Sunday, May 6, 2012
Book Review of #2 Getting Physical by Jade Lee
Author: Jade Lee
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Part of a Series: Modern Tigress, The Tao of Sex prequel
Type of book: Hong Kong, Chinese mogul, incubator, Tigress, romance, adult, 2000s
Year it was published: 2009
When savvy business student Zoe crosses paths with sexy international businessman Stephen--a Tantric master--she's about to get a transcendent learning experience
The sex is incredible, mind-blowing, life changing Unfortunately, it also comes with a time limit. Because Stephen's home is on the other side of the world.
Still, Zoe's going to enjoy every moment with her skillful, exotic lover. But it isn't long before she realizes she'll have to choose. Does she want to hold on to the life she has...or have a lifetime of feeling his body move against hers?
Like there's a choice...
The characters are much more mature than Nathan and Tracy in Tao of Sex. There is some Tigress things, but not a lot. There are secondary characters but none of them struck me as unique nor have they played a large part in the novel, aside from Marty who seems like a broken record.
You can eventually have all the dreams come true.
In third person narrative from Stephen's and Zoe's points of views. I think the novel strikes me a bit as brain candy. There isn't much I can say, but it doesn't tie things up and a lot of it suspension of belief, at least that's what I think of it.
Children of mixed races have their own set of rules. As the daughter of a Shanghai native and a staunch Indiana Hoosier, Jade Lee struggled to find her own identity somewhere between America and China. Her search took her to Regency England, where the formality of culture hid a secret sensuality that fascinated her. But Devil's Bargain was just the beginning. That same search adds a mystical element in her Tigress series beginning with White Tigress. In those books, Jade delves into the hidden sensuality of the Dragon/Tigress sect in pre-revolutionary China.
Jade is a USA Today Bestseller, 5 time PRISM award winner, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice winner (and 4 time nominee), and a state racquetball champion! She's been a RITA finalist twice, 6 time RT KISS award winner, and the recipient of multiple glorious racquetball bruises and injuries. But her favorite accolade comes from reader emails. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful emails! I couldn't do it without you!
At home, her husband and two daughters try to ignore her stacks of Zen sexual texts. Instead, they brag about her award-winning humor pseudonym, Katherine Greyle. (From freshfiction.com)
I actually enjoyed reading this novel for the second time. The characters are much more mature than Jade Lee's typical heroines, at least Zoe in this case. Stephen himself is mature and extremely thorough. I actually enjoyed him. On the first reading I didn't enjoy it but then I started to, although I was confused by whether or not Zoe couldn't have kids out of choice or because she was infertile. (Several times she mentioned she wanted kids but couldn't.)
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)