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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,023 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Lowell Narrator: Robin Rowan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Donovans Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780061829789
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Wild and restless, Kyle Donovan has freed himself from the constraints of his family's high-powered gem-trading empire to rove the world as a treasure hunter. Now the president of Donovan International has given Kyle an assignment with explosive ramifications. A casehe must take.

When one of China's legendary cultural treasures isstolen, Lianne Blakely, a mysterious and beautiful jade expert, is accused of the theft. Its Kyle's job to get to the bottom of what could be a potential disaster for the Donovans as well as Lianne.

But Kyle finds himself irresistibly drawn to the exotic beauty and captivated by her fierce claim of innocence. Soon they are in dangerous pursuit of the real thief, drawn deeper into the perils of spiraling power plays, and linked by a passion as powerful as the lore of the ancient culture and as enduring as the splendor of the treasured jade.

"The Donovan family saga continues in spectacular fashion with Jade Island. Clear your calendar, you will want time to savor every word."

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hot love scenes, relentless suspense, and appearances by the noisy and affectionate Donovan clan keep the reader entertained.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The Donovan family saga continues in spectacular fashion with Jade Island. Clear your calendar, you will want time to savor every word.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Fast-paced and frankly sensual, this romance is peopled with intelligent, larger-than-life, yet appealing protagonists and a fascinating, well-plotted story that beautifully conveys the legendary mystique and appeal of jade as well as providing an insightful portrait of the overt and subtle differences between Eastern and Western cultures…Lowell’s many fans will be waiting.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] delicious tale of romantic suspense…Lianne is a marvelous heroine. An authority on ancient jade, she is quick witted, ambitious, bilingual, vulnerable in all the right ways, and, in spite of her petiteness, able to acquit herself admirably in physical confrontations. And Kyle, an ideal romantic adventure hero, is her match on all fronts.”

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  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C K | 2/16/2014

    " This is an author that I have read a lot of and have added her books to my 'keeper' book shelf. Most I have read at least twice and some even more than that. Always in depth characters that anyone can identify with on some level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 2/11/2014

    " This sequel is defintely better than the original mostly because stuff actually happens. The story and the background are great. The reader learns about the detailed relationships within Chinese society and they actually learn about the stone that is in the title. Lianne's relationship with the Chinese part of her family may seem odd to American readers, but it pays off in the end. The Donovan family comes off looking better than they did in Amber Beach, although I have to admit that the chemistry betwen Lianne and Kyle was a little lacking. References are made to the first book, but you don't need to have read the first one to understand this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/8/2014

    " Loved it! Just loved it! Little slow to begin with, there is just so much detail! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Turner | 2/8/2014

    " i accidentally read the third book of this four book series first. now i feel like i need to read the third one (pearl cove) again now that i know the back story and other characters better. i now check to make sure i am reading books in the order the author intended. lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/4/2014

    " This book is very typical of Elizabeth Lowell's Donovan family books - a young woman in need of protection, a Donovan family male (in this case Kyle) who signs on to protect her and prove her innocence, a lot of steamy bedroom scenes, and a lesson in Chinese jewels (in this case jade). This will be the last Lowell book I will read for a while as they have all become way too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Artha | 1/29/2014

    " This book was much better than book one. It had a good plot, good characters, the story flowed, she did not feel like she had to pound a particular point into page after page, however right when the romance starts flowing in this book and her last book she makes the woman get this attitude that it's over before it started. Hopefully she loses that in book three. Not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/29/2014

    " Great action packed story. Another Donovan brother everyone wants to know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/20/2014

    " 3.5 stars #2 in the Donovan Consulting series and I really liked it but there are a couple of things that kept it from being 4 stars. Lianne is the illegitimate daughter of a Chinese/American businessman and has never been acknowledged. She is a jade expert and hopes to win acceptance from his family through assisting them with jade trades with another company. Little does she know that she has been targeted to be the fall guy in an international conspiracy involving China and a centuries old jade death suit. Kyle Donovan is the younger brother in the Donovan family and is asked to get to know Lianne in order to find out where Lianne stands in the jade controversy. This is pretty predictable romantic suspense plot line, but Elizabeth Lowell handles it well. As in the previous story, there is more information on jade than anyone could possible want to know, and this drags the story down somewhat. I appreciate the peek into Chinese culture, the suspense is decent and the romance fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/19/2014

