I’m slowly moving on with my reread of the Psy – Changeling series, by Nalini Singh and I arrived at Hostage to Pleasure.
Being on book five in a fifteen books series, is a achievement.
And since I am still aiming for the fifty reviews in a year…..
I could not not review Hostage to Pleasure for you!
Point to be made before the review : I will fail the fifty reviews goal, if I go on like that. But at least I’m still trying!
And now for Hostage to Pleasure….
I was so excited to start rereading it, but I did not get carried away by it. At least not as much as I was hoping.
We learn more things about the Psy race and their Council, but we also learn about Dorian. About that latent sentinel, who never gives up.
Ashaya is one more flawed heroine, but this time, we see the woman saving the hero.
Thing is, Nalini may be writing characters who change throughout the book, but most of the time, it’s the woman that needs to be saved. It’s usually the woman that needs to take bigger steps to meet the man. And while the man changes, his steps are less and smaller.
In this book, however, we see Ashaya reaching out and healing Dorian, in her own way.
Hostage to Pleasure may not have been one of my favorite books in this series, but it is unique on its own way.
Dorian’s acceptance of Andrew only went so far. And it was nowhere near enough to allow him this close to Ashaya. “What are you doing here?” Though SnowDancer and DarkRiver had free range over each other’s territory, the wolves preferred to stick to the higher elevations.
Andrew’s eyes shifted over Dorian’s shoulder. “I can smell her.”
The younger male grinned. “She’s all over you, too. Is she as sexy as she smells?”
Dorian knew Andrew was deliberately jerking his chain. “Why don’t you come closer and find out?”
“Do I look stupid?”
“You look like a wolf.”
Title: Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5)
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #5
Also in this series: Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice, Mine to Possess, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory
Genre: 18+ Read, Paranormal, Paranormal, Psychics, Romantic Elements
Published by: Berkley, Tantor Audio
Published on: January 1st 1970
Audio Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy--cool, calm, emotionless...at least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.
DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...