In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of 'rehabilitation' - the complete psychic erasure of her personality ...Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy co-existence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murder of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion - and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities - or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation ...
~I was sent a free copy of this book-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - I was gripped from the very beginning of this story and I couldn't put it down until I had finished it and I am so ready to pick up the rest of the series. It is a really great book to introduce this world and to build it, the story was fantastic and the character development really topped this book for me. It was something different from what I've read before and that is what I loved about this book.
In this book we have the Psy. Decades ago they got rid of the emotions within a Psy so they feel nothing. Sascha knows she's different. She cries at night and that is an emotion that no Psy has and she knows she has to hide this flaw from everyone. Then we meet Lucas he is a changeling-a shifter, who can turn into an animal when he wants-he is ruled by emotion and he knows that Sascha is different and he likes that, he likes her and he is ready to seduce her for information.
This book is more than romance and being sexy. It is very dark, Gothic and action packed with some funny moments thrown in there. The characters worked brilliantly together and I enjoyed this book a lot. Nalini is a fantastic author and she has written something brilliant here and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series and see where she goes with it.