Book Review: Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3) by Nalini Singh


caressed by iceNalini Singh explores new heights of sensuality, returning to the world of the Psy – where 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 he is a defector, and 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…


Book Review:

I have been plowing through this series and am super behind on all of the reviews. This is book 3, and I’m already on book 6. That being said, Caressed by Ice was tied for my favorite book, in the series, so far. There was nothing that I didn’t love about this book. It was amazing!

What I liked:

Judd: I was the biggest fan of Judd. For once, I really enjoyed the change from a female Psy to a male Psy. Not that I didn’t like Saacha or Faith, but they kind of grated on my nerves. With Judd, it was a little bit different. He didn’t have all those pesky frustrations with his feelings that the other two had. For Judd, he really pushed them back almost through the entire book. When he did eventually acknowledge said feelings, they were only toward Brenna. With Saacha and Faith, they just decided that one minute they had all these feelings out of nowhere and knew how to use them and 25+ years of conditioning just went down the drain. I really enjoyed this change of pace.

The action: Not that this book had the most action in it (this has been one of my main complaints with this series,) but I felt like things were taking a turn for the better. I enjoyed the action all throughout the book. I especially enjoyed that Brenna could take care of herself and was offended at the thought of Judd rescuing her from all of her battles. It was a nice change of pace!

Hawke – Okay, I CANNOT wait until I get to book 10. Since this was Judd’s book, it was more focused on the wolves than the cats……which meant more Hawke! He didn’t have a ton of scenes, but I really enjoyed getting to know him better! His book is going to my favorite. I just know it.

What I Didn’t Like:

Brenna: There were times that I found Brenna to be a little too bold and in your face. My mom is actually reading this series right now. She’s like 2 books behind me, so she literally just finished this book. This was her favorite book, as well, but she LOVED Brenna. She couldn’t even comprehend what I was talking about. Then again, she didn’t like Faith or Vaughn, and I devoured that book. Sometimes, though, Brenna was a little too much for me. I’m weird, and like some submissive traits in my females. I don’t want them to be walked all over, but I like a little extra sensitivity at certain in books. Brenna didn’t have that. She was very……..bold is the only word I can come up with.

The No Touching Thing: I’m going to have to get used to this, because I’m pretty sure that the same thing is going to happen in Hawke’s book. I really got tired of the whole “you can’t touch me, or I’ll die!” crap that Judd had going on with Brenna. It didn’t really work with the storyline for me ….at all.



Overall, I loved this book. 5/5 stars…I would read it again in a heartbeat! Go read this series today!


Pages: 352

Publication Date: September 4th, 2007

Publisher: Berkley Sensation

Rating: [rating: 5]