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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Nalini Singh
Released: 2 June 2015
Series: Psy-Changeling #14
Published by Berkley
“… it wasn’t quite the book that I was both expecting and hoping for.” ~ Under the Covers
Was anyone else desperate for Aden’s book? He is the quiet unassuming leader of the Arrows, the Psy hit squad, but we all know that still waters run deep, especially in the romance universe. So I was expecting another instalment in the Psy Changeling series blazing with passion and romance as another Psy has his Silence shattered. However, it wasn’t quite the book that I was both expecting and hoping for.
In terms of the romance, Aden and Zaira were great together, they were both Arrows, so both have that icy demeanour going on, even post Silence. But, I found Zaira’s constant droning on about how broken she was so therefore they couldn’t possibly be together yada yada very repetitive and annoying. Even Aden’s seemingly endless patience eventually just made me want to shake him. How they ever actually did get together remains a mystery, and I wasn’t as invested in these two getting together as I would normally be.
I believe part of the reason I found myself ambivalent towards the main couple was because a lot of page time was spent on politics and some of the inevitable fall out now that Silence has been broken. I did like reading about this, and I also loved the chance to catch up with some of the couples we haven’t glimpsed for a while; however, it did make the romance seem a little incidental.
It is inevitable with a series as long as this that there are going to be some books and couples that you prefer over others. In this case, although I have been looking forward to Aden’s book since we first met him, my high expectations have not been met. But it won’t stop me looking forward to reading the next book, I have my fingers crossed for a Changeling romance!
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Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2015.
EXCERPT from CHAPTER 1 of SHARDS OF HOPE
He knew that despite her icy words, Zaira would take down anyone who challenged his right to lead the squad. For him to lose her loyalty, he’d have to do something so horrific, he couldn’t even imagine what it might be.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?