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Nalini Singh explores new heights of sensuality, returning to the world of the Psy - where two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts...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 he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadlNalini Singh explores new heights of sensuality, returning to the world of the Psy - where two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts...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 he is a defector, and 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......

Title : Caressed By Ice
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ISBN : 9781101206447
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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Caressed By Ice Reviews

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2019-02-25 17:54

    4.5 Ice man StarsI'm keeping these reviews short unless there is one I have to rant or rave about because this series is longggggg. I don't want to spend days writing reviews, though I may come back later and write more in depth reviews. I really loved both Brenna and Judd. They were so hot together. I loved the whole book and the plot the only reason it's 4.5 stars instead of 5 is the conflict Judd had to go though to be with Brenna was fixed so easy it felt like it was glossed over. There was so much build up. Judd can't break Silence or he will turn into a killer because he has a dark evil power and he can only control it with Silence. He can't touch with Silence or it will turn his brain to mush. But after almost a whole book of build up he just removes Silence and sets up a Psy trip wire in his brain to warn him if he is losing control. So anti-climate why didn't he just do that in the first place. It was just too easy. Still a great book and Judd was yummy!

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2019-02-25 01:54

    I was SO right not to give up on this series after reading Visions of Heat!Let's talk about the "serious" stuff before we get to the sighing and heavy panting yumminess shall we?Because yes, what got me hooked to this series is Singh's fantastic world building. The idea of the Psy and Psy-Net is absolutely brilliant and one of the most original concept I've come across in a long time. Visions of Heat was a big disappointment for me because I wanted to know more about the Psy world but Singh didn't expand it much in that instalment. But here? Lots of Psy awesomeness! We get to meet the Ghost and go "behind the scenes" with the Council. We learn a lot more about the Silence Protocol, its genesis and evolution. Sabotage, talk of revolution, talk of war. Very cool. This would make such a fantastic UF series! I know most of you guys are suckers for romance but what can I say? I like action & violence more than I like rainbows and chirping birds. Nobody's perfect. Anyway, the fact that I gave this book 4 stars despite my natural aversion to romance says a lot about Singh's talent. Woman you're good. Very good.Why didn't I give this book 5 stars? The mystery part of the plot. So far this has been a recurring weakness in the series, especially when it comes to the resolution and culprit. I'd rather read more about the Psy/Changeling world than about a mystery that doesn't add much to the book. I guess I'll have to learn not to expect much from that part of the story in instalments to come.Now for the characters.I love Sascha but Brenna is an amazing character. Girl you are it.She is extremely complex and the character development she goes through here is fantastic and remarkably well-written. She is broken but strong, barely coping but fierce, damaged but strong-willed. Amazing I tell you.Judd? *sighs* When I found out this book would be about Judd I was less than happy about it. The little I read about him in Visions of Heat really left me cold (bad pun I know. Live with it). I thought his character would be boring. I wanted an Alpha instead. I can be so stupid sometimes… *facepalm* Seriously, who needs an Alpha when Judd Lauren is around? For all his coldness the guy is HOT. I think I'm in love. Iceman Judd is thawing?Now let's talk about the good stuff.Actually there isn't a lot to say here. The sex scenes in Slave to sensation were yummy enough. Were the sex scenes in Caressed by Ice any good? YES. Were they hot & steamy? HELL YEAH. Never again shall I underestimate an unemotional, cold as hell male Psy. And ultimatelyHell yes. Hey I said I didn't like romance, I never said I didn't like smutty stuff.Can I start re-reading this yet?

  • Kristen
    2019-03-07 20:48

    Full review finally posted on 11/3/134 1/2 to 5—AWESOME—Stars!WOW! I really ended up loving this book. I wasn't sure at first if Judd and love story would fully work for me because of how cold, calculating, and clinical Judd was during the first part of this book. After all, he wasn't called the Ice Man for nothing!!! However, it didn't take me long to fall head-over-heels in love with him and I couldn't seem to get enough of this couple and their relationship. It was simply AMAZING! The world building in this series is become very complex and I find I have to pay close attention to what's going on or I become slightly lost. I've also become very fascinated with the Psy world. Nothing is what it seems where they're concerned. I can't express enough how much I love these books. If you love the paranormal and the Sci-fi genre, you can't get much better than this!

  • Maya
    2019-03-02 20:33

    4, 5 STARS Another amazing read! I really liked the plot, characters and that this time around we get a 'psy male' slowly fall for his woman. His POV is so well done and I'm trully grateful that Nalini can write stories both in female and male POV. It gives the story just something to it, something that you wouldn't get in a book with only one POV. Also, I felt like this story is more darker, it's filled with more pain and healing than the previous two books. Brenna and Judd's pasts aren't pretty. We roughly found out what happened to Brenna in the previous book and I felt really bad for what was done to her. But just when you think things coudn't get worse than they already were, nope, in this book we find out all the horrific details about what that monster did to her (body and mind). I swear, if he wasn't already dead...well... As for Judd's story, I'm not giving away any spoilers but I will say that it comes close to what was done to Brenna. All in all, I already know I'm going to buy the paperback version and put it on my favourites shelf. The way things are going now, I'm quite sure that by the end, I'm going to end up buying the whole series in paperback, not that I mind. These days good PNRs books are hard to find, at least for me, so me finding this series is like a miracle that I intent to invest in! That being said, Mine to Possess, here I come!!!

