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Mine to Possess

(Psy-Changeling #4)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  25,210 ratings  ·  1,357 reviews
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
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

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.
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
Full review finally posted on 11/3/13


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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nalini Singh fans and paranormal romance fans
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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
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
◊♦ 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
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Jessica by: Calisto
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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
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.
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
I freaking loved it. Enough said! :D
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.
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. :)
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
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
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. ...more
Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never thought I would be saying this but this is definitely a series that REQUIRES a RE-READ! I'm so happy I read this book again, things are so different for me now. First time I rated it with 4 stars, but this time that I was aware how things would be and I already knew the new characters introduced in it, I was able to understand everything better. I realized this is a far more complex series that I thought it was and that without a re-read you are not really able to fully comprehend it. Ev ...more
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.
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
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
Nov 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans
Another great book in the Psy-Changeling series, tied with Caressed by Ice for the best book in the series, in my mind. This book really focused on the deep relationship between Clay and Talin, who sort of grew up on the streets together. We learn so much about these two. Their histories are very well developed and the relationship between them so well done that I almost think the author had to have some experience with the kind of relationship that builds from childhood and on-- or else, she ju ...more
Tara♥ {MindforBooks}
"You are the most beautiful thing I've ever dared to touch."

Proving yet again that my mood has a lot to do with my enjoyment of books I'm bumping this one up to 5 stars again. The issues I had with it on my last read are still there but I fell in love with these two all over again and really, really enjoyed this read. Currently having one of those "Books are just so amazing!" moments.

2nd read - 3 March to 5 March 2013
3rd read - 21 April to 23 April 2014 -
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't believe I'm reading #4 now. I read #1 back in October 2013. Despite my slow pace, I still have the urge to finish the series no matter how long it takes.

Whenever I picked up a Psy-Changeling book, I knew what I will get.

Changeling will be passionate and possessive
Psy will be stoic, cold and unfeeling. We are always waiting for them to thaw.
Human will make thing interesting because they are more unpredictable.

In Mine to Possess, we have a Changeling hero, Clay, and a human heroine, Talin
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