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.
Mine To Possess is the story of Clay and Talin in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. This book was not one of the best books in the series from what I've read so far but it was definitely good. We get to see the first Changeling and human mating in this book where are the previous ones were between Psy and Changelings.
Clay is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel. He grew up with a horrible childhood always suppressing his leopard with his human mother. But now after having been through so much he has the bonds of the Pack to keep him grounded. Yet, he stands on the very thin line between good and evil. I liked Clay. He had the whole silent brooding thing going on. The only chink in his armor is Talin, his childhood best friend whom he thinks is dead.
Talin barely survived childhood. At first, I didn't like her very much because of the way she had lied to Clay and the way she was fearful of him when all Clay wanted to do was protect and love her. But as we get to know her, the horrible abuse she had to face as a child comes to surface. She's been through hell and it is justified how she wants to do nothing with her past.
But when children Talin knows start to disappear suspiciously and turn up dead with their organs missing, she has no choice but to ask Clay for help. Clay and Talin's relationship was not as easy one. There was a ton of past hurt, and lies and misunderstandings and things unsaid. They get a rocky start but there was always a familiarity between the both of them. Seeing them work through it made the ending very satisfactory.
We get introduced to many new people in this book who look like they'll be playing major roles in the future books. I am intrigued by Kaled Krychek. The sub plots keep you updated about what's going on in the Council and with the rest of the Pack. It is so very easy to lose yourself into the world Nalini Singh has created with these Psy-Changelings. I can't wait to dive into Dorian's story next.