  • Choko
    2019-03-10 17:54

    *** 4.25 ***A buddy read with the Ice-Man loving gals over at BB&B!!! Well, I have been indoctrinated and being an example of a complete romantic sap, this Paranormal Romance was right up my alley!!! My BB&B friends told me that this book was wonderful, that Judd was THE MAN and that Brenna is a complex and strong female changeling with the strength to overcome the worst of adversities... They were telling me, I doubted them, but once I started reading, I discovered how truly wise and knowing my GR friends are!!! And once again I asked myself, why on Earth did I not start this series much, much sooner??? There is something to be said about good old school Paranormal Romance!!! Particularly when it is coupled with a wonderful world building and a plot which keeps you on your toes and gives us plenty to look foreword to! In a world ruled by the cold and analytical race of the Psy, populated by humans, and interspersed with packs of different animal shifters, things have reached a point in which everything is going out of balance and things obviously have to change... But not all see things this way. The ones in power always have a hard time relinquishing it and look for more and radical ways to retain it... The ruling council of the Psy are fractured and some of them have begone using Council resources for personal goals, mainly hiring small armies of assassins, scientist to come up with experiments, and innocent victims, taken usually against their will as experimental subjects... One of the most powerful Psy designated are the TK, and of them, those who are trained as ruthless assassins are the scariest, called Arrows. By the amazing power and training of their minds, they can stop someones heart with a thought, or liquefy and destroy their brain with a bit more concentration and energy spent... They are some scary mo-fos, and one of them is supposed to be dead... However, Judd and his brother and nieces, have found a sanctuary with the Wolf Pack and have resided there, off the net, for the past year. Brenna, a wolf changeling, barely survived the vicious games of torture and experimentation one of the TK Psy put her through a while back... She is hurt, she is damaged, and she feels lost... She feels constantly unsafe and insignificant, and wonders why she made it out alive at all... Her brothers smother her with their over-protectiveness, the pack coddles her, but all she wants is to be close to Judd, which is weird, since he is cold, hates being touched and has no capacity for tenderness... “Brenna’s eyes widened. Raising a hand, she brushed his hair gently off his forehead.“Why do I keep telling you things I swore I’d take to my grave?”The contact shot electricity through his nerves. “Because you know I’ll always be your shield against the nightmares.” Judd is drawn to Brenna and she feels the same, ready to admit her overwhelming attraction not only to him, but to the Pack as a whole... However, there are many obstacles they have to overcome, as well as deal with a killer who has targeted Bren and her family... And Judd has to learn how to overcome the many barricades in his brain, created by those who turned him into a killer... “Then we fight, Judd.” She dared to place her hand gently on his chest. He flinched but didn’t move away. “We fight until every avenue is closed and then we dig under the roadblocks. Because I am not walking away from us.” Strong words, but she was shaking. He could destroy her with a few careless comments.“You’re the strongest, most determined woman I know.” He played his fingers along the strands of her hair. “You’d make mincemeat out of a lesser man. It’s a good thing you belong to me.”Apart from the progression of the love between the two main characters, the overall plot keeps developing, with the political intrigues and manipulations of the Ruling Council and the dynamics between races, clans and packs. The secondary characters are intriguing, some of them being the old couples we have read about, some of them promising us glimpses of romances to come... But the most adorable were the kids/pups!!! I wanted to adopt every one of them!!! They melted my heart:):):) So, to conclude, I love this series! Very pleasant and imaginative! If you like romance and you like it with shifters and beings with super powers, in a world of alternative Earth with a Sci-fi atmosphere, this one is for you!!! Much more romance than anything else, so do not say later I did not warn you about it! It has some sex and some violence, but not gratuitous and I would think PG 13ish.... I am definitely going to continue with the series, and have to make myself not binge-read it, which is not easy:) Now I wish to wish all of you Happy Reading and may your heart always be filled by the beauty of books!!!

  • Shawna
    2019-02-24 01:48

    5+ stars – Paranormal RomanceWhen I read Caressed by Ice, the third book in Nalini Singh’s amazing and unique Psy-Changeling series, I had the same type of deep, emotional reaction that I felt when I read another love against all odds paranormal romance favorite about a damaged H/H couple who heal each other, J.R. Ward's Lover Awakened. This is an intense, magnificent, emotional rollercoaster read and my favorite of the series so far. Brenna Kincaid was a fearless, strong-willed Changeling wolf before she was abducted, brutally tortured, and mentally violated by a powerful, psychopathic Psy serial killer. After her rescue, it took the help of a powerful exiled telekinetic Psy assassin to heal her. She’s back among her SnowDancer wolf pack and trying to adjust and cope with being a survivor. Now there’s a copycat killer on the loose, and Brenna fears that the sense of evil she feels lurking inside herself resulting from her captivity and torture could mean that she’s become the very thing she fears and hates. The only person she feels who understands and can help her is the ruthless, cold, emotionless ex-Psy soldier Judd Lauren.Judd “Ice Man” Lauren is a powerful Tk (telekinetic) Psy and an exiled member of the deadly Psy Arrow assassin squad. Now living as a defector among the SnowDancer Changeling wolf pack, he’s still as dangerous, distant, cold, cunning, pitiless, and unfeeling as ever, but something about Brenna awakens the man inside that he’s long denied. Still, he has to maintain the code of Silence and avoid feelings and emotion in order to control his deadly Tk gifts or else risk danger to himself and those around him, especially Brenna. But when Brenna is threatened, it stirs strong protective instincts that he’s never felt before. As extreme desire and passion explode between them, they’ll have to trust in each other to give their hearts, heal their souls, and save their lives. The Psy are more determined than ever to enforce the mandate of Silence to protect the prohibition of all emotion, and the conflict between the Psy and Changeling (shifters that are both human and animal) races has escalated into a full blown war.Judd and Brenna are an extraordinary couple and my favorite of the series so far. Talk about two people who couldn’t seem more wrong for each other: him a cold, ruthless, emotionless killer worthy of an Anne Stuart Ice novel who is unaccustomed and uncomfortable with feeling, sensation, and touch and a fiery, spirited, loving, sensitive she-wolf who needs comfort, touch, and love like she needs air, food, and water. Their tentative, yet powerful relationship is moving, emotional, sexy, passionate, and tender, and it’s a beautiful story about two people who are intimately associated with pain, loneliness, suffering, and evil who through each other find light, happiness, peace, and love. The romance in this one is slow building, but boy oh boy, when Judd and Brenna finally get together...YOWZA...it’s turn down the A/C, need a glass of ice water hot! I’m talking sex so wild that the furniture goes flying, tables get broken, and the bed gets busted (he is telekinetic after all)...HOT! It’s a fabulous third installment in a phenomenal paranormal romance series that’s truly original in a saturated genre and my favorite of the series so far. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy romance featuring sexy shifters and cold, alpha heroes who have their hearts defrosted by love. Big 5 stars!

