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Mine to Possess

(Psy-Changeling #4)

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Nalini Singh pulls away another dark layer of sheer desire, revealing passions unknown, in her latest novel about the world of the Psy. A ghost returns from a leopard changeling’s past, making him question everything—even his base animal instincts…

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling
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Mass Market Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Berkley Sensation
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Holly Storm You may miss out on the origins of one of the characters in the grand scheme of things and also, you will miss out on Talin and Clay who are some of m…moreYou may miss out on the origins of one of the characters in the grand scheme of things and also, you will miss out on Talin and Clay who are some of my favourites in this series! push though! it's worth it!(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5

This book was just slightly better than okay for me. I didn't really care for Clay or Talin. So their relationship was just ok for me. I did enjoy the plot and everything else it was just the couple that was meh.
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Sophia Triad
Clay Bennett (Changeling) and Talin McKade (Human)

“Talin,” he said softly, surrendering completely to the madness.
Her spine stiffened, but at last, she turned.
And the entire world stopped breathing.


After the out-of-this-world Psy and the larger-than-life Changelings, in this book we meet...well...the average, boring, helpless, weak...humans.

Talin the human and Clay the leopard belonged to each other since they were children.

Clay realised that soon. So, when Talin was in trouble, he did no
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Kristen
Full review finally posted on 11/3/13

5…Fantastic...Stars!!!

I was shocked at how much I LOVED this somewhat heartbreaking, humorous, endearing, and amazingly heartwarming story. This book's focus was about the main couple's complicated and enduring relationship rather than the world-building aspect of the over all story arc.

I won't lie, I struggled at first with the heroine and what seemed to be her weak behavior; however, once I realized why she reacted the way she did, I ended up her biggest
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Giorgia ~ Reads
4 stars

Long story short, I loved Clay. He was such a great guy and perfect for Tally.

She took awhile to grow on me but I went with the “nobody’s perfect” rationale.

I liked that we got the changeling-human pairing although the Psy make the most intriguing characters.
Angela
August 2016 re-read: Over the years since I've first read this book I've had many feelings about it. Some good, some ... well, not so good. For a long time this was my least favorite book - and I don't think it'll ever be one of my favorites. It's too ... uneasy, and hits an incredibly uncomfortable spot for me. But I have reached a new understanding with this book, and the characters that take the spotlight in it.

My biggest problem was always Talin. She had an incredibly hard childhood, filled
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Choko
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** 4 ***

A buddy read with my family at BB&B!


This is the fourth book in the series and I keep enjoying as much as when I started!!! It is a PNR with a new couple finding love in each book. The best part of the series, at least to me, is the amazing world building and the specifics which make up the differences between the three main races - the Psy, the Changelings (or animal shifters), and humans. In all the previous books we got to meet Psy and Changeling characters, letting us into the world
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Beanbag Love
Jan 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
This installment of Singh's Psy-Changeling series was different in that neither of the two leads was a psy. I have to admit, I prefer that. The psy storyline always seems the same to me. We have to go through the whole 'awakening' thing and it always seems to present the same way. So this was a refreshing change and I liked the plot and story better.

However, the writing itself was weaker than the others. Singh reused several phrases to the point were I actually laughed a couple of times. "His le
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Jilly
On the one hand, I like the world that is building in these books. It is extremely intriguing and different.

On the other hand, I didn't particularly like the female love interest in this book - Tally. She was a victim of childhood abuse, and that was portrayed really well, but she continued to live in that victim mentality with regular woe-is-me pity parties. Considering she got away from her abuser at 8, and she was 28, with a lot of counseling and loving foster parents in the last 20 years, sh
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
I read this book years ago, but after just re-reading it for probably the 10th time I realized I had never reviewed it. This is one of my favorites in a series of favorites. I LOVE Clay and I loved Tally, and their connection is outstanding. I love that they have been connected since childhood and how that plays out into their adulthood. I can't gush enough about this book and series. ...more
Lana Reads
So many things went wrong here mainly because the characters and the romance didn't make sense.

I had a lot of understanding for the heroine, Talin, deeply traumatized as a child, who had her reservations against the hero, Clay (who was part of her traumatic experience), after they reconnected. Yet I have no patience for Talin slut shaming herself after revealing how she used sex with multiple men to self-harm when she was younger.
Clay, being a shifter (and those consider touch and sensuality a
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Mojca
When I read the blurb before starting this book I was absolutely ecstatic. I was about to learn everything there is to learn about Clay, the guy that's intrigued me since book one....When I opened it and started reading I couldn't wait to get to the "good stuff"....Then after a few pages, my enthusiasm completely blanked out.
Not because of Clay, of course, he's wonderful (as all changeling men are), though a bit too much on the wild side sometimes, and he could've pulled back on the whole "let's
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Somia
3 Light Stars

I remember loving this when I first read and re-read this years ago, hence why I have the paperback, this time around I enjoyed it but I didn't love it. I may re-read it at some point in the distant future but unlike other books in the series my fingers won't be twitching to pick it up too quickly. The main characters (Clay and Tally) didn't engage me like I had hoped, like I expected them to.

