In the year 2080, there are three different species of
people on the planet. Humans, the shape-shifting
Changelings, and the Psy, who operate on both the physical
and psychic plane. The Psy are trained from childhood to
feel nothing – they are conditioned to be emotionless to the
point of being cold and almost inhumane in their view of the
world. Any Psy
who is different is considered to be “flawed.”
And the Psy Council doesn’t allow flawed Psy to live.
To the outside world, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy.
The medically gifted Psy has been forced to work
towards the creation of an implant, which would psychically
enslave the majority of the Psy.
The Council has her son, Keenan, and Ashaya is
prepared to do all that it takes to free him from the PsyNet
and ensure his safety.
Even if it means trusting a lethally seductive sniper
who she isn’t sure wants to kiss her or kill her.
Dorian Christensen is a sentinel of the DarkRiver leopard
Dorian is unable to shift into his leopard form, and the cat
in him is desperate to be free.
Having lost his sister to a murderous Psy, Dorian
hates the Psy Council and almost all Psy, except those who
are part of his pack.
So when attraction sparks the instant he sees Ashaya,
Dorian is furious.
He’ll protect Keenan with everything that’s in him,
but how can he betray his sister’s memory by falling in love
with someone who worked for the Council?
Yet even as Dorian begins to lose his battle against falling
for Ashaya, he discovers she has secrets of her own which
could keep them apart.
And neither leopard nor man will stand for that.
Even as innumerable dangers surround the pair, desire
heats up, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Fasten your seatbelts, because
Hostage to Pleasure
is one explosive, passionate ride!
Nalini Singh has upped the ante yet again in her
fantastic Psy-Changeling series.
Ms. Singh has delivered an incredible tale with a
sensual romance, endearing characters, a quick-moving plot,
and fascinating world-building.
I will admit up front that Dorian has been my favorite
character in this series from the very first, so I have been
desperately waiting for him to get his happily ever after.
Ms. Singh did not disappoint; Dorian is everything I
hoped he would be – strong, deadly, tormented, protective,
and wickedly sexy.
He melted my heart with his suffering over his
sister’s death and his determination to keep Ashaya and
Then he turned up the heat as he set out to seduce Ashaya
and I was completely gone.
After meeting her in the last Psy-Changeling book,
Mine to Possess,
I knew Ashaya would be a Psy unlike any we had met before.
I was fascinated with the many facets to her
character and admired her intelligence, strength of will,
and love for her son that flourishes despite the lifelong
“training” she has received that would try to break that
Ms. Singh is a writer of unparalleled talent.
I remain incredibly impressed with her continuing
ability to create such unique heroes and heroines.
Each and every character in this series, from heroes
to villains, is so real, so distinct, when I read the books
it is as if they come to life around me.
As for the world she creates,
Hostage to Pleasure
builds on the world Ms. Singh has established in previous
books, but surprised me yet again with the twists and
complications that arose.
The world is so real, yet many mysteries remain; it’s
a fantastic mental treat to read and re-read this book to
see what has occurred and speculate on what will be.
Hostage to Pleasure
is the sixth installment of Psy-Changeling series.
For the romance itself, the book can be read on its
the world of the Psy-Changeling is so complex that new
readers would be better served by reading the preceding four
full-length books –
Slave to Sensation,
Visions of Heat,
Caressed by Ice,
and Mine to Possess
I Joyfully Recommend
Hostage to Pleasure.
It’s a luscious, thrilling story that is captivating
from beginning to end.
I loved this book more than I can say and cannot wait
for the next installment in this sexy, innovative series.