  • Camila, the opinionated Catruler
    2019-02-28 00:47

    I wrote a whole fucking review. I closed the wrong tab. I wrote it again. I accidentally turned off my computer. I'm done trying. I'm going to take the lazy road. Fuck life.JUDD LAUREN, THE MOTHERFUCKING KINGBRENNA, THE MOTHERFUCKING QUEENJUDD AND BRENNAJUDD AND THE GHOSTKALEB AND NIKITASASCHA AND LUCASMARLEE AND BRENNABENNALINI SINGH

  • Karla
    2019-03-10 20:50

    5 Juddalicious Stars!! I want to be encased in ICE!! Another terrific installment in this exceptional series!!I thought the story would lose me since this book focuses quite a bit on the technical facet of the Psy and what makes them tick, and although complicated at times, I had no trouble keeping up. I am 100% invested in this series and these characters. Judd and Brenna’s story was different from the first two, as those focused more on the mating aspect and the sensual nature of the Changelings, and this one dealt with Brenna’s healing, Judd’s secret missions with the Ghost (who is he???) and the search for a killer. However, Judd and Brenna’s slow slide to their own intimacy and mating was quite sensual and the anticipation of what was to be left me anxious for them to overcome the barriers that were in their way. When they finally did figure out how they could be together sexually, it was passionate, loving and well worth the wait. As stoic as Judd was throughout the book, when it came to Brenna, this icy man was on fire!! There are so many characters that I can’t wait to read about and fortunately for me, I’m a latecomer to this series, so there are many stories waiting to be read. I’m looking forward to Riley, Drew, Indigo, and Dorian’s books, but there is one character that has me literally drooling for his mating…HAWKE…and something tells me that his book is going to be GOOD!! God help me if I have to wait too long, because I might just peek to see who he ends up with, although I have a sneaking suspicion. I could be driven to breaking my rule of not reading out of order!!! GAAAAAAHH!!!This is a unique, smartly written series which is more than the union of the two main characters. It’s an amazing world, where one race of non-feeling arrogant beings, deem themselves the superior race, and they pit themselves against creatures who live their lives passionately and with love. To the Changelings family is everything. It will be an interesting journey to see if the heart can outwit the mind.

  • Jo
    2019-02-16 17:53

    5 MAGNIFICENT stars! This series just continues in strength and brilliance. The road to hell is paved with good intentions The Silence Protocol was implemented to save those Psy whose powers were so deadly, so destructive, that they were seen as monsters. Silence was supposed to give them peace from their demons. However, no good deed goes unpunished.We are an abomination, a plague that will kill our people from within. Silence must never take root, must never infiltrate the PsyNet. Forgive us.The world building in this series just continues to amaze and enthral me. In this book a lot is revealed and explained about the creation of the Silence Protocol, the need the Psy had for implementing Silence, for burying all emotion. Silence had been invented for those like him—the brutal killers and the viciously insane, those who had turned the world of the Psy into a blood-soaked hell so bad, Silence had become the better choice.Judd Lauren is a Psy, his powers so destructive that he believes all he is, and will ever be is a killer. He wasn’t an assassin by choice. He was one because he couldn’t be anything else.I ADORE Judd. His icy persona was just so very sexy, and I loved how Brenna was able to breach his Silence, causing him to act in ways that baffled him. He tried so hard to push her away, to deny his attraction to her. But it was a futile attempt. They called him the Man of Ice, but where Brenna was concerned, he was anything but. Brenna Kincaid was tortured and abused by a sociopath, a Cardinal Psy. Most people would not have survived, however Brenna has a will of steel, and refused to be broken. Brenna is such an amazing character, so determined to heal herself, and she refused to let anyone see her as fragile and broken. “Heal? I’m not a damaged thing you have to put back together. I put myself back together!” She slammed her hand against her heart.I loved how she saw the good in Judd, no matter how much he tried to convince her otherwise.He might think he was beyond redemption, but she knew otherwise.I loved Judd and Brenna as a couple. They loved each other’s strength, and because of that and what both of them have endured and survived, they were perfect for one another. “You’re the strongest, most determined woman I know.” He played his fingers along the strands of her hair. “You’d make mincemeat out of a lesser man. It’s a good thing you belong to me.”The chemistry between Judd and Brenna was VERY hot. Their need for one another pulsed from the pages. I absolutely loved the intensity between them. Judd is such a dominant man, and I loved how Brenna reacted to him, and knew exactly how to handle him.He’d try to take over in bed, of that she had no doubt. He wouldn’t let her pet him till…after. The man liked to be in control. Good thing she was no wilting violet.And holy hell, when Judd let go of his control, I almost melted…. Why had she not realized that Judd’s icy control, when melted, would translate into endless patience in bed?What I love most about Nalini Singh, is that her books are not just about the chemistry between the characters, it is that, but it is so much more – it’s the need they have for one another, the devotion, the adoration. It’s more than love, and it’s unbreakable.She was something he’d never expected and certainly didn’t deserve. He could give her nothing of what she needed, but the dark heart of him was starting to understand that letting her go might not be an option.This series continue to be my absolute favorite. Nalini Singh is the alpha of paranormal romance, and it’s a must read.

