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Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling #3)

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Brenna, a she-wolf Psy, was abducted by a serial killer-and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and Council defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity.
ebook, 368 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Penguin Group (USA)
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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
✘✘ 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
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
Mar 27, 2013 MelissaB rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 com ...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.









◊♦ 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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 04, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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
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 11, 2009 Adrienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Nov 21, 2008 new_user rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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


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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
I have a thing for stoic hero, so Judd Lauren is totally the type that I love reading about. He is known as the Man of Ice, used to be the assassin for the Psy, but now he and his family are seeking sanctuary within the SnowDancer Pack.

Brenna was the victim that was abducted and brutalize by a psychopathic Psy in the previous book. Despite the trauma, she is a survivor and couldn't stand being cuddle by her two overprotective brother. Through the healing, she grew close to Judd and never shy aw
“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
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Is it me or does Nalini Singh's books just keep getting better and better! "Caressed 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 "rehabilitation" 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 started
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
Sep 09, 2013 Gina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

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
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
AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
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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
Mar 28, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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)
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