Branded by Fire
By Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling, book # 6
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 4.2
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4.5
- Romance: 4.5
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 4
Book Description: Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he’s a wolf, she’s a cat, and they’re both used to being on top.
But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley must work together to track the young man—before his shadowy captors decide he’s no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it’ll leave them both branded by fire…
Captivation: This book had moments of narrative and internal thoughts that, though for the most part were important to the overall series, felt a little too long and drawn out. Despite the occasional boredom of those scenes, the plot of this book is still captivating.
Sizzle: This book was a little different as the sizzle factor starts up right off the bat, and keeps going. Some great tingles from these scenes!
Romance: I love the relationship building in this one too. The characters and their differences are well written, felt, and resolved.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this book quite a bit, though some of the scenes were just a bit too boring and I had to take breaks. Still, the over all plots, characters, and relationships keep it all worth while!
Literacy: No major editorial errors outside of a few normal ones.
Overall, I would have liked this book a lot more if some of the scenes had been edited down to cut out or minimize a few of the more slow parts… but this book is still a fantastic book and remains on my read again shelf.