  • ◊♦ Naomi
    2019-03-06 19:40

    Okay, so, I loved Caressed by Ice. Oh my Lord. I loved it!!! For once, the heroine was changeling and the hero Psy. Awesome.I just adored Judd. He's so freaking cold and in control of everything but being able to see inside his mind, see what he's feeling and why he is what he is, it was so interesting and I loved every minute of it.Brenna was the same. So different from him, scarred emotionally but still such a great, beautiful and strong young woman. Loved her as well.They were just perfect for each other, so heartbreakingly beautiful. I have no words, just read this book, read this series. Nalini created such a different, complex, interesting and amazing new universe, you have to read about it! As always, the plot was good. Intriguing, believable, suspenseful. It was a great extension to Brenna and Judd's story. I don't know what I'll do when I finish reading all the books in this series...I prefer not to think about it!Loved the secondary characters as well and I cannot wait to read more about Brenna's brothers!

  • Denisa
    2019-02-23 17:37

    3.5 (but it kind of deserves 4 stars)It was an enjoyable book, I missed this series!I absolutely loved Judd (and how could I not, he's the perfect example of a badass alpha male).And even more, I really liked the plot, it was damn interesting (like this whole series).Why not more than 3.5 stars? Well, I didn't really feel anything during this read. Yes, I really liked it, I enjoyed it, but for some reason I didn't react too much to it. I'm starting to think that I'm just in a funky mood, so it's not the book's fault but mine.If you liked this series, you'll definitely enjoy this book as well!

  • Angela
    2019-03-07 00:35

    Of the first three novels in this series, this is undoubtedly my favorite. I absolutely adore Sascha and Lucas' story in Slave to Sensation, but there's something so incredibly heart-wrenching about seeing Judd find his way to an HEA with Brenna - the wolf they worked so hard to save in that first book.This has absolutely NONE of the issues that I noted in my review for Visions of Heat, and none of the future books do either, but it's so incredibly refreshing to come into this book and just be met with equal strength and character from both the hero and heroine - right from the beginning. It doesn't matter that Brenna thinks that she's going insane (something that would actually be understandable considering what she's been through), she's still more than a match for Judd, for melting the Silence that he holds close to him...for a very good reason.After 14 full-length novels in this series, the romance in this one remains one of my all-time favorites. I don't think I can give it much more praise than that.The other favorite thing in this book is the ramping up of the world-building and over-arcing plot. I cannot say enough how amazed I am at the world that Nalini has created. And not just the world, because while it's intricate and detailed and I know that it continues beyond what I see on the page, we see this world through the catalyst of change.Silence has been in effect for over 100 years by the time we first enter the Psy-Changeling world. And it's been working...so they say. But there are too many examples of it failing, and the Council isn't able to keep all of them contained anymore. The protocol is fraying around the edges, and when the strongest begin to leave...change is imminent. Even now, so many re-reads later, I'm still caught in the stress and worry over how they're going to make it better. Because the world they live in right now may be the best they were able to come up with, but it's sure not great, not even really good with all the losses each race is enduring.So we get to see not only the Changelings push for change, because they're powerful even if the Psy have forgotten they're more than just animals, AND we get to see the very beginnings of the Psy push for change.Revolution is inevitable.In this oh-so-real world that I've come to love, with the characters that feel like friends, how could I not be invested in the outcome of this intricate and detailed story?Whenever I re-read, I'm struck anew by how far in advance Nalini Singh has planned things out. There are hints and thoughts, comments and off-hand mentions of people, places, ideas, that only really come to bear fruit much, much, much later in the series - sometimes 10 or 12 books later. That, to me, is amazing and part of what makes this world, this series a favorite.This review is also at The Book EatersPrevious thoughts:One of my consistent favorites (in a series where it's hard to pick favorites), Caressed by Ice is really where the series picks up - at least for me.Brenna is fascinating, being the only survivor of the psychopath from book 1 (Slave to Sensation) that was murdering changeling women after torturing them for a week. Determined and strong, she's nonetheless still figuring out who she is and gaining back her sense of self after the relentless attack she survived.Judd is ... *sigh* I love Judd. He's a great hero. Psy, cold as ice to all appearances, but he risked his life to save the children in his family. Taking a chance that most psy wouldn't even contemplate. Now, several months out of the PsyNet and Judd is still separate from others. And still he can't resist Brenna, drawn to her by something he doesn't even begin to understand.The romance is incredibly heartfelt and moving, it gets me every time watching them figure out how to be together. And shows that if someone is determined enough, they'll find a way. Both Judd and Brenna have this determination and it really endeared me to both their characters.Here's also where we meet an integral person in the world, the Ghost, who remains a mystery for nearly 10 books - Heart of Obsidian is due out June 4th 2013 and is finally his book. The developments in the Psy Council, and indeed the way you can see the three races on the path to war, just begins to ratchet up the overall tension in this series.I love this book, this series, and can't recommend it enough.