    " A great mix of romance and suspense. The only thing I would have to say negative would be that I learned way more about Jade than I wanted to and felt was necessary for the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/16/2014

    " Another in this series, which I enjoyed. I really like the information on Jade. I do enjoy reading about the character that I have read about in other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathi Sharp | 1/15/2014

    " Another winner from Elizabeth Lowell. Lianne and Kyle are not my favorite characters by Elizabeth Lowell but I would be happy to have them return in the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.J. England | 12/24/2013

    " Love those Donovans! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 12/20/2013

    " Elizabeth Lowell intertwines suspense, romance, society rules, ethnic tendencies and jade history/info into one very well written book. My second favorite book in the series which I will gladly read again in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 12/1/2013

    " As usual, Lowell's characters are realistic and likable, and her novels contain interesting tidbits of information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pioden | 12/1/2013

    " Bk 2 of Donovan International series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 11/26/2013

    " I really like the Donovans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 9/8/2013

    " Part of Northwest series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anju Lakhansingh | 8/27/2013

    " Again a reread......loved it even more the second time around! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/6/2013

    " good romantic suspense, 2nd in a series. Very Spicy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tonya. | 4/16/2013

    " Loved Hannah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/3/2013

    " This was the first book I read by this author and I absolutely loved it. Brilliant storyline. I've since read more of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markella | 11/29/2012

    " one of my favorite ones! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paulette | 9/30/2012

    " Pretty good. An awful lot of detail about Jade and pretty expected ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie Patt | 9/2/2012

    " Typical Elizabeth Lowell, mystery, romance, adventure "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 9/1/2012

    " I love Lowell's donovan series, love the setting of the jewelry industry, I enjoy the characters and mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/13/2012

    " Great romantic fluffy read...I read Pearl Cove first which isn't the best way to go but still it was very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 11/28/2011

    " read 01.20.07 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Hunter | 6/27/2011

    " This series is hot hot hot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/23/2011

    " this is a reread from years ago.. I love it.. I had to admit that this is a my guilty pleasure. It had a pretty good story that kept moving and a really great romance. Who wouldn't want Kyle to fall in love with them? Love Leanne!! Total BA. I know I know.. back to the Spooky "Historian" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/22/2010

    " I really liked this book. It was nice to have the bad guy or bad thing happening to the main character not be some off the wall serial killer. Plus, I like Chinese culture so it was interesting from that aspect also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 10/31/2010

    " As with her others, this book was exciting, interesting and very enjoyable. The characters are smart, and there is no sense that the author is just screwing with the reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paulette | 7/30/2010

    " Pretty good. An awful lot of detail about Jade and pretty expected ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markella | 1/8/2010

    " one of my favorite ones! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/27/2009

    " I love this series--great info about gems and the business, wonderful suspense, fabulous romance. Must reads for all romance lovers and those also those who enjoy Harlan Coban, John Grisham, Suzanne Brockmann, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 10/14/2009

    " Elizabeth Lowell intertwines suspense, romance, society rules, ethnic tendencies and jade history/info into one very well written book. My second favorite book in the series which I will gladly read again in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 10/5/2009

    " Fun...I liked this once since it tied the others in the series together a little better...I read them REALLY out of order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 6/6/2009

    " Typical Elizabeth Lowell, mystery, romance, adventure "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen | 1/7/2009

    " Another very good book. Lot's of mystery. Alot of interesting history to about the Chinese. Than there is Kyle. He had me as captivated as Jake did in #1. A very very good read!!! Can't wait to start Pearl Cove. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 7/5/2008

    " This series is hot hot hot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 3/9/2008

    " As usual, Lowell's characters are realistic and likable, and her novels contain interesting tidbits of information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/26/2008

    " Another in this series, which I enjoyed. I really like the information on Jade. I do enjoy reading about the character that I have read about in other books. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Lowell

Elizabeth Lowell’s acclaimed suspense novels include the New York Times bestsellers Blue Smoke and Murder, Innocent as Sin, The Wrong Hostage, Always Time to Die, The Color of Death, Die in Plain Sight, Running Scared, and Moving Target, as well as four books featuring the Donovan family: Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. She has more than thirty million books in print. She lives in Arizona and Seattle, Washington, with her husband, with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.