Indigo Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating

My biases:

  • Can’t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

Read: June 17, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Content warnings: Slavery, Runaway, Pregnancy 🤰, Familial seperation

Prevalent Tropes: Caregiving/Sick Bed, Enemies to lovers

Tropes I like! 😍

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed 🛏
  13. Teaching 🏫 

How it’s used…

Hester is a conductor for the Underground Railroad 🚞 She meets Galen “The Black Daniel” as he escaped north…

The set-up: Hester is a conductor for the underground Railroad… The “Black Daniel” aka Galen helps slaves escape north… What happens when he gets hurt on the job?

Smutty times 😋:

  • 15: Hester goes to Galen (hand, mouth, the real thing 🙌🏽)
  • 18: Galen homecoming, bathe together, Hester consents to be Galen’s mistress 😂
  • 20: Meeting Galen’s family and world 🌎 
  • 22: Galen learns of his baby on board

3-word Summary: Run for (your) life! 😨

Representation: Black, African American

POV: Hester but 3rd person 🤔

Thoughts 💭:

  • The concept of running 🏃‍♀️ away to save your life
  • Being cared for in a precarious position 🤔
  • Self-esteem: Lacking or just modest?

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American 🇺🇸 Stroke survivor 👏🏽 @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❤️ HR 🎧 audio listener! 👩‍🦽

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