Review: Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh

August 19, 2016 Review 0

Review: Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh

The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

Dorian
A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries...

Title: Wild Embrace
Author: Nalini Singh
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Magical Christmas Cat, An Enchanted Season, Archangel's Heart, Archangel's Viper
Series: Psy-Changeling #15.5
Published by Berkley
Source: Publisher
Published: August 23, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 395
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

I was a little hesitant to read Wild Embrace when I first heard of the book. Jumping way into a well-established series doesn’t always work out. However, when I saw that this was actually a collection of short stories in the Psy-Changeling series, I figured it might be a good introduction for me.

 

Echo of Silence      4.5 – stars

Probably my favorite of the four, I really found myself intrigued by Stefan. Not having ready any of the previous books in the series I found the whole Psy aspect very interesting. The combination of the emotionless Psy matched up with a human, both a bit broken and finding a way to heal and be together had me wishing the story was a bit longer.

 

Dorian      3.5 -stars

I enjoyed the progression from youth to adulthood. Despite not being able to shift, his pack was there for him the whole way. I think this was one of those special to heal you must realize your own self-importance stories, mixed in with a shifter twist. Great story.

 

Partners in Persuasion      4 – stars

Now this was a different one for me. Usually it’s the male and the wolf that is dominant but instead, you have a female leopard as the dominant and the male is the submissive. Quite a twist for me in the PNR world. The progression between Felix and Dezi as they struggle through to their happy ending, made this my favorite of the three Changeling shorts.

 

Flirtation of Fate      4 – stars

Murder mystery and a paranormal romance all rolled into one. Could a PNR fan ask for anything more! I really enjoyed the play between Kenji and Garnet although I kept having this feeling I was missing out on some things between these two. Maybe they had been in previous books that I haven’t read? Ignoring that tidbit, this was a good story that has a few secrets that kept me rushing through to discover them.

 

As I expected, a collection of short stories made for a great introduction to this world author Nalini Singh has created. I’ve got a good feel for the Changeling side and I really enjoy the dynamics between the packs of leopards and wolfs. However, all I got was a small taste of the Psy and I want more. Easily read as a stand-alone for a newbie to the series like me. Wild Embrace also offers an added bonus for long time fans. Great read for all PNR fans.

 

 

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