***Winner of the Golden Heart Award - Best Historical Romance*** JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF HONOR, LOYALTY..AND LOVE During China's infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding.Miles from home,... show more
***Winner of the Golden Heart Award - Best Historical Romance*** JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF HONOR, LOYALTY..AND LOVE During China's infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding.Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior…. Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai Li's innocent trust in him and honorable, stubborn nature make him desperate to protect her—which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly wanted….
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2010-10-01
Publisher: Harlequin Historical 2008
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Asian Literature
This is Lin's first book. If I had read this before reading the other books or novellas in the series, I would have never read another book from her. This was a rough slog reading. At the 85% mark, I basically skimmed multiple paragraphs at a time just to get to the end. This is the story of An Li...
Butterfly Swords -- Jeannie Lin Book 1 of Tang Dynasty This book was slow to start up, but once it got going, aside from a few hiccups here and there and some eye-roll-worthy moments, Butterfly Swords was entirely captivating up until the very end. The style is beautifully done and the character...
I don't read a lot of romance/erotica because they tend to be so unbelievable in their plots that I end up laughing at the absurdity. Well, this one was no different. In 8th century China, a woman with sword abilities would have been frowned upon. But it could have been cool, like Mulan. Instead we ...
Oh how I wanted to love this story, but I didn't. To be honest this was all I wanted to type for my review, and really there is nothing else that needs to be said. However, I will list what is becoming the very usual and oh so common issues with romance books I have been reading lately. (Someone get...
3.5* I wanted to like this book more than I actually did and I can't figure out what the problem was. I liked the h/h, the setting was really cool -- it was great to read a historical romance not set in England during the Regency, but it wasn't one of those books I just had to keep reading. Maybe...