Hostage to Pleasure
Psy-Changeling, book five
Paperback, 330 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Gollancz
First published September 1st 2008
Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy--cool, calm, emotionless...at least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.
DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules.
I began this series by being seduced by Vasic's story which will be told in book thirteen. It's in this installment, however, that he makes his first appearance. As far as this story goes... well.. I was just over half way when I realized something. I don't like Dorian. I didn't like how he acted. I didn't like how he reacted. I didn't like his words, and I didn't care for his thoughts. Ahaya was no better, so yes, this is a bias rating.
2 out of 5 stars.
Previously in the series: