Series: Psy-Changeling #9.5
Published by Berkley on March 5, 2013
Pages: 339 pages
In Declaration of Courtship , Grace, a shy submissive wolf, finds herself pursued by the last man she ever would have imagined: a SnowDancer lieutenant said to be “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”
In reading Play of Passion I knew I wanted Cooper’s story but I didn’t think that Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) would come on the heels of its story. (I am seriously loving reading the Psy-Changeling series in its correct order).
With each installment it seems Nalini Singh takes us deeper into this dynamic and unique world she has created, pulling back another layer that we didn’t know was there. In Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) we were able to dive deeper into the mysterious relationship match up that was first introduced in Play of Passion, a dominant/submissive relationship. Since the series has been riddle with dominant/just as dominant relationships I was intrigued by how Singh was going to spin the story of Cooper (dominant) and Grace (submissive).
The execution of Cooper and Grace’s relationship in Declaration of Courtship (Wild Invitation) went about in the only way it could’ve. I did, though, find myself disconnecting with Cooper’s character which I thought was odd because I was sort of expecting to find Grace’s character harder to connect with than I did. I simply didn’t get his individual character, of course there was the necessary background information on his struggles and character attributes but they just didn’t penetrate deep enough for me to form a connection with his character. Regardless though, I loved his interactions and his courtship of Grace, and it was in these moments that I could understand him but when there were scenes of him alone I was left puzzled about his motivations.