Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling Series, Book 2
Berkley Sensation
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-21575-3
Reviewer: Maura

 

   

 

Faith Nightstar is a cardinal telepath, an F-Psy whose ability to foretell the future with great accuracy has made her a protected and isolated asset to her clan since childhood.  Now, instead of visions of business decisions and commercial ventures, she is constantly bombarded by those of murder and death.  More dangerous to her though, are the accompanying feelings of need and pleasure.  Can she withstand not only the breaking of Silence but the emotions she desperately wants to experience?

Vaughn D’Angelo is a jaguar changeling who lives among the leopards.  His strong animal side becomes fascinated by the solitary Psy he discovers living in a guarded compound in the forest.  The more he thinks of her, the more he’s drawn to her until the attraction is overwhelming.  His jaguar self demands this woman, but while he dreams of ways to touch and pleasure her, others are determined to retain her abilities for their own purposes.  Will his desire for her cost Faith her sanity or will the actions of others mean her death?

Visions of Heat is the second book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series and I loved it as much as I did the first book.  I loved Vaughn as a jaguar shifter and the subtle differences between him and the leopard shifters he lives with.  I’m partial to big cats anyway, but Nalini’s big cats are at the top end of my scale.  I love them and they way their society is portrayed.

If you read the prior book, Slave to Sensation, you cannot miss Visions of Heat.  This book can stand on its own but is all the richer for knowing the back story of the characters that are revisited in this one.

The world of the Psy has been more revealed in Visions of Heat and the intricate world building only serves to suck me further into this series.  Faith’s desire for the emotions and physical touch that might totally destroy her is fascinating and I especially love her interactions with Vaughn when he gets especially jaguar.

I recommend Visions of Heat to anyone who wants to read a compelling story set in a world of extremes where people can still find love in a middle ground that may or may not be anything society would approve of.  The hot sex and character relationships sucked me in immediately and I could not put the book down until I had finished it – then I immediately started reading it again!

     

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