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I loved Lee s writing but disliked the characters This will be the last Lee book I read I found it implausible that the heroine had multiple men in love with her You never do learn the identity of the bad guy who killed the hero s parents and sister The character gave the responsibility to his cousin The heroine at the last minute just decided to wander the globe with her man after spending most of the book saying that she fought her feelings because she wanted to be responsible for the I loved Lee s writing but disliked the characters This will be the last Lee book I read I found it implausible that the heroine had multiple men in love with her You never do learn the identity of the bad guy who killed the hero s parents and sister The character gave the responsibility to his cousin The heroine at the last minute just decided to wander the globe with her man after spending most of the book saying that she fought her feelings because she wanted to be responsible for the people on her land I admit, I change my mind, but I think I considered moving a few states for around a month Goodness knows what it would take for me to discuss moving to China I believe that Lee s creativity and unusual constructs ensure that she will still continue to create new stories, but she won t grace my bookshelf Ok, but not recommended.STORY BRIEF Jacob and his family went to China when he was 10 Someone in England hired bandits to kill his family He survived and was raised by monks He wanted to become a monk, but they sent him to England to resolve issues from his past before doing so Jacob was heir to the earldom of Warhaven After his father s death, the uncle became earl and the uncle s son Christopher became heir As a child, a marriage had been arranged for Jacob and Evelyn Now, Evelyn is to Ok, but not recommended.STORY BRIEF Jacob and his family went to China when he was 10 Someone in England hired bandits to kill his family He survived and was raised by monks He wanted to become a monk, but they sent him to England to resolve issues from his past before doing so Jacob was heir to the earldom of Warhaven After his father s death, the uncle became earl and the uncle s son Christopher became heir As a child, a marriage had been arranged for Jacob and Evelyn Now, Evelyn is to marry Christopher Jacob arrives in England during the wedding ceremony which is stopped due to the confusion of Jacob s arrival Jacob and Evelyn are drawn to each other, yet she still loves Christopher Jacob is drawn to both being a monk and staying in England Jacob is skilled in martial arts fighting, and there are some scenes showing his fighting skills.REVIEWER S OPINION INCLUDES SOME SPOILERS At times I wanted the story to be over I wasn t drawn in enough I wasn t surprised or delighted or smiling The issues and characters were similar to other romance novels Another problem was the unresolved plot issue The reader never learns who hired the killers, and no justice is done I am wondering if the author 1 couldn t think of an interesting motive or killer, 2 just got tired of writing and ended the book early, or 3 plans a sequel Having a sequel to resolve this particular plot issue does not appeal to me I would prefer a sequel about other characters, not to finish this first story In addition, the ending concerning the couple was odd, leaving questions in my mind I would have liked an epilogue describing the couple s life, locations and finances in the future.DATA Story length 292 pages Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 4 Total number of sex scene pages 18 Setting unspecified time probably early 1800s England Copyright 2008 Genre historical romance @Free Pdf á The Dragon Earl å After the slaughter of his family in far off China, Jacob Cato found sanctuary In a Xi Lin temple he learned to be strong, but now he had a grander goal to reclaim his English heritage and the woman he d left behind Venture Capital and Private Equity Jacob Cato found sanctuary In a Xi Lin temple he learned to be strong Dear Annie but now he had a grander goal to reclaim his English heritage and the woman he d left behind Since I have been in a reading slum, I decided to once again hit my TBR pile and go back to my reading roots romance This is my second Jade Lee book, and I must say I really enjoyed it Like her other book Tempted Tigress, this novel has ties to unusual settings and characters China and monks The novel itself is set in England The book starts with a bang During Evelyn Stanley s wedding ceremony to Christopher, future Earl of Warhaven, 3 monks in robes interrupt the service and halt the w Since I have been in a reading slum, I decided to once again hit my TBR pile and go back to my reading roots romance This is my second Jade Lee book, and I must say I really enjoyed it Like her other book Tempted Tigress, this novel has ties to unusual settings and characters China and monks The novel itself is set in England The book starts with a bang During Evelyn Stanley s wedding ceremony to Christopher, future Earl of Warhaven, 3 monks in robes interrupt the service and halt the wedding When the saffron robed monk throws off his robe, he isn t Chinese at all, but an Englishman monk claiming to be the true Earl