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The Jade Temptress - Jeannie Lin
The Jade Temptress
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Welcome to the infamous Pingkang Li—home of the celebrated Lotus Palace courtesans, and a place of beauty and treachery… Charming and seductive, Mingyu is the most sought-after hostess in the pleasure quarter. She has all men wrapped around her finger—except Constable Wu Kaifeng, the one man she... show more
Welcome to the infamous Pingkang Li—home of the celebrated Lotus Palace courtesans, and a place of beauty and treachery… Charming and seductive, Mingyu is the most sought-after hostess in the pleasure quarter. She has all men wrapped around her finger—except Constable Wu Kaifeng, the one man she can't resist, the only man to have placed her in chains. Wu Kaifeng's outwardly intimidating demeanor hides a reluctant, fierce attraction to beautiful Mingyu. But the passionate temptation she presents threatens to destroy them both when a powerful official is murdered and they find themselves on a deadly trail. Amid the chaos, a forbidden affair could change Mingyu's fate forever, for following her heart is bound to have consequences….Welcome to the infamous Pingkang Li—home of the celebrated Lotus Palace courtesans, and a place of beauty and treachery… Charming and seductive, Mingyu is the most sought-after hostess in the pleasure quarter. She has all men wrapped around her finger—except Constable Wu Kaifeng, the one man she can't resist, the only man to have placed her in chains. Wu Kaifeng's outwardly intimidating demeanor hides a reluctant, fierce attraction to beautiful Mingyu. But the passionate temptation she presents threatens to destroy them both when a powerful official is murdered and they find themselves on a deadly trail. Amid the chaos, a forbidden affair could change Mingyu's fate forever, for following her heart is bound to have consequences….
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780373778478 (0373778473)
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Pingkang Li Mysteries (#2)
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Witches' Tea Shop
Witches' Tea Shop rated it
4.0 The Jade Temptress (Pingkang Li Mystery #2) by Jeannie Lin
I liked this book just a smidge more than I liked book one in the series. Mingyu has now seen Yue-ying happily married to Bai Huaung and is feeling the shackles of her life as property of the Lotus Palace. She is looking for a way out; funny her most ardent patron, General Deng of the Imperial Army ...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
4.0 Thoughts: The Jade Temptress
The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin Book 2 of The Pingkang Li Mysteries Welcome to the infamous Pingkang Li—home of the celebrated Lotus Palace courtesans, and a place of beauty and treachery... Charming and seductive, Mingyu is the most sought-after hostess in the pleasure quarter. She has all ...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it
0.0 The Jade Temptress
A courtesan could scold, tease, argue. She could even use her tears if the need arose. Her arsenal was filled with every woman's weapon that existed, but the one thing she could not do was cause a man to lose face. Quite possibly my favorite quote in the whole book, because if there's one thing the...
Dawn772
Dawn772 rated it
This was an interesting historical romance set in 848 China with a good beginning and ending but the middle moved so slow I was tempted to quit a few times and a reference to being a playboy was an obvious misfit for this time period. Courtesan Mingyu sends for constable Kaifeng when she finds a dea...
BKHorne
BKHorne rated it
3.0 The Jade Temptress
While I liked the freshness of this story, I found that it spent too much time on the "suspense" aspect of the story (I'm not a huge fan of the sub-genre). I liked the slow-burn between Kaifeng and Mingyu, but I found the investigation into the murder tedious towards the end, though pretty well done...
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