Review ~ Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh @nalinisingh

Posted April 25, 2016 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review ~ Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh @nalinisinghKiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 14 hrs
Series: Psy-Changeling #10
Published by Berkley on May 31, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 432
4.5 Stars
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Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

I will admit. I was unsure going into Kiss of Snow. There was plenty of foreshadowing into this couple, but in my mind, Sienna was still a kid. It was unclear for me how Nalini was going to get around that issue with Sienna and Hawke. He obviously had issues with it. He actually had a few issues. But Sienna was now of an age that there should be no taboo between her and Hawke having a relationship. It was still a hurdle I faced with the story, especially since his interest in her had been so long running in the series.

Hawke’s insistence that he had lost his mate when he was young and was not meant to have another got frustrating at times. They were kids. How could they have been absolutely sure they were meant to be mates? His internal fight between these issues made for one irritable alpha. I still think it is cute how he deals with Sasha and Nadia, though. He is determined to drive Lucas mad.

Sienna’s powers are something she is trying to deal with on her own. She is getting some help from Sascha, but even Sascha doesn’t know the extent of Sienna’s powers. Sienna is afraid of what she is able to do, and how it will affect her pack mates. She practices rigid control so that she doesn’t go full force. Relieving power pressure in pieces.

One of my favorite parts is Sienna going out to the club with some of the younger wolves and cats. Short skirt, tall boots dancing on the bar until Hawke arrives. His reaction really made me laugh. This was near the beginning of it all, so his reaction was one that drove him crazy.

The action in Kiss of Snow was like a nuclear blast. Our evil councilor comes out with an attack on the wolves with his specially trained army. Hawke must take control and save as many of his wolves as possible. He secrets away the young and mothers so they will not get caught up. Still the fighting gets really intense. Hawke and Sienna are pushed to a place that neither may be able to live with afterwards. It was explosive!

About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 Audiobook Challenge
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  • The age thing could throw me off (thinking of Dani in the Fever series lol). Glad she’s of age in this installment though!! I need to give these books a try one day, I always see people loving them!

    • They are so good. I am loving the overall story arc and trying to figure out who is doing the bad guy stuff, etc. So much more than just the average PNR I think.

  • This is one of my favorites in the series. The build up was intents throughout the other books and I agree I wasn’t sure how she would work it out with the age difference. For me it all came together brilliantly. I love Hawke and I did enjoy that first scene with Sienna going out to the club.. Thanks for the review!

    • Oh yes, the build up was there. I kept wondering how Hawke was going to deal with it. He really beat himself up over it! But in the end, they are so right for each other.

  • Ah, Hawke and Sienna. I loved this story. It was a great one. I’m really glad that you enjoyed it. It can be hard when you have books that have those weird almost, but not quite there, taboos. I just read one like that from G.A. Aiken with a uncle and niece. They weren’t related by blood and he didn’t meet her until she was sixteen and nothing happen for at least another ten years. Still, it can be weird for the characters, especially the male who sees themselves as a protector. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I was definitely pleased by how it all turned out. With Sienna’s character, there were times you could forget the age difference. Well, once she knew she had Hawke sucked in. I love that she can be both the responsible mate for the Alpha as well as the fun chick that hangs out or goes shopping with her friends.

  • This was one of my favorites out of the series and It was shocking how well she pulled off these characters.

    • She really did do it well. I really liked it, not quite my favorite, but it is up there.