1868, Northern Japan. When her father's forces fall to the imperial army, Tama has no choice but to escape before her enemies find her. Disguised as a peasant boy, she makes her way to the city's pleasure quarterwhere anything and anyone is for sale and no request is forbidden. There she finds the one man who can protect her, and she's willing to pay him handsomely, in whatever currency he desires. . .
Taking on a daimyo's beautiful daughter seemed a fine idea at the time, but now, dodging assassins, spies, and police, Hugh has second thoughts. But once Tama is in his bed, the captain is overcome by his desire to protect herand ravage herin equal measure. . .
In a country teeming with danger, the line between royalty and commoner will melt under passion's heat. Strangers will become lovers, and uninhibited pleasure will offer love's only refuge. . .
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About the Author
Susan Johnson is the award-winning, national bestselling author of the novels Hot Spot, Hot Legs, and Hot Pink, among others.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I HAVE READ EVERY OTHER BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR WITH POTHOLDERS ON MY HANDS SO I DON'T GET BURNED BY THE SEXY WORDING. THIS BOOK REQUIRED ONLY BLOWING ON THE PAGES EVERY NOW AND THEN. IF THE AUTHOR ATTEMPTING TO TONE DOWN THE STORIES SHE NEEDN'T TRY. THE CHARECTERS WERE NOT COHESIVE THE STORY NOT ENGAGING ENOUGH TO KEEP ME READING FOR HOURS. IT WILL BE THE FIRST BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR I WILL NOT KEEP TO RE-READ.
set in 1868 in japan and france. story was good, was a little confusing for me with the japanese words and phrases. very sexy and loving at times. but when i finished the book it left me with wanting more, like i missed something. i've read other of ms. johnson's books (only the historical romance ones) which were a little better than this one. i do forsee a part 2 with the book ending with the Otari heir and the yakuza's son meeting on their 25th birthday.
As always Susan Johnson has written a steamy novel. However, as with her last few books, the details that flesh out a story are missing. In this one, the characters are never described. Events do not flow, connections are missing, background info that would help clarify the story and characters is lacking. The endnotes that I thoroughly enjoy are missing. It's like sections of the book were edited out leaving a chopped up book that was okay rather than one that was REALLY GOOD. Miss the old style of Susan Johnson's books.
Classic Susan Johnson style. I have read several of her books. If you love others she has written, you will love this one as well.