Texture of Intimacy

Psy-Changeling Series - Book 13b

By Nalini Singh

Berkley Sensation - March 2013

Paranormal Romance

Texture of Intimacy immediately follows the end of Kiss of Snow. It is, in effect, an epilogue of Lara and Walker's story, which had been the secondary romance in Kiss of Snow. This review assumes that the reader has read the previous stories in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series, and does contain spoilers to prior books. Also, due to back stories in previous books, I highly suggest reading the series in order.

Lara had known mating Walker Lauren would be as amazing and complex as the man himself. Once shielded so tightly in Silence, Walker had been forced to hide his emotions. The love he felt for his family, the anger he felt for the abuse of the children under his care. The helplessness of knowing he couldn't stop the pain, but was able to give them the only gift he could. Until the day his family had faced annihilation and they had defected. This past, his fears, his emotion, he now shared with her, and Lara treasured everything that he was. Father. Uncle. Brother. Patriarch. Her Mate.

Walker had never believed a gift such as Lara would ever be available for him. He might realize he wasn't perfect for her. He could never be as easygoing as the changelings, but that was too bad. She was his, and he was hers, and, thankfully, she reveled in that knowledge. So did he. Not only had he found the perfect mate for himself, but he had given his daughter, and the nephew he cared for as a son, a caring woman who could be a mother figure. A woman whose giving heart and caring wrapped around everyone, holding them tight, never letting go.

A woman he could never let go.

Texture of Intimacy is exactly the short story I didn't realize I was waiting for. The highlight of Kiss of Snow for me had been the romance between Lara and Walker. I adored every scene, and craved more. Walker was such a complex individual, having been forced to hide so much in order to protect everyone under his care. Then he had risked his own life to guarantee the safety of those most vulnerable. A true hero.

Kathy Andrico - KathysReviewCorner.com


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