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Struck by Thunder: HOT Historical Romantic Suspense, (The Grandmaster's Legacy Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Taylor Lee
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Love "to die for" alpha males, feisty heroines, electrifying battles-- not to mention, steamy sex? Taylor Lee captures the genre and ups the ante." Fit to be Tied

1890: In a world marked by corruption, prejudice and hate, Lei Chang is determined to be the first woman kung fu master in the country. Little does she know that the grandmaster, everyone's hero, is as accomplished a lover as he is a warrior.

But be warned:" Struck by Thunder" isn't for the faint of heart. The language is rough, the sex explicit, and the fighting ferocious. For readers who want their romance as hot as the story is riveting, this book is a "don't miss!"

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"Wyatt McManus is arrogant, dangerous, and rules his world. Fortunately, Lei Chang is indomitable and up to the challenge. Torn between two powerful, controlling men - her lover and her father, Lei proves she is a match for them both." L. Takamiya

"This is a story as rich and complex as the late 19th century American West it portrays. Chinese Tongs, a mixed race grandmaster, who is also a wealthy rancher and political kingmaker, plus a young Chinese woman fighting to become a kung fu master makes this book as unusual as it is engaging." Erotica Rocks

"If you are looking for non-stop action, warrior men and women kicking up a storm, with a great love story to boot, grab "Struck by Thunder" and prepare for a long night. Once you begin, you won't be able to put it down. Guaranteed!" Action junkie

Can't get enough of Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, and Shannon McKenna's sexy, heart-stopping adventures? "Struck by Thunder" will fire up your mind, your heart and your hormones!

Editorial Reviews


If you thought Shades of Gray was HOT Check out "Struck by Thunder" and see how they did it in the 1890's.  It's HOT!
"The fight scenes are authentic and gripping. The death match is worthy of a Bruce Lee take down. You could hear the whistle of the staff, the crunch of breaking bones, and smell the blood. Masterful." David Adams, Author, Samsara

Prepare to be wowed!
Can't remember when I've read a more original premise. Add a hot romance and kick-ass action and you've got a 5 star winner!" sneaky romance reader

Product Details

  • File Size: 1500 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: idesire publications (November 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065KX4ES
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,298 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be wowed! November 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"Prepare to be wowed! Can't remember when I've read a book with a more original premise. Add a hot romance and kick-ass action and you've got a 5 star winner! I gobbled up "Struck by Thunder" in one sitting. Best news? There are five more books in the saga. Can't Wait!"
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Spicy Love Triangle with a Twist December 9, 2011
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I'm used to reading romances where the woman must choose between two men, but this story focuses on Wyatt ... a sexy Kung Fu master and horse trainer extraordinaire ... that desires two completely different women. Both are forbidden, but for different reasons.

He doesn't mind breaking a few rules, and doesn't hesitate to seduce one of them, the wife of a despicable politician, fairly early in the story. But when Lei -- the exotic and virginal daughter of a dangerous man -- is also his marital arts student, he fights his instincts and tries to maintain a safe distance as her sexual awakening grows more insistent.

Wyatt is an honorable man, but he's still a man. He fights against his conscience as well as social mores, the memory of his dead wife and his obsession with Lei.

In addition to the heart-racing, raw sexuality, I also enjoyed the historic setting in the Wyoming frontier as well as Ms. Lee's riveting prose. Highly recommended for fans of Romance that enjoy a page-turning and thrilling story as with sizzling love scenes.

This is a great book to read with your significant other, guaranteed to add a little spice to your life.

***warning*** For ADULTS only! 18+
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I was intrigued by the blurb on this book about the Kung Fu fighting in the American West and a romance between a half-breed Kung Fu Master and a half-Chinese female student. It was quite an incredible story though not for the faint of heart.

