Guest Review: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

Posted June 4, 2012 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: Tangle of Need by Nalini SinghReviewer: Tracy
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy/Changeling #11
Also in this series: Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, The Magical Christmas Cat, Kiss of Snow, Slave to Sensation, Tangle of Need, Heart of Obsidian, Shield of Winter, Shield of Winter, Visions of Heat, Mine to Possess, Caressed By Ice, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Hostage to Pleasure, Shards of Hope, Shards of Hope, Heart of Obsidian, Caressed By Ice, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Play of Passion, Allegiance of Honor, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: May 29th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, General
Pages: 448
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four-half-stars

Discover the exhilarating risks of passion in the breathtaking new Psy-Changeling novel by Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist)…
Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past—one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.
For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle.
Their coming together is an inferno…and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.

For Riaz his lust for Adria is shocking. He’s angry at the fact that he wants this woman and can’t stop thinking about her. Of course he’s angry in general as he found his mate and she was already in love with and married to someone else. But he takes his anger for his attraction out on Adria and she’s got her hackles up as well because she wants him just as much. She’s trying to heal from a broken relationship and she doesn’t AT ALL like the fact that she’s attracted Riaz.

Even after Riaz is a complete shit to Adria they get together and decide that they can ease the sexual need that they have for each other but it will never go any further. Neither of them is telling the other what their deeper issues are so they agree and the sex is like lightning and thunder all rolled into one. As the days go on, however, each one knows that it’s not just sex between them and how they deal with that may make them or break them.

As the Psy-Changeling story arc continues there is an abundance of side stories going on along with the romance. Hawke and Sienna get quite a bit of page time and that’s wonderful We hear from Kaleb Krychek and try to figure out what he’s up to. We get a storyline that falls in with the others involving Judd, the Ghost, Vasic and Aden. We hear more about Alice who was found in a cryogenic state in the last book. We get a bit of Lucas and Sascha, Tamsyn & Nate, Vaughn, Dorian, Riley, Mercy…we hear about a couple of pregnancies and it all blends in to an amazing story. I’m always amazed at how Singh can take me in so many directions but they’re all related and woven together so well I’m never bored or trying to get back to one specific part.

Riaz and Adria’s romance/relationship went through is ups and downs but I loved every part of it. One part in particular was when they went to Venice for a meeting and they spend the evening together just enjoying each others company, listening to music, dancing and loving. That scene was just so perfect I went back and read it again even after I finished the book.

I really liked the overall feeling of the story in general. There’s some serious shit going on in the Psy-Changeling world, as well as the human one as well, but I love how they all work together to make sure their families and packs are taken care of. I could feel the love and concern that all of the characters had for each other and I loved that. I’ll be reading this one again soon and in fact this has made me want to go back and start the series all over again. This is a great book and one I definitely recommend.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

four-half-stars

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