t happy ones, but they are able to find happiness along the way. I love the detailed picture of Heath’s life among the Maasai. It’s intriguing to get such a descriptive and moving glimpse of the Maasai culture.
Although the sex scenes in this book are explicit, this is not a highly sexual book. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone looking for an erotic romance.
All in all, I loved this book. It is heart-wrenching at times and breathtaking at others. It’s thought-provoking and sad but also hopeful.


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