Wednesday, June 26

Book Review: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh

Author: Nalini Singh
Title: Bonds of Justice
Series: Psy-Changeling #8
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, UF, SciFi
Format: ebook
Pages: 348
Published: July 6, 2010
Where I Got It: Library

Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture . . .

Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury . . . and executioner . .

One day I'll be all caught up ;) here we have Max who is a cop. One of the best in New York Enforcement. He was born with a natural shield that protects him from Psy mental invasions. Sophia is a Justice-Psy with the ability to retrieve memories from people so twisted that even veteran cops keep away. She is appointed as Max's liaison with the Psy but her mental state is unwinding from all of the people's evils. The two will work together to take justice into their own hands. 

Please note - you shouldn't skip the other books...there is a lot of story and character build-up that you will need to understand what is going on. 

This started off well enough. Enjoying both of these characters and seeing the drama unfold. It's been a minute since I left off from the last book so I had to try and remember what happened last. I had to read my last review and summary of the last book to remember. Whoops. 

Things did stale a little bit for me. Mainly because of the slow unwinding of the story and romance. Things got better by the end, but yeah...a good chunk dragged by.

The romance was lovely and they did have great chemistry so I'm happy there. 

I didn't buy Sophia's recovery (no spoiler here - it's a romance you know it happens). It seemed....easy?

I would like a break from Psy women though. We have had so many. So cold, so unfeeling. I'm super excited for the next book which is two shifters. Yayy!

All-in-all, I enjoyed some parts while other parts seemed to drag a lot for me. Maybe I need a break from the Psy women. But I did LOVE their chemistry here and I loved the backstories. I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 


-  Library Love #13


Jen Twimom said...

If I remember correctly, I also thought this one was just so-so. I have the next book to read soon - it's like the 100th book?! LOL!

Carole Rae said...

100!?!?!?! OMG I'll never catch up LOL

Northwoman said...

It's not 100, more like 25. I wish you could have joined us on the Read-along a few years ago. You'd be mostly caught up. I thought this was ok I think I gave it a 4. I like the Psy though. There are some really great books coming up though with Kaleb and Aden.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Carole Rae said...

Feels like 100! And yesss I wish I could've joined up! Would've helped ;). I like the Psy but I need a break from Psy women. I'm glad the next one will give me that break.

Blodeuedd said...

I think this is one of the books I have not read

Carole Rae said...

B, awwww.