Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Tantor Audio
Released on July 11, 2011
Mine to Possess, the fourth in the Psy-Changling series focuses on a romance between one of the wildest of the Dark River leopards and the woman he thought was dead. Street kids are vanishing, the Psy are in upheaval, and Clay Bennett isn’t sure he wants this second chance opportunity fate has put in his path.
This one started out shaky for me and stayed that way for several chapters. I just could not like or care about the heroine, Talin. She was a hot mess and was all over the place with her feelings, words, and actions. I know that as an abuse survivor and a foster kid to boot, she should have had my support, but since her issues were spilling out all over Clay, after he was already hurt by her choices, yeah, it was an uphill climb to tolerate her let alone want their romance. But, it did eventually happen.
More is going on beyond Clay and Talin’s romance. The disappearance of the kids is tied up with other ongoing series plot threads involving the Psy Counsel plans to put Protocol chips in their people to control them and some other deep secrets of the race. The growing warmer cold war between the races is growing intense as The Ghost operates from within the Psy race and the Changlings work from without.
I love this series and can’t wait to see what happens next. The world, the cast of characters, and the plot are amazing.
Update with Audio edition re-read for the Books of My Heart Psy-Changeling Readalong
Apparently, I’ve mellowed in the last few years or grown more sensitive to abuse survivor’s plights because I felt milder toward Talin than I did the first time. Oh, not to say that I thought her choices about letting Clay think she was dead or transferring her issues onto him so that he was treated to fear and rejection at first were okay, but I think I had a better understanding of how troubled she was and had to come to grips with truths she was unaware of. I also think that many of us, me included would have similar struggles under the same dark and broken circumstances and not come out as strong as she was.
I definitely continue to appreciate the talented work of Angela Dawe as she narrates this book and the whole series.
Even though I’m re-reading the series, I am filled with great anticipation for each next installment after finishing the last. I’ve been reconnecting and enjoying the refresh on these earlier couples and the build of the series arc and world.
Library Love #5
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