Review ~ Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

Posted September 23, 2015 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review ~ Visions of Heat by Nalini SinghVisions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 9 hrs 43 mins
Series: Psy-Changeling #2
Published by Berkley on March 6, 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 332
3.5 Stars
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Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous - aching need...exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D'Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar's instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith's sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced - and keep her from Vaughn.

There was definitely some deep thought into the rating of this one. I’m really loving this series. But I just wasn’t as into Visions of Heat as the others.

Faith and her abilities were not really offensive abilities. They were definitely worthwhile for the Psy to want. But they were all money reasons. The F-Psy were known to lose their minds after so long anyway. It wasn’t like they expected Faith to stay sane forever. Faith seemed more fragile to me. Being hidden away from the world like she was, I had a rooted feeling of helplessness about her. Even when she bucks up and starts to rebel.

In swoops Vaughn. His man sees a Psy threat, but his animal sees this delicate person needing protection. Then the fight to get past Faith’s conditioning is on. I loved that Vaughn was this big, strong Sentinel, but he had his own creative hobby that was not violent. That kind of endeared me to him. He had a way to express his emotions.

With the other Psy rebellion characters, their fear of leaving the Net was fear of the pain and dying. Everything that Vaughn made Faith feel had her more afraid of falling into the same mental state that all F-Psy eventually fall into. I felt like her transition out of the Net was fast and less painful. Not that I want it to be painful or die! It just seemed quick and not as dramatic. I don’t know what to think about the character that speaks in Faith’s mind. It is kind of cute in a way, but then I am also confused on how it can still communicate with Faith. Maybe I missed something. It does enhance what she brings to the Changlings and to what is stirring with the Psy, too bad it wasn’t a little easier to understand!

The ending surprised me. The new, what some would call “ally” really blew me away. We are starting to see that it is just not this few Psy that are dropping out. There is a whole bigger picture going on behind these scenes that I think will carry through the series. It is not going to be a constant Psy versus Changling theme.

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.

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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