( [EPUB] Butterfly Swords ) BY Jeannie Lin – freewebdesing.com
Spoiler One moment she made him swear not to touch her and the next she was kissing him into madness If she made a single move towards him made a single sweet sound he take hold of her lower her to the ground and make her his right now with the fierce throb of combat and their wild escape still in his veinsSome part of her must have known it That was why she stayed petrified her only movement the rise and fall of her breasts as she struggled to breatheTell me what it is you want from me and it s yours he promised Les pingouins nont jamais froid dangerouslyShe clutched at the front of his tunic and sank against him closing her eyes when his mouth captured hers It was always like this Possessiveevastating He knew how to make her melt into him how to steal her breath and fold himself around her until she couldn t think of anything but himThrough the slick heat and the unbelievable tightness gripping him Ailey was there When he shut his eyes he saw her faceMine he thought as the blood rushed through his skull For as long as she would have him To the ends of the earth if she needed him thereHe was a fool hide spoiler I rarely read romances but when I caught the words Tang Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone dynasty butterfly swords and woman warrior Iecided to give this a go And thankfully there were no Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. damsels inistress in this one Well the The Peoples Songs damsel hasistress but nothing she can t handle with her butterfly swords and just a little bit of help of a blonde barbarian Ai Li aka Aileyis on her way to marry Li Tao when she City of Big Shoulders discovers that her fiance is planning an uprising against her own father She runs away with hired bandits to escape her upcoming nupitals and report her newfound information to her father However Li Tao is not giving her up without a fight and Ai Li finds herself running for her life with a blonde barbarian sidekick The blonde barbarian Ryam is running himself from his own inneremons Despite being chased Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles down constantly by Li Tao s army and sword battling anyone in their path and even fighting each other the two fall in love But Ai Li is an important part of the Tangynasty Her virtue must remain inta I tried to read this sometime last year but my head was in the wrong place and I couldn t get started This time I was hooked after a few pages in Overall it was a fun read that soothed my My Name is Bob desire for geographical and culturaliverse HRs No Dukes hereAiley was a wonderful fierce heroine Brave confident and believed in her and her family s honor Ryam was an interesting hero a skilled fighter though he was a barbarian from land far away I id not feel like I got a great picture of his background He was a nomad from far western lands I liked him but he id have a tendency to feel sorry for himself and to Billy Bragg drown his problems inrinkThe writing was engaging and world building well Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary done I liked the romance It had sweet moments and the connection was believable Looking forward to in the series This was my first Jeannie Lin book and first Asian historical romance and it won t be my last Was hoping for this to be historical My bad of course and most of it was As I read Butterfly Swords I felt I was on a balancing act with likes andislikes Not that I idn t enjoy this book but at the same time I felt there was some glaring weaknesses that made this book falter With the old saying of opposites attract Princess Ai Li and Ryam truly come from ifferent walks of life One of the glittering royalty and the other of just fighting to survive Sparks truly fly when these two meet only burns brighter With Ai Li needing to get back to her family to warn them of The Majors Daughter danger and Ryam out to protect and make sure Ai gets there safety this on the road romancemartial arts story gets the reader a glimpse at the intrigues and shady allies whom would stab you in the back the moment your guard isown Jeannie Lin Miss Shumway Waves a Wand did a wonderful job of showing the reading how the silk roads effected the empire Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestDNF 45%That cover Please let s make one of the new romance trends to have kick butt ladies with swords gracing the covers It s a great aesthetic I think we can all agree chef s kiss I ve read a couple of Lin s books before the Pingkang Li mysteries and a collection of short stories that are all set in and loosely connected to her Tang Dynasty series I gravitated to this book because of its premise a girl running away from her evol fiance who s been trained in the art of blades and a White guy who s like a mercenary knight who s super attracted to her but I was a little worried about starting the book because the ratings are so lowI bought it anyway because I love my friends but sometimes they can be wrong lol and I was so sure I was going to love this Sadly Iid not It falls into the trap that a lot of these Harleuin historicals The Touch do where it just kind of feels bland and as one of my friends called it condensed It s like the book euivalent of eating oatmeal there s nothing offensive in it but it s also really plain and isn t as satisfying as juicy baconI was going to try to push through anyway but as I approached the halfway mark I found myself growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of chemistry between the two main characters and the slow plodding plot it s basically one of those books where the hero and heroine just wander around and I m not super into travel stories I also bought MY FAIR CONCUBINE by this author so I m hoping I might like that one better as this one was sadly a bust2 stars. Fe at cheap value Ai Li's innocent trust in him and honorable stubborn nature make himesperate to protect her which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly want.
