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."Sunday Morning" by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #11.9
Published by Author on September 2013
Also in this series: Wild Embrace
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", "Grocery Shopping", "A Gift for Kit", "Movie Night", "Kaleb and Sahara’s Meeting with Sascha and Lucas", "Housewarming at the Orchard", "Christmas in the Kitchen", "Stalking Hawke", "Romancing Drew", "Rowan", "Baubles & Ben", Wild Embrace, Love Hard, Rock Addiction, "Music Awards", Rock Courtship , "Rock Courtship Memo"s, Rock Redemption, "Sunshine", Rock Wedding, "With This Memo", A Madness of Sunshine, "Beary Tiny Ghosts", Alpha Night, "A Wedding Breakfast", "Poker Night", "Knives and Sheaths", "Seedlings", "Star Kissed", "A Walk on the Cliffs", "Wild Cat Blues", Slave to Sensation, Caressed by Ice, Visions of Heat
A free, 11.9 in the Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series, first appearing in Singh’s September 2013 newsletter, and revolving around two major Changeling groups, the Psy, and humans. The focus is on Sophia Russo and Max Shannon, who both work for councilor Nikita Duncan of the Psy in San Francisco.
If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Psy-Changeling books on my website.
It’s another sweet background exploration of a couple of characters in the Psy-Changeling series: Sophia Russo was once with the Psy Justice system until she burned out. Max Shannon got an offer he didn’t want to refuse.
Singh uses third person simple subjective point-of-view from Sophia’s perspective, and the story itself is also simple. It sticks strictly to this couple’s interactions and only skims any reference to the series.
It’s character-driven, and if you’ve read (and re-read!) Psy-Changeling, Max’s concern with her tasting and eating a meal would have more depth. As would Sophia’s fascination with how much Max loves her, and how they both express their love.
What action there is revolves around this couple with Morpheus’s actions thrown in for a laugh!
Both Sophia and Max have high-pressure jobs, so Max’s fantasy of an uninterrupted Sunday morning has a slim chance of succeeding…if only Sophia can shut down her style of communication.
Sophia Russo is a former telepathic Justice Psy now married to Max Shannon (Bonds of Justice, 8), former law enforcement. Morpheus is her big black ex-alley cat.
River Shannon is Max’s re-found brother, having been separated for years.
The Rats are…
…allies with the DarkRiver cat pride and led by Teijan.
The title has hopes for a lazy “Sunday Morning”.