Title: Play of Passion
Author: Nalini Singh
Copyright: 2010 (Berkley); 321 pgs.
Series: Psy-Changeling #9
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From Good Reads.com: In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it’s up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who have gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite… and who threatens to enslave his wolf. Lietenant Indigo Riviere doesn’t easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind- and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash… but she hasn’t counted on Drew’s will. Now, two of SnowDancer’s most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hot, sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home.
Comments:If anyone thought Andrew “Drew” Kincaid would have an easier time mating than his brother and sister, they must not know the Kincaid family very well.
Drew’s the pack’s tracker and — when needed — the executioner. He’s dominate enough to be a lieutenant, but because of his job, he and Hawke feels it is best that he not be part of the hierarchy, making him more approachable. His easy-going nature allows troubled pack mates to come to him with their problems, hopefully before things spiral so far out of control, he has to take them down.
Indigo is the highest ranking female in the pack — out-ranked only by Hawke and Riley. She’s older than Drew by four years, but because of his charming, easy-going nature and the fact her wolf is confused about his status in the pack, she doesn’t view him as a potential mate. She’s seen what an unequal mating is like firsthand, and she isn’t about to make that mistake. However, she isn’t as immune to his charming ways as she thought. The one person who would understand what she’s going through, and give advise, isn’t around: Mercy and Riley are visiting her family.
I really liked Drew, his charm and playfulness, balancing out his responsibility to the pack. I was surprised how easily he opened up to Indigo about his past. I also liked that this book was about two members of the same pack.
The Psy got a lot more focus in this book. The Scotts are becoming more aggressive with their push for purity. They are almost successful in their mission against the SnowDancers.
This book also had a few interactions between Hawke and Sienna. I can’t wait to read their book.
Start: 14 April 2012
Finished: 15 April 2012
Here’s what I had to say about. . .
Slave to Sensation
Visions of Heat
Caressed by Ice (Top 10 post – #4)
Mine to Possess (Mid-Year Favorite – May)
Hostage to Pleasure
Branded by Fire
Blaze of Memory
Bonds of Justice