Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness: Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness. Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf. Then Sienna changes the rules - and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet.
Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight. A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home---and the alpha who is its heartbeat.
Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2011 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
"Fans who have been longing for this story will not be disappointed." (Publishers Weekly)
WOW!!! Hawke and Sienna's book was GRRRreat!!! That is one big,BAD,hunky wolf!!!(and a cute little Psy). I have always loved Nalini's books and just know a copy of one format or another, be it paperback, hardcover and now Audio, will automatically find it's way into my shopping cart somewhere on the World Wide Web! This Psy-Changeling series has had me enthralled since the first chapter of the first book. When I first read the back of Slave To Sensation,it reminded me (sort of) of the movie Equilibrium staring Christian Bale(one of my favorite movies), with the no emotion thing. I find the Psy world very interesting, but no touching?? PLEASE......I couldn't live like that, so can I live with either the SnowDancer or DarkRiver pack? I don't care which one, just give me those skin privileges!!! Anyway...I love that Hawke and Sienna finally get their book. Sienna sure did grow up on us, and in a good way.I can hardly wait to see where Nalini takes the series from here.
Since this is a review for the audio format...I think that Angela Dawe has settled into the books. By that I mean that in the first book she read of this series, she sounded a little stiff and read a bit too fast. Now she, in my opinion, seems to understand the characters more and, for me, the book flows better than the first 2. It is my understanding that books 3-9 will be coming out on audio in the very near future and also read by Angela Dawe. I hope she does as good of a job with those as she has with Kiss Of Snow.
Final thoughts: The Psy-Changeling series is a MUST for paranormal romance fans. However.....start with book 1 and read them in order (the ones in the anthologies don't effect the storyline in the full novels, so you can skip those, but who would want to?)
Wonderful job Nalini. I wish you could make it to South Florida sometime. I would live to meet you in person!!!
Yes! The characters truly come ALIVE in this audio book ~ it's an amazing romance, and actually what you'd call a June/December romance. I adored how Hawke fought himself for Sienna until she was old enough ~ and how mature she was for such a young woman. But not only was the romance amazing, the back story of the war that is breaking out w/ the Psy and Changelings is so fascinating, and engrossing. And while we meet so many supporting players in Nalini Singh's books, she never overwhelms you w/ them, gives you time to get to know them, and makes me want MORE before I've even listened to the last word. Oh, and the mystery of who the 'Ghost' is compels me to go back and reread and relisten to every book for clues!
The entire series is fabulous, but as far as the actual romance I'd have to say book 1, Luc and Sasha's story ~ the Alpha's are unique, and the fact that they've both chosen to mate w/ Psy so plays into the overall story arc of the series.
This book was filled with them ~ but though it was wrenching, when Hawke pretty much lays it out there for Sienna that though they'll belong to one another, he can never give her the mating bond...and she has to choose if she can accept that.
There were MANY ~ and it's hard to say my fav w/out giving spoilers, but Ms. Singh had broken me down, and was so sad because I thought something wasn't going to happen ~ and when it did, it was so fast and slipped in on us I was thrilled!! I LOVED the way she played it!
There is a secondary romance in this one, that of Sienna's older brother Walker, and the healer Lana. You'd think you'd feel cheated getting their story slipped into another, but it was great, and I felt like we actually got to know them and what they faced both as individuals and as a couple ~ I was thrilled for them.
Angela Dawe is always an amazing narrator!
I loved this book....I was unsure if I would like Hawk with Sienna but the author just pulled me in. I am starting Caressed by Ice which I am sure I will love. Thanks Audible...more of this author!!
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
Yes I would. This is the best of the series. Nalini Singh has out done herself. It was full of suspense and love. It had me biting my nails and roaring with laughter at parts. You got to see a new side of all the main characters and how the previous matted pairs act outside their own story. Very good.
Towards the end when Hawk realized that he might loose Sienna. And he chose to not to let her go.
I'm in love with her. She is probably one of the best Narrators I have ever listened to. I have listened to all of the books in the series. And she always rises to my expectations.
Angela Dawe is an excellent narrator. She brings the strong characters to life. I love the world that Nalini Singh has created and the tension created by the Psi race. The author asks interesting questions.
When Hawke admits at the end that Sienna was right about their relationship. I like that he chose to answer her in such a way as to strengthen their bond.
Angela is excellent a portraying strong men who have a tender side and a good sense of humor. I would miss the humor if I just read the book.
I loved the secondary love story with Walker and Laura. I hurt for Walker and how he viewed himself as less. I love watching the psi characters heal.
I didn't read the print version, so I have no way of knowing, but the narrator did her usual spectacular job. Each character had a distinct voice, and none were grating, whiny or overdone.
Oh geeze, I have to pick? There's no way. I loved the scene when Hawke and Sienna are playing in the woods...delightful! I also loved the scene between Hawke and Judd--the one with the letter opener. Nalini is a master of saying so much in so few words. Then there are all the scenes between Lara and Walker...there's just no way to pick only one! This whole book was wonderful from beginning to end. I've read it 3 times already,, and foresee reading it again and again.
I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I've been waiting for this book since reading book 3 of the series, and my reactions ran the emotional gammit. This one is raw and heartwarming, sad and joyful all at once.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I LOVE SIENNA
I love Sienna blooming into a woman and determind to get her man at all cost.
Hawk finally giving into his wolf to claim Sienna
The series is kind of long and some books I would have just cut out completely because it seem to have little bearings in the complete series....I disliked Blaze of Memory and Bonds of Justice the most. I give high marks for the creativity of the world the author creates however, you kind of get the sense you are reading the same story over again but with a new lead man and a new lead woman. It's kinda redundant. I feel Kiss of Snow is the only one I would probably listen to over again.
I just love the Hawke's story and have been waiting for this one for a couple years now. It was worth the wait its a fantastic story. I wish these guys had their own series..
I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
Congratulations! You've made it to Book 10 in Nalini Singh's pay-changeling series, and as a reward, here is not one but two love stories. This one has been brewing since book 1 and has had plenty of time to stew. Now to taste.
Hawk is the Wolf Changeling Alpha. Sienna is a deadly X psy struggling with her ability. The've been arguing since day one so we all knew this was coming. Sienna can't help that she hates her crush, and Hawk thinks she's a kid since she's so much younger than he is. It's all just so explosive.
Walker and Lara get a nice little side story in this as well, finally acting on a few things we saw in the last book. Now if Books 4, 7, and 8 had been given this treatment, the series would be much stronger. Bravo. Listen now!
Hawke & Sienna.
And see lots of Judd
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
This book had me busting up laughing, crying, and screaming NOOOOOO, so many times I loved it!!! Will after my anxiety levels came down a few notches. I was so excited to finally get to this book. Have been waiting for Hawke’s book since the moment that we met him in Slave to Sensation. My only gripe about this book was that there was not more Hawke & Sienna. While I loved the parts of Walker and Lara I wanted more of Sienna challenging Hawke. But even with that I loved this book.
Hawke & Sienna are so perfect for each other that it really did make the painful wait till book 10 for their story. I really hope that we get to see more of Hawke & Sienna in future books and what lays ahead for them.
Again Angela does an amazing job of bringing Nalini’s characters to life. I am truly in awe of the voices that this girl can do! They are all very different and distinct. Until the next book ladies (which I am starting today)!!!!
If you have not read any of the Psy-Changeling books. I really think that you need to start from the beginning. So much happens over the years to the Packs, the Council, the world that if you just picked up book 10 you may not get the full impact of the story line. So go get yourself a copy of Slave to Sensation, or do what I did and get it on audio. :) But read this series!!!
I purchased the book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
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