Publisher: Berkley Sensation on September 5, 2006
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Shapeshifters
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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 everything she ever was... Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders 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...
A Look Back Review
The Psy-Changeling Series is one of my favorite paranormal romance series of all time. Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors of all time as well. Singh knows how to create characters so enriched with passion, emotion, and drive that you can’t deny their appeal. And the stories! OMG, there are no other books out their that come close to the concept in this series. If you are looking for a unique, exciting, and detailed story, then Slave to Sensation is for you. I read it about 3 years ago and I still remember (almost) every detail.
Changelings (shapeshifters) and Psy (a version of gifted psychics), what a pair. I loved how the Psy had no emotions to fog their actions. They were just driven bodies determined to reach their goals. But Sascha was different. She slowly thawed throughout the book and showed a wealth of emotion, need, and want. And Lucas was the one that brought it out in her. They each had their own agendas but they couldn’t help but fall in love as Lucas showed Sascha what it’s like to really live, and Sasha showed Lucas what it’s like to finally have a partner. I loved these two. They just worked so well together, like yin and yang. And the sex. Wow. A perfect amount of lust, love, and steam.
The story was so up my alley. A serial killer and a whole bunch of dead bodies. Yay! The plot was well thought out and executed. I liked seeing the dynamics of the big cat pack and even the cold-hearted Psy. What hugely different worlds living under the same sky. I was never bored. Actually, I think I might just reread this book soon. I got myself all excited about it again. If you are a PNR lover, then this book is a must read.