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"Psy-Changeling" series book 9
on 21 August 2011
Andrew (Drew) and Indigo, the wolf Changelings that have made consistent appearances in this series take a lead role. Unfortunately Indigo is so blinkered about the type of wolf she should mate with, that the younger Drew manages to slip below her radar. I found this strange as it's been revealed before that Changelings are able to recognise their mates from childhood, so why did Drew and in particular Indigo not recognise the bond between them?
Sorry NS, I really wanted to like this book but I was left disappointed. The growing relationship between Indigo and Drew takes the expected centre stage, but unlike previous books, the story never wanders away much from their courtship. Usually NS weaves together several different plot lines to produce an exciting page turner, but in the case of "Play of Passion" not much else really goes on apart from the consistent clash of dominant personalities and Indigo's reluctance to commit to someone she feels isn't her equal in the pack hierarchy. This doesn't reflect well on Indigo, and it doesn't reflect well on Drew; considering he is chasing a woman who feels she is a more dominant personality and outmatches him. They clearly have a great time when Drew manages to get Indigo horizontal, but away from the bedroom the dynamics of their relationship didn't quite work for me. 3.5 stars