Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy/Changeling #2
Also in this series: Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, The Magical Christmas Cat, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Slave to Sensation, Heart of Obsidian, Shield of Winter, Shield of Winter, Mine to Possess, Caressed By Ice, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Hostage to Pleasure, Shards of Hope, Shards of Hope, Heart of Obsidian, Caressed By Ice, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Play of Passion, Allegiance of Honor, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Silver Silence, Silver Silence, Tangle of Need
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: March 6th 2007
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A Psy/Changeling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian..."the alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist).
Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous—aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.
Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced—and keep her from Vaughn…
This is the second book in the Psy/Changeling series and it was another great story by Singh. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I’m really glad to have the books on hand (no year long waits for me, yay!) because I don’t think that I’d survive waiting so long between books.
This book follows Vaughn, the lone jaguar in DarkRiver and Faith NightStar, celebrity F-Psy who is worth billions to her Psy-Clan. She can foresee the future and she works at projecting good and bad deals for large corporation. She makes the Psy-Clan a lot of money so she’s safe…at least she thinks she is. When she starts getting dark visions, the only person she thinks that will give her honest answers is Sascha Duncan, the Psy who defected and lives with her changeling mate out in the forest.
I should say that what got Faith’s butt in gear was the murder of her sister, Marine. She’s got some guilt going on and is trying to figure these dark visions out. She feels that Sascha can help her without the lies that she knows she’d get from the Psy people.
Faith and Vaughn were great characters. I really liked them both. I thought Faith really came into her own with Vaughn’s help. I liked seeing her defenses against him fall with each visit he paid her. I really enjoyed seeing them come together. Vaughn’s fierce protectiveness made me love him more and more with each page. There were times when I was worried that he pushed Faith too hard, too soon but that all went away once we find out what’s going through Faith’s head during all of that.
The story was interesting, the characters were great and I was glad to meet all of the characters that I know get books down the road. The character that I’m most interested in getting to know better is Judd. He seems to be a really popular hero in the series and in this book, I saw why. He’s so mysterious and cold but you can see the potential in him in this book. I’m mighty curious to find out more about him, about his family and their story.
I thought Singh did a great job of answering any questions that newcomers to the series would have. The information about the world she built for these characters is readily available while reading the book without bogging the story down. I appreciated that. I also enjoyed the way that Faith and Vaughn’s story wrapped up, with all of the questions answered and resolutions in place. I’m not a fan of cliff-hangers so it was nice to see a story wrap up in one book while still introducing future stories.
My favorite part of the book was probably when Vaughn beat up all of those Psy warriors by himself. Haha, as you can tell, I loved me some Vaughn. I loved him in his human form but also in his cat form. He was just all over yummy. A fantastic hero.
Overall, this book was great. I can’t wait to read more so I definitely recommend this book to the few readers out there (if there are any) that haven’t read this book. Nalini Singh doesn’t disappoint.
Grade: 4 out of 5