Caressed By Ice - Nalini Singh I have to admit that IMO N.S. can't write a bad book. They all come in various degrees of good and awesome. This one was a "great" for me. Not awesome but better than just good! If I didn't want to distinguish the books in this series that I liked more than the others it would be a 5.

The reason this book wasn't a solid 5 for me was that I couldn't see when the romance began. It's like we begin reading and the heroes are already halfway there. This steals something from me. I want to be able to see the connection forming.

Other than that the book was solid. Good writing, interesting characters, arresting story. I love how NS keeps building the feud between the Psy Council and the changelings and I love the fact that she keeps giving us glimpses in the lives of the previous couples.

For me an author that can keep you glued to his/her book for the second or third time around has exactly what it takes to be a great one.