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Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  10,263 ratings  ·  921 reviews
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: Ri
Hardcover, 422 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Berkley (first published May 1st 2012)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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How can I read a teaser like that at the ending, and remain mentally sane until the new book comes out?? Photobucket Photobucket

Photobucket My mind is just frozen right now, but I'll try to sum up my feelings about this book:

The story:
Riaz and Adria are two dominants in the wolf pack that can't stand each other. Riaz eventually gets tired of Adria's hostility and confronts her, but it turns out he didn't actually want to know the real reason behind it - she is terribly attracted to him and vice versa. Riaz, having found his
When I finished reading Nalini Singh’s Tangle of Need, the eleventh book in her Psy-Changeling series, my jaw dropped and I did a little Snoopy Dance in my seat. The reason is the last three pages. But since revealing what occurs in those pages are big BIG spoilers, and allude to possibility of who the hero of the next book will be (I get down on my knees and pray it’s who I think it is because, I AM THIS CHARACTER’S BIGGEST FAN. Ahem).

I’ve said it time and again, when it comes to Nalini’s Psy-C
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 ½ to 4 Stars.

Tangle of Need felt more like a prep book for Heart of Obsidian, the next book in the series. Also, I had a difficult time staying emotionally invested in the main couple. Frankly, their story was…yawn…ho-hum. However, a huge portion of this book was a continuation of Hawke and Sienna's story, and that alone made reading the book worth while.
Lady Lioness
April 2013: Finally finished my Psy-Changeling re-read. And I still have, like, fifty days to go until Heart of Obsidian. And it's been one year and thirty-one days since I read Tangle of Need for the first time. Totally suffering from withdrawal pains. *sigh*

March 13, 2012

If I say too much, an angry mob will cross the bridges and stone me to death. Since there are entirely too many books left in my TBR to risk that, I only have the following cryptic comments for you.

1. If Kiss of Snow was the e
Mandi Schreiner
Great installment in this series.

This is as much Hawke and Sienna's book as it is Adria's and Riaz's. Which I didn't mind! I think there was so much left to explore with them...and Singh explores a lot of it.

Adria and Riaz both hate each other to start - which I always enjoy :) Riaz has found his mate, a wolf named Lisette, but she is married to someone else. Devastated, he has returned to the SD pack to mend his wounds. Convinced he can't love another or bear another's touch, he has lived a ce
Duchess Nicole
I had waited almost two years to read this book. Knowing any book that followed Kiss of Snow would likely disappoint and all... and dang it, I was right. I thing this may have been Singh's thoughts as well (not that I presume to speak for her) as this just felt very much like a transition book.

Riaz and Adria's story felt somewhat cheated. What was there was okay. Riaz recently found out that his mate is already married to the love of her life. Instead of continuing to live in Europe and live wi
I love Nalini Singh & the Psy-Changeling world but this is the book I haven't been excited about much, maybe because Riaz and Adria were never characters I connected with much. Adria is dominant and was in a relationship with a submissive for years and it went sour and she had to finally admit defeat and has returned to the den, scarred.

Riaz too has returned scarred, he found his mate in Europe, happily married and in love with another man. He finds himself growing angry and bitter and Adria
◊♦ Naomi

▪ DNF at 76% ▪

I can't believe this but I just couldn't finish this book. I never thought I would not like a book in this series and yet here I am. I was and still am a big fan but Tangle of Need was just not a story for me.
It was boring as hell.

I really had to force myself to keep reading it and after a while, I just couldn't do it anymore. What happened, Nalini?! It didn't feel like reading a book of yours.

I absolutely did not connect with the two main characters. They were barely there. It
Mimi Smith
4 stars

So... The day has finally come... when I can say:KALEB'S BOOK BETTER BE NEXT!

Ahem, now that I got that out of my system, back to this book. It had sooo many threads, but here are the basics:

Riaz and Adria

Possibly because of everything going down at the same time, I think this couple wasn't given enough attention. They were good, but as a reader, I was dragged all over the place, and get this, they were my least favorite part!(other than the bad guys, but you get my drift).

