Fantasy Romance

Re-read Visions of Heat

Read Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh

Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous—aching need . . . exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes.

They must keep her silenced—and keep her from Vaughn.

This wasn’t a favorite the first time I read it and I don’t think I’ve reread it before. Don’t think I’ll reread it again – thought I’d give it another shot since I was in the mood for a Nalini Singh and this was one of the few currently available at the library. This feels a little outdated in the way the hero interacts with the heroine – she tells him to stop touching her because she can’t handle it and he’s like yeah you can đŸ˜’ That’s portrayed as helping her break through her barriers… but doesn’t exactly read as enthusiastic consent :/

I forgot that the first couple books were centered on murder mysteries, it’s not my preference to have serial killers in my romance books. Also not huge on foresight, which is integral to this story. I was impressed to see how many story elements, future characters, and worldbuilding elements she sets up.

The ending of this felt like it peaked too early, the last fifteen percent dragged. I also didn’t like the reveal of the mating bond which is so prominent and important in other books, but here is unremarked until another character asks about it.

By Tracy Durnell

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