Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh

June 15th, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 45 Comments

15th Jun
Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
Caressed by Ice
by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #3
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins - cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna...

Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted - and had her mind violated - by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives.

hot paranormal SEXY SUSPENSE

Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh is the third book in the Psy-Changeling series. The series delivers a hot paranormal romance with an overall arc involving Psy, humans and shifters. In Caressed by Ice, the roles are reversed and our Psy is male. Intense and filled with banter Singh gave me a couple I could sink my teeth into and root for.

Judd Lauren is an Arrow, an élite soldier in the Psy ranks who defects when his entire family was slated to be destroyed. Hiding among the shifters and working with the resistance he has not let go of the silence because he fears it will unleash his murderous instinct. Gads, Judd made me swoon on so many levels. I felt for this mighty warrior who carries such a heavy burden. Seeing him come undone and break his chains around Brenna was delicious.

Brenna Shane Kincaid is a badly damaged. She is a  fierce wolf who survived an abduction by a brutal Psy serial killer. She fears she is slipping into madness as visions of blood and murder fill her dreams. With over protective brothers and a fear of opening up to others, she finds herself drawn to Judd. The tale that unfolds delivered a hot, sexy, tender, humorous romance and I found myself lost within their story. Brenna has been altered and her impact to the overall arc was fascinating. I loved how fearless, determined and oh so stubborn she was.

The overall arc continues as we move farther into the Psy world and that of the Silence. This time they are trying to weaken the pacts, and someone within the Psy network is implanting the next protocol in the Silence. They are attempting to achieve a hive mentality that will give them ultimate power. This power-hungry group will not hesitate to use their own young as test subjects.

Caressed by Ice was another wonderful addition to the overall series. I loved watching the packs work together and learning more about this world. I am anxious to move on to the next couple in Mine to Possess. There are currently fourteen books and oodles of novellas in this series available. The last book releases this summer.

Quotes from Caressed By Ice

“God, you’re sexy when you talk Psy.”

“She was more than willing to let him walk off his temper. And the man had one, even if he wasn’t willing to admit it.”

“You’re walking funny,” Lucy said, a shit-eating grin on her face. Five days of out of this world sex with a starving man could do that to a girl.

“You’re just jealous.” Brenna pushed through the door into DarkRiver’s business HQ.

Lucy made a mournful face. “Yes, I am. Goddamn but your man is hot. And he smiles at you! I’ve seen him do it, even if no one believes me.”

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About Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives in New Zealand but travels as much as possible (the travel bug bit hard from when she escaped working as a lawyer to run away and teach English in Japan). Nalini loves to write, loves to read, and thinks chocolate is a food group.

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45 Responses to “Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh”

  1. Nick

    I’ve heard AMAZING things about this author’s books, and especially her couples. I saw she had written a contemporary series too, so I think I’ll start with that one first because I’m generally more comfortable with the genre than paranormal, but I have to admit I’m very interested in this series too.
    I’m glad you liked this one too, Kim!
    Great review!
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  2. Katherine

    While I’ve been reading more paranormals lately I haven’t been pulled into the whole shape shifter thing and in general they don’t really appeal to me but Singh’s books always sounds so amazing. This sounds like a good way to be introduced to the whole shifter world.
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  3. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Has it been ten years since this series started coming out? Wow. I remember liking the first and the second book, but I never really continued for some reason. I developed PNR allergies along the way. Nevertheless, even I know that when it comes to PNR, Nalini is THE author to read.

  4. Kathryn

    I adore her books, and am just waiting for the recent one to read it, I have come to love all the characters and this one evidently is a general one that has many of them in it. I read this series like a maniac – pretty much as far through as it went at the time!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I started 2 years ago, picking series on my forever wish list and focusing on them. So far I have completed 2 and now I am working on this and BDB

  5. Lorna

    This is the next in line for me and I have it in paperback-which I think is the main reason I haven’t read it yet. I am just spoiled by my Kindle. I am also listening to her Rock series as well.Great review!

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