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( EPUB Butterfly Swords ) BY Jeannie Lin – freewebdesing.com
Total romp Kick ass within reason sword wielding Emperor s On His Majestys Service daughter and white barbarian mercenary on a cross China flight from a warlord Tangle politics interesting I ve had mixed luck with Jeannie Lin s writing I either highly enjoy it or can t get into it at all This wasn t terrible but it couldn t keep my attention either I would still recommend her as an author but I would suggest some of her other works first Butterfly Swords is seturing a uniue time period in the Tang Dynasty in 758 AD China Ai Li the Different Class daughter of an emperor is betrothed to marry Li Tao a warlord This is an arranged marriage and one that Ai Lioesn t want because she has found out that her husband to be has plotted against her family and may have killed one of her brothers Ai Li has always been the The Essential Good Food Guide dutifulaughter but in this case she will Textbook of Wisdom defy her parents wishes and return to them and tell them what she knows regardless if she will beisgraced in their eyes As she s returning home she s set upon by thugs pretending to be bandits thanks to one of her father s lieutenants who wants to help her She runs off with this group of men uncertain of her future She trusts no one and will In Defence of Dogs disguise herself as a boy using her trusty butterfly swords to protect her seeing as she has been trained in the art of sword fightingThings become even complicated when Ai Li is almostrugged at a tavern She is saved from a blue eyed barbarian called Ryam who is cruelly nicknamed the White Demon Ryam is also skilled with a sword but has become an outcast since he s not a native of Ai Li s country He arrived in this land five years ago through the silk trade and has outlasted his welcome Even though Ai Li is grateful for his aid she is wary of him because he could be working for Li Tao But because Ai Li is a woman all alone she throws caution to the wind and asks Ryam for protection to be her bodyguard of sorts Ryam thinks Ai Li is very beautiful as well as eceitful He oesn t believe her when she says she comes from a family of tea merchants But against his better judgment Ryam will escort Ai Li home who he nicknames AileyAi Li and Ryam are surrounded by The City in Mind danger everywhere they turn And even though they re both skilled with their swords they must constantly be on their toes As they hurry on their travels they begin to know one another better and soon their attraction for one another grows into an explosive passion they know will not end well And when Ryam finally figures out who Ai Li is and who she s running from he s backed into a corner Ai Li is in a worse position whose parents areismayed over her behavior and refuse to listen to her pleas The only people she can turn to are her grandmother and youngest brother who are not powerful enough to stop Li Tao who is on his way to claim her Ai Li may have no choice but to exile herself away from all those she loves although Ryam is than willing to love and cherish her Revenge (The Red Ledger despite all the odds against themButterfly Swords is a very uniue story Jeannie Lin has written a rich tale and one amazing heroine in that of Ai Li who because of her strong nature will sacrifice so much because of theeep love she has for her family Not only No One Wants You does Ai Li have incredible fighting skills that put some of her male counterparts to shame but she refuses to sit back ando what s expected of her regardless of how wrong it may be Ai Li is a heroine with balls She stands up for herself and those around her knowing the outcome may end badlyAs for Ryam I found him to be a very weak character with no spirit and only his fighting skills to recommend for him I was very The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity disappointed in his portrayal I was very excited about the idea of an interracial romance but Ryam has no realepth or Penguins Poems for Life dimension He s the type of hero you can plunkown in any romance uring any time period He s of a wallpaper type character if anything Whereas Ai Li is amazingly written Ryam held no appeal or substance for me He seemed so out of place and I on t mean because he s a stranger in a strange land He s adeuate in his role but not much than that And when I reached the point where I wanted the main focus to remain Ai Li and her interactions with her family rather than with Ryam that became a big problem for me as a readerI also found Ai Li and Ryam s proclamations of love all too fast When Ai Li first meets Ryam she keeps her istance and rightly so because she oesn t know what Ryam s motivations are But then as the walk talk walk and talk some on their travels she suddenly has this epiphany that she wants Ryam above all else And this necessarily Divine Beauty doesn t have anything too with her physical attraction to him I just couldn t get a good sense on why she wants Ryam so muchThe ending is too pat and the conclusion of Ai Li and Ryam s HEA Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone didn t work for me I shook my head a few timesuring what is the final fighting sceneThe love scenes are well written and I very much enjoyed Ai Li s family and the setting But with the lack of chemistry between Ai Li and Ryam as well as Ryam not having enough Down to the Sea in Ships dimension I would say Butterfly Swords had merit but overall it missed the high points I had been anticipating 5 Stars for this breathtaking historical With only two historical novels published to her name Jeannie Lin has shot into my list of favorite authors after being totally and utterly captivated by the tale of love Tang Dynasty politics and the beautiful sensuality that she wields in her stories I pick. During China's infamous Tang Dynasty a time awash with luxury yet littered witheadly intrigues and fallen royalty betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding Miles from.
