Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9)
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Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9)

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In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it's up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who have gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite... and who threatens to enslave his wolf.

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Mass Market Paperback, 321 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Berkley (first published September 29th 2010)
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MelissaB
I love Nalini Singh's writing, I think she is one of the most talented authors out there. I love the Psy/Changling series, I think the world and characters are wonderful. My favorite books so far have been ones that include Changlings because I love their wild hearts and sensual, playful natures. So it should be no surprise that I thorougly enjoyed reading Play of Passion which features two wolf Changlings. This was such a wonderful love story and romance!

Indigo is the most dominant female in he...more
valee
I feel like meeting an old friend, one who I haven't seen in a long long time. This series is so fabulous that I can't do anything else than to recommend it! I loved to put my hands over a book in this series once again. And yes, it really is THAT good! All the books in the series are. I tend to forget how much I LOVE this series until I read one of the books in it and remember it all!!! This is one of the best series there is out there, all genres included. I just could keep reading books in it...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Stars. Drew–and because I love this series so much–is the ONLY reason I'm giving this book 4 stars!

This book sported one of the most charming, swoon-worthy, and delectable heroes in this series. I fell head-over-heels in love with all that is Drew. However, and I know I'm in the minority here, I felt it also sported the most wishy-washy, fickle, and egotistical heroine I've read to date. I did NOT like Indigo for most of this book. That said, she finally won me over, and, frankly Drew wanted h...more
Catherine
Review originally posted at Fiction Vixen.

4.5 Stars!

I’ll be honest, I enjoyed the main characters in this book a lot, but even if they were mediocre I might have given this book at least a 4 anyway. The excitement of getting back into the Changeling world and the ultra-excitement of getting to see way more of Hawke would have probably won me over even if Indigo and Drew were lame. Luckily they weren’t, but I’m just saying… :)

I liked Indigo--although I did have a few issues with her that I’ll get...more
Shawna
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

Hot! Hot! Hot! Play of Passion is such a perfect, fitting title for this!

Whew boy! Singh really turned up the heat in this latest installment with the Changeling/Changeling pairing (Yay...finally!) of SnowDancer wolf shifters Indigo and Drew. Lieutenant Indigo Riviere and tracker Drew Kincaid struggle with alpha dominance, pack ranking, jealousy, and age issues while indulging in an explosive attraction and investigating a possible Psy Council threat on the SnowDancer...more
Dina
I have nothing to say, except that Drew has just become my favorite hero in the series. I want to eat him with a spoon and feast on his yumminess!

RubenCortada

Note: I know that Hawke will take Drew's place as soon as his book is out, but Drew will get to enjoy his spot in my dreams until then, LOL.
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Another great book from the Psy-Changeling series Photobucket

This series will definitely be one of the best I've ever read :) I became addicted to this world from page 1, and I guess I'll stay that way untill the final book Photobucket



In Play of Passion, we get to see the wolf pack again (I just love reading about the changelings Photobucket ). Indigo is a lietenant and a dominant female in the pack. Drew has been in love with her for a long time, but being lower in rank, he doesn't have a chance Photobucket

This was similar to Riley a...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Andrew Liam Kincaid, you sure know how to charm a girl! I love Drew! There’s something about these Kincaid men that makes me melt. With these insanely hot brothers and Hawke, I am officially a SnowDancer whore.

With the last two books being Psy-oriented, it was great to be back in SnowDancer territory and catch up with Brenna, Judd, Riley and Sienna. Some readers thought that there wasn’t enough romance in the previous two books, but I think Singh listened and gave what the fans wanted in Play...more
Ren
A gift from my Goodreads friend and sisters in crime, Olivia. Thanks a bunch, Non!! XD

MORE THAN 5 STARS!! and one of MY TOP TEN READ FOR 2011

One of the best book in Psy Changeling series so far,and big kudos to Ms Nalini Singh for her beautiful and talented writing style! She will be,no doubt, my Author of The Year for 2011! (my own award of course)

Before I write why I love this book, this is my pic of Drew :



Ohh, c'mon! Lower that pants and show your sexy butt, Drew! =P
(still search sexy scen...more
Shannon C.
Nov 26, 2011 Shannon C. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: PNR fans
4.5 Stars: great shapeshifter romance

