01 November 2010

Review + Giveaway: Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

Title: Play of Passion
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy/Changeling #9
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2010
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Edition: Paperback
In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it’s up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves—even if it means killing those who have 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 hot, sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home…

In the latest installment of the Psy/Changeling series we have the story of two members of the Snowdancer pack: Indigo and Andrew. Most of the book happens in the wolf pack territory and we finally get to meet most of the lieutenants and see how their hierarchy works.

As for the main couple, the thing I liked the most was how none of them were perfect, they both made mistakes. It was interesting seeing the dynamics between the two of them, especially since Indigo is a very strong dominant female and Andrew works outside the pack hierarchy plus almost nobody takes him seriously. These two make a very entertaining pair, and even though they go through some rough patches, at the end all of it was worth it.

We get some updates on other characters like Judd and Brenna (whose book is still my favourite of the whole series) and more importantly Sienna and Hawke. It was great reading the interactions between Sienna and Andrew, you can really see a new side of both characters and Andrew was really sweet. As for Hawke, I don't even know where to start with him but I think everyone who reads this book will see that his patience is at an end.

This is definitely a lighter book than the previous ones where we also find out some great new information like what happens when you finally find your mate but then you realize she/he already has a significant other.

This was a great addition to the series that gets you hooked from page one. Now I can't wait to read Hawke's book, I think almost everyone who has read this series is waiting for his book!

Memorable Lines:

"Is that leopard boy ... what's his name" - Andrew pretended to think - "that's right, Kit. Is Kit treating you right?" He murmured the question at a volume Hawke was certain to overhear, knowing full well he was throwing the cat among the pigeons.
"Drew," Sienna pulled back, fisting a hand on his chest. Her eyes sparked fire at him, and for an instant he could almost see through the dark brown of her contact lenses and to the night-sky eyes beyond. White stars on a spread of black velvet, it was said that the eyes of a cardinal Psy reflected the stark, sprawling beauty of the PsyNet.
Leaning down, he kissed her other cheek and - dropping his voice low enough that it would skate under even his alpha's acute hearing - said, "Give him hell, sweetheart. Then come tell me about it."

Previous Books:
1. Slave to Sensation
2. Visions of Heat
3. Caressed by Ice
4. Mine to Possess
5. Hostage to Pleasure
6. Branded by Fire
7. Blaze of Memory
8. Bonds of Justice - Review

Next Book:
10. Kiss of Snow (June 2011)


* I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.


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The Book Pimp Blogs said...

I'm reading this now so don't enter me. Love that the Changlings are back and I am enjoying this book so much more than the last 2. That Drew sure is a charmer. Be hard to resist that big bad wolf for long.

Anonymous said...

Eeek! What a quote! I've fallen a little behind in the series in terms of really concentrating on reading word for word. I've skimmed the last two, but I'm really excited about Play of Passion! I've been rereading Nalini's Archangel series just to get into the Singh Mood. :)

stacey said...

I Want all the Series sounds so good.

dor said...

This sounds like a great wolf read. Light reads are nice. Must get into the series. Thanks for the review.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Stacy (Chllybrd) said...

I havent read any of the books in this series yet. Looks good though, will have to add them to my TBR pile

Andrea I said...

I haven't read any of this series, but it is on my TBR list.


Stephmartin71 said...

Great post and giveaway. It would be awesome to win this, I love this series.

Stephanie said...

I love this whole series and would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

I've not yet read any of this series, but have been keeping it on my list for a while! Thanks for the insight you've shared! Hopefully I get to read the series soon!

Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed your review and loved the quote. Play of Passion sounds like a great story.

Pamk said...

omg I am so so looking forward to hawkes book. great review. and thanks for the chance to win this one.

Kristen said...

I havent had a chance to read this series yet but I have heard great things about it!! Great review

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donnas said...

Great review. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Great review! I love all of Nalini's books and she has yet to disappoint me

jmspettoli said...

I've read Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter books and loved them! I definitely want to try this series out as it looks awesome!

Diane said...

I love both of Nalini's series, she does a great job!

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