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Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  24,921 Ratings  ·  1,264 Reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

I was SO right not to give up on this series after reading Visions of Heat!

Let's talk about the "serious" stuff before we get to the sighing and heavy panting yumminess shall we?

Because yes, what got me hooked to this series is Singh's fantastic world building. The idea of the Psy and Psy-Net is absolutely brilliant and one of the most original concept I've come across in a long time. Visions of Heat was a big disappointment for me because I wanted to know more about the Psy world but Singh didn
4, 5 STARS


Another amazing read! I really liked the plot, characters and that this time around we get a 'psy male' slowly fall for his woman. His POV is so well done and I'm trully grateful that Nalini can write stories both in female and male POV. It gives the story just something to it, something that you wouldn't get in a book with only one POV. Also, I felt like this story is more darker, it's filled with more pain and healing than the previous two books. Brenna and Judd's pasts aren't prett
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
May 16, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it
*** 4.25 ***

A buddy read with the Ice-Man loving gals over at BB&B!!!

Well, I have been indoctrinated and being an example of a complete romantic sap, this Paranormal Romance was right up my alley!!! My BB&B friends told me that this book was wonderful, that Judd was THE MAN and that Brenna is a complex and strong female changeling with the strength to overcome the worst of adversities... They were telling me, I doubted them, but once I started reading, I discovered how truly wise and kn
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

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
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.









3.5 (but it kind of deserves 4 stars)
It was an enjoyable book, I missed this series!

I absolutely loved Judd (and how could I not, he's the perfect example of a badass alpha male).
And even more, I really liked the plot, it was damn interesting (like this whole series).

Why not more than 3.5 stars? Well, I didn't really feel anything during this read. Yes, I really liked it, I enjoyed it, but for some reason I didn't react too much to it. I'm starting to think that I'm just in a funky mood, so it's
Of the first three novels in this series, this is undoubtedly my favorite. I absolutely adore Sascha and Lucas' story inSlave to Sensation, but there's something so incredibly heart-wrenching about seeing Judd find his way to an HEA with Brenna - the wolf they worked so hard to save in that first book.

This has absolutely NONE of the issues that I noted in my review forVisions of Heat, and none of the future books do either, but it's so incredibly refreshing to come into this book and just be met
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
Mar 27, 2013 MelissaB rated it it was amazing
Recommended to MelissaB by: paranormal romance lovers
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 ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 04, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it it was amazing
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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◊♦ Naomi
Okay, so, I loved Caressed by Ice. Oh my Lord. I loved it!!! For once, the heroine was changeling and the hero Psy. Awesome.

I just adored Judd. He's so freaking cold and in control of everything but being able to see inside his mind, see what he's feeling and why he is what he is, it was so interesting and I loved every minute of it.

Brenna was the same. So different from him, scarred emotionally but still such a great, beautiful and strong young woman. Loved her as well.

They were just perfect
Remember, fire melts ice...

So, our "fire" is Brenna. She was a victim of the murdering psychopath from the first book, but survived. She's kind of broken, but is fighting to get back to her pre-victim self.

One day, she promised herself fiercely, she'd get back that lost part of her, the part that believed in joy.

See? All the joy you need is in vodka.

And, our "ice" is Judd. With a name like Judd, do we really have to wonder why he has a major stick up his butt? I mean, seriously? What is Jud
Sep 21, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
5 Fire and Ice Stars!!!

This book is BEYOND. That’s it. Just beyond. It has to be one of my favorite paranormal books ever. Definitely my favorite in this series so far.

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His eyes fixed on hers, the gold flecks darkening to amber. "An assassin who looks after his own skin? That's exactly what I am, Brenna. I would rather die than harm you, but anyone else? I could kill them without blinking. It's what I was born to do.”

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I am puddle on the floor because this man has melted all of my
Jul 08, 2010 Adrienne rated it really liked it
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
Kate Phoenix
4 “Fire melts Ice” Stars.

You know when you just want to savor a book? But the book is so good you just can’t. You want to enjoy every single moment of it which I have done but then you realize shite book finished. This was what happened here.

For some reason I always want to call the Hero of the book Jude Lawson but his name is Judd Lauren. We meet Judd in Slave to Sensation & Visions of Heat and in both of them he wasn’t my favorite. I think it has more to do with that I love the DarkRiver P
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
Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)
Update: 2016 re-re-read/BR with the Ice-Man loving gals over at BB&B.

Yes, I re-read this last year. No, it's not too soon to read it again. Because JUDD EFFING LAUREN.

After reading:

This is still a 5 star read for me. It has everything I could ever want from a PRN romance: hot-as-hell male lead, strong heroine that refuses to take shit from anybody, great chemistry, awesome secondary characters (so many baes!), and a little mystery to spice things up.

2 scenes I most appreciated during this r
Katie Michaels
Apr 07, 2014 Katie Michaels rated it it was amazing
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
D.B. Reynolds
Sep 13, 2016 D.B. Reynolds rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books in one of my all-time favorite series.
Feb 07, 2010 new_user rated it really liked it
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
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
Jun 14, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Judd Lauren is an Arrow, an élite soldier in the Psy ranks who defects when his entire family was slated to be destroyed. Hiding among the shifters and working with the resistance he has not let go of the silence because he fears it will unleash his murderous instinct. Gads, Judd made me swoon on so many levels. I felt for this mighty warrior who carries such a heavy burden. Seeing him come undone and break his chains around Brenna was delicious.

Brenna Shane Kincaid is a badly damaged. She is a


2nd read - 1 March to 3 March 2013
3rd read - 20 April to 21 April 2014
4th read - 29 March to 31 March 2015

This is without a doubt one of my favourites in this series. Both characters are amazing.

We have had some insight into Judd in the previous books but the only real glimpses we have gotten of Brenna before this have been while she was at her absolute worst after enduring terror at the hands of a serial killer. It sets
Beanbag Love
Jan 15, 2010 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it
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
Forgive me, but I’m going to come at this review a bit obliquely. When I was in middle school, my sisters and I used to get off the school bus and head to the living room to watch TV for a while. One of the must see programs was Star Trek (Original Series). We watched Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock adventure their way around the universe, always with Mr. Spock being the ultra-rational one and Nurse Chapel trying to convince him that perhaps he needed a woman in his life.

Reading this novel was like
Mar 05, 2009 Felicia rated it really liked it
Oh nice, thank you Kindle! Book one in my "let's hide the cover of this novel so I can read it in public" went pretty well actually. I don't pretend that these books aren't racy lady reads, but for some reason this author's storytelling doesn't get old like the other authors in this genre. The world is pretty interesting, and although the romance stuff is pretty "see it a mile away" that's what these books are, and the fact that I'm still reading them I think is a testament to the quality of the ...more

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
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Other Books in the Series

Psy-Changeling (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1)
  • Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2)
  • Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling #4)
  • Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5)
  • Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling #6)
  • Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7)
  • Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling #8)
  • Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9)
  • Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10)
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“Karate?” Those completely human-seeming eyes brightened in interest.


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