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Play of Passion by Nalini Singh


Cover art: Play of Passion Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: Play of Passion - 9th in the Psy-Changelings series
Author: Nalini Singh
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23779-3
Release Date: November 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: 2081 California
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Nalini's Website/Blog: www.nalinisingh.com

Drew Kincaid, a tracker for the Snow Dancer pack, has loved Lieutenant Indigo Riviere for a long time. Indigo, who is a dominant female and a high ranking member of the pack, sees Drew as a younger, less dominant male. Drew decides that it is time to storm Indigo's defenses. Meanwhile, some members of the Psy council have dastardly plans, which involve the Snow Dancer pack.

Play of Passion is a great addition to the Psy/Changeling series, and many of the characters, whom this reader has grown to love, make an appearance. Drew is a very good-natured, lovable character with an underlying will of steel-- not the usual broody hero. While Indigo is a forceful, dominant female, who believes a long-term relationship between the two of them will never work. At first, I felt a little perturbed by Indigo's reticence toward a relationship with Drew, but Ms. Singh slowly revealed Indigo's reasons, which make perfect sense. Drew and Indigo make a great couple and the struggles that they endure only make for a stronger relationship in the end. After all, Drew is one determined hero who I can't see giving up. The conflict with some of the Psy council heats up and makes for an exciting confrontation, but, unfortunately, the Psy danger still lurks in the background.

All in all, Play of Passion is great, intense read with complex characters and an exciting plot. I'm on pins and needles waiting for Hawk's story, Kiss of Snow. May 31, 2011 is too far away!


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