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Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  17,999 Ratings  ·  837 Reviews
In his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, Drew Kincaid must rein in rogue changelings who've lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who've 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.
ebook, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Berkley Books (first published September 29th 2010)
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Jul 01, 2016 Alp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Another interesting addition to Psy-Changeling series!

As a fan of this series, I can tell that the author once again enchanted and enthralled me with this fantastic storytelling. In this book, we meet Indigo Riviere, Snow Dancer lieutenant, and Andrew Kincaid, Snow Dancer tracker. Yes! Finally it was Drew’s time!

I was a little bit disappointed with Indigo. Her stubbornness almost ruined the thrill of reading. Fortunately, she came to her senses before I got really pissed at her. Drew, on th
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
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
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
Apr 17, 2011 valee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Alex is The Romance Fox
Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9) by Nalini Singh and the first book that the hero & heroine are both Changelings from the same species.

Indigo Riverie and Andrew Kincaid, both members of the SnowDancer wolf pack.
I loved Drew. Sexy, dominant, caring, sweet, strong, fabulous in bed and funny too.
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So what if he’s younger than Indigo? So what if he’s a dominant like her???? Girl, get a grip!! This was one woman that drove me totally nuts!

She had feelings for Drew and refused to give in to t
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
guy: "Let me put on some clothes. Unless you want me naked?"

girl: Feminine snort. "Seen it, felt it, don't want to buy the T-shirt.."

Now, this is my kind of girl!

Except, then she gets a bit whiny...I knew it was too good to be true.

So, in this one we have Drew, a wolf hottie oozing charm, and Indigo, another wolf who happens to be 4 years older than Drew and has him firmly in the friend-zone. But, Drew has it bad for Indie, so one night he kisses her.
Freak out time!

Drew wasn't only too youn
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!


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.
◊♦ Naomi
2.5 stars

It's a sad day everybody. Sad day here in France and all over the world. A rating so low for a Psy-Changeling book. Let's take a minute to mourn the loss of so many beautiful stars.


I have a serious problem with heroines like Indigo. I can't say I didn't like this book because I did, it was no hardship to read it but I did not feel anything while reading it.

I felt like the plot was inexistent, sure the packs are having some problems with the Psy Council but that's all. Nothing big
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
A gift from my Goodreads friend and sisters in crime, Olivia. Thanks a bunch, Non!! XD


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
Kate Phoenix
There’s not really a lot I can add to some of the many gushing reviews here, as most of you have read them all before. But I’m gonna put in my two pennies worth anyway.

Spring 2081. Too many powerful Psy have defected, too many are breaking conditioning, and too many fractures riddle the net. Some say it is inevitable that Silence will fall. And some will kill to hold it.

This is the ultimate friends to lovers, to mates and I usually don’t like that kind of trope at all.
Be still my beating heart.

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,
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
Shannon C.
Nov 26, 2011 Shannon C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mandi Schreiner
Oct 29, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
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
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R

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
Dec 05, 2010 SheLove2Read rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
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
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
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
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

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, having watched her sisterly cousin (??) Adria suffer from a strong-weak misalliance (Tangle of Need). Drew (love him) changes her silly little mind.
***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 D
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
Mar 09, 2015 Vir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Juegos de pasión quizá no sea de mis favoritos por lo centrado que está en la relación amorosa y la poca información nueva que nos dan de la trama psi, pero tiene a uno de los mejores protagonistas masculinos de esta saga. Con menos acción que los anteriores pero con un romance igual de explosivo y hot, esta serie de libros no deja de sorprenderme y conquistarme con cada libro que pasa.

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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
May 18, 2015 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
เปนธรรมเนียมของนิยายนลินีทีพลอตหลักมักจะโดดเดงเจิดจรัสจนกลบความเปนโรมานซในเนือเรืองจนหมด...เลมนีกเชนกัน... พลอตลำหนาไปเยอะมากๆ (แมวาเราจะจำเนือเรืองจากเลมกอนหนาไดไมมากเทาไร) แตกพอรูวาสองผัวเมียสกอตตนีมันรายไดโลห คือแบบใหอารมณเหมือนดูหนังฝรังทีมีหลายภาค เนือเรืองเกียวกับสงครามการเมืองระหวางเผาพันธุ นีขนาดเราเฉยๆกับพลอตไซ-เชนจิงคนะ เรายังรูสึกวานลินีครีเอทโลกทีมันสุดแสนจะพิศดารขนาดนีขึนมาได เธอตองไมธรรมดาจริงๆแหละ

อีกอยางคือหลังจากทีอานนิยายนลินีมาเปนสิบๆเลม เรากสัมผัสไดวาเลิฟซีนนีแทบจะนังพับเพียบอ

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 an
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.
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