Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling Series #11)

Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling Series #11)

by Nalini Singh

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian
Discover the exhilarating risks of passion in this breathtaking Psy-Changeling novel…


Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with her past—to face a devastating new challenge: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to another. For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermines everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion is 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425251096
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #11
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 155,925
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China, the Highlands of Scotland, and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand.

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"A must read for all my fans."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan

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"[A] breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal."--New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

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"Nalini Singh is a master of her craft."

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"I don't think there is a single paranormal series as?downright fantabulous as Ms. Singh's Psy-Changeling series."--All About Romance

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Tangle of Need 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
Reading Tangle of Need was a good/bad experience. Good in that it was an excellent book and bad in that it's going to be a long wait until the next one comes out. The main part of the book is about Riaz and Adria, both members of the Snow Dancer pack who have incredible chemistry between them. He unfortunately has a mate named Lisette who is married to and in love with another man. Adria has ended a long term relationship with a submissive named Martin that finished badly. Riaz is determined to live life alone and Adria wants to protect her heart at all costs. As the relationship develops between them, both parties have to re-evaluate what they really want in their future and what are they willing to do to make that future happen. Unlike previous couples, this one would seem to be the easiest to get together because they are both packmates and changelings, but the obstacle of the mating bond is a constant sword over both of their heads. One of the nice things in this book is how Ms. Singh has given the reader a look at the relationship between Hawke and Sienna and how it is progressing. The level of understanding between them, the perfectness of their mating is exquisitely portrayed in this book. There are glimpses of other couples in the book as well but Hawke and Sienna really stand out without overshadowing the main couple. So much more about the pack system and how it stands or fails is explained in this book. The tension between the changelings, the Psy and the Pure Psy people is ratcheting up and there is a lovely little cliffhanger of an ending that makes you want to scream with frustration that the next book is not in your hand immediately!
chelleyreads More than 1 year ago
I admit that the biggest draw of Tangle of Need for me initially was my favorite Psy-Changeling series couple Hawk and Sienna--I heard that we're going to see a lot of them in Tangle of Need and I wanted to read more about them as a couple after Kiss of Snow. I was definitely not disappointed there. Hawk and Sienna indeed got a lot of page time. I was very happy that Nalini explored their relationship further, from their mating ceremony to their everyday life as a couple to their discussions of their future. LOVE!! But as I read on, I ended up enjoying Adria and Riaz's journey to their happily ever after too. It didn't start out that way though because Riaz was a jerk in the beginning and Adria was a little prickly. Riaz, a lone wolf, found his intended mate too late (she's already married and happily so) and Adria's long-term relationship with a less dominant male just ended. Both has returned to the pack to heal and neither were expecting the powerful attraction that they feel for each other, which eventually grew to respect, friendship and deep affection. However, without the possibility of the mate bond (and we all know how important the mating bond is), what kind of relationship can they form? Will they have a future together? The chemistry between Adria and Riaz sizzled with great turn-up-the-fan scenes but there were also a lot of sweet moments between them that I liked just as much. I especially loved the scenes when Riaz was courting Adria and all the sweet things he did for her. Sigh. The overarching storyline of the tension between the Psy and the Changelings and the inevitable Psy war continues here. The Arrows also get a lot of page time and we gain more insight about them. We also see a lot of the mysterious Kaleb--this novel ended Kaleb finding "her" and I cannot wait to see what will happen next with him. Tangle of Need is the eleventh book in the Psy-Changeling series. I do not suggest you pick this book up if you have not read the earlier books as there is just too much back-story that will leave you confused. Start with book one, Slave to Sensation, and work your way to Tangle of Need. Trust me, you won't regret it. Besides the excellent writing, intricate world building, a twisty overarching plot that will keep you guessing and multidimensional characters that you will grow to care about, each novel features a hero and heroine to die for. And with each book Nalini just keeps getting better and better. If you're following the series, you gotta pick up Tangle of Need. Some questions from the previous book were answered, there were some surprising revelations here, more clues to fuel your theories and a cliffhanger ending with Kaleb finding "her." OMG!! Who could this "her"/his heroine be? (I have theories of course!) Written by Michelle for Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks book blog.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
