Victorian

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Prince of Ice

Isn’t it great to come across a really erotic book with wonderfully real characters? Even when…um, the book is essentially a fairy tale. Though Holly sets up a semi-complicated mythology involving a demon race of superior creatures living in a remote area discovered by humans during the Victo ...

C-
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 ...

A
Sleeping Beauty

It has been two years since I first read Sleeping Beauty (published in 1998), and as I reread this favorite of mine recently, I found it an even greater delight the second time around. While most romances fade from my memory rather quickly, this is one I clearly hadn’t forgotten and I found myself ...

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Hungry Tigress

It took me a long time to finish Hungry Tigress - I simpy could not get interested in it at all. Although it had an exciting beginning, the middle was slow and talky, and the ending engaged my ick factor to a very high degree. I did not care for the characters at all...this book was a washout. ...

C+
White Tigress

Forgive me if this review seems pulled in two directions; that’s the way White Tigress by Jade Lee made me feel. It kind of gave me the creeps, and I wasn’t too sure about the happily-ever-after. However, it definitely has some moments of brilliance. There’s only one thing I can say for sure: ...

D
Rebel Baron

I really wanted to like Rebel Baron. It's got a beefcake cover (if you're going riding in Victorian England, you might as well leave your shirt unbuttoned, right?), but I noticed early on that the author had researched the period and knew her stuff. That's something I always admire in a romance. Unf ...

A
Olivia and Jai

Olivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman is one of those books that you sometimes find in a used bookstore and buy without really knowing why. I think my guardian angel must have drawn my attention to it in the store because it's now my favorite love story ever. I first read this book while on vacatio ...

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Untie My Heart

Admittedly, Untie My Heart is not for everyone. But those of you who love sensuous romance tinged ever so delicately with a hint of decadence - and you know who you are - should plan right now to settle down under your favorite blanket and surrender yourself to this incredible writer. If you have ...

A
Black Silk

Let me state that it is difficult to summarize Black Silk without doing it an injustice, because this book, this story, these characters and their interpersonal relations are so unusual, so remarkable, and so complex that the whole is near nigh irreducible. I mean, is it possible to admire the Mona ...

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Black Silk

After reading romance for a few years now, I have realized that it is truly rare to find a book that so completely manages to fulfill all of its "duties." Is the writing smart enough to assume the reader can comprehend subtleties, yet accessible enough to keep the reading pace fluid? Does the author ...