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Nalini Singh explores new heights of sensuality, returning to the world of the Psy - where two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts...

As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadl...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Full review finally posted on 11/3/13

4 1/2 to 5—AWESOME—Stars!

WOW! I really ended up loving this book. I wasn't sure at first if Judd and love story would fully work for me because of how cold, calculating, and clinical Judd was during the first part of this book. After all, he wasn't called the Ice Man for nothing!!! However, it didn't take me long to fall head-over-heels in love with him and I couldn't seem to get enough of this couple and their relationship. It was simply AMAZING!

The world b...more
Shawna
5+ stars – Paranormal Romance

When I read Caressed by Ice, the third book in Nalini Singh’s amazing and unique Psy-Changeling series, I had the same type of deep, emotional reaction that I felt when I read another love against all odds paranormal romance favorite about a damaged H/H couple who heal each other, J.R. Ward's Lover Awakened. This is an intense, magnificent, emotional rollercoaster read and my favorite of the series so far.

Brenna Kincaid was a fearless, strong-willed Changeling wolf...more
Karla

5 Juddalicious Stars!! I want to be encased in ICE!! Another terrific installment in this exceptional series!!

I thought the story would lose me since this book focuses quite a bit on the technical facet of the Psy and what makes them tick, and although complicated at times, I had no trouble keeping up. I am 100% invested in this series and these characters. Judd and Brenna’s story was different from the first two, as those focused more on the mating aspect and the sensual nature of the Changeli...more
MelissaB
Judd and Brenna's story - I wasn't sure how I could enjoy a story about a man as cold as Judd but Nalini Singh certainly wrote a great one! Judd turned out to be a very honorable man who wanted to feel but could not because he is unpredictable due to his psychic talents. Brenna is still scarred emotionally from her attack and needs Judd as her mate. Judd has to figure out a way to deprogram his training so he can be the mate that Brenna needs. Plus he has some cool telekinetic abilities that com...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 04, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nalini Singh fans, paranormal romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: several GR friends
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Adrienne
One of my favourite books in the Psy-Changeling saga. This is the story of Judd (so Psy his got control on his control (also known as silence after the effect it has on silencing emotions)) and Brenna (damaged Snowdancer changeling). Besides the story between these two the empire that is the Psy world continues to develop, in this the third book.

Well, I was sucked in from the start and the thing I really like about this book is with every turn of the page something happens to keep you invested...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This one was AWSOME Photobucket

Unlike the previous books, in this one the hero was the Psy that needed to get in touch with his emotions Photobucket I so totally loved it!

Judd - he'd defected from the Psy with his family, and the wolf pack took them in. What they don't know about him is that he's an assassin, working for the ressistance. They don't like him much, nor do they trust him. Even though he's been out of the PsyNet for a long time, he hasn't broken his barriors and keeps a tight hold on his emotions. He f...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4.5 Stars

I have to admit that in my opinion Nalini Singh can't write a bad book. They all come in various degrees of good and awesome. This one was a "great" for me. Not awesome but better than just good. If I didn't want to distinguish the books in this series that I liked more than the others it would be a 5.

The reason this book wasn't a solid 5 for me was that I couldn't see when the romance began. It's like we begin reading and the heroes are already halfway there. This steals something fro...more
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
I wrote a whole fucking review. I closed the wrong tab. I wrote it again. I accidentally turned off my computer. I'm done trying. I'm going to take the lazy road. Fuck life.

JUDD LAUREN, THE MOTHERFUCKING KING


BRENNA, THE MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN


JUDD AND BRENNA


JUDD AND THE GHOST


KALEB AND NIKITA


SASCHA AND LUCAS


MARLEE AND BRENNA


BEN


NALINI SINGH
Nisha
I knew, going in, I was going to love Judd Lauren. By God, the man is sexy as hell. But Brenna was a variable, being kidnapped and tortured. Luckily, she did not disappoint in thawing the Man of Ice.

Brenna, a Snowdancer changeling, had been kidnapped and physically and psychically tortured by the previous Psy villain, Councilor Enrique. Rescued and in the process of healing with sessions with Sacha and Judd Lauren has made Brenna feel inadequate. Worse is her growing feelings toward the mysteri...more
Beanbag Love
I actually didn't start liking this book much until almost exactly 50%. But after that it really flies.

