Mini Review: Slave to Sensation

Title: Slave to Sensation

Author: Nalini Singh

Series: Psy-Changeling series

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Adult


In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”— the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was….

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy co-existence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion—and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities—or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation.

I’m a huge fan of this trope/genre but unfortunately I don’t know of many authors that write this kind of adult fantasy. Over the years I’ve been subjected to the long wait for the yearly releases from the authors I do know. I picked this up from my local library (support your local libraries). I feel like I manifested this book into my life. It gave me everything I was craving and then some. I know based off the cover it seems like it’s just some smutty romance and it is. The plot tho. I could kiss the paranormal romance gods for bringing this series into my life.

Lucas was the ultimate bad boy because he an asshole but at the same time he didn’t play games. What you saw was what you got. He always came off rough yet gentle (is that even possible? Idk). Sascha is the perfect protagonist. She’s strong physically but because of her upbringing among the Psy she’s got some emotional/mental things to work on (a reoccurring issue among the Psy). Then Lucas comes along and well. . . ya know. There is always sexual tension between Lucas and Sascha even after they did the deed because there was an actual plot and sex doesn’t make all our problems go away.

Besides the sex and the plot I genuinely enjoyed experiencing Sascha growth. Emotionally and mentally she had to fight against the way she was nurtured and become her own woman. Lucas couldn’t do that for her and I’m glad the author didn’t make it a man solve all you problems.

Things I liked

  • Sascha & Lucas
  • How Nalini integrated her world into ours. It was familiar yet different enough it still took you on an adventure.
  • How Nalini uses Changeling instead of shifter because it just makes it feel a little more mystical and sacred.

Things I didn’t like

  • Sascha’s mom
Until Next Time