The Blonde Samurai

  • by Jina Bacarr
  • Narrated by Isabelle Gordon
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Spring 1873: I arrived in Japan a virgin bride, heartsick and anxious beyond measure. Yet I embraced this perplexing world with my soul laid bare after uncovering an erotic, intoxicating power I hardly knew that I, Katie O'Roarke, possessed.
"Japan was a world away from my tedious Western existence, a welcome distraction from my recent marriage to a cold and cruel husband. But when James attacked me in a drunken rage, I could tolerate it no longer.... I had no choice but to escape into the surrounding hills. I awoke in the arms of Akira, a young Samurai, and it was he who took me to Shintaro, the head of the powerful Samurai clan.
"At first distrustful, Shintaro came to me every day for a fortnight until my need for him made my heart race at the very sound of his feet upon the wooden floor. He taught me the way of the Samurai - loyalty, honor, self-respect - and the erotic possibilities of inner beauty unleashed. It is his touch that shatters my virginal reserve, evoking danger and physical pleasures that linger beyond our fervent encounters.
"But James means to find me, to make me pay for his humiliation. I can no longer hide amongst the orange blossoms as rebellions rage, and as my own secret continues to grow...."


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Dreadful, Self-Importment, and Silly

This book seeks to present itself as Victorian erotica, in the then-popular style of memoir. However, throughout, the "writer" is clearly overcome by her own sense of self-importance, titillates with promises of erotic events to come that occur infrequently, and tells her story in a confusing way. Her too-frequent direct comments to her audience are so unbearably annoying that the listener simply has to grit her teeth and bear with them--if she is going to stick with the book at all.

I hung in with this book to the end, but really, "gentle listener"--save your money on this one.
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- Susan

There's a story in there somewhere..............

The idea of the story sounded so good, so different, that I thought that this would be a great addition to my audio library. Holy cow, what a mistake! I, gamely, hung in there for almost 2 hours to try to get past all the extraneous, explicit sex scenes, and finally decided that the story was actually, not even secondary to this author and book.

Way too bad, because the idea of the story was a terrific one, but, ruined.

Do yourself a BIG favor, save your credits and more importantly, your MONEY!! Pass on this one. I wish I had.
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- Erin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2010
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.