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Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #9
Published: November 2, 2010 by Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
In his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it’s up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who’ve lost control of their animal halves – even if it means killing those who’ve gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage – to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite…and who threatens to enslave his wolf.
Lieutenant Indigo Riviere doesn’t easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind – and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash…but she hasn’t counted on Drew’s will.
Now, two of SnowDancer’s most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hotly sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home.
Another amazing addition to this series by Nalini Singh, though I might be a bit biased as this is my favorite series. I loved the intricate balance of human vs animal in the changelings and this is one of the best descriptions/unity of two halves that I have ever come across in my paranormal romance reading.
I’ve really liked Drew in the previous books so I was excited to have his story. He’s that perfect blend of cocky and charming without being annoying; you know that all his charm comes with the best of intentions and that he really cares for his pack. He’s always a sounding board for pack or a place of comfort if they needed it and I loved his courtship of the tough Indigo and how he was so sneaky and determined to have her.
Indigo was a great character as well, though I liked Drew a bit more. I admired Indigo’s tough demeanor and her protective instincts toward her pack but sometimes she was too tough. Indigo is pretty stubborn and unbending, but I understand why Singh portrayed her as she was. Singh has always done an phenomenal job of blending the human and animal sides of her changeling characters and in this case, Indy is a fiercely dominant female wolf. I still liked her and once she learns to start bending she’s so sweet with Drew. I would have liked Indigo to lighten up just a little bit. She’s so hard on Drew and she pounces on any little dominance mistake he makes. Drew knows he has to make some comprises and learn to adjust for Indy but I felt like Indy wasn’t as open to doing the same for Drew.
5 stars – loved it!
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