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The early summer of 1892 brought a heavy rainy season that year in Japan. Plum Rain, the Japanese called it, because it comes when the fruit bulges with ripeness and promise. Like a young girl reaching womanhood.A girl like me.In the ancient Japanese tradition of beauty and grace, sex and erotic fantasies are hidden secrets that only a select few may learn, and which are fThe early summer of 1892 brought a heavy rainy season that year in Japan. Plum Rain, the Japanese called it, because it comes when the fruit bulges with ripeness and promise. Like a young girl reaching womanhood.A girl like me.In the ancient Japanese tradition of beauty and grace, sex and erotic fantasies are hidden secrets that only a select few may learn, and which are forbidden to foreigners. But when a threat to her father's life puts her own in jeopardy, young Kathlene Mallory is sent to live in safety at the Tea House of the Look-Back Tree, where she is allowed to glimpse inside the sensual world of the geisha.During the years of her training in the art of pleasuring men, Kathlene's desires are awakened by the promise of unending physical delights, and she eagerly prepares for the final ritual that will fulfill her dream of becoming a geisha — the selling of her virginity. The man willing to pay for such an honor, Baron Tonda, is not the man for whom Kathlene carries a secret longing, but he is the man who will bring ruin to the teahouse, and danger to Kathlene, if he is disappointed…....

Title : The Blonde Geisha
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ISBN : 9780373605101
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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The Blonde Geisha Reviews

  • Nicole Bunge
    2019-04-16 20:13

    I don't know how the author can be a "sexspert" and live in Japan and yet somehow know nothing about geisha.Geisha were not high class prostitutes, or courtesans, and were not obsessed with sex - that's an age-old Western misconception that she does nothing to dispel and everything to reinforce.She doesn't even bother to deal with the training period geisha go through, just skips to the (quote unquote) good part about selling virginity - and a sex-obsessed western 18-yr-old girl hiding in a teahouse. And the idea that geisha run around with expensive kimono with nothing underneath- and *oops* their obis just always come undone... good grief.And even that... she doesn't get it on but one time at the end of the book, so it's not even a proper erotic novel.If you want a one-night read and don't care about reinforcing stereotypes of Asian women (and no, I'm a white girl writing this) and mockeries of other cultures histories and traditions - be my guest. But this is pulpy trash, I was severely disappointed.(copied from my paperbackswap review)

  • Granny
    2019-04-12 17:07

    Overwritten blather.When erotica is boring, it is either badly written or one has become old and irrevocably jaded.I am middling old; the book is badly written. Ho Hum. Phooey.

  • Sarah Mac
    2019-04-08 20:16

    Awful. Just...AWFUL. Stilted, cheesy, poorly-written dreck that makes VC Andrews look like William Shakespeare. I can't even summon the will for a proper snarky review. (Yeah, one of those books. Bleh.)Thank you & goodnight.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-23 15:07

    I know a lot of people compare this to Memoirs of a Geisha, and many of the low ratings are due to the fact that they didn't know it was an erotic/naughty book. Bypassing both of those, I still didn't think it was great. First of all, if those unsuspecting readers think this is too naughty and heavy erotica, they haven't read JR Ward or Emma Holly or a host of many other actual erotic writers. I found the FEW sex scenes in here seriously lacking. They weren't hot and they weren't steamy, they were more matter of fact descriptions of the action. Not enough feeling: anger, love, etc. As for the geisha portion of this book, I have already read Memoirs so I skimmed the descriptions and background stories of geisha. It doesn't describe it as well as Memoirs because it is not meant to be an insight into the geisha world like Memoirs. Therefore, it turns out to be a book that falls short of both geisha insight and erotica....I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Claire
    2019-04-02 20:09

    This book was recommended to me because I liked Memoirs of a Geisha .. WOW was this different. The author's writing is really annoying. She uses the same adjectives and nouns over and over and there really isn't any variety. The story was just so-so and while the few main characters were somewhat developed, those around them were hardly well-written.

  • Colleen
    2019-04-18 19:19

    Quite possibly the worst book I’ve ever read. I skimmed through the entire book only because I was kind of intrigued by how poorly written it was (and to see how often the author would use the phrase “honorable penis”). It was like not being able to look away from a terrible car accident. Horrible!

  • Tarawhite
    2019-04-08 13:29

    I like the idea of the geisha experience, but after reading Memoirs of a Geisha, this book just didn't ring true. A sexy read, but I felt like I knew too much to really enjoy it.

