Review: Kiss of Snow

Posted June 15, 2011 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Kiss of SnowKiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
Also by this author: Blaze of Memory
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley on May 31, 2011
Pages: 415
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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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.

Literary's Views

In the long standing Psy/changeling series I have instantly been captured by Ms. Singh’s writing and dynamic characters. With Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh, the 10th book in the series, my excitement was still there and I’m happy to say my expectations were met.

In previous stories within the series Hawke and Sienna made appearances as their story was developing and it captured my attention every time.So I was very interested to see how Ms. Singh would solve all the problems standing in their way. And let me tell you there are a lot of problems.

The biggest one I felt was the big age difference between Hawk and Sienna, mostly with Hawk being a supernatural being that aged slower than human or Psy.  That was a sticky issue that could have easily turned south. But with Ms. Singh’s writing skills she turned it so that the actual age between Hawke and Sienna was addressed but wasn’t as big a factor (Though it was a big factor for Hawke, showing that he wasn’t some perv) as the mutual maturity between the two.  In the end it wasn’t uncomfortable for me.

Sienna had such maturity being a Psy and going through so much in her life that she totally held her own against the strong willed Hawke, not letting him take over her world which was a power struggle between them. (FYI though Sienna is younger than Hawke she is legally an adult so no laws were broken).

I really enjoyed the clash of wills between these strong interesting characters and how their bond grew over so much time and finally came to a head in Kiss of Snow.  Their passion was sizzling and their romance was heartwarming.

The plot was intense and action packed. I was equally drawn into world as well as the situations as I was the romance. I enjoyed the side romance as well it didn’t detract from Hawke and Sienna’s story but enhanced the world building, showing that things were also happening around them.

Since this is a book within a series, readers don’t have to read the past books to understand what is going on because it’s a companion novel set in the same world but I do recommend reading the past books so that one can get the full impact of the story.

Once again Ms. Singh delivered an engrossing passionate paranormal romance that romance readers should defiantly pick up.

5 Stars

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