Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley, Sensation
Released on June 4, 2013
I am not so sure this review will do justice to such an outstanding book. I am not sure I can review this without giving some spoilers away even it they are only the names of the hero and heroine. This book rocked my world beyond anything I was expecting and puts this author totally on my auto-buy list. The book is pricey for even my buying habits, but what you get for your money far surpasses anything you will have ever read. This book is the twelfth book in the Psy-Changling series. I highly recommend you read the series before you get to this one. There are a lot of references to past events that are not retold that build why these characters are the way they are.
The story is as old as time. As young minors, these two lovers have know each other from their souls, not what the world sees in their abilities. Singh, weaves their lives together until a tragic event tears them apart. Now only one thing consumes the hero, finding the young girl he should have no emotions for and protecting her for the rest of her life.
The story opens up and you are left to wonder at the hero’s intentions. Does he want to hurt the heroine? Does he want to save her? Without emotions, can he do either of these things? Or do emotions, no matter how suppressed play a factor into what happens to the woman he supposedly has saved. The beautifully written words weave you back and forth for such a long time, you don’t have a clue as to the hero’s intentions and it has you reading faster to find out. The mystery will drive you insane, but at the same time have you applauding Singh’s masterful use of intrigue to keep you coming back for more.
You are on a journey through emotions that the Psy should not have, revenge, redemption, love, hate, desire, anger, passion…this book has it all and it builds upon each other from page to page, drawing you into this high-stakes world where you really don’t know if there can be a HEA. While the Psy are described as cold, I felt anything but cold reading this story.
So I said a lot but told you nothing. I did that on purpose as I can’t give away anything about this book to someone just starting this series. I highly recommend you read the entire series, even the books I didn’t care for because each one builds up to the coming events in each book. I didn’t think Nalini Singh could top Kiss of Snow, but she did it. And now I have a new hero and heroine to sigh over and dream about.
Reviewed by Shari