  • Kenya0306
    2019-03-26 18:03

    The book clearly states EROTIC NOVEL under the title so i don't know how any of the other reviews didn't see that, but okay. You can't compare a book like this that mainly focuses on a gaiji 'foreigner' and not a native born Japanese girl like in Memoirs of a Geisha. It just doesn't compare to it and isn't fair to the author. You should look at this book as its own. I thought The Blonde Geisha was an enjoyable read. It's not horrible but it's also not great. The reason I gave it four stars is because I approached it as an English book, not a Japanese one. I believe the only people that can actually accuse this book of anything of the culture it's trying to represent are people who have been studying Japanese for the past 5 years or more of their life, native born or the Japanese themselves. If you're none of the above then your views of their culture may be wrong. There's a lot to their culture and if Memoirs of a Geisha taught anybody something, that is that it takes YEARS to become a Geisha. I'm sure the author skipped over it because this book is technically not all about the culture, it's about the main character falling in love and the EROTIC stuff that happens in-between that.It's not a book about becoming a Geisha but about a blonde foreigner who falls in love and happens to be in Japan and hiding out in a Geisha house. Pick it up thinking that then it shouldn't be that bad of a read.

  • Jean St.Amand
    2019-03-30 20:20

    Poorly written crap. Silly smut. Should have counted the number of times the word ''penis'' was in this book. If you want a quick, smutty read that seems to have been written by an amateur, this is the book for you. Seems like it was probably self-published because I can't imagine anyone professional agreeing to publish this.

  • Eva
    2019-04-21 16:29

    I really read it till the end because it is in my character to read the book till the end but I really wanted it to end fast. I like erotic novels, I really do. But this was too much. I mean that this whole book is almost without any real and good story, it is only around thinking of sex and nothing else. Talking of sex, thinking of sex - that was all I saw in this book and it got on my nerves pretty soon. If the author would concentrate more on deeper story and almost like each page wasn't about sex, that would be different! But this? I can give only one star.

  • Szatkowski Maciej
    2019-04-09 14:04

    I wasn't able to finish this book. Or maybe I didn't want to waste more time on it? But I count it as read, because I don't intend on reading any further. It's bad. It's cheesy. Part of my opinion is probably because I didn't know it was erotic novel tbh, but even taking it into account it's just badly written and boring. I don't recommend this book to anyone except for maybe horny teenage girls. And please don't use it as a source of knowledge about Japanese culture.

  • Jessi
    2019-04-22 13:29

    i never finished reading this book. mostly because i could not take any more of the "geisha are sex-obsessed" mindset. if you are going to write about another country, & certain cultures within that country, please do your research. also, not sure where the erotic part fits in. there was a little "dirty talk", but not anything really erotic, in my opinion.disappointed

  • Jenna Fresco
    2019-04-17 19:04

    Don't let this book fool you, in that, it is VERY...umm...picturesque. XD I'm not sure if it's completely factual according to the way the geisha life is described, but of course, the geisha world is very much of a mystery itself. I will say the plot is somewhat shallow and I don't like the lack of morals, but hey, what can be done? It IS an erotic novel...

  • Samantha
    2019-03-30 21:04

    I didn't realize this book was an erotic fiction until after i started realizing how nasty it was, then looked on the cover and realized what it was... The book overall was kind of funny though. I would reccommend it to friends that want a great laugh. I like the setting though.

  • Erin
    2019-04-08 17:19

    Hated this book-DO NOT READ

  • Sarah
    2019-04-06 17:02

    Totally thought would be more Memoirs of a Geisha-so not. DIRTY DIRTY Book!

  • Nicole
    2019-04-22 16:23

    Whoa...

  • Rex
    2019-04-16 21:27

    Didn't realize when I got it that it was an Erotic Novel.

  • Lynette Lark
    2019-04-23 20:28

    I had to read it twice.

  • Monicaa
    2019-04-10 18:14

    Memorie di una geisha in versione "hot" Ho imparato che, se voglio qualcosa di veramente giapponese, mi leggo un libro di Kawabata, di Mishima o di Tanizaki.

