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Caressed by Ice
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 a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins—cold, pit ...more
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I'm keeping these reviews short unless there is one I have to rant or rave about because this series is longggggg. I don't want to spend days writing reviews, though I may come back later and write more in depth reviews. I really loved both Brenna and Judd. They were so hot together. I loved the whole book and the plot the only reason it's 4.5 stars instead of 5 is the conflict Judd had to go though to be with Brenna was fixed so easy it felt like it was glossed over. There was ...more
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 ...more
Well, the plot thickens. And I like it.
This is my favourite of the series so far (I’ve read up to book 5)
I don’t even know what to say except that Brenna and Judd are so perfect for each other and I absolutely love them and I want a Judd of my own. Will that do?
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
Brenna is a wolf and belongs to the SnowDancer pack. She used to be pure sunshine, very happy, very optimistic, very bubbly, full of life. Lately she is not well. She almost died in the hands of a psychopath Psy and she was mind-raped by him. Thankfully she was saved last minute by her Alpha and her brothers and with the help of the Alpha of DarkRiver pack and his mate and with the help of Judd.
Judd used to be an Arrow, an elite soldier in t ...more
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 ...more
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
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 knowing my ...more
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
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
5 MAGNIFICENT stars! This series just continues in strength and brilliance.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
The Silence Protocol was implemented to save those Psy whose powers were so deadly, so destructive, that they were seen as monsters. Silence was supposed to give them peace from their demons. However, no good deed goes unpunished.
We are an abomination, a plague that will kill our people from within. Silence must never take root, must never infiltrate the PsyNet....more
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 wel ...more
This has absolutely NONE of the issues that I noted in my review for Visions of Heat, and none of the future books do either, but it's so incredibly refreshing to come into this book and just be m ...more
Unlike the previous books, in this one the hero was the Psy that needed to get in touch with his emotions 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 ...more
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 ...more
2nd reread - 29th June - 29th June 2018 - still 4 ★
3rd reread - 5th May - 6th May 2020 - still 4 ★
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. The second time around I still feel the same about it.
This time I got the name down patt it was always Jude fo ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.”
I am puddle on the floor because this man has melted all of ...more
Damn, Singh did such a great job with two flawed and damaged characters and their growth. Nothing was brushed aside, not one stone left unturned and everything made sense.
The way Brenna grew into a strong woman and the art Judd worked to understand and break his conditioning was so well done, I'm amazed at how deeply the author went in developing thi ...more
I’m so glad I stuck to this series. I was really disappointed with the previous one, but Caressed by Ice was totally worth it.
Each books are a standalone, but to be honest the storyline is so complicated, I highly suggest you read them in order. I can’t even fully explain how everything works in this world, but I like reading it!
This series are a slow burn series with a lot of character development so don’t think you will get a lot of steam, but when you do it means something. ...more
Brenna despite all that happened to her in book one is very brave and courageous, though traumatised she is still trying to get the best out of life. She is attracted to a psy and isn't afraid of going afte ...more
The world is expanding one piece of information at time.
Brenna survived a sadistic Psy serial killer and fought everything and everyone to get a semblance of control back into her life.
This is the introduction into the lives of Snowdancer wolves. So far we only got the impre ...more
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
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