by Nalini Singh

February 2008
ISBN: 978-0425220160
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Nalini Singh revisits the world of the Psy, the Changelings, and now, humans, in her new book, Mine to Possess.

Talin McKade needs help. Her children, the ones she saves from the streets and helps guide to better lives and futures, are disappearing and being murdered. It has happened several times already and Talin is at the end of her rope as to what she can do about it. She feels there is only one choice left to her, contact Clay Bennett, her childhood best friend.

Clay has long believed Tally to be dead, the victim of a car crash. While he knew something was not quite right with that story, for his own sanity, he had to keep living. As a sentinel for DarkRiver, Clay is powerful, he is controlled, and he is unafraid to go in for the kill. So when Tally approaches him, his world is changed forever once again. What ended in violence and blood between them may have the chance to flourish into something beautiful, if only Talin were not afraid to give Clay another chance.

Clay senses the changes in Tally immediately, her fear of him, of the leopard inside him. He is helpless to erase that feeling and get her to accept him again. He will help her find her kids before any more are hurt, and he cannot help but dream of the moment when she willingly, gladly, enjoys his touch and trust once again.

Mine to Possess delves even deeper into the world of the Psy, but this time with a very pleasant twist: a human is involved. Tally is a strong warrior on one hand, fighting for the children she loves and wants to see succeed. On the other hand, she is a bit weak, replaying the past with no hope for the future. Luckily she has Clay. He is just on the edge of true darkness and it will take Talin's love and devotion to heal him permanently. They are in a battle together, a battle of trust, understanding, and of emotional growth. Nalini Singh takes none of these matters lightly, but amidst a backdrop of violence and fear, there are lighthearted moments that add charm and depth to the main relationship.

Mine to Possess is simply fabulous. I was agog over the new developments in the world of the Psy and already, even after just finishing this book, I am itching to get my hands on the next story.

Reviewed in January 2008 by Sarah.

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