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Book Review: PLAY OF PASSION by NALINI SINGH

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog.

We are back in the psy-changeling world with the ninth book in the series. It was a couple of months since I read a book in this series before I started again, it was an unintentional break but it has served me well. It was so delightful to get back.

SUMMARY

In his role as a 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 not those 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 determination to win her.

Now, two of SnowDancer’s most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hot, sexy courtship game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they all call home . . .

This is the story of Andrew Kincaid and Indigo Riviere. Andrew is known as a charmer in the wolf pack and he occupies a very ambiguous position in the pack hierarchy as the pack tracker – the wolf that takes down rogue pack mates. This does not help his pursuit of Indigo. Indigo is the only other high ranking dominant lieutenant left unmated as Mercy was the only other female in a similar role to her and she mated Drew’s elder brother.

Drew and Indigo have known each other for a long time and have been friends with some skin privileges. Indigo has placed him in the friend zone for a long time but that is not a position that Drew wants to remain in anymore. He has been biding his time and getting to know every facet of Indigo for years. Although the mating bond is not pulling them, Drew is determined that Indigo is the one he wants and he will no longer remain in the position Indigo has designated for him.

As always, we see the way the rest of the psy-changeling world is progressing with glimpses into Hawke and Sienna’s interactions – looking forward to what fruits that might yield – and the further disintegration of the Psy council. The more fall-outs the council has the more psy fatalities there are which is so sad to see the senseless loss of life. We get a little update on Max from the previous book Bonds of Justice and how he is coping with being a councilor’s chief of security – not a smooth ride but he is enjoying being at the centre of things.

Unlike some of the other books in the series Drew and Indigo went into their relationship without the mating bond, this kicks in almost at the end of the book and they weren’t even aware of the possibility that they could be mates. The pace of this story is very even, not a lot of action until close to the end where Drew’s life is in danger again in this series. This story is very focused on the courtship between Drew and Indigo with a few snippet updates on the rest of the psy-changeling world. I like the easy going pace of the story and how funny Drew’s character is.

War is brewing. Who will come out on top? Who will be a casualty of the war?

I gave this book a three star because I was looking for more action at the time I read the book which the story didn’t give. If I had read the book at another time when I was looking for a more relaxing experience I would have given it an extra star – alas that was not the case. If you are looking for a good romance story between two strong characters that isn’t action packed but funny, this is the book for you. I can’t wait for the next book in the series, I have a feeling it would have the action I am looking for.

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