I liked the ten
Not a favorite, but a spectacular read non the less. As always NS keeps blowing my mind with this amazing series.
I just know I WILL NEVER GET ENOUGH of this intriguing Psy and passionate Changelings because... What's not to love about them? NS has created a very complex and original world from scratch and introduced us to some very intricate characters we just can't seem to help falling hopelessly in love with. But more than that, I will always emphasize Singh's brilliant writing style. Nobody
Deborah Parker
Yes, here there be SPOILERS.

I love Nalini. To the extent that I've, literally, read everything she has in print. Upfront I want to write that I loved "Tangle of Need", also, just not so much for the love story of Riaz and Adria. I won't describe it, readers can pick up the bits and pieces from the cover and the goodreads blurb. Suffice it to say that regardless of my empathy for the characters I didn't get the teaching point.

Every other major pair set in this world - even Judd/Brenna, Sienna/H
Aly is so frigging bored
2nd read: October 2014
Buddy read with Maru and Sarah
I love all the characters Nalini creates...

1st read: May 2012
I loved it! I know some people complained that it was slow at the start, that they hadn't cared about the main characters, but I absolutely loved everything! There isn't a thing that I disliked.

I loved:
-Riaz: he was a little bit of a bastard at the start, but as I read more I understood why so I forgave him fast :D he is so open and loving with Adria that it makes me love him even m
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 4.5/5

For a book that doesn’t have a huge battle or showdown at the end, there is a lot that gets packed into this latest Psy/Changeling story, TANGLE OF NEED. After the huge fight that ended KISS OF SNOW, it was a nice change of pace to have this book focus a lot on relationships and the new buildup for what’s coming up in the future – Pure Psy bringing down portions of the Net in order to control it and the Psy.

Starting the story, I didn’t
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
So...I don't know how to rate this book.

Idea: ★★★★
Plot: ★★★
S&H romance: ★★★★★
A&R romance: ★★
M&R news: ★★★★★★★★★★
No mating bond: ★
Vasic/Aden/Kaleb: ★★★★★
Last line of book: ★★★★★
Ending in general: ★
Adria as a person: ★

(S&H stand for Sienna and Hawke, A&R stands for Adria and Riaz, M&R stands for Mercy and Riley)

See my dilemma?



Adria is supposed to be a tough, dominant female like Indigo or Mercy. WTH? This girl was a whiny, bratty woman with a lo

**4 1/2 stars**

Wow, Nalini Singh does it again! Another fabulous installment in the Psy/Changeling series! I think she is one of the most intelligent authors out there for having created such an amazingly unusual and intriguing world, and for as long as it's been going on, it has yet to become old and stale. The thing i love most about this series is all the emotion that is put out there between the changelings and their mates...whether it's a new couple or an older one's always s
Let me summarize the fist 60% of the book:

They have sex, and they have sex and they have sex and they have sex and ... with "they" going through the various mated pairs and so on.

I don't really care.

While action might be a pretext for one-on-one in these books, the porn channel is also open 24/7. There were various aspects that were barely touched upon :
1. Ghost
2. Kaleb
3. Henry

I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would from other reviews. It was a solid read even if the romance wasn't quite as good as most in the series.

I am very excited to see where Nalini Singh takes us next with the Ghost, the upcoming war and the water Changlings.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Welcome to our review of Tangle of Need, we have such fun doing our chat review Kiss of Snow last time that we decided to do it again! So read ahead at our brilliant and insightful look in to how hot Riaz, Vesic and Kaleb are Tangle of Need!

Suzanne: Hello Franilicious!
Fran: Ummm Suz I dont know about that nickname you gave me there, sounds a bit like anallicious dont know if I want to be called that you know...
Suzanne: If the shoe fits... Lmao!
Fran: lol! Now where's An
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
May 30, 2012 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR/PsyChangeling fans
Grade: B+…It’s good!

The Story
Riaz Delgado’s human and lone wolf soul are deeply wounded. He has returned to SnowDancer to heal after finding his mate deeply in love and happily married. His attraction to Adria Morgan, a SnowDancer senior soldier, feels like a betrayal. Riaz and Adria snipe and snarl at each other until they discover both have suffered heartbreak. Neither wants to fall in love, especially Adria, feeling she would be a “consolation prize”.

