Mine To Possess by Nalini Singh

Mine To Possess by Nalini SinghMine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #4
Published by Berkley on February 5, 2008
Pages: 328 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed...and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life--the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows...

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past...or lose everything that ever mattered.

I have been waiting for Clay’s story ever since we met him in Slave to Sensation. Mine to Possess was an amazing look into Clay’s past and the intricate details that made him one of the most dangerous Changelings in Nalini Singh’s dynamic and unique Psy-Changeling world.

Gaining a well-rounded view of the stories I’d already read within the Psy-Changeling series is a beautiful thing. My ratings might change for what appears is the worse but I see it as something that shows growth. In rating Mine to Possess now as a 4 star instead the 5 star that it was, I feel that I’ve given the story a better look and experienced all that the story had to offer instead of focusing purely on the romance as I felt I did the first time around.

I felt that even though Clay and Talin’s story progressed the Psy-Changeling series really well and was a solid, attention and heart grabbing story, there were just somethings I had a hard time getting over about both main characters. For example, despite the fact that Talin later in Mine to Possess explains her actions it really irked my nerves how fragile she was for a good portion of the story, as well as her fragile behavior towards Clay. Now as for Clay’s character, he was more emotional that I appreciated him being, even Judd still retained a semblance of who he was in Silence so that he wouldn’t appear as a completely brand new person; someone I wouldn’t recognize.

I can’t harp too much on Mine to Possess because I seriously loved its story and the promise it gave for what I’m sure, if I remember correctly, is Dorian’s story.

About Nalini Singh

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.