Kiss of Snow – Nalini Singh

Published by Berkley Hardcover ISBN-10 0425242099, ISBN-13 978 0425242094

  • Kiss of Snow

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight . . .

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home . . . and the alpha who is its heartbeat . . .

Nalini Singh was coming to our writers group to discuss world building.  So I thought I had better read one of her books.  Boy, did I pick a book!

The sexual tension alone had been swearing and cursing at the characters every time there was an interruption, or one of them pulled back.  I screamed at my book, I argued with the characters, I was so sucked into the whole story!

Nalini Singh can write a mean book, and I hope one day I could have half of her talent.

Sienna is fiesty Psy, one with a terminal condition, she could one day “implode” and kill everyone within a 1 mile radius.  What she fails to realise is that the time is coming sooner than she expected.  Sienna was a likeable character, misunderstood and unappreciated by the one man that she wants more than anything else in the world.  While he is attracted to her, he goes out of way to tell her… why?

Hawke doesn’t want a mate, he had one, and she died when he was 10 years old.  So he would never mate with another.  All he can offer Sienna is some pleasure.  I wanted to hate Hawke so much for being so self centred as far as Sienna was concerned, but I got to understand the character and what makes him tick.

On top of that, their small family group of shapeshifters is under attack from a known assailant, who will stop at nothing to obtain the land and wipe out all shapeshifters.

The story is fast paced, tension packed and totally swoon-worthy, and a highly recommended read from me.

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