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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling Series #1)

Slave to Sensation - Nalini Singh Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/12/21/review-slave-to-sensation-by-nalini-singh/I felt that Slave to Sensation operated on two different levels for me: the world building and the romance. There was not a lot of world building, which often left me feeling confused about how everything in the world actually functioned. Since Slave to Sensation is the first in a series and I have experienced other series that expand and explore the world in each successive book (e.g., Dark Hunter series), I let myself focus on the romance and the emotions rather than the world. The world itself is intriguing enough to warrant reading the next in the series, though I would definitely need more world building to continue on with the series.What really captured me was the romance. It’s got the Thea Harrison Dragon Bound kind of feel to it with a completely different writing style. I have always had an addiction to the inevitable “YOU’RE MINE” type of romances. They grip my emotions and play with them, like a cat plays with a mouse. I enjoy every minute of the emotional roller-coaster because, hey, you’re reading a paranormal romance and you know the characters will be together in the end. What more do you need?I am not sure this necessarily makes sense, but often times the characters don’t matter as much as their romance does. You could have switched Lucas and Sascha with any other character, and I would have been equally satisfied with the rolling emotions Slave to Sensation caused. So, the characters are forgettable, but the romance is not. Slave to Sensation is a solid start to this series, though a little light on the world building and plot, the romance really shines through. And for me, that’s what counted the most.