Review: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture…
Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury…and executioner…
Okay, where do I even begin?! Let’s start off with Max and Sophia’s relationship. While I was lukewarm on this couple, I was at least a little more familiar with Max. Unfortunately, I still wasn’t invested in them as a couple and that might explain why it took me over a week to finish this book. There were steamy moments of temptation but I felt very meh about it. With no knowledge of Sophia, I really had no desire to learn more about her or invest emotionally into their relationship.
Now, the secondary characters…I am 100% here for! I am in love with Sascha and Faith. I find myself smiling whenever they grace the screen of my Kindle. But the real stars of this story are the Council. SO. MUCH. DRAMA. I was getting whiplash from the twists and turns. Lines are being drawn, people are turning against each other, and I am here for it when the sh*t is going to hit the fan, because honestly that is only a matter of time. I even warmed up the the ice block known as Nikita and she is slowly redeeming herself.
Alas, my true interest is in the mystery known as Council Kaleb. I want to know all his secrets and each little glimpse of him I get, I am left with more questions then answers. Where does his alliance lie? Is he good or bad? Is he as evil as the man who trained him? Where the hell is up the pendant? I need answers!