“From my perspective, it was hilarious.” -Lucas
Kiss of Snow
Psy/Changeling, book ten
ebook, 415 pages
Published August 11th 2011 by Gollancz
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.
A story, nine books in the making. Hawke is the SnowDancer alpha who lost the female that would have been his mate long, long, LONG ago. He was seven when he met her. Ten when she died. He has lived every day since, believing his one chance at forever was stolen from him. A wolf only mates once. Therefore, to Hawke, it only *chooses* once.
Sienna, a Psy, came to the SnowDancer pack after her family's defection from Silence with a death warrant on their heads nearly three years ago. She was seventeen at the time. Expecting death from the wolves, their one hope was that the children- Sienna's brother, Toby, and niece, Marlee-would be spared and taken in. Her uncles, Judd and Walker were, instead, welcomed into SnowDancer where Judd eventually mated Brenna, the sister of Riley and Andrew Kincaid, and, piggybacking this story, Walker finds his mate in the SnowDancer healer, Lara.
I'm going to share with you the moment this book got good for me.
“You wanted to talk. We’ll talk.”
Her palms went damp at that smooth, silky tone.
“I’m putting aside my ‘alpha status.’ ”
Oh, he was furious.
“So let’s see if you can win this argument.” Turning in his seat, he leaned his arm along the back of hers. “Now explain to me how you would’ve stopped a massive fistfight in the bar tonight.”
“That’s not on me,” she said, trying to breathe past the sheer power of him. “The women were an excuse—the males were itching to go at each other since the minute we walked in. They’re always playing dominance games.”
“So you knew that, and still you amped up the sexual energy in the room?”
The truck was suddenly too small, too confined, Hawke’s hotly masculine scent seeping into her very pores, touching parts of her no man had ever stroked. “It wasn’t my responsibility.”
“No.” A sudden crash of anger. “I’m not accountable for everyone! Maybe I wanted to have fun for a change. Maybe I wanted to not be in control for a few short minutes! Maybe I just wanted to dance.”
Hawke’s lashes came down. When they lifted back up, his gaze was night-glow, a brilliant ice blue shot with light. She sucked in a breath, realizing she was talking to the wolf now.
“You want to dance?” Husky words that stroked along her skin like the softest fur. She nodded. “Then we dance.”
Reaching out, he switched on the vehicle’s sound system and input a selection before stepping out.
Yeah, chick was dancing on the bar. From Coyote Ugly to Dirty Dancing in a blink. Not really. Still... Nineteen year old girl and a man many years her senior. Would have loved an exact number in that regard.
Hawke takes control to a whole new level. Oh dear gods. Call him a saint and dip him in bronze, because this guy should be idolized. He's older than Sienna. Like, my guess, decades older. And Singh does oh so well at capturing the differences in the maturity level between them. However...! This book had *way* too much going on. The constant interruptions. The staggering amount of postponements. All too much for little old me. By the end, it felt like this book had doubled in length. It's only fitting that I take a break from the Psy/Changeling world for a bit. Sheer coincidence that that was already my plan.
3 out of 5 stars. 4 stars had it gotten to the point and stayed there.
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