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Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
I’m a huge fan of the Psy-Changeling series and they just keep getting better for me. This series has been building up to the fall of Silence and the separation of the Psy Council and this books has some very interesting developments in this story arc. I love how complex this series has gotten as the world has changed and started pushing at the edges of the accepted parameters. Things are really starting to amp up with the Psy and I can’t wait to see where this goes. We also got more of the BlackSea changeling “pack” and I’m really excited to have some water changelings! I’m absolutely fascinated by this concept.
Nalini Singh always writes an emotional story and Kiss of Snow is no exception, especially when it comes to Hawke and Sienna’s romance. I wasn’t sure how things would work out considering Hawke lost his mate as a child. It was obvious how deeply Sienna loves and she knew she couldn’t stay away from Hawke even if she would never have all of him. Not only do they have their pasts creating obstacles but they have outside forces like Pure Psy and Ming creating problems. There was a lot of push and pull from Hawke and his possessive behavior is by far the strongest of any changeling Singh has written so far. Because of this, he tweaked my nerves every once in awhile, especially in the beginning before he gives into a relationship, but you can’t doubt his devotion to the people he cares about.
We also get a side romance with the Lauren family patriarch, Walker, and SnowDancer’s healer, Lara. Walker has been a bit of a mystery man throughout as we’ve gotten to know the other Lauren family members. So I was really excited to get more info on Walker because he has that still waters run deep thing going on. He made Lara really work to get him to break his barriers but once he does, oh boy, did I love Walker. His secrets from his time in the Net are so sad and poignant and really reveal the true heart of Walker.
5 stars – loved it!
Heroine was abused in the past (referenced, off page)
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.
Published by Berkley on May 31, 2011
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