Title: Hostage to Pleasure
Author: Nalini Singh
Copyright: 2008 (Berkley); 330 pgs.
Series: Pys-Changeling #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From Goo Reads.com: 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 free them both from 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.
1. Reason for choosing this book:
Previous books in the series. Became a fan of the series..
2. Reasons for liking/disliking this book:
Though this one isn’t one of my favorites, I still enjoyed it more than Slave to Sensation.
I liked the fact that Ashaya was so different, that she was less Psy, almost normal, because she had strong attachments. It didn’t feel like I was reading a rehash of Lucas and Sascha or Vaughn and Faith. Ashaya had emotions, but was forced to keep them hidden to remain safe.
I found I was more interested in Ashaya’s issues than Dorian’s, though both had complex problems: Ashaya dealing with Amara, Keenan and her growing attraction to Dorian. And, in his case, his struggle with falling for a Psy, a race that harbored the killer who murdered his sister; plus his leopard, due to the mating dance, clawing at him more and more, trying to come out.
In a way, I’m happy I started this series after it was well established. There is so much going on and so many characters to remember, that I glad I can read them almost back-to-back. I’m looking forward to the next book. .
3. Reasons for recommending this book:
If they haven’t started the series, I would recommend they start with Slave to Sensation.
Started: 6 August 2011
Finished: 8 August 2011