That being said there were moments that charmed me and had me smiling in delight.
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Annie
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nalini Singh fans and paranormal romance fans
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Re-read time. I'm a little behind in the Books of my Heart read along but I will catch up. I totally didn't remember most of this one. It was okay Tally drove me a little crazy since she has little to no self worth, which make sense for her past but was frustrating. Still once Clay came around I could see how they are good for each other.

3.5 Stars

“Some wounds should be healed, no matter how much time has passed or how much time is left.”

Tally and Clay are both extremely broken by their past.
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Anna lost in stories *A*
I am currently rereading this whole series, but I unfortunately had to DNF this one… and on page 21 no less… I know what you might think, so let me explain… this series as a whole is one of my all time favourites… but even when I read them originally quite a few years ago, I remembered this one as my least favourite and my vast dislike for Talin as the heroine… and I was very vividly reminded about all those feelings when I read the first two chapters (18 pages) so I decided to take a short brea ...more
Lisa Kay
Napa Valley, California
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★★★★☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Sometimes I think listeners of audiobooks have a distinct advantage over readers of hardcopy. If they are well narrated and well directed, as this one is, they can bring to life what the author intended, as tone, inflection, and reaction between characters and how they dialogue is so vital. Such is the case in the fourth installment of Ms. Singh’s Psy-changeling series, which is read by Angela Dawe. She does an awesom
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Shawna
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

This is yet another terrific read and a beautiful romance in the intriguing Psy-Changeling universe and my second favorite of the series so far. I wondered if/how Singh could possibly top Caressed by Ice, and while that’s still my favorite, this one isn’t that far behind and the series just keeps getting better and better. The writing is superb, the characters are fascinating, well developed, and rich, the world building is captivating, and the romance is emotional, i
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Jessica
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Jessica by: Calisto
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Naomi


What an amazing book, as usual. I'm not really surprised anymore. This series turned out to be a great surprise for me. Mine to Possess was an awesome book. I wasn't expecting to love Clay's book that much to be honest, but I did, I loved it.

Clay is a complex character and still a mystery when we start reading his book, that's why I wasn't sure about him at first. But reading his story, his past, his feelings, seeing his love and loyalty for his pack and for Talin... it did it for me. Incredibl
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Ok, this has become my new favorite in the series so far. Clay and Talin had me from the very beginning and I couldn’t put this down.

At first they are both kind of cruel to each other. Clay lashing out because of how she hurt him, and Talin because of the trauma she suffered as a child. She comes off pretty weak in the beginning, but the more time she spends with Clay, the stronger she gets.

Despite his anger with her, Clay was very protective and possessive. I wanted to shake Talin for not gett
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Kate
First read - 23/03/2016 - 30/03/2016 4 ★
Reread - 30/06/2018 - 30/06/2018 4★

I’m so late to the party what a sensational read and series. Once again I’m going to fan girl here if you don’t like it then you can move on. And still the second time round my opinion hasn't changed.

3.5 'Brat & Bully' Stars

Talin Tally McKade and Clay Bennett have known one another for a very long time. They met as children and they had a beautiful friendship. I loved the insight to them and their friendship when they wer
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ

I love this story. The fact Talin is human only makes it even more extraordinary. It's easier to make changelings and Psy intriguing.
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There could be spoilers here.

This is one of those books people either hate or love.

Some people seem to hate Talin. They see her as weak. It seems to them that she betrayed Clay because she hid from him, let him think she is dead. Now she needs help and Clay is the one to do it.

I kind of understand the frustration. I see their point. Me, I don't see Talin like
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Hannah
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy
Very angsty, but I am still enjoying myself immensely with this series.
Steven
I liked this one, but not as much as the rest of the series so far. I wasn't a huge fan of Clay or Tally, so that probably marred my reaction a bit. But it progressed the main storyline along nicely, so that was entertaining. :) ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
A very good addition to the Psy/Changeling series, Mine to Possess was a great read that just underlined this series as one of the best in my "read" list Photobucket

Clay and Tally knew each other since they were kids, and their bond was created through friendship, and later through Clay's act of protectiveness, him killing her foster father and saving her from further abuse and eventually death by the sick idiot.
Tally witnessed the murder and was mentally scarred by it, and eventually became terrified by
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Erica Ravenclaw
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Can we all talk about this cover for a moment? Let's look at it together shall we?

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There it is...unapologetically shoving it's fabulousness in your face. Leopard spotted male dashing through... fire? Oh and this font, YES THIS FONT. I'm an absolute judge a book by it's cover person, and this magnificent piece of art screams LITE ME ON FIRE I AM TERRIBLE.

I don't have anything good to say about this book, it was my least favorite thus far in the series. First of all the male lead's name is Cla
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Sep 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Talin works with disadvantaged children – homeless, troubled and in trouble. And several have gone missing and the only thing she can think to do to help them is confront a horror from her past

Clay, the wereleopard and desperate reminder of a terrible past she’d left behind and a moment of terrifying bloodshed that still stains her memories

Clay can’t believe the woman he long thought dead is still alive, but he can hardly reconcile the fact she left him for so long nor can he bring himself to le
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Meh. Tally wasn’t a favorite character. I liked Clay, but it still didn’t make me like their story. The problem they’re trying to solve of the missing kids was interesting & I enjoyed the continuation of the Council, Psy, etc. plots.
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