The Lotus Palace Mysteries, Book 1
Heat Factor: It takes Lord Bai a couple of encounters before he masters Advanced Consent
Character Chemistry: Yue-ying sees right through Bai Huang, and it’s good for him
Plot: A courtesan is found murdered, so a minor lord and a servant from the pleasure quarter team up to crack the case
Overall: This was a fabulous read—gripping mystery, interesting setting, lush writing, great characters—but I am conflicted about the relationship.