Ed up Butterfly Swords right after I was Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, done with The Taming of Mei Ling which was just a teaser into Jeannie Lin s capability in keeping readers enthralled by the magic that she creates with the words because simply put it was just utter and sheer magic that leaped out from each and every one of these pages as I read alongSet in 758 AD Tang Dynasty China this is the story of the sixth child and only girl of the Emperor of Chinauring the time Ai Li is on her way to meet her husband to be Li Tao a military governor in one of the provinces when she learns that her sense of honor would not let herself marry a traitor to the Emperor Though she knows that the conseuences of fleeing from Li Tao would be catastrophic with a sense of inborn courage Ai Li is all set to travel back to Changan the Imperial Capital when she comes across the foreigner commonly known as barbarian amongst the Chinese then who calls himself Ryam19 year old Ai Li has always had a sort of sixth sense when it comes to judging people And although her culture society and Dog Years decorumemands that she shun the warrior with blond hair and blue eyes her sense of honor and respect for a man who willingly put his life on the line to come to her rescue has her reuesting his help in returning to the Imperial cityRyam is a man who has got the wandering swordsman thing Chain of Fire down to a pat Following in his father s footsteps who had imbibed inrinking and foolhardy fighting after the loss of his beloved wife had been Ryam s way of life until he is recruited by Adrian a prince by his own rights who admires Ryam s mighty skill with the sword A mission that goes horribly wrong which had nearly killed Ryam in the process has left him with a terrible sense of guilt that clouds all his senses until the beautiful and enchanting Ai Li enlists his help and Ryam agrees against his better judgementFor the first time in Ai Li s life she gets to spend time with a man who listens to her values her opinions and has a way of making her feel things that she shouldn t feel for someone like Ryam and keeps messing with her head Ryam who has all the worldly experience under his belt when it comes to seduction and women finds himself for the first time smitten with a virgin who has no idea what she The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, does to him just by existingThough their attraction and the awareness that springs forth between them is an immediate one the sexual tension of the sizzling variety is a longrawn one which keeps the reader on tenterhooks awaiting that moment when Ai Li and Ryam would surrender and give themselves to each other Every single touch and look exchanged stokes the fire that burns between them making this a read worth savoring and sinking into just for the web of sensuality that surrounds the reader from the beginningAi Li and Ryam s journey towards happily ever after is not an easy one The intricate The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur details of the politics and the responsibilities that one shoulders in holding a position such as being the Emperor of a country as China comes to light as the story unfolds making this one of the most interesting historical romances that I have read toate It s always refreshing to read a historical that is not based in the UK involving the ton and the patriarch British society and Jeannie Lin has carved a place for herself as one of the uniue voices in the historical romance genreThere were numerous things I loved about this story Both Ai Li and Ryam s characters reel you in from the first encounter itself making you root for their happily ever after all throughout Ai Li has such a sense of honor ingrained into her that she is willing to forgo everything that she holds Maharaj dear just so that no shame would come to her family Ryam who is the exact opposite to Ai Li in each and every way just turns out to be the man who complements her in every way Though I would have loved to know about Ryam s past and where he came from nevertheless he makes for a pretty well rounded character whom I loved for his undeniable need for Ai Li and her touch that continues to sooth and arouse him at the same time And loved those sword fights between Ai Li and Ryam Iidn t know that fighting could end up being so eroticThe secondary characters that we meet along the journey are all interesting ones that Kuduz do notistract us from the actual main story I found my interest piued to find out about Adrian and his wife Miya who gave up the throne to become his wife And towards the end I found myself oddly intrigued and a little bit helplessly fascinated with Li Tao who comes out as a villain at the beginning and left me with mixed feelings towards the end I am hoping he would get his own story and that I would love seeing his cold and controlled self brought to his knees by a woman who is his match made in heaven Oh yes I am an evil evil woman who gets her fix from seeing heroes crumble to ust at the feet of the women they loveSince I loved this story so much I couldn t help but feel cheated out of an epilogue which would have one wonders for the story Though the ending as it is is not a bad one I would have loved seeing Ai Li and Ryam actually live through their happily ever after maybe have a couple of babies and experience all that comes along with finding your soul mate to share your life with you foreverI end my review with some of the scenes that just leapt out of the pages at me whilst I was reading that I just can t help but want to share with all of youview. Home with only her The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, delicate butterfly swords forefense she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue eyed warrior Battle scarred embittered Ryam has always held his own li.
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