of Warhaven and betrothed to Evie Chaos reigns, and the wedding is halted while the lawyers try to figure out the truth We find out that the true Earl s family was believed to be slaughtered on their trip to China, but Jacob Jei Ke survived and trained in a monastery for hand to hand combat and he wants to become a monk Both Evie and Jacob are layered characters struggling with expectations and their pasts Evie is tied to her boring expected life as a future countess, but wants so muchfrom life Jacob is struggling to find peace with his traumatic witnessing of the slaughter of his family, but struggles with guilt, anger, and feelings of revenge which are very un monk like Both characters complement each other, emotionally and sexually I really enjoyed Lee s writing, she is very good at building sexual tension and creating layered characters the reader cares about I also enjoyed the uniqueness of the ties to China I thought this was a standalone title, but noticed it is part of the Regency Rags to Riches series I couldn t tell it was part of a series, which is great, and I am interested enough to check out other books in the series Although some reviewers hated the end, the unresolved issues didn t bother me I felt like Jacob s resolution fit his character and it was what he needed to do to move on with his life This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story of a lost heir to the earldom of a rich family, Jacob and his family traveled to China when he was a boy and they never returned On the day of Evelyn s wedding to Christopher, her bethrothed after her bethrothed Jacob was assumed dead with his parents, Jacob interrupts the ceremony, calling himself Jie Kie, and claims his rights to the title and Evelyn Wanting to only return to China and be a monk, Jacob must prove to Zhi Min that he has tasted his true english life and hate it Fall The story of a lost heir to the earldom of a rich family, Jacob and his family traveled to China when he was a boy and they never returned On the day of Evelyn s wedding to Christopher, her bethrothed after her bethrothed Jacob was assumed dead with his parents, Jacob interrupts the ceremony, calling himself Jie Kie, and claims his rights to the title and Evelyn Wanting to only return to China and be a monk, Jacob must prove to Zhi Min that he has tasted his true english life and hate it Falling in love with Evelyn, the two do return to China yet Jacob no longer desire to be a monk but rather a husband As a whole this novel was amazing to the point that my only critism came at the last few pages of the novel In my opinion, I felt the end of the book seemed a bit rushed and hurried Lee seemed to cram the book together at the end of the book and the booked seemed to just die Despite this the characters were strong, there were very interesting plot points, and many comical moments in the novel Over all, not a bad read First time I have read a Jade Lee book that I can remember, It was OK, but not sure if I would want to read another one.This book is about Jacob and Evelyn Jacob and his family went to China when he was 10 Someone in England hired bandits to kill his family He survived and was raised by monks He wanted to become a monk, but they sent him to England to resolve issues from his past before doing so Jacob was heir to the earldom of Warhaven After his father s death, the uncle became earl and t First time I have read a Jade Lee book that I can remember, It was OK, but not sure if I would want to read another one.This book is about Jacob and Evelyn Jacob and his family went to China when he was 10 Someone in England hired bandits to kill his family He survived and was raised by monks He wanted to become a monk, but they sent him to England to resolve issues from his past before doing so Jacob was heir to the earldom of Warhaven After his father s death, the uncle became earl and the uncle s son Christopher became heir As a child, a marriage had been arranged for Jacob and Evelyn Now, Evelyn is to marry Christopher Jacob arrives in England during the wedding ceremony which is stopped due to the confusion of Jacob s arrival Jacob and Evelyn are drawn to each other, yet she still loves Christopher Jacob is drawn to both being a monk and staying in England Jacob is skilled in martial arts fighting, and there are some scenes showing his fighting skills My problem is, that Evelyn was quite happy to go to bed with Jacob, but still wanted to marry Christopher Sorry, I found this so wrong and also, we never found out who hired the killers and therefore no justice done, which left a anti climax, hence the three stars Interesting read, I really enjoyed it Think Kung Fu meets Regency England Lots of conflict starting with Chinese monks interrupting a very proper Ton wedding an arranged marriage between the heroine and future Earl of Warhaven One of the monks steps up claiming to be the CORRECT groom, the Earl of Warhaven Fighting ensues which the monk wins handily Jacob was raised in China in a monastery after his parents and sister were murdered by order of someone in England Sent by the Abbot t Interesting read, I really enjoyed it Think Kung Fu meets Regency England Lots of conflict starting with Chinese monks interrupting a very proper Ton wedding an arranged