Book Review:Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh

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visions of heatHailed as a major new talent in paranormal romance, Nalini Singh takes us deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings in her latest extraordinary novel, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future – a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind…

Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous – aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced – and keep her from Vaughn.

Book Review:

The Psy-Changeling series is my new obsession. I’m so excited to have discovered this series and to dive into the rest of them through 2016. Oh my lanta…..I can’t even recommend this series enough!

What I liked:

Vaughn – Vaughn was the perfect male lead for this book. That’s kind of hard to say, because I loved Lucas so much, but he was perfect. He was mostly rough around the edges with just the right amount of sensitivity. I adored him.

He Calls Her “Baby” – I know, I know….this sounds stupid. And, normally, I’m not the biggest fan of pet names. OMG, though. Every time Vaughn called Faith “baby” my blood pressure when sky high and my heart pounded and I fell even more in love with him. Maybe it was because Vaughn was normally so rough a protective and hard to reach. When he called her “baby,” though…….my lord!

The Sexy Times – I thought that the author did a much better job of these scenes in the second book. In the first book, there’s only one scene. It was really annoying that more didn’t occur. In the second book, there’s at least a few different scenes. They don’t all revolve around sex itself, but there’s more emotionally sexy scenes between the two main characters. It made their relationship more realistic. Again, anything with Vaughn in it is perfection.

The Exposure to More Characters – I’m under the impression that each book in this series relates to a different character from the series. I really enjoyed the opportunity to read more about the different characters…and an introduction of some new characters!!!

 

 

What I Didn’t Like:

Again with the stupid take-down scene: I had this complaint in book one, as well, but WHERE WAS THE ACTION? Seriously, in both books they go to take down the bad guy, and in both books it’s covered in one paragraph with NO ACTION SCENE. I’m not even exaggerating! There’s no big show down! I feel like with urban paranormal books, especially with series, it’s very important to have these scenes in place. Otherwise, it’s a whole book of build up with no ended promise. I was really disappointed in that.

How Quick Faith Switched Over to Her Emotions – Again, I had this complaint in the first book. The Psy world is supposed to be a world full of no emotions. Yes, there are cracks. I know that’s a huge part of this series. However, it doesn’t make any sense to me that these females who have lived in an emotionless world for 24+ years can just succumb to their emotions in a matter of days. It doesn’t work out at all and makes absolutely no sense. I can’t give a book in this series 5 stars if the author cannot keep it somewhat realistic. If this world actually existed, these females would have a really hard time adjusting. Not only that, but they would be very submissive to the dominant males. Yes, yes, I know, how dare I even consider a book with a submissive female. Let me tell you, though, it would work. Because in reality, there is NO WAY that they would feel so much emotion all at once. Maybe over time, but not that quickly. Obviously, this is big pet peeve of mine in this series. It’s also something that I don’t think will ever be fixed.

 

Overall Rating:

I loved it. It was so good! Yes, there were some things that needed fixed, in my opinion. However, I adored the main characters in this book. I’m so excited to binge this whole series! Thank God for Christmas money!

 

Pages: 332

Publication Date: March 6th, 2007

Publisher: Berkley Sensation

Rating: [rating: 4]