- Mass Market Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books; No Edition Stated edition (September 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843960469
- ISBN-13: 978-0843960464
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,641,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Dragon Earl Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2008
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More About the Author
A USA Today Bestseller, Jade has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. She's just embarked on a new Regency series, RAKES AND ROGUES. Her love of romance extends to the present day, too.
KATHY LYONS is Jade's alter ego! She's Jade's lighter, contemporary half. Kathy writes sexy stories of love in today's twisted world! She loves the faster pace of category books and that her humor can really let fly. She leaves the dark, tortured love stories to Jade.
If you're wondering where Katherine Greyle comes in, she's Jade's first persona. Sweet, funny, and with a love of all things Regency, Katherine started publishing back in the 1900s. (She won't say how long ago!) But never fear, the romantic soul is the same whether it's Jade, Katherine, or Kathy!
So if you love that special feeling when two people just fit, then contact her through her website www.JadeLeeAuthor.com or www.KathyLyons.com She's also on social media at Facebook - JadeLeeBooks and Twitter - JadeLeeAuthor.
Top Customer Reviews
Jacob and his family went to China when he was 10. Someone in England hired bandits to kill his family. He survived and was raised by monks. He wanted to become a monk, but they sent him to England to resolve issues from his past before doing so. Jacob was heir to the earldom of Warhaven. After his father's death, the uncle became earl and the uncle's son Christopher became heir. As a child, a marriage had been arranged for Jacob and Evelyn. Now, Evelyn is to marry Christopher. Jacob arrives in England during the wedding ceremony which is stopped due to the confusion of Jacob's arrival. Jacob and Evelyn are drawn to each other, yet she still loves Christopher. Jacob is drawn to both being a monk and staying in England. Jacob is skilled in martial arts fighting, and there are some scenes showing his fighting skills.
REVIEWER'S OPINION (INCLUDES SOME SPOILERS):
At times I wanted the story to be over. I wasn't drawn in enough. I wasn't surprised or delighted or smiling. The issues and characters were similar to other romance novels. Another problem was the unresolved plot issue. The reader never learns who hired the killers, and no justice is done. I am wondering if the author: (1) couldn't think of an interesting motive or killer, (2) just got tired of writing and ended the book early, or (3) plans a sequel. Having a sequel to resolve this particular plot issue does not appeal to me. I would prefer a sequel about other characters, not to finish this first story. In addition, the ending concerning the couple was odd, leaving questions in my mind. I would have liked an epilogue describing the couple's life, locations and finances in the future.
Story length: 292 pages. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 4. Total number of sex scene pages: 18. Setting: unspecified time probably early 1800s England. Copyright: 2008. Genre: historical romance.
I mention this because style and subject matter of THE DRAGON EARL brought back me to that long ago favorite. Jade Lee has brought that exotic flavor that I loved so much in MOONRAKER'S BRIDE back Regency England. THE DRAGON EARL is however destined to join it on my keeper's self based on its own merits. It is an incredible tale of self discovery for both the hero who has lived a life very different from the one he was born into and the heroine who is trapped by the very life she's been expected to lead since birth.
Mere moments before Evelyn Stanton say's "I do" to her betrothed Christopher Cato, the future Earl of Warhaven, the wedding is disrupted by a Chinese monk. Evelyn is shocked to discover that the man is not Chinese at all, but white. He claims that he is Jacob Cato, Christopher's long lost and presumably dead cousin, the true heir to the Earldom and that he is here to claim his promised bride.
The youngest of the family of solicitors who served the Cato's had been a childhood friend of Jacob's.Read more ›
The novel begins with Evelyn's wedding to Christopher the future Earl of Warhaven but before I do's are exchanged, the wedding is stopped by an Englishman wearing a Chinese monk's robes. The Englishman, Jacob, claims to be the Earl. When he was a boy his family visited China and while there, were attacked by bandits, killing all but him. He was raised by Buddhist monks and now is on a pilgrimage to stop the wedding, and let all know he is alive. He does so only because he wants to take his vows as a monk and the head of the monastery has required this pilgrimage.
Evelyn is furious over the interruption of her wedding. Chris is also angry and his father declares Jacob an imposter. However, he knows way too much about the family.
Evelyn is drawn to Jacob right from the start. She was betrothed to him when they were only children and she finds him fascinating. Before the week is out they are engaged in some steamy lovemaking.
Evelyn is wishy washy. She wants to stay true to Chris but also wants Jacob. In fact she wants Jacob in her bed knowing she will go to his cousin without her virginity. I guess she plans to pretend to be virginal on her wedding night. This was a bit troubling for me. Her character seemed selfish. I liked her desire to experience life as more than a countess and her yen to be less than proper was refreshing but not at the expense of people you love.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the whole series and I could have stopped with the first one. It was like reading the same book over and over.Published 7 months ago by Noella F. Carrier
Characters and background, but predictable just the same. I would have liked to read more of their travels and growth.Published 8 months ago by Gidget
Great read. I thought it was going to be about the dragons in the caves but it was about the dragon dynasty xi Lin monks.Published 19 months ago by Jade Terrisse
A returning monk from China must find his place in English society even though he feels his heart is not really in it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by suz
What a delicious read. Very different especially when the book starts out with a bald headed Earl who wishes to be a monk is dressed in a robe that survived living in China due to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Patricia Turner
I loved this story. It was refreshingly different from most other regencies that I have read. It was not the usual play on manners and rules of society. Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Lynn B
I was intrigued by the beginning of the book. The interruption of the important wedding by Monks! But the whole premise of murdered nobles in a foreign land, paid for by English... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Spot The Borg Cat
Jade Lee never fails to delight her readers and this books was no exception. This book was part of a series but stands well on its own. Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I would have enjoyed resolving the mystery of the family murders in China, they took up so much plot and important ingredient to story line. So one mystery to wonder about........Published on July 1, 2013 by Kindle Customer