I liked Judd pretty much throughout, but Brenna annoyed me at first. Her anger outbursts were tedious. If we'd been introduced to her prior to her abduction and seen the wonderful woman she was (as they keep saying), I might have felt like I could become invested. Even some flashbacks would have helped.

Eventually she evens out and becomes more likable. But the foundation for the romance was bui...more
new_user
I was really looking forward to this installment in the Psy-Changeling series, and I was not disappointed. It seems with each book the heroes become more alpha and the scenes more heated. Certainly that's true of Caressed by Ice.

Judd Lauren. Wow. Who would have thought any man named Judd had it in him? (That name actually worked here because the hero is so cool and intelligent and aloof-- the antithesis of the stereotypical redneck, LOL. He dispels those images immediately.) It took some time f...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Now I see what all of the fuss was about. I liked the first two Psy Changeling installments well enough, but I absolutely loved this one. And I owe it all to a delicious hero named Judd Lauren.

Judd isn't just Psy. He is one of the legendary Arrows. Before his family dropped out of Psy Net, he was one of a small band of elite mercenaries, determined at all cost to protect Silence. But when his family was marked for rehabilitation, he chose to leave the Net behind. But he didn't abandon his life a...more
Glamdring
“Try it.” A dare.
He stepped forward and her fingertips tingled, claws threatening to release. Oh yeah, she was definitely ready to tangle with Judd Lauren, Man of Ice, and the most beautiful male creature she had ever seen.


Judd and Brenna are one of my favorite couple in the series. Brenna is a strong and great heroine, she’s a fighter. Judd is HOT.

“You’d make mincemeat out of a lesser man. It’s a good thing you belong to me.”

Unlike the other books, in this one the hero isn’t changelling but P...more
LiteraryLover
I've heard so many good things about this book, that I feel sort of like the bad egg giving it a less than raving review lol.

It's been a while since I read the previous book in the series so my memory was a bit rusty going into this one. I started reading and quickly noticed that there was no introduction to the characters and was just thrown into the story. I vaguely remember a character being tortured by a Psy serial killer in a previous book but I couldn't remember when and to whom it was don...more
Gina
Here is another book I stayed up till 2 am to finish! And OMG was it ever worth it!!

Judd is an OMG, sexy, controlled, uber-badass, possessive,loving, oh so bossy, absolutely loyal Psy! And Brenna, I so love this woman! She is damaged, struggling, tough, loving, emotional wolf-changeling! I love a heroine who is strong, both physically and mentally and still has flaws and can show an emotional side. This is definitely a fire meets ice situation, and I loved their relationship. If fact, I loved w...more
DarienMoya
^^THIS IS ONE ICEBERG I WOULD KILL TO CLIMB!^^

I have to say I thought Visions of Vaughn was the shit in this series, but it’s like generic potato chips, its good but its no fucking Lays. Caressed by Ice is Lays and it almost killed me. I was two seconds away from wanting a cold hearted boyfriend. I wanted the challenge; I wanted to be caressed by ice. Easily this book is the best I have read this year, and its only book three so I have serious hope that next thing you people read is my obituary...more
Leah
Even though this is only the third Psy/Changeling book, I think that it is definitely the best so far. Caressed by Ice is the story of Brenna Kincaid, the SnowDancer female saved from Santano Enrique in Slave to Sensation, and Judd Lauren, one of the five Psy living among the SnowDancer Pack.

As I said, I think that this book is the best so far. Before I read this book, I wasn't sure how I felt about Judd but now I love him. I think that he was so interesting, particularly because he was so much...more
AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
Word count: about 108 000
Rating: Bouncing around like a demented bunny

4,5*



Look at that PLOT! Just look at it!

An amazing thing about this series (so far) is the fact, that there is continuity. It was one of my main problems with most series. Books focused on different pairs and were very loosely connected by secondary characters. I want a continuous plot, I love real series, like LOTR. In J.R. Ward’s series there is a bigger picture, but it’s more of a steady constant hum in the background than...more
valee
Wow! Just wow. What an amazing read. After reading it for the second time I definitely can say that this is still one of my fav books in the series. I mean, I love them all but this one and book 6 are the best. Not much to say about this book that hasn't been said already. What I can tell you is the reasons for why this is one of my fav.