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-03-16 22:57

    This one was AWSOME Unlike the previous books, in this one the hero was the Psy that needed to get in touch with his emotionsI so totally loved it!Judd - he'd defected from the Psy with his family, and the wolf pack took them in. What they don't know about him is that he's an assassin, working for the ressistance. They don't like him much, nor do they trust him. Even though he's been out of the PsyNet for a long time, he hasn't broken his barriors and keeps a tight hold on his emotions. He feels a bond with Brenna, and she is the only one who can touch him, even though it goes against his nature to allow it. Brenna -her story is really dark and difficult, I really felt for her. She was kidnapped and brutally mind and body tortured for days. It took her a long time to recover, but still she sought Judd for support, when she needed affection he gave it to her, even though it cost him. After another murder in the wolf lair occurs, they become closer, and it puts Judd's life in danger because he can't withstand emotion without his brain going down, and Brenna's because he could unleash his inner killer he keeps trapped with the Psy control.They were such a tortured pair, and it took forever for them to get together, but it was worth itAnd in this book we get to see more of the wolf pack (Hawk) I'll have to go and see the H/h for the next books

  • MelissaB
    2019-03-10 21:47

    Judd and Brenna's story - I wasn't sure how I could enjoy a story about a man as cold as Judd but Nalini Singh certainly wrote a great one! Judd turned out to be a very honorable man who wanted to feel but could not because he is unpredictable due to his psychic talents. Brenna is still scarred emotionally from her attack and needs Judd as her mate. Judd has to figure out a way to deprogram his training so he can be the mate that Brenna needs. Plus he has some cool telekinetic abilities that come in handy. Great addition to the Psy/Changling series!

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-03-16 20:40

    Who knew the Man of Ice could be so HOT?!Here I thought that the first two books in the series were good (and they were!) butCaressed by Ice surpasses them all! I adore Nalini Singh’s alternate world and although I’d be too chickenshit to actually live in it, I can still appreciate it. I love the politics that Singh incorporates in her stories. It makes the plot that much more richer and it definitely adds another layer to her already complex world!In this book, we get a larger glimpse of the SnowDancer pack. I love the Pack mentality, but betrayals do happen within the Pack. Dieter is a perfect example! I love that Singh incorporated his POV. This fact alone made me flip these pages one after the other until I found out who the bastard was!And the romance! Oh my, the romance! Let’s just say that I am a HUGE fan of Judd!Judd is a trained solider, a Psy with no emotions. But I didn’t feel so detached from him as I did with Faith and Sascha in their own books. It might be the fact that he was there when Brenna was broken and needed her Pack the most. So I knew there was already some sort of emotion or feeling there despite his icy persona. Brenna, on the other hand, operates on feelings. She is driven by her emotions and gets frustrated when she doesn’t get what she wants. She is the fire, and Judd is ice. Together, they make an incredible couple!Riley and Drew were also part of the reason why I loved this book so much! I love how protective they were of their baby sister. It’s nice to see that the main characters can still have a stable relationship with others outside of their romantic one. It goes to show that honor can be present in more ways than one.I adore the all changelings in this series but I think the SnowDancers may be my favourite! Before anyone else claims him, I just want everyone to know that HAWKE IS MINE!!! I absolutely adore the SnowDancer alpha! The little glimpse into his past made my heart break and I cannot wait to read his book in July!Of course, I’m not THAT greedy. LEAH, I know you adore Dorian, so this is for you:“I’ll need a sparring partner.”“Karate?” Those completely human-seeming eyes brightened in interest.“Katana.”“Hot damn. Let’s do it.”Lucas coughed. “If you two have stopped flirting, we have business to discuss.”Indigo grinned but stayed silent. Mercy wasn’t so reticent. “So that’s what it takes to get into Dorian’s pants. I’ll let the sentinel-chasers know.” Her packmate’s growl only widened her smirk. Favourite Quote:“I take it back!” she cried. “Foreplay sucks!”

  • Jilly
    2019-03-02 17:35

    Remember, fire melts ice...So, our "fire" is Brenna. She was a victim of the murdering psychopath from the first book, but survived. She's kind of broken, but is fighting to get back to her pre-victim self.One day, she promised herself fiercely, she'd get back that lost part of her, the part that believed in joy.See? All the joy you need is in vodka. And, our "ice" is Judd. With a name like Judd, do we really have to wonder why he has a major stick up his butt? I mean, seriously? What is Judd even short for? Did his parents name him Judd? Cuz it sucks as a name. He probably became an assassin because of his simmering rage about his crappy name.So, Judd was a psy assassin and is cold as ice. He was conditioned to feel nothing at all, even extreme pain. It was all supposed to be for his own good because he could kill people with just a thought if he got angry at them.The second he broke conditioning, he became a loaded gun with no safety switch.although maybe he wouldn't be so angry if his name wasn't Judd.... just saying!See? Total dick name!Alright, alright, I'll get off the Judd thing...Anyway, Brenna has a thing for Judd, but Judd may kill her if she gets too close. Men! So freaking temperamental. Also, someone is trying to kill Brenna. It's a good thing she has a stone-cold killer in her pocket. Super-Judd to the rescue!Aside from the name thing, I really liked this book.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-09 22:57

