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Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, book 11),
This review is from: Tangle of Need (Psy/Changeling Book 11) (Kindle Edition)
SnowDancer Lieutenant Riaz has returned from Europe with his heart broken. He met his destined mate only to find she's devoted and in love with another. As he and his wolf try to move on, no female in the pack has interested them. Not until the fiery and fierce Adria. Adria will never again allow herself to fall for a man who can't handle her dominate wolf and treat her with the admiration and affection she deserves. Riaz is unlike anyone she's met before and the passion that quickly consumes them has her closely guarding her heart, for how can a man who was turned away by his mate ever think of her as more than second best?
There is nothing simple about the relationship between Riaz and Adria. Their scars run soul deep, so there are things that need to be confronted and wounds that need to heal before moving forward. Riaz is dealing with rejection from his mate, while Adria has made a break from a relationship with a man who was her inferior and it took a real toll on her heart. The range of emotions they feel over the course of the book for each other and themselves runs from angry and sad to happy yet cautious. Their time shared alone where my favorite moments of the book because it showed a side of them few got to see. Riaz was surprisingly romantic yet commanded Adria's body in a way that satisfied her need for dominance. Adria had a playful side I wouldn't have guessed she had and was able to help Riaz in a way no one else could.
The question for me was, would Riaz be able to love Adria unconditionally and not see her as the consolation prize. I thought this would be a difficult task because having them conveniently get over the hurt and fall head over heels for each other would have been too easy and unworthy of such a well written series. But Nalini Singh did a wonderful job of handling the relationship in a way that fit perfectly for the characters, the series and in the end, made this fan happy.
Another couple in the spotlight is Hawke and Sienna. The alpha couple is still settling into mated life and the events that take place in this book, whether big or small, reinforces their relationship. I'm always happy to see Hawke and Sienna and I really liked that the time devoted to them didn't take away from Riaz and Adria's time needed to develop their relationship. We do see other familiar changeling faces and there's a sweet surprise from one of my favorite couples that left a silly smile on my face.
In Tangle of Need, the changelings and Psy are dealing with the aftermath of what occurred in Kiss of Snow. The Psy Council is inching closer and closer to its end and the Arrows are playing more of a prominent role in things. There's not so much a huge decisive battle as there are strategic moves that impacts a great many people. What's going on within the Psy is growing more intense as the series continues and I look forward to seeing how it all unfolds.
Tangle of Need was fantastic from start to finish. This series is a great example of how paranormal romance can be done right and this latest installment really drove that point home. Definitely recommend this series and highly suggest you go back and start from the beginning.
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Initial post: May 29, 2012 2:58:30 PM PDT
I have been so looking forward to this book, not because of Riaz and Adria (who, from earlier books and the preview, I'm not all that intrigued by or attracted to) but because of Hawke and Sienna, who make a riveting and incredibly charismatic couple and story. (I HATED seeing "Kiss of Snow" end ;-) ) Buying the Kindle version tonight. I suspect Riaz and Adria will win me over. ;-)
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 3:05:34 PM PDT
I didn't have a strong opinion either way about Riaz and Adria before starting this but they made me into a fan by the end. Maybe not so much individually as they did a couple. Hawke and Sienna were great in this book and I think fans of theirs will love all their scenes too. I hope you enjoy the book and thank you for commenting Peg!!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 7:38:46 AM PDT
I like Riaz and Adria together and as individuals. I love their love story. They just seem made for each other.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 5:28:48 AM PDT
They were great. I think one of the strongest couples in the series and there's some tough competition
Posted on Jun 12, 2012 1:41:16 PM PDT
Dafna Yee says:
Is the sweet surprise from one of your favorite couples Mercy and Riley's big news?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 1:43:00 PM PDT
Have you finished the book? What did you think?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 1:56:52 PM PDT
Dafna Yee says:
I just finished it and I absolutely LOVED it! Mercy and Riley are also one of my favorite couples and I was thrilled at what happened to them in this book.
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