  • Oracleofdoom
    2019-03-26 19:15

    Where to begin? The inconsistent characterization? The horribly flowery purple prose with the most ridiculous metaphors and euphemisms I've ever seen? The sexual double standards? The unrealistic anatomy of every male character introduced?There are some extremely minor, inconsequential spoilers within.I picked up the book expecting something light and fluffy, but it had been a while since I'd read a truly erotic novel. She manages to write one with the main character not having sex until the novel is 3/4 of the way over, although there are plenty of elaborate sexual fantasies. More than I think is normal, but that's forgivable, seeing as it's an erotic novel.The metaphors are ridiculous. They might not be that bad if they weren't so frequent, but they're constant, and they're painful. I read some aloud to my english major husband, and he was groaning in horror. I mean, come on, moon grotto? Dear little slit? Most honorable penis? How can anyone read a phrase like that and find it erotic? How can anyone find it anything but laughable?Every male character in the novel is enormously well endowed, too. And extremely handsome. There are no ugly men in this book. And there are no, ahem, small men.I found the main character to be incredibly inconsistent. First, she desperately wants to have sex and desperately wants to become a geisha. She sees them as sexually liberated, yet also believes their job is to please men. Let's set aside the fact that geisha were not prostitutes. In this book, they're prostitutes. When it comes time for her to "sell spring" she's suddenly not for sale and will only make love to a man she loves. What was up with the servant boy she almost slept with only a very short time earlier? She wasn't in love with him. I suppose it's POSSIBLE that she's simply painfully stupid rather than inconsistent.Also, I don't know ANY woman who has become aroused by the sight of a man they barely know exposing himself. Let's pretend it's not going to make most women fear they're about to be raped. That sight alone is not gonna do it. In fact, if anything, it's a turn off. But every female in this novel seems to be deeply turned on by the sight alone of a man's equipment. Yeah, right. I don't buy it.

  • Mimi
    2019-04-16 16:26

    I don't know what to rate it and still be fair to people who might want to read it. It's not a bad book, just one that you probably won't like if you don't like historical romances, descriptions of sex, and blonde heroines. I've never been to Japan, know nothing about the Geisha lifestyle, and found it vaguely fascinating, I just couldn't wrap my head around the language. But hey, different place and time.I'm the kind of person who shouldn't read erotica because I find that too many vivid descriptions of sex ruin the actual romance. Then again, you'd find worse in Richelle Mead's adult books. So read at your own risk I guess.The last thing is that the story itself is supposed to be told in first person, but it switches points of view throughout the novel. This was a little confusing at first because the main character clearly states she's telling you a story, but she wouldn't have known what all the other characters were thinking, so it was kind of unnecessary. To be less polite though, guys this is not for the faint of heart. Unlike normal romance stories, or even erotica, there's no real or realistic love story. if you believe you can fall in love in three days, then this is the story for you. But while reading it, keep an open mind because sex was apparently viewed differently in 1892 Japan then it ever was in the United States. It's an art, not a sex trade. It's traditional, not a cheap way to sell your body. It's honorable, not sleezy, or it's supposed to be. Whether or not you'll like it is entirely up to you. But as this is my review, I found the whole thing a bit out there. What redeemed it was the descriptions of a culture I didn't know anything about. When you read it, you can get a clear picture of the time. I can't quite decide if the romance was at all romantic. And I don't understand why the main character was thought of as so beautiful since she wasn't actually Japanese. You'd think that was a disadvantage. But other than that, it wasn't a complete waste of time.Maybe you'll love it, maybe you won't, but I tried to stay neutral. It definitely gives you a few things to think about.

  • Ingrid Fasquelle
    2019-04-15 13:13

    Pour autant que Jina Bacarr ait approché de très près le monde secret et fermé des geishas, elle n'en donne qu'une représentation très réductrice et décevante au travers de l'histoire de sa jeune héroïne, Kathlene Mallory. Me serais-je laissée séduire à tort par une quatrième de couverture trop prometteuse ?! Sans doute. J'avais pourtant trouvé originale l'idée qu'une jeune Américaine puisse pénétrer ce milieu fermé, secret et devenir après un long parcours initiatique une geisha à part entière. C'eut été du jamais vu, du jamais lu ! Bien sûr, je m'imaginais bien lire un roman romanesque, c'est bien ce à quoi il faut s'attendre d'une édition Harlequin, mais j'espérais également qu'il traite du choc culturel et de la différence des mentalités. J'aurais apprécié obtenir des détails quant à l'éducation stricte et l'apprentissage des geishas. Mais non ! Dans ce roman, il n'y a aucune référence à la cérémonie du thé, pas plus d'ailleurs qu'à l'art si particulier du maquillage ou de la coiffure... L'histoire, même pas divertissante, ne décolle pas et tient davantage des rêveries érotiques d'une adolescente obsédée par la découverte de son corps et de la sexualité. Une réelle déception.