Lei Chang is the daughter of the strongest Tong leader in America and she wants more than anything to become a Grand Master of Kung Fu. Her father, Wan, cannot deny her so she is sent to study at the prestigious dojo of Joey, who trained the current best Grand Master, Wyatt McManus a wealthy Wyoming rancher and businessman.
Wyatt and Lei do not hit it off well because he is arrogant and condescending and she has a temper. Lei loses that temper in a match with Wyatt and ends up showing disrespect by spitting at him. He then publicly humiliates her. But this is the moment he begins feeling attracted to the young fiery woman and she with him when later he forces a kiss that she eventually reciprocates.
Wyatt is a very hard, dangerous man both to men in his business dealings and with women when he 'loves them and leaves them' for the next one. Lei has been sheltered all her life and Wyatt's ways are an eye opener for her. But some things she is quite used to like being the target of half the students in the dojo who are from rival tongs. She walks a fine line to keep her father from pulling her away from her training and keeping him from interfering because of her growing (albeit mixed) feelings for Wyatt.
In the meantime, Martin and Jesse Kendrick leave the high society of Boston to travel back to his family home in Wyoming. Martin is running for governor. He uses the excuse of Jesse's horse having behavioral issues to approach Wyatt who has a knack with horses.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So well written, a real page-turner! September 16, 2012
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In this story, Lei, a beautiful Chinese girl meets with the handsome, blue-eyed Indian called Wyatt who is also known as the Grandmaster. He earned the name, and the legend attached to it, by killing a tong leader who had tried to kill him. Wyatt is a rich rancher who owns great deal of land, runs the most famous dojo for Kung Fu, and is known for his magical ability as a horse whisperer and trainer. But the man is haunted by the horrible things that happened to him in his past, and by the death of his beloved wife. When he agrees to fight with Lei and train her brothers, he's shocked by her determination to beat him. He treats her gently in the ring. Hating him for his dismissal of her fighting skills because she's a female, she spits in his face. And the battle is on. This book just keeps getting better, and HOTTER, until I just gave up the housework & other chores and finished the darn thing. I ever glad I did!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Was this written by a man? June 15, 2012
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I am not sure if we can call this book a romance novel, a saving grace would be to call it a Kung Fu novel, the one person I really like is Lei, Wyatt on the other hand is everything about a man a woman shouldn't date least of all fall in love with. Not only is he arrogant, according to the author (I paraphrase) "the kind of arrogance you are drawn to," although I am yet to see that kind of arrogance, he is totally disrespectful towards women. What is that with Jesse?
I mean what is the deal about the anal sex, I felt like it was rape especially after the girl consistently said she didn't want to do it but because he was mad he needed that. I know we are suppose to feel pity for him considering he was raped by men when he was a kid, but the author could have expanded on that.
I get the he is not a perfect man, type stuff but even his flaws are celebrated, I mean he could be superman, not only is he electing people to govt, he is a horse whisperer and a Dr?!
Although I don't like the man I am stuck reading the book, I am on the second one, what can I say, its free. *shrug*
Another thing I don't get is the race thing, Lei could have been pure Chinese and be beautiful why does it feel like it was the mixed heritage that gave her her good looks.
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Published 16 months ago by HeatherM
5.0 out of 5 stars hot, hot, hot
looking for historical accuracy, read a history book. looking for a hot romanace with well devoloped characters here you go. I couldn't put it down.
Published 16 months ago by Helen Finch
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has everything!!!
Oh my.... where to start??? I downloaded this book weeks ago but put off reading it because I didn't think I would enjoy it. Read more
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Wyatt was an arrogant womanizing jerk with no redeeming qualities and Lei was a very weak woman to supposedly be so tough. Read more
Published 23 months ago by cm
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don't be fooled by the cover there is a lot of sex. story about a woman kung fu master whose father is in the Chinese mafia.
Published 23 months ago by mommy
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW - Taylor Lee Did It Again!!
This is now my fourth Taylor Lee book. To be candid the first part of the book was very similar to the other three - alpha male, resisting female and TL trademark hot detailed sex... Read more
Published on November 10, 2012 by Cowboy-not Wyoming
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!!
Great read!!! Would recommend it to anyone who loves a great romance novel, filled with your up and downs of life!!! Read more
Published on October 8, 2012 by Rebecca_82
5.0 out of 5 stars a great find
Lei and Wyatt are amazing. The non-stop action kept me well entertained, the super hot scenes (warning: explicit love scenes!) had me turning up the air conditioning. Read more
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I write Sizzling Romantic Suspense. My stories are the stories of my heritage. From the residue in my personal blender of mixed races, cultures and world views, my characters emerge. It comforts me to know that while evil slinks in the shadows, the "good guys" of the world sniff it out - and snuff it out.

My stories are not your mama's soft edged romances with swashbuckling heroes and blushing heroines. Heck no! These guys are arrogant alpha males and the feisty women who bring them to their knees -and vice versa... They fight hard, love hard and don't mince words. They are dangerous men and women in dangerous times.

Love, passion and ridding the world of evil? What's not to like?


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Struck By Thunder
I finished this book yesterday and then ordered the boxed set. Yes there are a lot of erotic books with a good plot and romance in them. This book was very unique for me because there are certain things about Wyatt that repulse me and then there are things...alpha traits...I like. I'm still... Read More
Jul 28, 2012 by JudyB |  See all 2 posts
Grandmaster's Legacy Series
I've only read the first one and didn't like it enough that I wrote a review for it. I was genuinely hoping for more considering all the recs it gets and the 5 star reviews. I did note however that at least one of the 5 star reviews was written by someone whose total of 7 reviews are all for this... Read More
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