Narrator: Angela Dawe
Series: Psy-Changeling #2
Published by Tantor Media on May 30, 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
Go deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future-a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind...
Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous-aching need...exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.
Changeling Vaughn D'Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar's instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith's sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced-and keep her from Vaughn... --Author's Web Site
My top thoughts:
Overall, I really enjoyed Visions of Heat. There’s some great developments regarding the Psy and some really interesting potential for the series was established. However, I was not a fan of the romance and, given that this is a PNR, I had high expectations for that. I buddy read this with Anne and I know she shared my sentiments, also rating it between 3.5 – 4 stars.
What I liked/didn’t like:
I loved Faith. She reminded me of a Rapunzel like character, having lived very isolated and protected, sneaking out of her tower to assert her independence. Just because she’s lived protected doesn’t mean she’s incapable – quite the opposite. She’s strong and knows how to think for herself. It’s quite sad that, for her, being valuable and protected also meant being treated as property.
Which was probably my number one problem with Vaughn. He staked his claim on her and made her his without her permission, without explanation, etc. I know she also falls in love with him and this is a mating bond, but I’ve seen it play out many times without such a possessiveness. It would have been nice to see him sensitive to her past and do the opposite. I do have to give him credit, though, he does see that she’s a strong independent woman and encourages her faith in herself. So he’s not ALL bad, he just rubbed me the wrong way.
The developments with the Psy were substantial and I’m very excited to see how they play out in future books. I’m starting to see where this series may go, thanks to our F-Psy. Coincidence, since her ability is foresight?
The narration continues to be fantastic and I will definitely listen to the next book as well. I mean, it’s Angela Dawe!! Need I say more?