The ninth book in the popular Psy-Changelings series, 'Play of Passion' is focused on two wolf changelings--Drew Kincaid and Indigo Riviere. We met both characters in earlier books. Brother to Riley and Brenna, Drew is a tracker/rogue hunter who reports directly to Hawke. The highest ranking female in the SnowDancer pack, Indigo discounts Drew as a potential romantic interest since he is four years younger and not part of the hierarchy. He is perseverent and...more
Leah
I have to say that I loved this book but I really struggled with what to rate it. It's definitely a 5 star read for me, but I was waffling between that and 4.5 stars. Sam and I thought long and hard about the book's star-age and we decided on 5. Why, you ask? Because, while my extreme dislike of Indigo for the first 2/3 of the book, the very fact that there was nothing from Sascha's point of view and that she was only in it for a few pages was enough to make me jump for joy inside, deciding that...more
Fani
3.5*

A nice book and very hot hero, but far from a keeper.

One of the things that bugged me, was that I finished the book and still have no idea what Indigo was searching for in a man. She wanted someone who was more dominant than her, but not too dominant that he orders her around, but when she starts dating Drew she finds out he's much more dominant than she thought, even more than her, but her wolf won't accept him because he's not dominant enough??? A convoluted way of thinking if you ask me,...more
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: She’d just taken off her turtleneck and dumped it on the rest of the pile when Drew’s head snapped up out of the water. Their eyes met and it felt as if the universe itself was holding its breath.

Andrew Kincaid is a tracker for the SnowDancer pack. He is a very dominant wolf shifter, but doesn’t necessarily have a place in the pack hierarchy. Although he is the pack’s best tracker, he portrays more of a fun, flirty, easy going attitude – which allows people to approach him and he...more
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
5+

Andrew Kincaid has captivated my heart! I have many favorites in this series,but I'm so happy I finally got to this book!

I loved Indigo in the previous books,but in this story she made me turn off my like switch on her till almost the very ending. Indigo did her thang,but talk about one cruel Byotch! Seriously? Drew is a such a sweetheart,a 4year age difference shouldn't have spoiled their relationship and, what the heck? Who gives a flying rooster,if Drew is more dominate then her!!! In my o...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Wow! This was just an amazing book. I knew it would be because both characters are amazing and they are both dominating changelings! Their chemistry is explosive. And I think I'm in love with Drew, he is the sweetest guy. I will admit that I was getting a bit annoyed at Indigo at times, and wished that she chased after him a bit too, but it all worked out great in the end. And of course, I kept waiting for the glimpses of Hawke and Sienna, I think the next book has been set up perfectly! There's...more
SheLove2Read
The ONLY reason this book gets a 3 star rating is because of Drew, and the delicious insights into uber yummy Hawke.

I have never seen a heroine so infuriatingly dumb as Indigo. She ruined the book for what it could have been with her refusal to accept a younger, "less dominant" (hint: he SO isn't less dominant) male partner in Drew. I spent 3/4ths of the book wanting to bitch slap her. For me her reasons were selfish and somewhat childish and when she finally did wise up, for me it was too litt...more
Keri
Well, in the end it was a really good book to me. The first half of the book, Indigo really drove me crazy to the point I wanted to put a shock collar on her wolf and tear her hair out by its black roots.

Slowly Drew tamed me and Indigo and the last half of the book was really good. I didn't feel their romance got rushed and we got to see it really develop. The love scenes were plentiful and spicy.

I loved Drew because you never knew what he was going to do in order to get Indie's attention, from...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
After a long break from this series, I'm glad I'm back. I missed this world! I put this one off because I wasn't too enamored with Mercy, another dominant female changeling, and I wasn't looking forward to more of the same irritation. Fortunately, Indigo isn't like Mercy in that sense. However, the dominance issue seems even more troublesome with the wolves. I guess that make sense, for wolf pack dynamics are very crucial. Cats don't have quite the same rigid social structure.

I liked this book...more
Kathleen

3.5 stars, and all for the love of Drew! Drew and Indigo are wolf changelings in the Snow Dancer Pack. They lust after each other, but Indigo is wary of mating with someone of lower rank. Drew (love him) changes her silly little mind.
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***I was gonna give it 2 stars cuz Indigo annoyed and frustrated me, and the plot was spaced too far apart...*

...but my inner wolf howled, "No!! 5 stars for Drew! Dreamy Drew! Five for him! For all the licking, the nipping, the petting, the suck...more
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
DREW


INDY


INDY TRYING TO DISMISS DREW


DREW REFUSING TO BE IGNORED


NALINI SINGH NOT SHOWING US THE FACT THAT JUDD AND THE GHOST ARE OBVIOUSLY FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS


