Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “Hide and Seek”

Posted July 17, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “Hide and Seek”

"Hide and Seek"


Nalini Singh

paranormal romance that was published by the author on January 2014 Explore it on Goodreads five-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Must Love Hellhounds, Kiss of Snow, An Enchanted Season, Archangel's Blade, Angels of Darkness, Lord of the Abyss, Desert Warrior, Angels' Flight, Tangle of Need, Play of Passion, Archangel's Storm, Wild Invitation, Heart of Obsidian, Archangel's Legion, "Making Dinner", Shield of Winter, A Conversation, "Home", Angels' Pawn, "New Year's Kisses", Night Shift, "Weapons Training", "Zoë's Workshop", "Wild Night", Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, “An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper

This free short story is 12.2 in the Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series. The couple focus is on Sahara and Kaleb and occurs a couple weeks after the end of Heart of Obsidian, 12.

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My Take

This is such a sweet short story that will also make you cry — if you’ve read Heart of Obsidian. I’m looking forward to reading Shield of Winter, 13, if only to learn how the Psy handle the fall of Silence!

It’s Kaleb’s perspective in this, as he marvels at how different, how loving, how accepting his life is now. It’s hard to believe that the terrifying specter we’ve feared for so many stories is this human. Makes you stop and think about other lives that could be improved, that could be happier with love, caring, and acceptance.

The Story

A moment stolen from their busy lives, a time spent with the person most important to them.

The Characters

Sahara Krychek was of the NightStar Clan; now she’s Krychek’s. Leon Kyriakus is her father.

Kaleb Krychek is one terrifying Psy — a deadly dual cardinal with abilities in telekinesis and a teleportation — with out of this world powers who rules and supports the Psy world. A man softened by one young girl who accepted him as he was.

The Title

The title is a memory, one of the few happy ones, this sad young man has of playing “Hide and Seek”.