fantastic read This fantastic read should NOT be read as a stand-alone. At least read Kiss of Snow first. I’m sure it could be but you would be missing out on a lot. With each successive addition to this wonderful series Ms. Singh adds more threads to the intricate tapestry that is the world of the Psy-Changeling. There is so much going on and there are so many characters that if you’ve not read the previous books you will probably feel a little lost. And you should read the other books because they too are terrific. In Tangle of Need the SnowDancer wolves and DarkRiver cats are dealing with the after effects of the Pure Psy attack that took place in Kiss of Snow. Because of the attack wolves were brought in from all over including Indigo’s young aunt Adria. When Adria and Riaz meet the chemistry is off the charts but neither are in a good place for a relationship. Meanwhile the healers are trying to figure out what to do with Alice Eldridge to bring her out of her coma. Did Henry survive Siennas cold fire? Now that the world knows the Laurens survive what will Ming do? Who is the Ghost. Who will ultimately win the Arrows loyalty? And most importantly how will the upcoming civil war and possible collapse of the Net effect all?
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Nalini is a better than average writer of romance, but this one did not satisfy me. Her stories have built up the mating bond as the ultimate joining of hearts and souls, but then tries to have us believe that Riaz and Adria NOT having that bond is still just as wonderful. I did not feel that way at all and was disappointed deeply, sad for their characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hoping the next one comes out soon and I hope Ms. Singh already knows how this will end. I am sure she could get many more stories from this series but there must be a conclusion.
Endureil More than 1 year ago
If you like the series you will like this book.
hcbm More than 1 year ago
Tangle of Need Nalini Singh The story, Tangle of Need covers a lot of territory but it is primarily about the developing relationship between Riaz a Snow Dancer lieutenant and Adria a senior soldier in the same pack. Theirs is a complicated relationship because each has been let down by love and not ready for the intense attraction they have for each other. Adria has broken up with Martin who was a less dominant male who was undermining her self confidence and Riaz has met his mate who is happily married to another man. The question this story asks is what really constitutes love? These two fight, claw, have lusty sex and sometimes quietly contemplate the answer. In the background we have power plays of some of the councilors, and the pure Psy zealots. We are also looking at the imminent collapse of the Psy net. This story has you on the edge of your seat. The story is well crafted and a brilliantly written. Tangle of Need really brings home the point that you should live for today because tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, I loved it! Nalini just keeps getting better. I only wish the next book in the series came out next week!
SharonR53 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading Tangle of Need was a good/bad experience. Good in that it was an excellent book and bad in that it's going to be a long wait until the next one comes out. The main part of the book is about Riaz and Adria, both members of the Snow Dancer pack who have incredible chemistry between them. He unfortunately has a mate named Lisette who is married to and in love with another man. Adria has ended a long term relationship with a submissive named Martin that finished badly. Riaz is determined to live life alone and Adria wants to protect her heart at all costs. As the relationship develops between them, both parties have to re-evaluate what they really want in their future and what are they willing to do to make that future happen. Unlike previous couples, this one would seem to be the easiest to get together because they are both packmates and changelings, but the obstacle of the mating bond is a constant sword over both of their heads.One of the nice things in this book is how Ms. Singh has given the reader a look at the relationship between Hawke and Sienna and how it is progressing. The level of understanding between them, the perfectness of their mating is exquisitely portrayed in this book. There are glimpses of other couples in the book as well but Hawke and Sienna really stand out without overshadowing the main couple. So much more about the pack system and how it stands or fails is explained in this book.The tension between the changelings, the Psy and the Pure Psy people is ratcheting up and there is a lovely little cliffhanger of an ending that makes you want to scream with frustration that the next book is not in your hand immediately!