First of all, the hero (Judd) is just too hot for his own good. There's just nothing more sexy than a hero who is indiferent to everybody except the heroine. And...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Is it me or does Nalini Singh's books just keep getting better and better! "Carressed by Ice" features Judd "The Ice Man" Lauren, who is a Psy that now lives with the SnowDancer Pack to protect his brother and his nieces and nephew who were going to put in for "rehibilitation" which is tantamount to death, and Brenna Kincaid, the Changeling female that was saved in the first book, but had been badly tortured and mind raped by Enrique Santiago, a Psy and member of the Council.

When I first starte...more
AH
I’m beginning to see the appeal of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. Three books in and I am hooked. It’s like crack for paranormal romance junkies. With each book I read, I fall in love with the lead characters and I want more. I need more.

So much happens in this book. There’s a killer on the loose, a rebellion brewing, a power hungry Psy Council, and of course, a love story with an unlikely pairing.

The world building continues to hold my interest. The Psy are so clinical, emotionless, and...more
Leigh
LOVED it!! Judd and Brenna were an awesome, awesome couple!! They both had so much to overcome...his Silence and Protocol 1, and her demons of remembering what was done to her by Enrique. Both are so heartbreaking in their own right, but they knew that they belonged with each other, no matter the cost, no matter what anyone else said or thought, and they fought to get over those obstacles.

Judd's character is so strong, so menacing, he just comes right off the page. He and Brenna were inexorably...more
Brittany B.
Quickie Review:
I'm into this series now. I'm not obsessed or giddy about it, like I've been with other series (night huntress, BDB), but I like these books. My emotional involvement is comfortable. I like the lower level of intensity I feel with these books.

Because reviews are plenty, I'll just speak about a few likes and dislikes.

I liked the heroine, Brenna, a great deal. She's strong and more self assured than she realizes. It was a nice change in the series to have a Psy- Male; Judd is a...more
Holly
Sep 12, 2009 Holly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
5+ Stars.

I just finished this a little while ago, and my emotions are still so stirred up that i'm having a hard time coming up with the words to express how much i loved this book.

I knew when i read the first book in the Psy-Changling series Slave To Sensation, that Nalini Singh was already close to the top of the best pararomance novelists out there. But, with this, the third book in the series Singh has, in my opinion rocketed into a class all by herself.

I won't bother to go over the plot, a...more
Carisa
This story was great. The author wrote an excellent, emotional and passionate romance between the cold, logical, extremely self-controlled Jude and the wolf heroine who had been previously kidnapped and tortured. I also liked the insights into Jude's mind, how the changeling breeds avenges and wins over the Psy attempts against them and Jude's willingness to submit to the SnowDancers pack.
HERO is a Warrior, and ex-elite psy assassin, who keeps extreme control over his emotions not only because...more
Monique
Reread (May 16, 2014)

I love Brenna and Judd together! The change in him from the Ice Man to a man who loves and wants his woman so much is so swoon worthy.

Special mention goes to the sex scene in the epilogue that is ridiculously fucking hot. *fans self*

Oriignally read (Apr 14. 2012)

I enjoyed this very much. However, I must admit, I did miss having one of our sexy dominant changeling creatures as the hero. I just love their protectiveness, their possessive, their warmth and emotions. Not to say...more
P.A. Lupton
So far, this series just gets better and better. Caressed by Ice is my favorite Psy-Changeling book yet. I loved both Judd and Brenna’s characters.

I think it was Ghandi who said, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will”. He could have been speaking of Brenna with that quote. Books with a strong heroine are always my favorite, so it’s no wonder I loved Caressed by Ice so much. Brenna was a fantastic heroine. I connected with her, I loved watching her jo...more
Maldivianbookreviewer
The 3rd book in the Psy/Changeling series seems to be a favorite amongst its fans and I too have succumbed and joined the legion of fans who loved the story of the very lethal Psy Judd Lauren and the strong Brenna Kincaid whose dark past would have completely broken down a lesser woman.

Judd is a fascinating Psy not only because this is the first time that a male Psy is in the position of a hero but because Judd is a defector from the Psy world where he was trained to be a lethal killing machine,...more
Yz the Whyz
A strong-willed, violated changeling wolf. An elite exiled Psy assassin. Two people touched with darkness will find the light together.

The third book in Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series, Caressed by Ice is about Judd Lauren and Brenna Shane Kinkaid, two characters we have met in the previous books. Brenna, after surviving the brutal kidnapping and torture she had suffered under the hands of the Psy Concil Member Enrique Santana, is now in the process of mending. However, her dreams are plagu...more
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