Review: Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #2.5, 5.1, 11.5, 12.1) by Nalini Singh

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Psy-Changeling #2.5, #5.1, #11.5, #12.1
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Novella
August 23rd 2016


The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries...


I loved all four novellas in this book. Wild Embrace is a wonderful treat to pass the time; before the next release in the Psy-Changeling series.

Echo of Silence – Rated 4 Stars

This one occurs after Visions of Heat. It pairs Stefan a Psy and Tazia a human. Silence hasn’t fallen yet, so for a Psy to feel is a death sentence. 

This little novella gives us a peek into Alaris the deep sea station where all three races work together, but most of the story is topside. I liked that we got to see a Human/Psy paring. We haven’t had much of the human element in the series. 

I found Echo of Silence to be a sweet read.

Dorian – 5 Stars

This one spans a number of years in Dorian’s life. We get to see him as a cub, as a teenager, and as an adult. Plus we are treated to teenage Lucas and the other Sentinels, who aren’t Sentinels yet. In this one we learn about his strength, his tenacity and most of all how important pack bonds really are. 

The cat comes out to play.

Partners in Persuasion – 4 Stars

This one begins at the end of Tangle of Need. We get to see the pairing of a wolf and leopard changeling. The author explores the dynamics of a dominant and submissive mating together. The mixing of shifters is still new in the world and their are issues to over come add in a dominant and submissive pairing and you have a whole another thing to work through. 

Drezi and Felix where sweet together as they try to work out how they can be together. I enjoyed this little novella.

Flirtation of Fate – 5 Stars

This one takes place near the end of Heart of Obsidian. Kenji and Garnet have been teasing us throughout the series. It’s a second chance romance along with a mystery to solve. He craves her and she craves him, but the past is hard to get over. These two constantly play games, but now they have to work together to solve the murder and in doing so maybe find that second chance at love.

This one was another wonderful addition to read.

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Challenge(s): Library Love | Pick Your Genre (PNR/UF) | Backlist Reader (2017)



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

9 comments on “Review: Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #2.5, 5.1, 11.5, 12.1) by Nalini Singh

  1. […] Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #2.5, 5.1, 11.5, 12.1) by Nalini Singh […]

  2. Popping in from the get social event.Happy Reading! Joelle from Angels with Attitude Book Reviews.

    • Thank’s for stopping in for the #getsocial17 event. ^_^

  3. I’ve read her Guild Hunter series but haven’t gotten to this one yet.

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    • Thank’s for stopping by. I started with the Pay-Changeling series and loved it. So many recommend her Guild Hunter and I finally read them last year. ^_^

  4. This is one of my favorite series. I am reading Silver Silence right now and it is FAB!

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    • It’s one of my favorite series too. I LOVED Silver Silence. Glad you are enjoying it!!

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  5. I really enjoyed these shorts as well. I loved Dorian’s story. I’ve had a soft spot for him forever!
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    • Me too. This series is so fun and enjoyable. The Novellas just add to the world and characters.