Caressed by Ice

Caressed by Ice

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
The author of Shards of Hope and Shield of Winter presents a Psy/Changeling novel in which two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts…
As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins—cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna…
Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted—and had her mind violated—by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives…
"The alpha author of paranormal romance."--Booklist

Baker & Taylor
Judd Lauren, a deadly assassin forced to do terrible things in the name of his people, must help Brenna Shane Kincaid, whose mind was violated by a serial killer, discover the truth about a recent murder.

Baker
& Taylor

Judd Lauren, a deadly assassin forced to do terrible things in the name of his people, must help Brenna Shane Kincaid, whose mind was violated by a serial killer, discover the truth about a recent murder, which plunges them both into the very heart of danger and passion. Original.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2007
ISBN: 9780425218426
0425218422
Branch Call Number: FIC SIN
Characteristics: vi, 361 p. ; 18 cm

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OnceUponaBiblio
Apr 14, 2019

My scale is 1-5. 1 being poor/low and 5 being great/high.

Age Group: Adult

Cliché? ★☆☆☆☆
Nope, something new always is happening in the storyline that is fresh to my eyes.

Mythology/Creatures: This series is all about those wild animal-shifters, powerful psychics, and of course the mundanes.

Romance:★★★★★
Great balance. The romance is not overpowering the main storyline of the murder/crime mystery.

Mystery: ★★★★★
I love how I did not know or call who the murderer was. I just had to keep reading to find out more facts about who did it. And how it was reveled was in a very action-filled moment.

Angst:★☆☆☆☆ (1.5)
Very low. Exactly the amount I enjoy to be splashed around the storyline.

Suspense:★★★★☆ (3.5)
I found that the suspense was placed at the moments leading up to finding out who the killer was. You know how in some books the suspense is everlasting throughout the entire story? Well, this cannot be said for this book. Though also take into consideration that this is not only a mystery book. It has many themes of romance, family ties/friendships, adventures, and suspense.

Character Development: ★★★★★
Perfect! Love how Nalini had created a very unique and extraordinary set of characters for this book series.

Continue?★★★★★
Yes, but I find that I have to spread these books out or I’ll just plow through them and I don’t want to do that to this series since I did exactly that to the Archangels series she wrote. I hate waiting for the next book. I am the worse with waiting for books through my library.

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fiest01
Sep 26, 2015

The second Psy - Changeling series book. Where introduced to Faith a F designation in the Psy world. We have know been fully introduced to all the types within the Psy and like the first follows Faiths adventure. Were once again embraced with sections of romance but the book is predominately a supernatural plus fantasy feel as we are whisked away to another world.

booklady1 Apr 13, 2014

One of my top two best.

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Krishnanandini
Oct 25, 2012

Very good, Romantic but also intense. It wasn't soppy which is really fantastic. :)

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irenelaf
Nov 11, 2011

(no spoilers) Judd wasn't the nicest guy around in the beginning but Brenna sure loosens he up. It was one of those books (initially) for me where I'm thinking "what the heck does she see in him?" he's such a cold jerk! Well that's exactly what he's supposed to be... A similar feel, in a way, to Ward's #3 Bella & Zsadist. The tangible "excuse" for the attraction is that the abused women feels "safe" around these men cause they're so scary badass! For me Judd was (eventually) exciting to read about due to all that crazy TK & TP power he had.

As the story progesses it is easy to sympathize with his past and the ensuing struggles with painful dissonence. He is, above all, a product of extreme Psy manipulation. His transformation was sure interesting...NS had me really rooting for him in the end and what an ooooh soooo very SWEET ending it was!!! Also...the sizzling romance at the end and very end are a worthwhile wait!

Look forward to more...

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Khekabeka
Oct 20, 2011

I think this is the best in her series so far.

I have always wondered about how the Psy break through and this character has been referenced since almost the start of the series.

Wonderful read

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ferndrop
Jul 13, 2011

Judd and Brenna's story. Like the first 2 novels, this doesn't disappoint. May not always appeal to everyone, but if you're a fan of Psy-Changeling, its definitely a critical point in the series.

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s_murph
Nov 27, 2010

I love this series but this one is my absolute favourite.

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