Title: Hostage to Pleasure
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #5
Date Read: 2014, July 3, 2020
Ashaya Aleine portrays herself as the perfect psy. But inside she is fighting a desperate battle to save her son and free herself from the PsyNet. What she doesn’t expect is to find safety in an angry sniper’s embrace.
Finally Dorian’s book! Dorian is a latent shifter, meaning he can’t shift, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the top lieutenants for the DarkRiver pack. He is a deadly sniper, an architect, and a computer nerd. He hasn’t let his lack of shifting hold him back, if anything it pushed him to be the best at everything else. Dorian is struggling with his anger at the psy for the death of his sister. He hates them all and when he finds himself attracted to Ashaya he doesn’t know how to handle it. He makes a lot of mistakes with Ashaya in the beginning but he does eventually get it right.
I really liked Ashaya. She is different from the other Psy because she has already broken Silence but still uses it to hide from the council. This was a nice change of pace for the psy in this series because we have already had three books with Psy breaking Silence. I am very interested in seeing how the rest of the Psy it he series will deal with Silence. Also I do like that the Psy have vall different kinds of abilities. Ashaya’s ability with DNA was quite fascinating.
The relationship between Ashaya and Dorian was heated and intense. They are enemies and it takes a long time, especially for Dorian, to get over those prejudices. I quite enjoyed their push and pull between them. This book also continues the war with the Psy. We see more unrest in the PsyNet and are introduced to a new potential enemy, the Human Alliance. I am looking forward to the next book and seeing what will happen next.
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