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 . . .
Caressed by Ice is the third book in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. The first two books went pretty well for me but this book has just made me a solid Nalini Singh fan. There was such an impossibility in the love story between Judd and Brenna but it was so brilliantly done that I was amazed by the end of Caressed by Ice.
Judd is an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council who aren't officially supposed to be existing. After a few tragic events which take place in his life, he and his brother take shelter between the SnowDancers who are a wolf clan. Judd is cold. Like, really ice cold. He has a complete control over Silence and he knows that if he gives in to his emotions he may very well end up killing everyone around him.
Brenna is a SnowDancer. She was the victim who was kidnapped by a sociopath in the first book. Now, she is trying to recover past the mental rape and she just wants to move on. But she has two very overprotective brothers in her way. On top of that it seems like the cold Psy, Judd is the only one who really understands her.
I really liked Brenna. She was brave and courageous. But Judd was the real hero of the book. From the first page he captures you and as the ice around his cold heart melts he makes you feel all the things he does. Their love story was definitely not easy. Judd was stubborn not to give in to his feelings but Brenna was just as determined to make him feel. I loved it.
Caressed by Ice actually gets quite a few developments in the plot as well. We are introduced to the Ghost. There are several changes taking place within the Council itself and it looks like a revolution is about to happen. Meeting all the other members from the DarkRiver territory just made the book more enjoyable. I am completely immersed in the series and can't wait to see what happens next.