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Hostage to Pleasure

Psy-Changeling Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: Psy-Changeling, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,655 ratings)
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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.

Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2008 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"One of the greatest pleasures of these books is their ability to deliver both an intensely personal love story as well as a riveting societal drama. Singh is on the fast track to becoming a genre giant!" ( Romantic Times)
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Formula writing but yummy.

Alright so this book is yummy. Hot alpha-type Dorian (let's face it, if you've made it this far, all the guys are alphas) goes after Ashaya, and you know from the moment you hear "This is Audible" that these two are going to hook up at some point mid-book. This series is formulaic, yes, but that's the point, right? Would you rather her stop at one or two books? When you say "I want more of that!" then this is what you get. Some of the same things.

Yet I will say this for Singh - overall her books do progress with a major storyline that stretches all the way to book 11 and beyond. If anything, stick with it to the next book because Book 6 is my second favorite (to book 3).

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Best new series on Audible!

Dorian and Ashaya were a perfect match in every way! If you're looking for a great paranormal romance series, look no further! This series has the perfect balance of a created paranormal world with the right amount romance (and steamy scenes).

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How does she do it???

Another great Psy-Changeling book by Nalini Singh!! How does she do it?? The series just keeps getting better and better.

Definitely a credit worthy listen!

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Another good book in this series.

I just loved this book. I just wish the cover would match up with the characters. This is a wonderful series & the performer does a great job as well.

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Amazing!!!

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NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
REVIEW:
Dorian has been through so much in his life that he is teetering on the edge of a very dangerous cliff. One wrong move or one wrong emotion could send him over. The last thing that Dorian needs it to get tangled up with a Psy. Or that might be the very thing he does need.
Ashaya has been hiding secrets for years. But now that she has defected all her secrets are starting to come out. The only question is who can she trust with them?

Seriously Nalini must be a writing god. I love everything about this series and these books. And this book made me cry! So loved reading Dorian and Ashaya’s story. But I do have a few questions that I hope will get answered in future books.

Angela does an amazing job again in narrating this book. I love that you know each character’s voice no matter which book you are listening too.

If you have not started this series yet you really really need to. But you have to start with book 1.

Disclaimer:
I purchased the book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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Pleasantly surprised

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostage to Pleasure?

When Ashaya went to her son's aid. It proved to everyone who had doubted her that she did in deed love her son and would do anything for him.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Ashaya cut her link to the psy-net and accepted the matting bond. She had complete trust in her mate to catch her and she would do anything to keep him by her side.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and that is what I did do. It was one of those books that had me hooked form the moment I started. I couldn't put it down.

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Another great story!

What did you love best about Hostage to Pleasure?

These books just keep getting better and better. Things are changing in the Psy-Changeling world. The passion and the love these characters display is what I love the most about them.

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Amazing

Where does Hostage to Pleasure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audiobooks that I have listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Ashaya and Dorian!

Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, the first book in the Psy-changeling series was just as good!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes totally! I wish I had time though

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Love the Series, Love the Listen

If you could sum up Hostage to Pleasure in three words, what would they be?

Brings the story to life. Great for listening pleasure.

What did you like best about this story?

the characters are brought to life with this audiobook.

What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

expressions of the characters, and annunciation of words

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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Hostage to Pleasure

Well I wasn’t expecting that!!!

Dorian is a character I loved right away; I loved how smooth he was. Though he couldn’t change into his leopard he never showed how much that had to have bothered him. He seemed to just accept it and who wouldn’t fall for a guy like that.

When we meet Ashaya you’re really not sure of her. She helped the kids, yes and she had enough feelings to want her son to get out. But she is a Psy and you just don’t really know them or trust them.

Her need to protect is so strong that is what drew me to like her. And then when Dorian couldn’t and wouldn’t let anyone else guard her. Well that was it for me, I knew then that they were meant to be and even if that meant the worst I felt like these two could make anything work. Especially when we get that first scene of Ashaya with her son.. Omg my heart melted into butter.

The bond Dorian, Ashaya, and her son have is so sweet. If I wasn’t sunken hook line and sinker before that would have cinched it for me.

Oh, that ending.. my heart will never recover, such joy.

Again the narration once you’re used to it you’re used to it and I can’t imagine anyone else narrating this series.

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