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Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling #11)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  14,269 Ratings  ·  1,131 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: Ria
Hardcover, 422 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Berkley
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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
Dec 04, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4 ***

Another great buddy read with the fantastic ladies at BB&B!!!

How does Nalini Singh keep on doing this? She has weaved a world of such complex and multilayered infrastructure, that the multitude of plot lines and characters constantly come in and out of our vision, making this Psi-Changeling-Human society rich with diversity and color. This is the 11th book and I still can't get enough of it! And the way this book finished, I want to read the next book with tremendous anticipation!!
Mar 30, 2012 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it
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
Aisling Zena
2 stars

20% Filler...
30% Filler...
40% Filler...
50% Filler...
65% Yay, something is happening at last!!
70% Back to filler.....
80% Filler......
85% Incredibly short chapter where something exciting does happen but ends abruptly.
87% Filler..........
89% Ooh drama. Yawn..
90% Catastrophic event for Psy-Net awaited for the whole of the book happens. Mediocre.
94% Snoozing again.. Drew did it better..
95% Ming makes a move and it's such a let down..
97% A few seconds worth of action.
100% The end. F*cking fina
Alex is The Romance Fox
3,5 stars

Tangle of Need, the 11th book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling Series begins just two months after the ending of Kiss of Snow.

Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant, is devastated when he realizes that the person he believed to be his mate, is actually in love with someone else.

Adria, a wolf changeling has moved back to SnowDance after a bitter divorce from her mate.

The last thing both want is to enter into any relationship. Adria cannot understand the attraction she feels for Riaz so she does e
3 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.
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
3.5 Empress stars!

Despite my rating of 3.5, I still enjoyed this one immensely. But it does feel like a filler and transitory book for me. The main couple, Riaz and Adria's romance got overshadowed by the myriad of sub-plots and story arcs. It's a real shame though because I happen to love their love story. Theirs is an epic "unrequited love" story. Adria and Riaz has an instantaneous physical connection. The problem is, Riaz already found his mate. But she's married and is in love with her husb
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 20, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
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
Lady Lioness
Apr 14, 2013 Lady Lioness rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all Nalini Singh fans everywhere
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
◊♦ 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 f
May 31, 2012 Saly rated it really liked it
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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this. I wasn't sure I'd get into the story, with both of the characters dealing with angst at their past failed matings. It was such a great book. I don't know why I was surprised because Nalini Singh is a fantastic writer. I've tended to be more of a Psy fan for a while, and the latest books in the series that were Changeling/Changeling mating weren't my favorites. However, this book broke that negative streak for me. Of course, it doesn't hur ...more
Mimi Smith
Jul 16, 2014 Mimi Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
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
Apr 20, 2012 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
So...I don't know how to rate this book.

S&H romance:
A&R romance:
M&R news:
No mating bond:
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 love for drama. She had a good childho
Jul 08, 2015 P rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ตอนแรกวาจะใหดาวเดียว ไปๆมาๆ เพิมเปน 2 ดาวเพราะบท Retrieval ไปละกัน เพราะนีนาจะเปนการเปิดตัวอยางสวยงามไปสูเลม Heart of Obsidian จริงแลวๆ

หนังสือเลมนีทนอานกวาจะจบนีทรมานมากๆ เคมีระหวางพระนางไมมีเลย เหนแลวกถอนหายใจไปพลางๆ แลวกดันใสคูหลักๆจากเลมกอนๆมาอีก ฮอวค/เซียนนา แลวกมีคูของจัดด ไรลีย ดรูว โอยยย เยอะแยะไปหมด คือมันกดีนะทีใสคูเกาๆมาใหหายคิดถึง แตมันมากเกินไป มากจนทำใหเนือเรืองของคูริอาซกับเอเดรียแทบจะไมขยับไปไหน จุดออนของนลินีตังแตแรกคือบทโรมานซในบางเลมทีเธอเขียนออกมาไดจืดจางสุดๆ แตเลมนันๆจะจับควา
Deborah Parker
Jun 01, 2012 Deborah Parker rated it liked it
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
May 22, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for_review
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
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
Jun 01, 2012 ~V~ rated it really liked it

**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
D.B. Reynolds
Mar 23, 2015 D.B. Reynolds rated it really liked it

First off, I'm a huge admirer of Singh's writing, and the Psy-Changeling books are my favorites over the Guild Hunter series. Tangle of Need was supposed to be Riaz and Adria's story, but there were many other threads woven in, as well. There were several romantic/sex scenes between Hawke and Sienna, which gave dark hints of a danger to Sienna from Ming (the merciless) but when it finally manifested, it was over in a paragraph, leaving more future hints of worse to come. Everyone else
Mina Soare
Jun 17, 2014 Mina Soare rated it did not like it
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.
'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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

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
Jun 06, 2012 W. rated it it was ok
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
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
May 30, 2012 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it  ·  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
I'm a broken record on this series, but I love the world, and hate some of the Alpha-asses that some of the books have in the romance part. This is another one of those times.

Let's look at this from an objective standpoint, shall we? I will state absolute facts about what Mr. Alpha did in this book - not out of context - and we'll see if I'm being unreasonable in my loathing of him.

Changelings (shapeshifters) only find one mate, and when they mate, it is for life.
The main guy, Riaz, found his ma
Lady Heather
Sep 26, 2012 Lady Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Psy-Changeling Fans, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance luvaas
Recommended to Lady Heather by: Buddy read with Blacky :)
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
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