Bonds of Justice
By Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling, book # 8
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 4.3
Book Description: Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture…
Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury…and executioner…
Captivation: This book had my attention right from the start. It deviates a little from the prior books and the pack-life view into a more mystery/suspense romance that just happens to involve the paranormal psy-changeling world.
Sizzle: There is some fascinating tension that builds into some pretty great intimacy scenes. The personalities of the two characters and how they develop their physical relationship builds a sweet anticipation through the book.
Romance: The relationship build and blends nicely with a psy-changeling mystery/suspense plot for this book. There are a few additional characters, reintroduction to by-now well-known characters, and a continuation of the overall series plot that tie very well into the budding romance for the two main characters.
Enjoyment: I really liked this book, one of my favorites in the series, it’s a unique change to the theme seen on some of the other books of the series. The developing plot for the series as a whole continues to be fascinating; and the imaginary psy-changeling world remains an intrigue.
Literacy: Pretty standard editing errors in this book, common errors, but not so numerous as to be distracting.
Overall, This book stays on my Read Again bookshelf! It’s a great read and just different enough from the prior books in the series to give you a break and prevent boredom.