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Mine to Possess: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 4 | [Nalini Singh]

Mine to Possess: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 4

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.

©2008 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Paranormal romance at its best." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Elantra Illinois, United States 12-17-12
    Elantra Illinois, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.

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    "Not one of my favorites but, still good."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would if they are interested in the series. But not if they wanted to just read this book alone. It is a good as a stepping stone book. It is necessary for the series to continue but, not as a read only book. I thought the characters were written and described beautifully along with the clever wit but, i wasn't as impressed with the books as i was with the others.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I had a feeling that it would end the way it did. I just wish that there had been more build up to the ending but, it was a very good conclusion without the build up.


    Was Mine to Possess worth the listening time?

    I would have to say no. This is a book that you can come back to and not listen to all at once . It is a good but not so that you have to drop everything and listen to this alone.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Wilbraham, MA, United States 10-04-12
    Dana Wilbraham, MA, United States 10-04-12
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    "Sooo disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Nalini Singh and/or Angela Dawe?

    Maybe. I got the 3 previous books and felt that each book became less and less enjoyable. This book was my "last chance" to save the series for me... but it was awful. It's almost like each book follows pretty much the same storyline... distressed woman, forbidden love, hero, true love forever... it has gotten pretty sickening.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am not sure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mine to Possess?

    I hated the scenes that, in my opinion, were abusive


    Any additional comments?

    I am soo disappointed. I really loved the first book... the concept and the idea of the psy-changeling world was such an exciting idea... but unfortunately, this is just a redundant love story being rewritten over and over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 08-23-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Another great book by Nalini Singh"

    This is such a great series! I never feel like I've wasted a credit on any of these books. I suggest starting with the first but each can be read as a stand alone.

    Definitely worth a credit

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Oshkosh, WI, United States 08-05-11
    Tanya Oshkosh, WI, United States 08-05-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "Changeling passion at its best!"

    Clay and Talin's story... WOW!! Nalini is positively an amazing author. Even though this wasn't a psy to changeling match, Nalini brings the human, psy and all the changeling worlds together throughout the book. The romance between Clay and Talin is hot and everything you hope for them!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 09-13-12
    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Just a little too angsty for me"

    This was still a good book, but not as good as I'd have liked. There was a lot of back story between the two main characters that didn't really even get hinted at in previous books. So it felt like the getting to re-know you part was crammed in with a lot of back story.

    As always with these books, I love the world created and Nalini Singh does a great job with the general writing in the book. The narration remains unremarkable, but it doesn't detract from the story, so it works fine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael bakersville, NC, United States 08-13-12
    Michael bakersville, NC, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Keeps getting better"
    If you could sum up Mine to Possess in three words, what would they be?

    Action... Fantasy... Romance


    What other book might you compare Mine to Possess to and why?

    Each book in the series picks up where the last one left off


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    She's done a great job with this series


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the whole book


    Any additional comments?

    Each book in the series just keeps getting better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NobluesFDT Denver, CO 05-02-12
    NobluesFDT Denver, CO 05-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Favorite Series"
    Any additional comments?

    Great series!!!! This is my favorite series. Each book builds on the overall world while keeping you interested in the individual romances. A few of the book were about secondary characters that I didn’t care about at the beginning and absolutely loved by the end. This review applies to the first 9 books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-20-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Not so good."

    This one in my opinion is the worst one of the series. But in order to get all the details with the background story for others, one must drudge through. It wasn't a complete loss, although I will never read it again.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    tshirt master michigan 07-31-14
    tshirt master michigan 07-31-14

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    "Very hard to get through the whole thing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less redundant writing and less over the top adjectives.


    If you’ve listened to books by Nalini Singh before, how does this one compare?

    I've read the books prior to this. This was the worst.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Very bland.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mine to Possess?

    No one scene sticks out. Either good or bad.


    Any additional comments?

    The thing about this series, is that the storyline is great, and has a lot of potential. I always am excited to follow the general plot. However, the interaction between the main characters in this book was painful for me. I really struggled to get through this book. Took me 3-4 times as long as normal. I think the issue was a) too much filler material and b)repetitive and overuse of over the top descriptors. Like 'cat' or 'leopard' thrown into every sentence where it didn't need to be. Or the description of emotion was over the top for the scene until it just felt super corny to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Book Nympho United States 03-10-14
    The Book Nympho United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2011

    Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy

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    "Sexy that's for sure."

    I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again, I really enjoy it when the couple has a history instead of falling in love/lust after only knowing each other for a day. Mine to Possess is the first combo of Changeling and human mating. Clay is a leopard that joined the DarkRiver pack after growing up away from other Changelings. He didn’t know anything about his animal side and it made his younger years hard. Tally is the human in the relationship and Clay thought her to be dead for about 20 years.

    Tally has been scared of Clay every since the day he killed her foster father but not in the way Clay thinks. Tally finds herself lusting after her childhood protector even after their 20 years of separation. But she must fight it in order to get Clay’s help with a missing teen she is over seeing.

    Tally and Clay have a lot of things to work out from their pasts in order to reach their HEA. Both had a hard childhood and they were the others rock during that dark time and sometimes a claiming can take place at a young age. They were each others before they knew what a mating was and now they are all grown up and their heat is consuming them both.

    I’ve got to say this series is not my favorite but each couple is better than the last IMO. And the story of Tally and Clay is both heartbreaking and beautiful. So far they are my favorite story in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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