Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Tantor Audio
Released on June 22, 2011
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Fire and Ice! That is how I think of the she-wolf and the deadly Psy who dance around each other and create some amazing sparks. Re-listening to this series for the Books of My Heart Readalong continues to have me eager to pick up each new installation in the series.
Caressed by Ice is the third installment in the series that work best read in order. When I saw that two intriguing characters that were part of the first two books were to get their story, I was down for that. The story does many things including following up some disturbing events in book one, ongoing troubles within the Psy race and between the Psy and Changeling races, and offering up a tough fought opposites romance.
Judd Lauren is the ice-cold Psy gone rogue with his family living with the wolf changelings who gave them sanctuary. Judd is barely tolerated and feared because the changelings know a lethal predator when they meet one even if they don’t know exactly how much darkness surrounds him. Judd’s Psy designation is secret as are the nature of his gifts- telepathic and telekinetic . He was one of the elite Arrow assassins. He is one who must embrace Silence for the safety of everyone around him because his gifts unleashed would destroy easily.
Brenna barely survived being captured by a Psy sociopath who was telepathic and now is just picking up the pieces. Very few in the pack, including her annoying over-protective brothers, are allowed near her. It is disturbing to her that the unemotional and untouchable Judd is one of those few. His darkness does not scare her. He has helped her, but he wants to keep his distance. Brenna pushes to keep him close. She can’t explain why she wants to break through his icy Silence, but she does.
Meanwhile, a ghost works to sabotage the Psy council’s plans for a Protocol implant that would further enslave the race, intruders trespass on the Snow Dancer pack land, and someone has murdered one of their own and is stalking Brenna. Judd now works with the Ghost, but his attention is divided as he has a need to protect the brave she-wolf even as she is determined to prove that she can take care of herself.
I just knew that Judd and Brenna’s story would be riveting for me. I loved the idea of this pair together. The earlier psy characters had non-lethal psy gifts so I was curious about Judd. Then there is Brenna who was nearly broken and has come back a long way. Fun how a book about an unemotional character can still be sweltering and passionate and neat how she can break her characters and have them rebuild themselves even stronger. Kudos to Nalini Singh for that.
Angela Dawe has her finger on the pulse of this series and continues to narrate the characters beautifully. She gives the Psy their emotionless voices without making them lose their human individuality and she gives voice to growing cast of wonderful characters of all races and personalities.
Things in the overall series are really getting interesting. I can’t wait to see what happens next and who will get their story.
Mt TBR #31
Library Love #3
About the Book
Brenna, a she-wolf Psy, was abducted by a serial killer – and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and Council defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity in the third installment in Singh’s breathtaking Psy-Changeling series.
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