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An Illicit Temptation (Tang Dynasty #3.5)

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Tang Dynasty China, 824 A.D.

Dao was raised as a servant, but when her half-sister flees an arranged marriage to a chieftain, Dao is sent in her place as Princess An-Ming. Such a future is better than she could have hoped for, yet she dreads a passionless union with a stranger.

Taken as a virtual hostage to the Imperial court, Kwan-Li is torn between his people and his duty...more
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Published September 1st 2012 by Harlequin Historical Undone (first published January 1st 2012)
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Stella
You might remember how much I enjoyed My Fair Concubine, the 3rd book in Jeannie Lin’s Tang Dynasty series (though no need to worry if you haven’t read the previous books, they can be read as a standalone, the 3rd book was the 1st I read from the series as well), so when I heard that Jeannie Lin decided to write a short sequel novella, featuring one of the most adorable and entertaining secondary characters of My Fair Concubine I couldn’t wait to read An Illicit Temptation.

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Anna Bowling
Readers who are familiar with heroine Dao (aka Princess An-Ming)from previous Tang Dynasty books will be eager to read her story in An Illicit Temptation. Part Tang Dynasty western, part Cinderella with an iron will, this novella is anything but predictable.

Plans for a peace marriage with the head of the Khitan have burned through two prospective brides so far (The Dragon and the Pearl and My Fair Concubine) as each heroine finds her true destiny elsewhere, and the imperial court still owes the...more
Carin
An Illicit Temptationis a companion piece to My Fair Concubine an while it can be read alone it is best read as the sequel it was meant to be.

Dao is thrust into a world she is ill prepared for, that of being the Princess by decree sent to be an Alliance Bride and help secure a peace treaty between her Kingdom and the neighboring one. Dao was raised as a servant because she was the daughter of the second wife in the household, as such the opportunity to be a Princess is one she isn't going to pas...more
Aoi
"Illicit Temptation" is a short seven chapter follow-up to "My Fair Concubine". We go on Dao's journey through the Khitan wilderness on the way to marry the warlord khagan. As the poem goes, the "other side of heaven" is a different world altogether, and none of the problems that plagued the protagonists in the prequel matter anymore. This marriage is for symbolic purposes only, doesn't matter if it is to a daughter of a high- ranking family, or to the illegitimate child of the same high-ranking...more
Aileen
i hve to say that i love the previous book My fair concubine..ehhehe:)
T.L. Morganfield
This one picks up after the ending of My Fair Concubine and follows the story of Dao as she's traveling to the north to be married. Dao wasn't one of my favorite characters from that book, but I liked her a bit more in this story. She's better developed here, but I was left feeling that she wasn't particularly strong. I guess my issue is that in a lot of Lin's work, the women see their honor and duty--to family and empire--as a strength, and I have no issues with that per se, but given that most...more
Elizabeth
This short story is a companion to My Fair Concubine (of course I didn’t realize that when I purchased it). I enjoy Ms. Lin’s work, but wish this wasn’t a short story. Too often with romance short stories, the tale feels like a truncated version of what could have been a book. THis is not exception. It’s the tale of Dao, the illegitimate half sister of the heroine in My Fair Concubine. She’s taking her sister’s place as the arranged bride to the Chief of a clan to the north.

She is being escorte...more
Lindsay
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Morwa Pal
In "An Illicit Tempation," a serving girl takes the place of princess in this tale that takes our heroine across the wild steppe of ancient Asia. Though young Dao is grateful for her sudden elevation in status, it means marrying a barbarian far from the only home she’s ever known, something she is quite willing to accept. But being a princess loses its appeal as Dao falls for her escort, Kwan-Li, a man with a hidden past.
Author Jeannie Lin’s ability to take the reader to a foreign land in a time...more
Hilly
2.5 stars. I did not round this rating up, because the slight story was not woven together well, either with its preceding story, or within its own narrative.
Liz
This was a delightful follow up to "My Fair Concubine." My only complaint was that it was so short.
Angel
I'M RLY EXCITED TO START READING THIS.... historical romance stories that center on non-white ppl, you are the real temptation here :'|
Harlequin Historical
Miniseries: Chinese Tang Dynasty
Category: Historical Romance
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Chinese Tang Dynasty
Category: Historical Romance
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USA TODAY Bestselling author Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy and Eastern martial arts adventures. When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set. Jeannie started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central Los Angeles. After four years of trying to break into publishing with...more
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