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nalini Singh has turned into an author that I automatically buy when she releases a new book. Her books are just that good. I know that I when I read her books I will get an amazing story, some steamy romance and an overall plot arc that always keeps me coming back. If you have not read this series before though, I will warn you it would be difficult to pick up with this book. There is too much back story and events from previous books tied into this one. It would be confusing to come in mid story. I have read all of them and even I had to use the character guide in the beginning of the book to help jog my memory. So just keep that in mind when you are thinking about reading Tangle of Need. The whole series is amazing anyways, so you might as well just read them all.We pick up in Tangle of Need right where we left off in Kiss of Snow. Riaz is a character I did not notice as much in the past and was not sure what to expect from his book. We already know that he found his mate. She is a human that is happily married to another and he will never be able to claim her for his own. That cannot be an easy concept for a changeling to accept and I thought he would never be able to love another. Understandably, his inability to be with his mate has hardened him and turned him into a bitter man. He comes back to his pack to sulk and be around those who love him. He never expects to start developing feelings for Adria and feels like he is betraying his mate in doing so. The result of all of these complications is a very emotional journey with Riaz that had my heart breaking for him at multiple points.Adria has not had it any easier. She was in a long term relationship with another wolf, but he was less dominant than her and it put a lot of strain on their relationship. He also saved her life once and she let the guilt over that incident keep her in a relationship that was never working. Towards the end the guy she was dating turned into a different person and hurt Adria very deeply. She thinks she can never trust another man and fights her attraction for Riaz at every turn. As she slowly lets her guard down, she realizes that they might be able to heal one another. She thinks:¿Maybe, just maybe, two broken people could manage to create something whole.¿That thought was much easier said than done though as Riaz and Adria try to navigate through a relationship that neither one is sure they can devote their whole heart to. They slowly form a fragile, tender bond that helps both of them learn that they can love again. I did not go into this book expecting to get so attached to these characters, but my heart could not resist. I took this passionate journey with Riaz and Adria and soaked in every minute I got to spend with them.While Riaz and Adria are the main focus of this book, Hawke and Sienna are prevalent for most of the book as well. I loved reading about the two of them in Kiss of Snow, but in this book we really get to see how they have settled into life now that they have mated. We knew that Sienna would be able to handle Hawke with all of his alpha behavior, but I liked seeing them make every day decisions together and how they interact now that they are devoted to one another. Hawke continues to surprise me with his tenderness toward Sienna. This quote in particular had me swooning.¿Satisfied¿and very alpha¿smile on his face, he placed his hands on her lower back again and they continued down the path. ¿I¿ll allow the pack to monopolize you until midnight¿- a low murmur that was a rough stroke over her skin-¿then I¿ll dance with you until the stars fade and the sun rises.¿Hawke and Sienna are not the only couple we get updates on. Many previous couples get their own sections with their point of views and the information on where they are now was welcomed. Since the changeling¿s lives are so interconnected, all the couples we have come to know and love wove seamlessly into this storyline. I appreciated Nalini incorporating all of the
kmartin802 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This eleventh entry into the Psy-Changeling series surprised me. As this one focuses on changelings I was expecting a romance where the two people were destined to be mates as has happened in other entries. Riaz, SnowDancer lieutenant and lone wolf, met his mate only to find out that she was already in love with and married to a human. This really rocked his world and left him running back to the Pack for comfort and thinking that he could never love because his mate was unavailable.Adria was another SnowDancer wolf who had problems of her own. She just ended a relationship that fell about because she was a more dominant wolf than her partner. The relationship had become very painful for both of them. Adria especially feared that she would have the same problem in any future relationship - love turning to resentment.Adria has an instant aversion to Riaz when they meet which Riaz sees as a challenge. They gradually build a relationship but it is filled with torment for both of them with Riaz feeling he is betraying his mate and Adria only wanting to accept a man who will love her totally.We also see Sienna and Hawke deepen their relationship after their mating and learn to compromise with each other. Compromise is not usually a word in an alpha werewolf's vocabulary but he is willing to try for Sienna. It helps that Sienna is an extremly strong Psy with a very dangerous and unusual talent.And, in the background to these romances, the Psy world is being shaken up and is on the verge of a Civil War that will cause thousands of deaths among the Psy and the humans.This was another great episode in this long running series. Being a fan of the series, I can't judge how well the book would stand alone but my opinion is that a new reader would be lost regarding anything but the main romance. Of course, my suggestions is to read the rest of the series. All of the books are filled with wonderful romances between strong people.
