Monday, January 19, 2009
Book Review: Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
Psy/Changeling series Book 3
A strong-willed, violated changeling wolf. An elite exiled Psy assassin. Two people touched with darkness will find the light together.
The third book in Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series, Caressed by Ice is about Judd Lauren and Brenna Shane Kinkaid, two characters we have met in the previous books. Brenna, after surviving the brutal kidnapping and torture she had suffered under the hands of the Psy Concil Member Enrique Santana, is now in the process of mending. However, her dreams are plagued with dark visions and her self-confidence shattered by her inability to shift fully into wolf form, she seeks solace and comfort in the most unlikely place, in the company of Judd Lauren.
Judd Lauren, renegade Arrow, is a Psy, cold, emotionless, pitiless. With his own mysterious past and powerful abilities, he knew he should stay away from Brenna. The leashing of his dark talents and the safety of everyone he loves lie in his ability to maintain Silence. But Brenna’s presence tempts him to test his limits and makes him want things he shouldn’t even crave.
Now, with a killer gunning for Brenna, attacks against changeling packs, and a program called Protocol 1 about to be launched, Judd has his hands full. But his greatest challenge would lie in the biggest step he will take: can he break silence and claim Brenna as his?
I love, love this book. I don’t know how Nalini Singh is able to make a character like Judd, cold, emotionally unavailable and still make him hot and sexy. Brenna and Judd are great characters. I like the development of their relationship, so sweet and poignant. I like Judd’s quiet steadiness, Brenna’s stubborn strength, and most especially the powerful, almost inexplicable attraction between two unlike individuals who has fostered a strange friendship that will metamorphosed into a true bonding that will be their salvation.
I highly recommend this book to anybody who likes sci-fi/fantasy romance.