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
"Paranormal romance at its best." (Publishers Weekly)
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am not sure.
I hated the scenes that, in my opinion, were abusive
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.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
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
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!
Say something about yourself!
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.
Action... Fantasy... Romance
Each book in the series picks up where the last one left off
She's done a great job with this series
I enjoyed the whole book
Each book in the series just keeps getting better
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.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
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.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
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.
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
Clay Bennett has been chasing a ghost for years. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think that that ghost would seek him out. But that is what just happened. The most important person to him in his life and someone who was suppose to be dead just stepped back into his life. But along with turning Clay’s world upside down with the fact that she is a live, Talin brings with her many secrets. Secrets that Clay may not be able to overlook.
Talin McKade is in dire need of help and there is only one person in the world that can help her. But Will Caly help her after he learns what she did, who she has becomes and the fact that there can be no future?
Dang this girl can tell a story!!!! Can Nalini write a bad story? I think not!! Clay and Talin have such a tortured past. It broke my heart so many time while listening to this story. It was great to watch both of them grow and learn to trust and love.
My only complaint about this story was that I was not wild about the voice that Angela picked for Clay. But in reality it most likely was the perfect voice for Clay. He all dark, dangerous and very animal.
Serisoulsy in love with Nalini and the Psy-Changeling series!!
I purchased this book from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
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