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Jade Star

(Star Quartet #4)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,142 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Beautiful Juliana DuPres knew she should give herself to Dr. Michael "Saint" Morris body and soul. He was everything a woman could want - handsome, kind, and now her husband as well, after rescuing her from her kidnapper, the brutal Jameson Wilkes. Even as Michael held her in his strong arm and claimed her lips in a breathless kiss, Juliana could not shed the painful memor ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Signet (first published 1987)
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Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
So boring. I love Saint, but a nun is more interesting than Jules. I mean a guy grabbed her boob and she acts like it was a gang rape. I'm not saying it's right, but she's no Jodie Foster. She's boring me to tears. ...more
Olga Goa
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and was very glad to know how Juliana and Michael found their love. I was happy to see HEA but sometimes I am okay to read tragic ends. The great thing of this story is despite how the destiny sometimes pull Juls and Michael, and push them together, doesn't matter how a sick Wilkes wanted to get Juliana in his hands, they found their happiness.
Why did I put 4 stars? Because I was expected more emotional filling in this book, and also more tension, and more erotic scenes with
Olivia Minova
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A little boring but good
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
When Julianna is kidnapped while swimming in Hawaii, she finds herself in a nightmare, ending up on the auction block. Saint, a San Francisco doctor from her past, is determined to rescue her.

Out of the four books in this quartet, this book is by far the best. Saint has always been a jovial, kind man, so he had the most potential as a hero. Of course, Coulter has to completely mess up his character by making him full of insane doubts, high-handedness, and arrogance. He's never so bad as the othe
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
She fought brazenly against his manly strength and power...but when her lips touched his in a stormy, rapturous kiss, the fire of her desire could no longer be denied... Young British heiress Chauncey FitzHugh held out her arms to the man she had come to San Francisco to ruin... as he had financially ruined her father back in 1850. Chauncey vowed to destroy Delaney in the cruelest way a beautiful woman could. Making him love her would be the best revenge. She flirted with him, aroused him, entic ...more
This was just okay for me. I was frustrated with how solidly Michael built up a wall to keep himself from feeling too much for Jules. He continued to make assumptions about what was best for her in the name of protecting her and it made the story drag at times. It felt like the same fight over and over.

The villain gets more unbelievable as the story goes on, again it was peppered in to make that storyline drag.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: pleasure
I enjoyed this book for what it was. It was an easy to read, fairly formulaic, historical romance. Of course, some aspects of the plot unfolded in an overly simplistic fashion, yet I was interested in the characters and what was happening to them. And, there were several tense moments in which I wasn't sure which direction the author would take us. ...more
Brenda Allen
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love how she connects her books together in her trilogies.
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read in the series, but it really makes me want to go back and read the others. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Juliana and Saint. In all honesty, I would really read this book more like a 4 1/2 star, but I enjoyed it enough to bump it up to a 5 star rating. I really enjoyed hearing about Juliana's early life in Hawaii and her interests there. I also love how the author worked in little facts about Hawaiian history and culture. The book took a lot of twists and t ...more
Anya Kelly
Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot more than the middle 2 in the series. Jules is a missionaries daughter who grew up on Hawaii. When she was young she met Saint and fell in love with him. He left though, and she hasn't fallen in love with anyone else. When she is kidnapped and taken to San Francisco to be sold as a sex slave, Saint saves her. The eventually have to marry. And then after the necessary fall out, they fall in love. What really made me love this book was Jules brother, Thomas. I love how he p ...more
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saint Morris has an actual real name!! His name is Michael! He earned the nickname Saint in medical school (HARVARD) when a cadaver was brought in. Saint saw the eyelids flicker, and had to fight his teacher to NOT cut into the man!

Jules was someone he knew in Hawaii. She was brought to San Francisco by a slaver who was dying of stomach cancer. He meets a tragic end, a painful end, and you almost feel sorry for him.

Byrony has a big baby, and Brent nearly goes out of his mind.

Chauncey and Del als
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I'm sensing a theme of abuse, non-con and abduction from Ms. Coulter. These are all written around the same time period. Makes one wonder what is going on in her life, non?

Juliana is a preacher's kid who is innocent, sweet and then totally despoiled. Her family rejects her and she needs a white knight. Morris rides in on his stallion and sweeps her away. He wants to treat her as if he was a brother? Ugh, what brother marries their sister? Odd. But, he's swayed by Juliana's seductive tricks. Happ
Sep 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Jul 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
loved it!
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r-1996, fiction
Good not great. Fairly typical historical romance. My favorite of the series because of the characters.
Carol Anderson
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Star series #4
Karen Defreitas
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I realized that I had already read this book years ago,but I continued until the end because it was a great little story.
Aug 21, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, pre-2005
One of Coulter's romance novels. Good for mind candy. For those who read romances but put classics in the bookcase. ...more
S Miller
Used - Good - binding worn and cover bent
Jun 09, 2008 rated it did not like it
This is about San Francisco in 1850's. I felt that it was very true to what life would have been in time period. I would say that this is a adult only book with several racy parts. ...more
Tina Lang
Jun 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I'm currently trying to read all in the Star series. Hard to find them though. ...more
Annette Meier
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful ending to the series!
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Coulter knows how to write an epic.
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, donated
You will find yourself loathing the bad guys, loving the good, and wanting to shake some sense into others.
Sep 23, 2010 rated it liked it
The star quartet was fun because this family lived and moved to so many interesting places in the world. Each transition was seamless and fun.
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