Lavinient on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Singh is really good at taking two characters you were kinda lukewarm about in previous books and getting you to fall in love with them during their story. I had liked Riaz in previous books but really didn't see the appeal of Adria. Probably because we mostly saw her in relation to her toxic relationship with her ex-husband. But I ended up really liking her - she's tough, but sensitive. She's afraid she will make the same mistakes she made in her previous relationship. It was just really great watching their relationship develop.We also get to see Hawke and Sienna's relationship continue to develop and grow. It was actually really sweet. Hawke is trying not to be too demanding - too alpha - and works really hard at letting Sienna be who she is, even when that puts her in some very dangerous situations.This book did not have a ton of action, but a lot of set up for the next book, I believe. It was just really great spending some time with the SnowDancer pack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading this entire series and have done so several times
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the Psy-Changeling books, Riaz and Adria are a couple that has to overcome a lot of pain from past relationships but the chemistry between them keeps them coming back together. And it's always nice to see all the favorite characters from past books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read any of Nalini Singh's psy-changeling stories, start with the first one. You'll be hooked in no time at all. She is one of the most intriguing authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great continuation of a fantastic series....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story tugs at the heart of what could be and the possibility of what is ment to be. *sigh*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series continues to keep me interested in the politics and personal lives of the characters. I would think that by now I would be bored with them, but every time I finish a book I have to one click the next in the series. I can't wait to see just who was in the white room and what is going to happen next.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I started to notice in the last book that the story was more than just one couples tale. That trend continued and expanded in this book. Besides the story of Adria and Raiz, this book expands the story of Sienna and Hawk as well as some fun peeks at Mercy and Riley. And it sets up book twelve with lots of wonderings about what's up with Kaleb Krycheck. This really turns this into a series book that probably shouldn't be read standalone. Knowing what I did about Raiz, I wasn't sure how things were going to work for him and Adria. And there was a lot of frustration and anger between them as they react to the unwanted sexual tension. I wouldn't want to be the same room with them near the beginning of this book. But their attraction forced them to become friends and I enjoyed their relationship because of that. They really developed a relationship beyond a mating bond. That's kinda different. These characters did capture my heart and I hurt for both of them. Neither of them had had much luck with their heart. They really did find a way to heal each other and that makes them unique in a world where the mating bond rules. The world in this series is going through some changes and I can't wait to see what happens next. Tantalizing hints are dropped about what's up with the former counselor, Kaleb Krycheck and I must admit to be very curious to keep reading. I so love this world and am still incredible obsessed. If you love paranormal romance with endearing characters, a masterful world and a great story, then this is a perfect story for you.
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tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
- 3 Tangle of Need Stars - Tangle of Need is book eleven in Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling series. I really do enjoy this series with it’s fantastically interesting characters, factions and magnificent world building. That being said Tangle of Need feel below par for me in that it felt more like a filler book then about the actual couple Adria and Riaz. I still enjoyed and devoured the book, but was not Wowed. I loved a lot about this book, but most of it felt like it was filler material and that we where learning more about other couples then the actual couple for this book Adria and Riaz. I had a hard time getting into Adria and Riaz. There relationship starts off rocky (which I have no problem with), but they never really did it for me. I did enjoy and think it was sweet how Riaz gave gift’s to attempt to get Adria to stay.  I have to say I love seeing past mated couples and learning what is happening with them. We find out that someone is pregnant. Oh that was fun to learn. I loved seeing into Hawke and Sienna’s relationship. Seeing this couple together and growing stronger, plus talking about the future was so heartwarming. I also loved learning about Patient A aka Alice. I can’t wait to see what happens to our little scientist that has been in a coma for a very long time.  Ms. Singh does such a wonderful job bring new things to life and keeping the plot of this series going. The new plot development in the Psy net is very interesting. Things are changing in the net mind and new and darker forces are coming into play. We also see more alliances forming and a civil war amongst the Psy. Tangle of Need was a good read. I love reading about the SnowDancer’s and past characters. I'm intrigued to see what will happen in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago