Discover the exhilarating risks of passion in the breathtaking new Psy-Changeling novel by Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist)…
Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past—one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.
For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle.
Their coming together is an inferno…and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.
Just one read away from Kaleb’s story, yes!
Riaz and Adria’s story was an unusual one. They were both from the same pack, both wolves and both knew there was no maing bond between them. I kinda hoped there would be one at the end but that didn’t happen. Riaz has already found his mate but she was already taken by another. So you can imagine that he was heartbroken. Similar thing happened to Adria. She was in a disfunctional relationship for years and when she finally broke the circle, her heart bleed as well. It’s such a strange thing for those two to find each other in a phase of their lives, where love seems an impossibility.
I wasn’t that impressed with Riaz’s behaviour towards Adria at the beginning of the book. To be frank, he was a total jerk and only let his hurt control him. With that he not only pushed others away but also almost destroyed his chance of love. I’m glad he overcame that as the story went on. As it turned out, he’s actually a quite nice fella and super protective towards the people he loves. With that he managed to win himself some bonus points. Also, I like it that he never gives up. And that was just what Adria needed. Someone who really saw her worth and didn’t give up on her.
Adria is a strong woman but one with a broken heart. And she didn’t really have the right time to grieve. So when Riaz and her new job make her emotions go haywire she finally breaks and lets herself remember the loss and pain. Finally she heals. That makes her then woundable and she doesn’t trust in Riaz’s feelings for her. And tat the leadst to a long plot where nothing really happens.
Now the thing that bothered me in the previous book is that we don’t see much of a progress in the big plot. Yes, something is happening, some die and some don’t really matter to the plot because they don’t freaking do anything! We get so much of Siena and Wrath’s story, that it almost felt like this story was a continuation of the previous one and Adria and Riaz’s story is just a side-kick. Also there wasn’t much action, not much memorable romance and frankly said, I’m disappointed in the whole book. The only saving grace were the Arrows and of course Kaleb. So…yeah…
But anyway, I’m finally going to read Heart of Obsidian and that’s all that matters! Yes!