Author: Nalini Singh
What I’m Talking About:
Nalini Singh gives readers another high-octane Psy-Changeling adventure! Alpha Night, the fourth story in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series (and book 19 overall), shifts the story back to Russia, home of the BlackEdge wolves and StoneWater bears. When an assassination attempt is made on the BlackEdge alpha, Selenka Durev, deception and betrayal surface among the Psys and wolves. However, when Selenka finds herself instantly connected to Arrow Ethan Night, the tables turn on the Architect’s plans.
Within Alpha Night readers finally start to get some answers in the overall story arc involving the Architect, Consortium, and destabilization of the Net. I love the intricacy of the plot and how the pieces are starting to come together, creating connections readers weren’t privy to before. I like how much we are learning about the mysterious Architect and her plans (did we know the Architect is a she?).
The romance between Ethan and Selenka is passionate and sweet. They experience an extremely rare mating, and I love how they both embrace it with their hearts and minds. They work together, trusting in the mating and one another. Each has many scars, and they allow the other to see them and help heal the emotional wounds. Even though they accept the bond from the start, we still witness a tender quasi-courtship, and by the end of the book, we know they are going to have their own HEA.
Even though this one took me a bit longer to read and digest, it’s because Ms. Singh gives us SO MUCH. Alpha Night (I love the title!) is a delightful romance filled with chewy plot bits and hardy action.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
Alpha wolf Selenka Durev’s devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those under her care. That currently includes the empaths who’ve flowed into her city for a symposium that is a security nightmare, a powder keg just waiting for a match.
Ethan Night is an Arrow who isn’t an Arrow. Numb and disengaged from the world, he’s loyal only to himself. Assigned as part of the security force at a world-first symposium, he carries a dark agenda tied to the power-hungry and murderous Consortium. Then violence erupts and Ethan finds himself crashing into the heart and soul of an alpha wolf.
Mating at first sight is a myth, a fairytale. Yet Selenka’s wolf is resolute: Ethan Night, broken Arrow and a man capable of obsessive devotion, is the mate it has chosen. Even if the mating bond is full of static and not quite as it should be. Because Selenka’s new mate has a terrible secret, his mind surging with a power that is a creature of madness and death…
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #4; Psy-Changeling #19
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): hardcover (368 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
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Reviews in the Series:
Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #8)
“Whisper of Sin” by Nalini Singh (Burning Up) (Psy-Changeling #0.6)
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #9)
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #10)
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #11)
Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5)
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #12)
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #13)
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #14)
“Secrets at Midnight” by Nalini Singh (Night Shift) (Psy-Changeling #13.5)
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15)
Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15.5 – Anthology)
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16)
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2, Psy-Changeling #17)
Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3, Psy-Changeling #18)