Published by Berkley on November 2, 2010
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 321 pages
Series: Psy-Changeling #9
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Reading Challenges: Read All the Books Challenge
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.
Lieutenant 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.
For the sake of not repeating myself I’m just going to put it out there that my main issue with Play of Passion was the same issue I had with Branded By Fire, with a slight variation. With that being said I did end up loving Play of Passion.
At first when I read the synopsis for Play of Passion I thought that Mercy’s friend from Branded By Fire was named Drew too and was being paired with Indigo. Thinking of Riley and Brenna’s brother Drew didn’t even enter into the mix nor did I think that he would even get his own story. I am seriously starting to realize I should never underestimate or assume anything about Nalini Singh’s writing.
The one variation that I was talking about previously was the age difference between Indigo and Drew. Outside of the female dominant verses male dominant games, the age different game was also in play and it irked my nerves worse than I thought it would. I’m not bagging on female characters like Indigo and Mercy because I prefer a heroine to be more submissive towards their men, instead I expect for a dominant woman wanting to be mated to dominant man to understand there needs to be some give and take. When I see the heroine taking, taking, and taking some more and expecting the hero to bend over backwards in when all twisted up, which is what I felt happened both in Play of Passion and Branded by Fire.
(Sigh) other than the glaring issues I had with the relationship dynamic between Indigo and Drew I really enjoyed Play of Passion. Drew’s character was someone I could read about nonstop and I just enjoyed reading about his antics towards Indigo and everyone else he interacted with in the pack.
I’m also glad I was able to get through Play of Passion, that both of these pigheaded character (one more than the other) worked everything out in the end, and that I was able to see how they worked through the sensitive and intricate details of their relationship together, coming out stronger for it in the end.
Now on to Hawke and Sienna’s story…Oh wait there’s a novella about another character I’m curious about first…
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