- File Size: 1610 KB
- Print Length: 370 pages
- Publisher: ePublishing Works! (March 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007MJLSS0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
White Tigress (The Way of The Tigress, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The setting is Shanghai, 1897.The main character Lydia wants to surprise her fiance' by showing up at his door. She falls prey to trickery and winds up being sold as a slave to Ru Shan who wants her for her yin. Which is where it gets a little...weird. Yin in this context means (as I am understanding it) female sexual energy. He promises that he will let her go, with her virginity in tact, if she does as he says so that he can extract her yin. Thus follows a muddled series of somewhat erotic/interesting/disturbing encounters. Personally, submissive females tend to irritate me. I couldn't get into that.
Whether you like this book or not depends on taste. For me, it was minimally romantic and erotic.
See, I said I was torn. :) I liked parts enough to read it in an afternoon, but other parts make me unsure if I want to continue the series. I probably will, though.
The setting is Shanghai in the late 1800's and it is brought to life by author Jade Lee. The customs, the misogynistic Chinese men, the equally misogynistic English men, the differences in attitudes of Western and Eastern women, the class differences in China and the culture all are illuminated by this accomplished author. She shows the deep seated, racist bias that existed between Westerners and Easterners, each viewing the other as barbarians.
The sex is Tantric to a strong degree and actually the relationship of the H/h is strongly based on connecting through sensual stimulation. That the heroine could love her slave master is something that is quite understandable in this novel.
I highly recommend this book to those who are not offended by explicit, sensual sex scenes.
The Way of The Tigress Series by Jade Lee
1. White Tigress
2. Hungry Tigress
3. Desperate Tigress
4. Burning Tigress
5. Cornered Tigress
6. Tempted Tigress
Our heroine, Lydia, sets forth several weeks earlier than planned from London, due to the death of her father, to go to Shanghai to be with her fiance and surprise him by arriving early, very much looking forward to marrying him. She's been studying Chinese with a retired missionary, but she's dismayed to find she's learned the wrong dialect for where she's landed. The captain of the ship offers her a ride and drops her off at a "boarding house" where she's given drugged tea, robbed of all her possessions and sold as a slave by the madam of the bordello.
Lydia is bought by our hero, Ruan Shan Cheng, a prosperous fabric merchant who is looking for a white woman with the right kind of energy to help balance his so that he can atone for a past bad act that haunts him and balance his energies to continue on the road of the Tao. His teacher assures him that their yin and yang are the right balance. Lydia, of course, fights him at first.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book caught my attention. It was vivid and easy to imagine,Published on August 18, 2014 by Aubrey Nitzberg
I have read this author before and she is good I really enjoyed her other books but found myself struggling with this one just a little. Read morePublished on June 18, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I always enjoy a good Jade Lee novel and this is Definitely a keeper! Never disappointed. :) Well written and Wonderful characters .Published on June 12, 2014 by Evil Genius Prime
predictable with some decent highlights but more blah than wow. I've read better from this author. Wouldn't read again or recommend.Published on April 16, 2014 by shawn arnold
Sensual and full of sex mixed with pleasure scenes. I have never read a book quite like it.
I did not understand all of it. The experience was enlightening.
more like a 3.5. I didn't hate or love this story.
This was definitely different. A different outlook on sex and religion.
This is a hard book to write a review for. Read more
I have always loved historical romances but instead of being based in the UK or early Western setting this book brings you on a journey to historical Shanghai. Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by Tamaralynn
What an incredible read! Different then anything I have read previously! The intricate story line and complex details make it that much more of a fabulous and worthwhile book. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Kelsey Bohlinger