Joanna Crane is captured by political rebels with a taste for white flesh. Her rescuer: a Shaolin master with fists of steel, eyes like ice, and ideas of his own. But protection will come at a price...for both of them.
In Jade Lee's award-winning Tigress series, western women discover that sex is not simply for pleasure, but for religious ecstasy. The question is, who will come out on top: the Western Tigress or the Chinese Dragon? And is the sensual realm they discover true love?
"One day all women will stand beside their men, beloved by their mates and blessed by heaven."
This is the last sentence of the book but I must admit that when I think of this book, I think that perhaps one day I'll actually be able to really read it.
I was really torn when I tried to decide how many stars I'd give this book as it left me shaken, disgusted and I couldn't bring myself to read all of it. I flipped the pages and read here and there while trying to find a place from which I could go on reading. If it hadn't been given this copy by ebookdisvcovery, I wouldn't have finished it.
Usually I like the books by Jade Lee and this one is also well written and it definetely has complex characters so it could have been a really good book - could have been. As it is, I couldn't enjoy it because the picture it presented was deeply disturbing.
I can't feel any romance and roses in the air when I read about a woman being beaten, hurt, chained and coaxed into any kind of sexual activity no matter how glorified it may be presented. This is not about "reaching heaven", this is about dominance and taking away ones choices. This is also about different cultures and different mentalities and I must admit that I had some problems coming to terms with the way it was portrayed and - well, I was also upset about the way things ended. Maybe this is supposed to be a happy ending but in my eyes the hero and the heroine being forced to act the way they did and the way things happend . Nope. Doesn't do it for me.
Soooo .that's not my cup of tea, sorry.
*I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.*