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. @goodreads
Well I think the Psy's are jerks. Except for Sascha and a few others!
Anyway, Psy's are made to feel no emotion, void, nothing, zip, zilch. But . . . Sascha has feelings and if they find out she is "broken" they will rehabilitate her or kill her. REALLY?
Because I'm broken. And the Psy don't allow borken creatures to live.
The Changelings are the shifters and they are cool and then there are humans but they don't take on a big role in the book.
Sascha is sent by her mom who is on the Psy Council to oversee some business dealings they are doing with the Changelings. Sascha is going to be spending a lot of time with the alpha of the DarkRiver leopard pack, Lucas and he's yummy. =) And they are also working with the SnowDancers pack which is the wolf changelings.
And Lucas has some kind of feelings for Sascha that he doesn't understand because they all hate the Psy. As I have said, Sascha isn't like the others, she's "broken" and I hate they think of themselves that way when they are actually normal. But I digress! Lucas and his panther self start having feelings for Sascha, he wants her as his and Sascha has feelings for Lucas.
I felt really sorry for Sascha because she was having so much fun being away from the Psy. She didn't know what it was like to touch someone. She didn't know what CHOCOLATE tasted like because they have not need for that, only balanced meals. It would suck to be a Psy and have actual feeling like Sascha and be scared to death at all times that they will find out and kill you!
But for now she is having a wonderful time with the changelings. Then she finds out about this serial killer that has been taking changeling women for quite some time and they are Psy. She refuses to believe this at first because it never showed up in any of the networks. The changelings finally convince her that is is a Psy because they could smell them around the mutilated bodies. Sascha decides to help find out who the killer is and she does and I knew who it was :-D
And all the while Sascha and Lucas fall in love with each other and have some passionate moments if you know what I mean.
The ending was good, the book was good and I look forward to more of the series.
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