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Book Review: HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE by NALINI SINGH

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog. I hope we are all doing great.

This is the fifth book in the psy-changeling series, if you have read my previous blog posts you would know how I love getting back into this series.

SUMMARY

Separated from her son and tasked to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy-cool, calm, emotionless . . . at least on the surface. Inside, she’s fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety but to the lethal danger of a sniper’s embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into human form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard’s rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian’s agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules . . .

The story begins with the successful rescue of Ashaya and her son. There is an attraction between Ashaya and Dorian that makes both of them uncomfortable for different reasons. Dorian does not want the attraction because Ashaya is Psy, part of the race of his sister’s killer. Ashaya is wary because she has to present herself as the perfect Psy to protect her son and she does not wish to acknowledge any feeling which might jeopardise their safety.

Ashaya has to make herself the enemy of the Psy-council to protect the life of her son but there is a bigger danger to her son’s life than the council. The hunt is on for Ashaya, will she have to give up her twin to protect her son?

Responsibilities can leave a scar on the mind. Ashaya has a responsibility to her twin and her son which has to be factored into every decision she makes including starting a new relationship. I loved that Ashaya loves her twin and although her twin is problematic she wouldn’t abandon her. This story teaches about dealing with loss and disappointment, finding ways to go on with life and not letting destructive dark emotions rule you.

Favourite quote

“To survive, you must become more Silent than the Council, your heart ice, your mind a flawless prism. But never forget – prisms bend light, change the direction of what is known, generate fractures of beauty. Ultimately, prisms create their own truths.”

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