    5 Fire and Ice Stars!!!This book is BEYOND. That’s it. Just beyond. It has to be one of my favorite paranormal books ever. Definitely my favorite in this series so far. His eyes fixed on hers, the gold flecks darkening to amber. "An assassin who looks after his own skin? That's exactly what I am, Brenna. I would rather die than harm you, but anyone else? I could kill them without blinking. It's what I was born to do.”JUDD.JUDD.JUDD.I am puddle on the floor because this man has melted all of my icicles. And I want to lick his giant icicle. Ok, I’m done. My Judd:My Brenna:I LOVE assholes. And Judd was so cold to Brenna in the beginning that I ate him up. At the same time, he is unlike any hero I’ve ever read because he does not know or realize that he is being an ice man. As a Psy, he cannot FEEL anything. Not only is he a Psy, but he is an Arrow, which is the most lethal Psy assassin. They are so rare that they are the best kept secret among the Psy. He was trained to reject all pain and emotion, so his brain refuses to feel anything. I enjoyed the journey that Judd went through in order to let himself FEEL. Brenna was kidnapped in the first book of this series. I was hoping that she was going to get her own book, and I am so happy that she did. Judd is her perfect other half. Because she was kidnapped and tortured by a Psy, she has lingering issues, and she feels a connection with Judd and only he can understand what she went through. Brenna’s eyes widened. Raising a hand, she brushed his hair gently off his forehead.“Why do I keep telling you things I swore I’d take to my grave?”The contact shot electricity through his nerves. “Because you know I’ll always be your shield against the nightmares.”Singh is the queen of sexual tension. In books by other authors, I’ll be rolling my eyes if the couple hasn’t had sexy by the 50% mark, but with Singh, I don’t even care. I feel the sexual tension so much in her books that I don’t even think about the sex, and I’m pleasantly surprised when they get finally get their groove on. “Aren‘t you going to get up?"He put a hand on the curve of her hip, a possessive gesture that had already becomefamiliar. "No. Let‘s have more sex.”With this book, Singh switched everything up. She threw a curve ball, and it worked so hard! In the first two books, the heroine was the Psy and the hero was the changeling, but this is the first book in the series where the hero was the Psy and the heroine was the changeling. I NEED more Psy men in my life because Judd was my type of man!I’ve never read anything like this book. It is…..PHENOMENAL.Find me on

  • Adrienne
    2019-03-03 19:43

    One of my favourite books in the Psy-Changeling saga. This is the story of Judd (so Psy his got control on his control (also known as silence after the effect it has on silencing emotions)) and Brenna (damaged Snowdancer changeling). Besides the story between these two the empire that is the Psy world continues to develop, in this the third book. Well, I was sucked in from the start and the thing I really like about this book is with every turn of the page something happens to keep you invested in the story, if it's not the incredible emotional (read sexual) tension between Judd ,who has been so locked into Silence that you really do wonder whether he can ever break free, and Brenna, who altho damaged by a Psy of the same designator as Judd, understands that there is something fundementally different about him, then it's the developing structure and politics taking place between the Psy Council.It's really difficult to write a review for this without giving any spoilers as every part of this story is interwoven, from the Psy councils underhand attempts to cause chaos within the Changeling world to Judds secret life outside the Snowdancers Den.The empire aside, Judd and Brenna are a perfect couple, Brenna recognizes that Judd is something more to her than a cold emotionless Psy and despite his reservations, in part due to the fact that his mind has been so cruelly conditioned to attack itself at the slightest hint of emotion Judd 'knows' the Brenna means something to him. As they come to understand the special relationship between them so Judds control starts to slide and in the moments when the control has slipped sufficient for him to think he realizes that there maybe a way forward. What follows could kill him but Judd takes the chance anyway, but will it be sufficient for Brenna who needs to 'find' a lost part of her being and also form a bond with Judd the love of her life? The between the sheets scenes are slow in coming due to the incredible control 'silence' places on Judd , but when they do happen my goodness the pages sizzle with love, you could say the earth moves literally:) This series ia a great read for anyone wanting more than just a romance story, the world created by Singh is multi layed and compelling to read about. I can't wait to read the next one.

  • D.B. Reynolds
    2019-02-18 17:37

    One of my favorite books in one of my all-time favorite series.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-24 00:51

    I couldn't put it down. I loved it!!

  • Kate's Corner
    2019-02-25 00:38

    4 “Fire melts Ice” Stars.You know when you just want to savor a book? But the book is so good you just can’t. You want to enjoy every single moment of it which I have done but then you realize shite book finished. This was what happened here.For some reason I always want to call the Hero of the book Jude Lawson but his name is Judd Lauren. We meet Judd in Slave to Sensation & Visions of Heat and in both of them he wasn’t my favorite. I think it has more to do with that I love the DarkRiver Pack and wanted more of them but we moved on to the SnowDancers. Don’t get me wrong but I am really interested by this Pack as well but it was Judd who was iffy for me.I take it all back, Judd Lauren is a hot (well deep down) and you know what they say about still waters? They are deep and filthy. Judd was an Arrow for the Psy Council and although he may not be a cardinal he is very powerful. He cleans up their messes and does their dirty work for them. He hides his type of animal better than anyone else in the Pack.He is very controlled otherwise he will hurt those around him even by accident. He has to use up most of the access energy he has so he does some work on the side. He deflected from his job as an Arrow/assassin to protect his brother, nieces and nephews.He seeks redemption, he is dark and utterly alone. He tries to fight against the Silence but it has consequences. In the end he can’t help what he feels. “You,” he said quietly no longer able to lie. “You tempt me.”Brenna has been altered fundamentally when she was kidnapped by her sociopath the former council member Enrique. He took a lot from her even her wolf. She has taken a long journey and slowly but surely is gaining her sanity back. The only one that she really feels comfortable around is Judd. “Would you like me to step outside?” Brenna glanced over her shoulder, eyes huge. “Stay. You make me feel safe.” “Not what people usually feel around me.”But he can deny all he wants they have chemistry. “Are you particularly attached to these? He fingered the lace around the crease where her thigh curved against the most intimate part of her."Wh-what?" Her hands dripped form his head to dig into the sheets.He filed away her responsiveness when touched in that particular area. I'll take that as a no." Gipping hold of the front, he tore the fragile fabric off her body. The scraps fell away like mist.”The only thing that changelings need is affection and that is a hurdle that Judd and Brenna have to overcome.Although these are not my favorite’s characters in this series I still really liked them. They have strong personalities and Judd and his conditioning is a tough nut to crack. Once again there are a lot of twists and turns to this plot that it exceeds my expectations. With phenomenal characters and emotions that jump off the page straight at you.I would really like to pick Ms. Singh’s brain as I’m fascinated by how she comes up with something so breathtaking and striking. This series is so distinguishing that it can’t be compared to any other series out there. I won’t go into detail about the twists and turns it is a book you must read.

