Series: Psy-Changeling #11
Published by Berkley on May 29th 2012
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Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past—one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.
For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle.
Their coming together is an inferno…and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.
I’d honestly say that I liked this book for the sheer number of Hawke and Sienna interactions than anything else (because damn, I just can’t get enough of them), though I also liked the insight that Nalini Singh provides on mating and bonding – and their necessity in facilitating a ‘true’ relationship using the example of poor Adria and Riaz. This had been my worst fears in Kiss of Snow and while I’m so happy that Hawke and Sienna got their HEA, I’m glad this was addressed in this book and answered in a way that did not make anything else other than a mating bond second best.
The Pure-psy /changeling war juggernaut rolls on in this particular book, although it doesn’t look like the animosity between Hawke, Sienna and Ming is coming to a head as yet.