Review: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Review: Kiss of Snow by Nalini SinghKiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley on May 31, 2011
Pages: 415
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

The Delight

A stubborn alpha Changling wolf and a determined Psy female pack soldier come head to head at last.  The combustion that detonates in this story lays waste to hearts and more.

Review

I have been anticipating Hawke and Sienna’s story since book one and because of this I was nervous that it would let me down. But no, this one kept me reading and I had no desire to lay it aside.

From Hawke’s determination that he could never have a mate since his intended mate had died young plus he saw Sienna as too young and on through Sienna’s own powerful and deadly psy gift that wouldn’t be safe and would probably kill her soon enough, this was a captivating match. Talk about fighting for and against and in all that, fighting so hard for love. It was brilliant.

And if that treat were not enough, there is a secondary romance for Walker, Sienna’s uncle and the Snow Dancer pack healer, Lara. Loved seeing deserving Lara able to reach through Walker’s Silence and his hidden pain.

But see, there’s more. We have a certain baby sighting in the Dark River pack. Check-ins with other key side stories. And- War! It’s finally boiling over. Sides are being forced and it’s going to be ugly.

I am amazed more than I should be at this point with how much this author packs into her books- romance, setting and world, characters, action, and suspense. I continue to be thirsty for the next installment in the series.

 

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #82 PNR
Literary Pickers #78 linen closet
Mt. TBR #33
Series #10
Read All the Books #30

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About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • I really need to start reading this series. I’ve heard such great things about her books.

    • I kept thinking the same thing so I decided to make it my series challenge for the year. They are so great. You’ll love them when you get the chance, Mary.

  • I’ve only read a couple and I loved them. I have several that I got at a used bookstore, but I managed to put book 3 somewhere and I can’t find it. I really wanted to read them in order, but I might not be able to, cause sure as I bought book 3 again, I would find it! What number book is this do you know? I don’t think I have heard of this one before now. Happy you are enjoying them too!

    • Kiss of Snow is book ten. There are sixteen right now- well the sixteenth begins a spin-off series so its also number one if that makes sense. LOL

      Oh man! Of all the ones to have go missing. Book Three was a big favorite of mine. Yeah, maybe borrow it at the library because you don’t want to skip. Hope you like it as much as I did. 🙂

      • Okay, so now I want to tear my bedroom closet apart to try and find book 3! lol

        • Worth it!!!! LOL. Or at least for me. Until this book, it was my favorite of the series. 🙂

  • I really need to start this series. I know I have at least the first book on my kindle and I think it sounds so good. I am glad that you loved this one. Great review!

    • Yes, it is worth it. Great blend of future, paranormal romance and suspense. 🙂

  • It sounds like this author is really good at combining a lot of elements into one story! I’ve heard good things about the romances of her books, but also the general story and world-building. I’ve not read anything by her though. I hope you enjoy more of her books to come!

    Have a fantastic week, Sophia. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • You said it, Alyssa. She is a powerhouse author because of the way she combines the elements and offers up her developed romances. Hope you get a chance at either of her paranormal series. 🙂

      Thanks and you too!

  • I only tried Slave to sensations when it was released in French but it’s possible that I have more books in the series. I need to try

    • Oh, I hope so. I’m really loving these books, Melliane, and would love to see what you think of them. Book three was my favorite and now tie with this one.

  • oh I am so thrilled that you enjoyed this one so very much. I LOVED Hawke and Sienna together, and seeing them come together was amazing and Singh did a wonderful job working in all the dynamics of the story. Glad you had a fun time with this book.

    • I really did, Renee. Judd and Brenna’s story was my favorite up until now, but now they are tied. 🙂 I love this series and glad I picked it for the Series Challenge this year.

  • Oh I was curious about his book. I’m glad to see it lived up to expectations. And, ooo, baby sightings? Ee!

    • Yes! Full-steam ahead with no worries, Anna. This one was great. And yes, adorable baby and sweet moments of family time in the middle of everything else. 🙂

  • Pup-cubs!! I’m really glad you enjoyed this one too. I just love this series. There is always so much more than just the one couple’s story. 🙂

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I am really into it, Melanie. In fact, I want to almost start dragging my feet so I’ll still have all the goodies to look forward to- but I have no self-control. I have to know what happens next.

      Adorable pup-cubs!!!