  • Katie Michaels
    2019-03-16 00:57

    Now I see what all of the fuss was about. I liked the first two Psy Changeling installments well enough, but I absolutely loved this one. And I owe it all to a delicious hero named Judd Lauren.Judd isn't just Psy. He is one of the legendary Arrows. Before his family dropped out of Psy Net, he was one of a small band of elite mercenaries, determined at all cost to protect Silence. But when his family was marked for rehabilitation, he chose to leave the Net behind. But he didn't abandon his life as a killer. Judd works with a mysterious Psy known only as the Ghost, tracking the Council and destroying their nefarious plans. At the same time, he lives among the SnowDancer wolf pack. That's where Brenna came into his life.Brenna is still healing from horrific torture at the hands of the Psy serial killer in Slave to Sensation. Judd was among the group who rescued her. But more than that, he does what no other man can do... he makes her feel safe. Judd tries to deny that the attraction between them is mutual. He clings to his Silence like a lifeline. Whenever he feels pangs of emotion, they are accompanied by intense pain. And he welcomes it because he fears if he ever falls too far, he will go mad.Of course, Judd's fight is fruitless, but it is absolutely delicious watching him succumb. Brenna's affections are so sincere and her need for him so great, it's impossible not to root for them to get together. Add to that, her ongoing efforts to put her life back together, two hugely overprotective brothers, and a continuing plot to take her out by her assailant's accomplice, and there is not a dull moment. The sexual tension is through the roof --and did I mention, Judd is a virgin hero?? ((**swoon**)) (**thud**)) So. Hot.The world-building is only getting better here. Clearer. And the overall arc is falling into place. The secondary characters are getting stronger. And couples from the previous stories are featured throughout. If the series is able to hold on to this level of awesome, you'll have to pry me off of it with a stick.(The covers, however, are kind of cheesy.)Rating: A-

  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    2019-03-01 23:28

    4.5 Stars I have to admit that in my opinion Nalini Singh can't write a bad book. They all come in various degrees of good and awesome. This one was a "great" for me. Not awesome but better than just good. If I didn't want to distinguish the books in this series that I liked more than the others it would be a 5.The reason this book wasn't a solid 5 for me was that I couldn't see when the romance began. It's like we begin reading and the heroes are already halfway there. This steals something from me. I want to be able to see the connection forming.Other than that the book was just as beautiful as any of Nalini's. Good writing, interesting characters, arresting story. I love how the author keeps building the feud between the Psy Council and the changelings and I like the fact that she keeps giving us glimpses in the lives of the previous couples. It is a rare book that can keep you enthralled for the second or third time you read it.2nd re-read 4/9/2014

  • Aly is so frigging bored
    2019-03-07 01:32

    Re-read: 16 April 2017Re-read 20-22 February 2014I love Judd and Brenna :X This is my fav book for the series, after Kiss of Snow :DNEW RE-READ[12th November-13th November 2011]:I am so happy that I started this series, Nalini Singh writes spectacular books.

  • Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)
    2019-03-11 19:58

    Update: 2016 re-re-read/BR with the Ice-Man loving gals over at BB&B.Yes, I re-read this last year. No, it's not too soon to read it again. Because JUDD EFFING LAUREN.After reading: This is still a 5 star read for me. It has everything I could ever want from a PRN romance: hot-as-hell male lead, strong heroine that refuses to take shit from anybody, great chemistry, awesome secondary characters (so many baes!), and a little mystery to spice things up.2 scenes I most appreciated during this re-read (which I hadn't before):(view spoiler)[1) Judd and Sienna bonding over their dangerous abilities and need to remain in Silence. Those two slay me!2) Bromance between Dorian and Judd:“I’ll need a sparring partner.” “Karate?” Those completely human-seeming eyes brightened in interest. “Katana.” “Hot damn. Let’s do it.” Lucas coughed. “If you two have stopped flirting, we have business to discuss.” (hide spoiler)]*****************Update: 2015 re-read 5 It gets better with every re-read stars.*****************Rating: 4,5 stars.I love the changeling men from this series as much as I love cake, so you’d think that having a Psy male lead would be a downer for me, but JUDD EFFING LAUREN. I need a Team Judd shirt and I guess what I'm saying is:Then there’s Brenna, who has my undying admiration and respect. That woman went through a kind of hell that can’t even be described with words and which would have broken most people, but she came back kicking and screaming and determined to not be pitied or treated as a victim. She fights a daily battle to beat her demons and own herself again and that is COURAGE in one of its purest forms imo. They say that “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” and Brenna is proof of that. I love her unconditionally.So... a couple of things that made me fangirl big time:+ Judd/Ghost bromance. It is totally a thing and no one better tell me otherwise. Also, this is my first re-read since I learned the Ghost’s identity in book 12 so every Ghost scene took on a new meaning for me and MY FEELS.+ Ben being UTTERLY ADORABLE. Cutest pup ever! Don’t be jealous Julian & Roman, you are still the cutest cubs.+ Drew and Riley. Yes, they are protective of their younger sister to the point of being suffocating. BUT they love her and are scared for her. They are both loyal, loving, stand-up guys who would literally take a bullet for Bren and I’d be proud to call them my brothers.+ Hawke and Judd bonding! That is a whole lot of testosterone to be contained in a single room. + Cameos of other couples from the Psy-Changeling Series. I love how Nalini Singh keeps revisiting characters from previous books and checking up on what they are up to.Final thoughts: I hope this series never ends because it'll be a sad, sad day when it does. I want to be best friends with all the MCs!My reviews of other books/novellas/short stories in this series:Whisper of Sin, # 0,6. (novella)Slave to Sensation, # 1.The Cannibal Princess, # 1,5. (short story)Visions of Heat, # 2.Mine to Possess, # 4.A Conversation, # 4,5. (short story)Hostage to Pleasure, # 5.A Gift for Kit, # 5,5. (short story)Movie Night, # 5,6. (short story)Branded by Fire, # 6.Blaze of Memory, # 7.Christmas in the Kitchen, # 7,5. (short story)Play of Passion, # 9.Wolf School, # 9,1. (short story)Clean & Dirty, # 9,5. (short story)Naya’s Most Important Visitors, # 10,4. (short story)Wild Invitation, #0,5; #3,5; #9,5; #10,5. (anthology)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Tara♥
    2019-02-24 19:48