HAWKE AND SIENNA


RIAZ HURTING


HENRY


TAI TRYING TO GET INDY TO ACCEPT HIM COURTING EVIE


THE PLOT












Karen ~ Divhine
I am new at writing reviews, but thought I would give it a try. This book was fantasic. I loved Drew and his pursuit of Indigo; so patient and persistent. This was such a loving and emotional story that I am sorry it is over. Great world building to the point you forget it is fiction. I can't wait until Hawke's book.
Mojca
Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling Series #9) Reading the Psy/Changeling series is like visiting old friends and talking about the good old days. Some of the friends are great, some not so much, you get new ones, some great, some not so much, but you inexorably spend a few pleasurable hours in their company.

This book was exactly like that. I got so see Judd and Brenna again, got a glimpse of Riley and Mercy, Sasha and Lucas, got to drool over Hawke once more (I can’t wait for his book, yet I’m terr...more
Glamdring

I love Drew!!! The sneaky wolf is one of my favorite character in the series.

In this book we are back to the Psy-Changeling antagonism. We are on the verge of the war. Our heroes are two SnowDancers.

Indigo is a SnowDancer lieutenant. She’s Hawke third in command. Like Mercy, she’s pretty much a kick-ass heroine.

“But this is who she is,” Brenna murmured, her eyes troubled when she looked up. “You stood in front of a bullet for me, Drew.” Her voice hitched. “That’s who you are.”

Drew (Brenna and...more
Gina


Be still my beating heart….OH MY DREW!  photo yenta4-emoticon-0001_zps38a9e118.gifThis one absolutely sent my swooning to stratospheric levels! I gotta tell you, Drew knows how to say “I’m sorry” I would have settled for the chocolate kisses!! The romance is high in this one, the chase, the fun, flirting….here I go swooning again!!

But I will back up a bit, in this story we have Indigo. She is a dominate high ranking female in the SnowDancer pack. She is tough, prideful, and standoffish. And of course Drew (Andrew), he is younger then In...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
Boy likes girl.
Girl likes boy.
Boy is stupid boy, pisses off girl.
Girl is stubborn girl, won't forgive boy.
Boy wins over girl.
Girl and Boy are semi-happy but....
(spoiler- won't say)

This book is pure romance drama. The psy and the fall of "Silence" is a minor issue. I thought the book is was very predictible and boring. A real disappointment.

Update- I have to say I'll continue the series since I have hopes for book 10. I think Singh is a brilliant author and I love the series overall but I just di...more
Stephanie
I love the world Singh's created and how each book further entangles all of the characters, past, present and future. I cannot wait for Hawke's story next year.
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Nov 08, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
I truly enjoyed this book, though it wasn't perfect.

I did not like the ending, where the situation is partly a cliffhanger for the next book.

I also did not much like the traumatic incident it took for Indigo to fully open up to the mating bond, I feel the author could have used a less dramatic event to achieve the same outcome.

Besides those two issues, the book is a gem. Andrew adorably keeps putting his foot in it, and he has to drag out a lot of charm to overcome the problems he caused. I li...more
Kaleigha
There are a few things that are completely certain, and my loving a Nalini Singh novel is one of them. I can never, ever wait to get my greedy little hands on one of her books, and Play of Passion was no exception. The bonus is when the book is as good as you expect it to be, and this one is.

On the surface, Drew is the easy going, charming, tormenting younger brother of Riley Kincaid. Fun and full of life, his sense of play is part of the heart of his pack. But what most don't see is the fierce,...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
At last! A changeling book! I have so been looking forward to reading about Drew and Indigo I would never have thought of them as a couple but it looks like I was completely wrong, they were perfect for one another!

This is the first book since Caressed by Ice which is exclusively about the SnowDancer wolves and not DarkRiver. Now I thought I was solidly in Team DarkRiver, they have Clay, Lucas and Vaughn after all, but now that I have had the Kincaid brother treatment, first Riley Kincaid and no...more
Susan (susayq ~)
IT'S WAR!!! At least that is what is going on in the overall story line with this series. The Psy Council has split in two factions - those wanting to continue on with Silence, even knowing it's failing and those who are ready to change cause they see how it isn't working. So, the Changelings are brought into the internal fight among the Psy because of Psy defectors and business dealings. And I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE WHERE THIS GOES!!!!

Oh yeah! This was a romance book. Did I forget to mention that?...more
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