by Jade Lee

January 2005
ISBN: 0-8439-5393-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

Victorian Englishwoman Lydia Smith could never have imagined that a trip to meet her long time fiancÚ in Shanghai, China would result in the adventure of a lifetime. Before she reunites with her fiancÚ, she is betrayed, drugged, bound, sold to the highest bidder at a slave auction, and placed in the care of a most atypical captor: Ru Shan, an intellectual shopkeeper. He has purchased her body to help further his intellectual explorations, his enlightenment.

Ru Shan has sought the path to enlightenment since his youth. He believes that the path can be found through sensual and sexual exploration with a worthy partner. The fact that the goal he seeks leads him to a barbarian English woman means nought. He intends to teach his slave to yield up the essence of her ecstasy, her yin, not her virginity. With this he will find the path to Heaven. What he did not count on was loving her.

Lydia sees no harm in providing what Ru Shan asks of her, by allowing him to pleasure her and to teach her, until she can find a way to escape from him. But will she be able to truly leave when she has the choice?

White Tigress is a beautiful story of love, sensual exploration, and the liberating power of spiritual fulfillment. Vividly illustrated and passionately written, this story illuminates aspects of an even more vibrant cultural history. Newcomer Jade Lee is quickly on her way to becoming a unique and powerful voice in this industry.


Reviewed in January 2005 by Cynthia.

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