    _____________________________________2nd read - 1 March to 3 March 20133rd read - 20 April to 21 April 20144th read - 29 March to 31 March 20155th read - 25 April to 28 April 2017______________________________________This is without a doubt one of my favourites in this series. Both characters are amazing. We have had some insight into Judd in the previous books but the only real glimpses we have gotten of Brenna before this have been while she was at her absolute worst after enduring terror at the hands of a serial killer. It sets this story up in such a way that you know there is going to be some major emotion going on. There is. Lots. For both Brenna and Judd. I think it is fair to say that Nalini Singh puts her character's well and truly through the ringer before she gives them their HEA, and this book is no exception, as usual though it makes for some very exciting and edge of the seat reading. Judd and Brenna are both so strong and so brave. Brenna especially has an incredible will to survive and be happy again and it becomes obvious that she intends to bring Judd with her. Just loved these two together and when Judd begins to thaw out? Some interesting developments happening in the Psy Net in this one and it's becoming more and more obvious that things are not right. The Council seems to becoming more unhinged in their bid to save silence and we get our first glimpse at the Ghost.Cute Brenna and Judd quote:"Yes. Perfection is vastly overrated - if they measured the Psy race's contentedness index, the results would undoubtedly be in the negatives.""God, you're sexy when you talk Psy."

  • Ann Lou
    2019-02-26 23:40

    Can I just say this again? The world building in this series is complex but epic, awesome, and fantastic!We have Brenna whose mind had been damaged by a Tk Cardinal. He broke her in a fundamental level but her will is so strong that she survived. Judd Lauren a rebel Arrow. An assassin. A man of ice but Brenna melted the ice around his heart. "You might be a baby, but you're mine. And I like babysitting."So good. I am really curious about Ghost. Who could he be? I have a theory but I could be wrong. Better read further.

  • Felicia
    2019-03-19 21:55

    Oh nice, thank you Kindle! Book one in my "let's hide the cover of this novel so I can read it in public" went pretty well actually. I don't pretend that these books aren't racy lady reads, but for some reason this author's storytelling doesn't get old like the other authors in this genre. The world is pretty interesting, and although the romance stuff is pretty "see it a mile away" that's what these books are, and the fact that I'm still reading them I think is a testament to the quality of the writing. I really enjoyed this in a TOTAL GUILTY PLEASURE WAY!Of course, when ppl look at my Kindle and see "Caressed By Ice" in the main menu, it's not much less embarassing than the cover art. Well...ya it is :D

  • Sammy Loves Books
    2019-03-11 21:33

    Judd

  • Fanny
    2019-02-26 18:50

    Caricias De Hielo es el tercer libro de la saga Psi-Cambiantes creada por la autora Nalini Singh y narra la historia de Judd y Brenna, personajes secundarios en el libro anterior.Quien me iba a decir que esta novela seria mi favorita de las que he leido de esta serie, era una de las historias que menos me llamaba la atencion y de las que mas pereza me daba empezar y aunque el principio es un poco lento, en nada de tiempo coge ritmo y se vuelve totalmente adictiva.Me gusto muchisimo la trama, me parecio diferente a la de los libros anteriores, ademas de ser mucho mas entretenida y fluida.Desde ya me declaro fan incondicional de estos cambiantes, me encanta su forma de ser y lo muy cercanos y familiares que son.Que en esta ocasion la pareja protagonista fuera opuesta a las anteriores ( el Psi y ella cambiante ) me sorprendio gratamente, en un principio no estaba convencida de que la pareja formada por Brenna y Judd fuera a ser de mi agrado, no porque no me gustaran como personajes sino porque no me imaginaba como podia desarrollarse una relacion entre ellos, pero lo cierto es que fueron una pareja tierna y dulce.En resumen, un libro atrapante y mucho mas agil de leer que sus antecesores, en parte porque los Psi no tienen tanto protagonismo, algo muy bienvenido para mi porque todo su mundo se me hace denso y aburrido.3.75 Estrellas!