Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh (Trinity #3 Psy Changeling #18)
Eighteen books, yet this series is as fresh and glorious as when Sasha first met Lucas. What an achievement. I can only say if you are not reading Ms Singh you are seriously missing out.
For anyone who can’t face eighteen books, this is book three in a second arc. If you start with the Trinity series you will have no trouble following it.
The story is set back with our snow dancers. Having spent the past few books with bears (gorgeous bears!) and underwater, it feels like I’m coming home. And my absolute fave Clay makes an appearance. Whoop whoop!
Ms Singh puts the new couple centre stage, yet develops the Trinity story arc with passion and ingenuity. It’s so so clever. The introduction of a new Psy talent just upped my curiosity ten fold! The Trinity storyline is super fascinating and driving me crazy, I can’t stop thinking about what will happen next!
As for our couple, this is a story about loss. Alexei is dealing with the loss of his brother in a tragic manner with the anniversary hitting him hard. He’s adorable. Memory too has suffered such loss, I connected with her big time. I loved how Memory discovered herself almost in real time and this meant I got to know her as Alexei did. It strengthened my bond with them, and their bond was so tangible.
This series is beautifully written, gloriously diverse, intelligently crafted and smoking hot. It should be an auto buy!
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2)
Bowen Knight the de facto leader of the Human Alliance gets his book. We left Bowen clinging to life following a catastrophic shooting and with a failing chip in his brain. We find him in the care of the BlackSea changeling group and meet Kaia.
Given time is of the essence, I expected a fast paced romance with breakneck speed and passion. Ms. Singh however, delivers a slow burner, that’s sweet, touching and totally endearing. With absolutely no time to spare we find two people who above all become friends. All around them is a freneticness (including the pregnant doctor), yet there’s something almost logical about their connection against the ticking timebomb in Bowen’s brain. It made my heart ache and was simply beautiful.
Whilst the romance might be a slow burner, the story is a cracker with dynamite on board. If the romance made my heart swoon, the twists and turns made my head spin and my blood rush. And don’t forget those glimpses of the enigmatic BlackSea. A whole book based with them and quite honestly I’m still not sure!
Please indulge me what I talk about the international cover. Clearly, it’s divine but that’s not the point. This cover is important. So many romance readers are lucky enough to see people who look like us on book covers all the time. I was so disappointed that the cover for probably my fave Nalini Singh book ‘Mine to Possess’ didn’t reflect Clay’s darker Egyptian heritage. Diversity in romance is like anything else, the more diversity the more innovation, connections, learnings we all benefit from. Romance and diversity bring love and richness – they go together.
If you’re interested in diversity in romance have a look at this report https://www.therippedbodicela.com/sites/therippedbodicela.com/files/2017%20diversity%20study%20%281%29.pdf