Books by Jade Lee

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50 Ways to Ruin a Rake

Mellie Smithson is a chemist whose discoveries have helped her father and uncle’s textile production boom, bringing the family to new wealth. However, her reward for this is that the men want to keep that money in the family by marrying Mellie off to her cousin Ronald. Too rich for local boys and ...

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What the Groom Wants

What the Groom Wants is the fourth book in Ms Lee’s Bridal Favors series, which contains three other full length novels and four novellas. I mention that because there is clearly a lot of backstory covered in those books which is referred to in this latest one and I often felt as though I’d miss ...

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Wedded in Sin

Wedded in Sin features one of the more unusual heroes I've seen. Our heroine calls him a "mad toff," and the back cover calls him a "strange but brilliant gent." Like much of the book, some of this works very, very well; other parts are a bit shaky. Samuel Morrison, our "mad toff," is a bored and ...

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Wicked Seduction

For those who read Jade Lee's last novel, Her Wicked Surrender, you will probably be surprised at the transformation in Kit Frazier. The once affable young man can easily be 2011's Most Tortured Hero. Seven years ago, Kit's rigidly proper cousin, an earl, essentially kidnapped him and put him on ...

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Dragonbound

Jade Lee is a flexible author, indeed. Her previous books have covered the darker side of Regency England, as well as taking readers to Imperial China. Now, she turns her hand to fantasy romance. Dragonbound contains a lot more darkness and tragedy than the average romance I read, but somehow it mak ...

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The Concubine

I have been deeply fascinated with China and Chinese history ever since reading Wild Swans many years ago, and I was delighted to discover that Harlequin Blaze were publishing a historical romance set in imperial China. I found The Concubine by Jade Lee a very pleasant and unusual read. ...

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Tempted Tigress

If you’re looking for something different in historical romance, Jade Lee’s Tempted Tigress is certainly that. Set during the Boxer movement at the very end of the Qing Dynasty, the story features the romance between a white drug runner and the Emperor’s Enforcer. It is a gritty story that doe ...

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Burning Tigress

All through my reading Burning Tigress I shook my head at this missed opportunity. Author Jade Lee is a good writer with a strong knowledge of 19th century Shanghai. When she’s describing the Chinese scolding each other and struggling with life among English people whom they detest, she is marvelo ...

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Seduced by Crimson

Reading this series has been an interesting experience. I’m never quite sure what the next book will bring to Crimson City. Although I liked the basic elements of this, the fifth book in the series, I disliked the heroine. Also, the combination of bleeding and sex just doesn’t do it for me. ...

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Desperate Tigress

I've not read the first two books in this series, but I applaud Jade Lee for writing Desperate Tigress, a book far removed from the typical romantic ideal and setting. The book's unique quality alone makes it worth reading, and I plan to pick up the series' earlier titles to make this a more complet ...