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, Tangle of Need, 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, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Silver Silence, Silver Silence
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: May 29th 2012
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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.
When I first heard that this book was Riaz’s book, I wasn’t that excited because I was much more anxious to get to Hawke and Sienna’s book. I shouldn’t have been worried though because this turned out to be a great read.
In Play of Passion, we found out that Riaz met his mate but she’s already happily taken by someone else and Riaz’s wolf is not a happy camper. The hurt is so strong that he returns home to the den to lick his wounds. His plan was to keep himself so busy that he wouldn’t have to feel the utter desolation at not being able to be with the person that he’s meant to be with. His plans are derailed when he meets Adria Morgan and she drives him right up the wall and over the edge.
Adria is back at the den because she’s putting distance between herself and her ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend that was bitter about not being more dominant than Adria. We saw what kind of rocky relationship Adria had in Play of Passion when Drew had dinner with Indigo’s family (Adria is Indigo’s Aunt). It was a bone of contention between Adria and her ex-boyfriend Martin but we also saw the toll it put on Adria’s family. They didn’t like Martin and Indigo carried around worries about the future and kind of mate she would have.
Riaz and Adria both carried a lot of scars coming back to the den and the very last thing Adria wanted was to be attracted to another dominant wolf so soon after she left Martin. It pissed her off so of course she took it out on Riaz and he didn’t appreciate her attitude and sass so they butt heads a lot in the beginning.
Throughout most of the book, I wondered how this was going to work itself out because Riaz found his mate already and I’ve got to say, I really liked the way that Singh handled that. I loved that Riaz and his mate Lisette were an actual conflict between Riaz and Adria. It was handled, not just breezed over and explained away. It was something that they both had to work at and come to grips with and I thought that part was well done.
My one gripe with this book was that there’s so much other stuff going on, the stuff with Hawke and Sienna (dealing with what happened after their book ends), the stuff going on with the Psy, the Human Alliance, the Arrows, that the romance felt buried underneath all of that other stuff. I say that because while I enjoyed Riaz and Adria’s romance (it was an interesting story line), I was much more wrapped up in everything else that was going on. I love Hawke and Sienna and I freaking LOVED their book so getting more of them in this book was fantastic for me but it sucked for Riaz and Adria because they were new to me and my love for their friends took up space that should have been for them, if that makes any sense.
Still, I loved the book. I love this world. I love the Changelings and I’m also starting to love the Psy’s we’re meeting and getting to know so this book still rocked.
Visions of Heat
Caressed by Ice
Mine to Possess
Hostage to Pleasure
Branded by Fire
Blaze of Memory
Bonds of Justice
Play of Passion
Kiss of Snow
Tangle of Need
Heart of Obsidian
Shield of Winter
Shards of Hope
Allegiance of Honor