Psy-Changeling Trinity, Book #2
By Nalini Singh
Author’s Website: http://nalinisingh.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Bowen Knight was shot in the chest. The bullet obliterated his heart. But lucky for him that the fast action of his sister gave him a chance to extend his life. Bowen woke up from a coma under the care of the BlackSea water changelings to find that his heart has been replaced with a mechanical one and that he has been entered into an experiment to try to neutralize the ticking time bomb in his brain; the chip he had implanted to keep the Psy from invading his mind. There is only a 5% chance that Bowen will survive the experiment as the same person he is now. It’s much more likely that he will become a vegetable; a shell of himself. However, Bo will do anything for his people and he knows that the experiment must continue to help find a solution for the others who were implanted with the chip.
BlackSea’s cook (who also helps their healer with the experiment), Kaia, is angry at Bo and he doesn’t know why. He soon finds out that her best friend, Hugo, is one of BlackSea’s clan mates that have disappeared. Before he vanished, he gave their head of security a dossier that implicates Bo’s Alliance in the disappearances. She blames Bo for the loss of Hugo and the others. Bo only has two weeks of guaranteed lucidity and he’s determined to find out who on his team is a traitor and to help find out what happened to the missing members of BlackSea.
However, Bo never expected to fall in love with the fiery Kaia. Their timing couldn’t be worse. They are only guaranteed the two weeks and he only has a 5% chance of surviving with his brain intact. Do the two give in to desire and enjoy what little time they have or try to protect themselves as much as possible and end the relationship before it even begins?
This was a decent read. It wasn’t as good of some of the past books in the original Psy-Changeling series, but it was okay. I liked Bo and Kaia. They have to be strong, if they are to survive what is ahead for them. It takes a special kind of man to be able to sacrifice himself for a measly 5% chance for the good of other people.
However, if you were expecting steamy sex scenes you will probably be disappointed. Bo and Kaia do have some intimate scenes, but it’s not the play-by-play hot sex you may be expecting.
There didn’t seem to be nearly as much action in this novel either. All the action was crammed into the end of the book and we’re left with a giant dose of it all at once.
The mystery, on the hand, was written incredibly well. There were several twists and turns as they tried to uncover who the traitors within the Alliance and BlackSea were. I don’t see anybody being able to completely figure it out. I had part of it figured out, but not nearly the whole plot.
Also, I’m proud to say that my guess on what Kaia shifts into was correct!
And thanks to Disney’s Lilo and Stitch I knew what ohana meant as it’s mentioned many times in this book!
This book was good, but not great. But I am anxious to see what is in store for us next!