After the catastrophe of the Caressed by Ice cover, this one’s almost good. Or maybe I’m just getting used to them…
Clay, sentinel of the DarkRiver leopard clan, can’t believe his eyes, nor his nose, when he comes face to face with his childhood sweetheart – who died almost twenty years ago. Wounds from the past get ripped open again and threaten to shatter the last bit of humanity he still holds on to.
Talin knows that she should have stayed away from Clay. But after the street kids she looked after kept disappearing and nobody thought much of it, she didn’t know who else to turn to. So Clay it is. Unfortunately, after spending a lifetime staying at a distance from others, Talin doesn’t know how to handle Clay, or his possessiveness.
[SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS!]
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I freaking love this series! And Clay’s and Talin’s story might be my favourite. Or at least a tie with Slave to Sensation.
Talin is the first human to be a love interest – and I thought it pretty cool that she could hold her own amidst all those preternaturally gifted people around her. Generally speaking, she’s one kick-ass woman. She’s strong and she’s committed and she’s intelligent and she’s just plain great.
And I loved Clay’s story. It just pinpoints the ambiguity of the leopards – their unconditional love and their violence.
I have a huge woman-crush on Nalini Singh, that much I can say. All the backstory, the world she’s created and everything it… It makes sense. It’s logical. It works. And I can’t tell you how much that satisfies me. At least as much as the love stories. I can just say it again and again. [And I’m aware that I do say it again and again.]
I think until the next in the series comes out (which is in July), I will have to reread and rereread this series over and over.