Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
Caressed by Ice
by Nalini Singh
Pros: Sexy and Scintillating
Nalini Singh just keeps getting better and better, as she proves in her third novel of the Psy-Changelings, Caressed by Ice.
This has been a solid series all along. Each novel builds on the extremely well developed world the author has created, and introduces new and interesting characters. And she keeps coming up with even more creative ways for her Psys and Changelings to get together.
Caressed by Ice is the story of Judd Lauren, one of a family of Psy who dropped out of the Net even before the events of the first novel took place. Judd is the most Silenced of all the Psy heroes or heroines thus far. He is fully immersed in the protocol and totally emotionless, a “man of ice.”
But he has a hard time resisting Brenna Kincaid, a wolf Changeling and previously a victim of a sociopathic Psy who tortured her with intent to kill. Brenna is a fighter, so she works hard to pull her life back together, but her trials have left their mark upon her.
Against all odds, Judd, another Psy, is the only one who really makes her feel safe. Not to mention, she wonders just how much heat it will take to melt the man of ice….
Judd wants to let Silence go and allow himself to feel so that he can be the man Brenna needs, but the protocol has its claws in him so deeply he’s not sure he can. On top of that, his natural psychic talents are so dangerous that some control is needed. He’s afraid that if he drops Silence altogether, terrible things will happen.
Judd and Brenna work hard to be together, and the sexual and emotional tension continues to build. These characters are very well developed – they really feel like real people – and the reader cannot help but agonize along with them as to how they are going to achieve their happily ever after.
Most sexy heroes are highly emotional – explosive tempers and hotly sensual. The author does an incredible job here of creating a very sexy, tough and dangerous hero who is as controlled as they come. He truly is the Man of Ice, and yet, oh so hot!
This series is a winner and highly recommended by this reviewer. Do yourself a favor and pick up Caressed by Ice today!