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Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh was released on May 29 and immediately jumped to the top of my TBR stack. I am a huge fan of Singh's Psy-Changeling series and couldn't wait to find out what would happen in this episode. Here is the description that had me waiting anxiously for the UPS guy:
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.Beginning:
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.
Riaz caught a flash of midnight hair and a long-legged stride and called out, "Indigo!" However, he realized his mistake the instant he turned the corner. "Adria."
Eyes of the deepest blue-violet met his, the frost in them threatening to give him hypothermia. "Indigo's in her office." The words were helpful, but the tone might as well have been a serrated blade.
This is a little long but it really does set the scene pretty well though we don't know why Adria is so icy to Riaz.
Sienna laughed, more comfortable with Adria than she usually was with people she didn't know well. And it wasn't because the senior soldier shared a strong family resemblance with the Riviere women, all of whom Sienna trusted. The truth was, Adria reminded Sienna most of Riley.
They both had the same quiet, unflashy confidence intertwined with an earthy warmth, the same sense of being a rock in the storm.