In the meantime, other events are unfoldi
'Tangle of Need' is an awesome addition to Nalini Singh's 'Psy-Changeling' series.

Going into ToN, I wasn't sure I was going to like it as much as previous P-C installments. Its highly anticipated predecessor, 'Kiss of Snow' was "epic-ly" brilliant and offered the double whammy of not only finally providing Hawke and Sienna's story, but also had the bonus romance between Walker and Lara - this, I thought, was going to be a tough act to follow! How could ToN, a story supposedly concerning two extr
I am so, so, so disappointed with this book. Perhaps it was because I had such high expectations for it, but it definitely did not even come close to living up to my expectations.

This book is supposed to be about Adria, a Senior SnowDancer soldier, and Riaz, a SnowDancer Lieutenant. Prior to the start of the story, Adria was in an abusive relationship with a less dominant male for a number of years. Her partner, Martin, always made her feel like shit for being more dominant. When she finally le
Lady Heather
This was a good story, but unfortunately it wasn't one of my favorites in the Psy-Changling series :(.

The story is about Riaz, a Snowdancer Lieutenant, a Lone-wolf who has found his 'mate', but she's married and in love with another. Riaz's heart and wolf are broken, so he returns to the Snowdancer territory in San Fransisco to heal and somehow find a way to become whole again.


Riaz and his 'golden eyes' *sigh*

..and then there's Adria a dominant-maternal senior soldier in the Snowdancer pack. Sh

Tangle of Need starts when Kiss of Snow ended.

This book somehow acted as transition. On one hand we are in the lull following the huge battle that took place in Kiss of Snow, and on the other hand the different pieces on the chessboard continue to advance with alliances being created and existing relationships/links being consolidated. Also we can sense that the story is softly shifting toward the PsyNet.

Riaz, lone-wolf and one of Hawke's lieutenant and Adria, SnowDancer senior soldier form th
LOVED IT! There were so many amazing things that happened:

- We got to spend lots of time with Hawke and Sienna, to the point where they almost stole the show from Riaz and Adria
- Lots of page time was spent with the wolves: Riley & Mercy had wonderful moments (an an announcement that had me happy dancing), Drew & Indigo were great and Judd... Oh Judd.
- The book had a lot of action within the psy movement. I can't wait to see where the series goes next, especially if we spend more time i
Dear Nalini Singh,

In regards to the ending.

You Suck!

The psy war has begun! And SnowDancer has found itself a target.

Pure Psy hasn't disintegrated after their failure on SnowDancer lands. The Human Alliance remains a target. The Psycouncil is split and although Nikita and Anthony are uneasy allies, Ming is desperate to get hold of the X-psy who is now the heart of the SnowDancer pack. Henry has disappeared after the attack but his influence remains as PurePsy become ever more dangerous. Whereas Shoshanna has retreated, Tatiana is playing her own g
Tangle of Need is exactly what it needs to be for a series that is on it's 11th book.

Tangle of Need is so much more than the romance between Adria and Riaz, two strong but emotionally broken Changelings, even that romance and how they had to deal with the fact that Adria was not Riaz's actually mate worked for me. That 'more' includes a significant hunk of the book going to Sienna and Hawke, giving us a look into their mated life and showing them solidified as a pair - and showing Sienna workin
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Lady Jaye
As a rule, I enjoy the books featuring the SnowDancer wolf pack, so I expected to like this one, and I did, quite a bit too, but not as much as the other SD books.

My favorite parts were the parts with Hawke and Sienna, which were so ridiculously cheesy and utterly adorable. I loved every second of their on-screen time. They're adjusting to mated life, and it is so cute to watch. We also get to spend time with just about every SnowDancer who's ever been mentioned, which was a great treat for me.
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
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A joint review by Helyce and Tori

Helyce’s Favorite Quotes: “You have me,” she whispered. All of me.

“I love you to distraction, Empress.”

Tori’s Favorite Quote: ”Seduced…she was being seduced.”

Tori: OMG Helyce, so can you believe that we are on number eleven of Ms. Singh’s spectacular, romantic, humorous, super smoking sexy, awe inspiring, addictive Psy-Changeling series? I can’t. Even though I reread the series about once a year, (or mo
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