Title: White Tigress (The Way of The Tigress book 1)
Genre: Erotic Romance
Author: Jade Lee
Source: Kindle Free
Sexy Rating: 5+
Description from amazon.com:
Englishwoman Lydia Smith sailed to the Orient seeking her fiancé and found treachery, instead.
In seedy Shanghai, she is drugged, sold, and made a slave—to a dark-eyed dragon of a man. Her captor does not demand her virginity but her Yin—the essence of her ecstasy.
What harm can come from allowing him to pleasure her, to teach her, to explore the path of becoming the White Tigress, until she can flee?
When I got this freebie from Kindle I did not know it was an Erotic Romance. Not that I still would not have picked it up, it’s just that I was rather shocked when I started reading. My shock soon gave way to a rather bored feeling when the story just seemed to stagnate and slow down. I was almost ready to put it into the “Did Not Finish” collection folder but I persevered and ended up reading until 5am. The story took off like a gunshot and I could not put it down.
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. There is no sexual violence in this novel.
The Way of The Tigress Series
- White Tigress
- Hungry Tigress
- Desperate Tigress
- Burning Tigress
- Cornered Tigress
- Tempted Tigress