Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy/Changeling #9
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, Tangle of Need, Heart of Obsidian, Shield of Winter, Shield of Winter, Visions of Heat, 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, 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
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: November 2nd 2010
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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.
Play of Passion is the ninth book in the Psy/Changelings series and it features Drew Kincaid and Indigo Riviere on their path toward that true love life.
I loved Drew Kincaid in the other books that he was in. He is probably the most charming changeling in the SnowDancer pack and I knew that I was going to love him in his book. I was looking forward to reading this book because I was looking for something a little lighter than what we’re used to from this series.
Drew is the pack tracker so he comes and goes through the den. It is his job to track down the rogue wolves, lost wolves, trouble threatening the pack and anything else that Hawke, the SnowDancer Alpha needs him to track down. He is very good at his job because there isn’t a thing that happens in the pack that he doesn’t know about. He loves his pack and would do anything to protect it. The pack loves Drew right back. So while he’s a senior soldier, he’s not a Lietenant.
Indigo is one of the few dominant females in the SnowDancer pack and is a high ranking Lieutenant. She’s happy for her packamtes that have found their mates and are deliriously happy but she doesn’t think she’ll find it for herself. She’s seen for herself what a relationship between a dominant female and a less dominant male looks like and since there aren’t very many males more dominant than her in the pack, she’s not very hopeful.
When Drew starts showing interest in her, Indigo knows that a relationship between them will never work. She’s more dominant than he is so a future between them will probably include lots of resentment on Drew’s part and that resentment eating away at the both of them. Drew is too important to her to let that happen.
Drew’s relentless pursue of Indigo made me happy. I loved Drew and the love that he had for Indigo. I loved that he didn’t give up on her and on them. I loved that he bulldozed his way through each and every single one of her defenses until he got the ending he wanted.
Indigo’s hesitation between starting things up with Drew rang true. She was scared of her friendship with Drew deteriorating the way that her Aunt’s relationship with her boyfriend did. She saw first hand how difficult it would be for a less dominant male to accept having a more dominant female mate and I loved how she worked it all out for herself.
There’s a lot going on in this book, a lot building up and I really enjoyed it all. Even though this isn’t my favorite book in the series, it was still a great romance between two stubborn changelings that fought their way toward a happy ending. It was a great addition to the series and Drew has all of my love. Loved him!
Grade: 4 out of 5
Visions of Heat
Caressed by Ice
Mine to Possess
Hostage to Pleasure
Branded by Fire
Blaze of Memory
Bonds of Justice
Play of Passion
Kiss of Snow
Tangle of Need
Heart of Obsidian
Shield of Winter
Shards of Hope
Allegiance of Honor