marriage between the heroine and future Earl of Warhaven One of the monks steps up claiming to be the CORRECT groom, the Earl of Warhaven Fighting ensues which the monk wins handily Jacob was raised in China in a monastery after his parents and sister were murdered by order of someone in England Sent by the Abbot to confront his past before he can claim the future of becoming a monk, and driven by a desire to find the murderers of his family, ways of life clash Cousins come to blows over the claim to the title and the bride The heroine s expectations of what her life should be and must be collide The hero s expectations of what his life should be and must be are in conflict A lot of philosophy in this one I found it very appealing and very out of the ordinary This tale begins with a supposed Chinese monk disrupting a wedding his own Jacob Cato was left for dead in China and has now returned on the day that was to be his wedding The girl he was to marry is in the process of getting married to his cousin He effectively stops the ceremony, but for what purpose As events draw out, it becomes clear that Jacob is interested in what was to be his future bride, but not in being the earl There is an obvious attraction between Jacob and Evelyn, but the This tale begins with a supposed Chinese monk disrupting a wedding his own Jacob Cato was left for dead in China and has now returned on the day that was to be his wedding The girl he was to marry is in the process of getting married to his cousin He effectively stops the ceremony, but for what purpose As events draw out, it becomes clear that Jacob is interested in what was to be his future bride, but not in being the earl There is an obvious attraction between Jacob and Evelyn, but they have their differences These differences almost cost them everything.The premise of the story was interesting, but it just seemed to lack something I really was not induced to read the characters and really didn t care for them much I just finished the story to find out what happens at the end The ending was almost too abrupt and many loose ties tied up A pretty forgettable read This book was a let down to me There was little to no action or adventure Everything happened so quietly and clam with Jacob not finding out who murdered his family etc Jade Lee is an author with a compelling point of view, and well worth a read I don t always like her books More properly, I suppose, I don t always like her characters, but they re always unique, complex, and interesting, and demonstrate intelligence and a way of thinking that s unusual for the setting or the type of book in which they reside.I ve read Jade Lee s White Tigress and attempted Devil s Bargain I found White Tigress compelling, a little off putting at times, but very interes Jade Lee is an author with a compelling point of view, and well worth a read I don t always like her books More properly, I suppose, I don t always like her characters, but they re always unique, complex, and interesting, and demonstrate intelligence and a way of thinking that s unusual for the setting or the type of book in which they reside.I ve read Jade Lee s White Tigress and attempted Devil s Bargain I found White Tigress compelling, a little off putting at times, but very interesting Devil s Bargain was, for me, too overt in its sexuality, too gritty, perhaps, in that it distills marriage in the regency period to a transaction The premise of the book is that some women aren t marriageable, for the time period, unless they bring overt sexuality to the table, a particular feminine mystique, that can only be taught by a reprobate noble who knows what a man wants While the young lady trainee s virginity remains intact, none of her innocence remains The book, while intelligent, disturbed the fit of my rose colored glasses.But this isn t about that book It s about this book, which is equally brilliant, but less disturbing.Evelyn has been contracted to marry an earl, and when the original, Jacob, is suspected dead, everyone, even Evelyn assumes she ll marry his replacement, Christopher Evelyn has been constrained her whole life, and while the constraints of her life are severe she is, after all, a countess to be, and must always act as one the book feels a little like a lesson in feminist theory, or humanist theory if one wants to go wider, than a top over tails romance Evelyn s life is tightly constrained, but so are all women s in that time period, and so we can extrapolate further But so, also is Jacob s, and it s his desire for the freedom of being a Xu Lin monk that highlights how very constrained everyone is, especially compared as it is to Christopher s embrace of the constrictions required of an earl to be.At the end, Evelyn and Jacob learn to break free of their constraints and forge a new life they construct for themselves, melding the freedom, or perhaps just serenity, Jacob learned to covet in the East with the requirements of living a civilized life in the West.I wanted to fall in love with Evelyn and Jacob, but I didn t I found the language of the book and the ideas it explored fascinating, but the ideas themselves seemed to get between me and the characters They were engaging, interesting, but I couldn t completely immerse myself in them or their world