Review – Caressed by Ice

Caressed by Ice book cover


Caressed by Ice


Psy-Changeling #3


Nalini Singh


Paranormal Romance


As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins—cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna…
Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted—and had her mind violated—by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives…


4stars rating

While I’m not as invested in this series as I am the Guildhunter one, these books are always a great read!


Set in the same world and setting as the previous books (as it is a continuation). This book brings us to the wolves, yay! We learned a lot about both sides (shifters and psy) without it feeling overwhelmed. All scenes and environments were clear and well detailed and kept me fully immersed within the story.

Character development:

The Man of Ice (Judd) vs the tortured shifter Brenna, let’s see who has more willpower (and patience… so so much patience).
I liked how we have seen these characters in the previous instalments but that they now have the whole stage to really tell their story. We all know what happened to Brenna, but getting to know so much more about Judd was sooo nice! I mean… who would have known!? 🙂 They fit very well together, I don’t think Brenna could have managed the full touchy-feely caring of a shifter, at least not for matters of the heart.
As always, the author writes the books in such a way that you’re right beside them during their story. They feel real and believable and you just want to know more about them (and well, everyone really).

Pacing & Flow:

Were good, I pretty much only had to put the book down because of a severe headache (not because I was reading so much, heaven forbid haha). There was a great balance between what was going on (all the action) and the conversations, keeping it moving forward very smoothly.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is sex described (if that is important to you).
The book is 352 pages long, spread over 49 chapters and written from both Judd’s and Brenna’s point of view.

Final Thoughts:

I just pretty much love everything this author writes 😀 And as I’ve said before, I might not be as ‘invested’ in this series, coming back to the series and reading about all the characters again (since the big story arc encompasses all the novels) is just awesome. I’m always happy to read more about Sascha and Faith 😀