Book Review: Caressed By Ice by Nalini Singh

Book: Caressed By Ice by Nalini Singh

Published September 2007 by Berkley Sensation|352 pages

Where I Got It: I borrowed the paperback from the library

Series: Psy-Changeling #3

Genre: Adult Romance/Paranormal Romance

Nalini Singh explores new heights of sensuality, returning to the world of the Psy – where two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts…

As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins – cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna…

Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted – and had her mind violated – by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives…

I really liked this one!  It seems like this is one where people seem to fall in love with the series, and after reading it, I can see why!

So far, this one is probably my favorite, and I really liked Brenna and Judd.  It’s nice to see a book that follows one of the changlings, instead of one of the Psy.  Not that we don’t get chapters from Judd’s perspective, because we do, but the previous two books followed Psy, and I liked the change in perspective.

We learn a lot about Silence Protocol and Psy Net, and I liked seeing that.  There’s a lot that we haven’t seen yet, and this book really gave us a lot of world-building.  I honestly want more of it, at least in some of the books that follow. We also see a lot of behind the scenes stuff with the council, and there is part of me that hopes we see a little more of that as well.  It doesn’t have to be in every single book, but there’s a lot that we see in Caressed By Ice that we haven’t seen yet.

I really like this world, and I especially like Brenna and Judd together.  I don’t know that I could pick a favorite couple, of the three we’ve seen so far, but they are an interesting couple.  I mean, Judd doesn’t want to break silence because of what it will do, and I don’t blame him, but it should be interesting to see Judd in the future, with everything that happens in this one.

I think I’m going to keep this one short.  I don’t have a lot to say about Caressed By Ice, and I know it’s part of a long series, so short may be good (at least for now).

4 stars.  I really Caressed By Ice, and I liked how much we learned about the world.  I also really liked Brenna and Judd together.

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