  • James Sarah Madison
    2019-04-17 21:13

    I didn't realize this was a romance novel, so that may color my opinion heavily. I listened to this on audiobook, and I had simply added this to my ipod based on the title alone. Oftentimes this works out for me, and I read books I otherwise wouldn't have and discover new authors. This time the discovery was not positive.I don't usually read romance novels, but on rare occasion I have read some well researched and well written ones. If only this book had been either! The Blonde Geisha was TERRIBLE in my opinion. If it had been a physical book I would have thrown it across the room. As it was after several days of listening to it in the car I finally gave myself permission to turn it off and NOT finish it. I can count on one hand the number of books I have ever NOT finished! Seriously. I even finished the entire '50 Shades of Grey' Trilogy. I have to assume that the author, Jina Bacarr, did little or no research for the book. The historical inaccuracies were glaring, and kept pulling me out of the story. The writing failed to be immersive as well.

  • Samantha Sun
    2019-03-29 13:07

    Jina Bacarr's The Blonde Geisha is a story penned in passion and written as if the pages of her novel were pristine rice paper walls that are silently turned back to let us see the sensual tale of erotic discovery unfold as we travel back to 1890s Japan. From the once upon a time of innocent erotic exploration to the explicit education of the soon-to-be geisha to the passionate journey of self discovery and personal power found when surrendering to the other half of your heart. Author Jina Bacarr takes her readers into the geisha world, behind the paper screen walls, and shows them what the forbidden world of a geisha is like. On the other hand, I found that Jina completily manipulated the truth. No foreigner could've been a geisha and for her to do such things, it was disrespectful in a way. Still a good book though.

  • Nicole
    2019-03-27 13:11

    Der erotische Roman spielt im Japan um 1890 und handelt von der Tochter eines Amerikaners, die unbedingt eine Geisha werden möchte. Als ihr Vater, weil er den Zorn des Prinzen auf sich gezogen hat, Japan überstürzt verlassen muss und er sie auf seiner Flucht nicht mitnehmen kann, gibt er sie zu ihrem Schutz in ein Teehaus, wo Ihre Ausbildung zur Geisha beginnt.Ein wenig schade ist, dass das falsche Bild einer Geisha durch solche Romane weiter vertieft und verbreitet wird, denn in der Realität spielt Erotik und Sexualität bei einer Geisha keine Rolle. Wenn ich das mal außer Acht lasse, war das Buch meiner Meinung besser als seine durchschnittlichen Bewertungen. Auch die erotischen Szenen waren definitiv mit deutlich besseren und abwechslungsreicheren literarischen Mitteln beschrieben als bei Shades of Grey.

  • Kumii
    2019-04-26 21:13

    I actually read this as a school project back when it released because there was no other book at the time. Can you just imagine the progress and "what's happening so far" questionnaire answers I had with the content of this novel? xDI don't like the story overall but I gave it four stars because simply of it was written as an erotica/smut novel and that's exactly what it was. The story overall did not capture the meaning of a geisha in any sense and believe me, I know my Japanese culture and language.If you'd like a "hey-I-have-nothing-to-do-atm-and-feels-like-reading-smut" type of book, this would be a perfect choice! (^w^)v

  • Dulce Brito
    2019-04-17 13:01

    "Fantasías Escondidas" o la Geisha rubia, trata sobre la vida de una chica que toda su vida a soñado con ser Geisha, pero por ser americana y rubia no puede, hasta que un día su vida y la de su padre corre peligro y su Papá le pide a una vieja "amiga" que es dueña de una casa de té que la resguarde mientras el huye, y se queda en la casa de té como "ayudante" esta muy padre la historia y diferente! :) super recomendable para mayores de 18 ;)

  • Carmie Thomas
    2019-04-25 13:21

    It was a good story...very mysterious...I think it was very gripping there were alot of time where I was like "I gotta know what happens next!!!" at times i wouldnt put it down. Now if you're looking for a book similar to Memoirs of a Geisha this is not the book. the writer at times seems to have the life of a geisha mixed up with a courtesian...But like i said the story was great!

  • Jordyn McCrary
    2019-04-11 14:17

    I went into this with a very open mind, despite some not so great reviews.It seemed like an interesting premise, which it was, it was just badly executed. It reads like a 15 year old boys porn fan-fiction, I can't say I was very impressed. I'm sorry, but I can not, in sound mind, recommend this book to anyone with any real taste.