Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10)

Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) - Nalini Singh 4.75 stars

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s book, and finally, here it is! And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. Not in the least! This was everything I was hoping for: angsty, exciting, sexy. I didn’t want to put it down, and that was a bad thing because I was at Disney World when I was reading it. That should tell you something. I would rather be at the resort reading the book than running around the my beloved WDW, and that doesn’t happen often. If ever.

Hawke has been avoiding Sienna for years. First, because he thinks she’s too young for him ( and when the Laurens first arrived on SnowDancer land, she was too young for him), and second, because he doesn’t want to hurt her. His mate died when he was a young boy, and he knows that he can never love Sienna the way she deserves. His once in a lifetime chance at having a mate was snatched away from him, and he doesn’t want to make Sienna think that there is something there that’s not. Unfortunately for Hawke, both his wolf and Sienna don’t understand the meaning of the word “no.”

Sienna despairs at ever getting Hawke to see her as an adult. She works hard to be a valuable member of the pack, and she works hard to control her X powers so that she doesn’t hurt anyone she loves. When Psy intruders break the peace of the SnowDancer pack, Sienna finally gets a chance to prove to Hawke that she’s both an adult and a powerful weapon who can protect the pack.

I really liked both characters. There is this smokin’ hot chemistry between them, and unlike in the previous Psy-Changeling book, where Indigo’s constant hot and cold attitude towards Drew drove me absolutely batty, the conflict between Hawke and Sienna was engaging and believable. Hawke thinks his shot at having a loving, supportive companion died years ago, and Sienna knows that she is a ticking time bomb. No other X Psy has lived past their twenties, and she can feel how unstable, and dangerous, her abilities are becoming. She only wants a chance at happiness, with Hawke, regardless at how fleeting in might be.

Throw in the increasingly aggressive incursions by the Psy, and you have a recipe for story that is hard to put down. All of the cats and wolves we have gotten to know in previous installments of the series were back, and it was fun catching up with all of them. Even Nikita Duncan was a welcome face, having become a little more human, regardless of how vehemently she would deny it. Kiss of Snow pushes all the right buttons, expanding on the world building and offering up a steamy romance that crackles with passion.