I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review."Grocery Shopping" by Nalini Singh
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Published by Author on August 2014
Also by this author: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, "An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Silver Silence, Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper, Ocean Light, "Elena's School of Horror", Cherish Hard, "Ain’t No Party Like A Bear Party", Archangel's Prophecy, "One Night At The Refuge", "Secret Things", Rebel Hard, Rock Hard, Wolf Rain, "Clean and Dirty", "Wolf School", "Naya’s Most Important Visitors"
I know, I know. I’m cheating with three short stories in a row. I have an excellent excuse — in my mind! I have until tomorrow to finish up two baby quilts for a great niece and great nephew…who live in Germany. Their daddy, my nephew, is here on a business trip until, you guessed it, tomorrow. I can save a whole lot of money on shipping if I send them home with him. Tomorrow. Did I mention that whole “tomorrow” thing before? So…
A “free short story, 10.3, in the Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series and revolving around Lucas, Sascha, and baby Naya. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Psy-Changeling books on my website.
Poor Lucas. Singh starts it out “right” with Sascha making him give up a treasured moment, so the family can go shopping…can’t ya just “feel” the love, lol.
Singh uses a third person dual point-of-view from Sascha’s and Lucas’ perspectives…there’s almost a sense of Naya’s perspective, too. And it’s all about the love that the characters have for each other, pulling us in even further into this caring, supportive family. Makes ya wish more families could be this focused on their children.
It does amaze me how much emotion and story Singh can pack into so few pages, admittedly, I’m probably reading more into it simply because I have been reading the series all along. I know how fascinating something as simple as grocery shopping can be for someone like Sascha with her background.
In a more subtle way, the grocery shopping is just as fascinating for Lucas, as he enjoys his family and their pleasure. I did have to crack up after Lucas’ conversation with Theo on the shopping topic. I can’t imagine there are many men who would feel this way, lol.
It’s a familiar “chore”, that Sascha Duncan finds fascinating, which in turn, causes Lucas to find it fascinating as well.
Sascha Duncan is a cardinal empath mated to Lucas Hunter, the DarkRiver alpha, a panther. Naya is their newborn baby.
Faith NightStar is a cardinal foreteller mated to Vaughn D’Angelo (Visions of Heat, 2), a jaguar and a sentinel in the DarkRiver pack of leopards.
Theo, a deer changeling, is one of the more dominant bulls; he and his mate have a daughter and a newborn boy.
The title is a mundane chore with which we’re all familiar: “Grocery Shopping”.