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…
I had always heard great things about Nalini Singh's books. I'd always wanted to read her Psy-Changeling series and her Guild Hunter series and see what the hype was surrounding these books. After finishing Slave To Sensation I can completely see how addicting Nalini Singh's books are. I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in the Psy-Changeling world.
Slave To Sensation is a book set in the year 2079. There are several different races present on earth with humans like the Psy and Changeling who are basically shape shifters of various kinds. The Psy are a race who are conditioned not to feel emotions. It is known as the silence. And Slave To Sensation is the book where two people from different worlds and races fall in love with each other. I found the whole concept utterly fascinating.
Lucas Hunter is the alpha of the pack in the Dark River territory. After a series of murders are taken place where Changeling women go missing, Lucas and his Pack are determined to find the killer whom they suspect is Psy. So under a guise Lucas makes a deal with Sascha Duncan, the daughter of one of the most powerful Psy in the Council. So begins their story.
I loved Lucas. He was a complete alpha male with all the alpha tendencies of being possessive and protective. He was pulled in by Sascha though she tried being emotion less towards him. His relentless pursuit of what was between them made him all the more sexier. Sascha was just as good. Binded by the Psy rules she thinks she is defective for feeling emotions. But being with Lucas is the only thing that makes her feel sane.
Lucas and Sascha had a dark and irrefutable chemistry. The romance was brilliantly shown. There was a bond which binded Lucas and Sacha together and that with all the specifications of the world made me breeze through the book. We also get to meet the whole Pack and I am super excited to know each one of their stories. Nalini Singh is an awesome author and all fans of paranormal romance and/or urban fantasy should give this series a try.