Let’s be honest, I will read anything Nalini Singh writes with a huge smile on my face (when I’m not sobbing, or falling in love with a fictional character, etc.). When she announced that Titus and the Hummingbird would be the hero and heroine of the next Guild Hunter installment, I gasped! Then I got really excited. Two characters we know a tiny bit about, but still so much room for growth and discovery. I was especially intrigued by the Hummingbird, which was good because this was very much her book.
I think SUN was the perfect follow-up to ARCHANGEL’S WAR. The huge battle is over, but that doesn’t mean everything is fixed. Titus and Hummingbird – aka Sharine were forced to work together, and it was everything! Every time Sharine completely baffled Titus, I laughed out loud. They had the cutest interactions and relationship. I expected Titus to be a little more alpha and macho than he was, but he had that grown man confidence and had no problem seeing Sharine as a true partner. The ultimate romantic gesture!
The best parts of this book, and where I think Nalini shines, are the quiet or smaller moments, and this book was filled with them: Titus’ grumbling, Sharine learning how to use a cellphone (LOL), Elena’s gift to Sharine. It all created such a rich story and was an excellent bridge to what I am assuming will be a new chapter in this series arc. Plus, it gave me the warm fuzzies I needed after the intensity of WAR.
The only reason I took off one star was the slow, slow, WAY TOO SLOW burn. Maybe I’m selfish, but Nalini does romance so well, I just wanted to experience it more throughout the story. I felt like I was holding my breath at times, just waiting for them to give in to their attraction. Because the romance happened closer to the end, I felt like I didn’t get enough time with Titus and Sharine as a couple (like I said, I’m selfish!)
Overall, this was another excellent addition to a wonderful series. I would like Berkley to sign Nalini Singh to at least another 1000 books in any series, please and thank you!
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**