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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Book Review: In the Company of Wolves Series: SWAT, #3 by Paige Tyler

In the Company of Wolves Series: SWAT, #3
by Paige Tyler
December 1st, 2015

288 pages
Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN: 9781492608530
He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but nothing would come out. It was like she’d robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn’t an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn’t make him feel any better.

There's a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.

In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he's ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.

Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she's glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.

So what's a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who's a police officer?

A new gang of criminals gives the Dallas SWAT team a run for their money when it’s discovered they’re actually a pack of wolf shifters! The discovery comes right in the middle of a shootout with the criminals and while SWAT member Eric Becker is staring into the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Too bad she’s with the bad guys or is she? Becker does the first thing that comes to mind and hides her from his team, allowing her to escape. Jayna Winston’s confusion over the SWAT member’s assistance doesn’t have long to set in before she’s back with her pack and the problems they’ve acquired since they became involved with mobsters. It isn’t long before Becker finds his mystery woman and gets mixed up in all sorts of trouble.

So not gonna lie, my eyes glaze over when I think of how many male wolf shifters there are on the Dallas SWAT team. Sixteen. Yup, sixteen sexy, raw, alpha wolf stud muffins. Let’s all let that sink in for a few moments…

Okay, moment over because it’s Eric Becker’s turn to find The One. That one mate destined for that one wolf and it seems like Jayna is it for him but there are a nest of obstacles for these two lovebirds, mainly that they seem to be on opposite sides of the law. But Becker is nothing if not tenacious.

He’s also completely different from his leader Gage Dixon and second in command, Xander Briggs. Becker is more laid back and dare I say gentler than Gage and Xander when it came to dealing with outsiders. He’s funny and when he was paired up with his best friend and fellow SWAT member Landry Cooper, too darn adorable. Becker was a thinker and a pretty patient guy when it comes to Jayna.

Jayna is a survivor, a scrappy little thing who has hidden strength and perseverance. While she wasn’t as tough or confident as Khaki (Who is my absolute favorite so far), Jayna has a few tricks up her sleeve and more than one secret in her life. I liked her loyalty to her small pack within the pack and her dedication to doing what was right. By the end of In the Company of Wolves she really found her strength and her voice.

In the Company of Wolves has a slower pace than its predecessors that was most notable when it came to Becker and Jayna’s relationship. It took awhile for it to go from a mutual attraction to an actual relationship with smooching and even longer before any clothes came off. It’s not a complaint just an observation, and it worked for these two because Jayna was skittish and had more pressing concerns than a big sexy alpha following her around.

Paige Tyler’s SWAT world was drastically expanded in this book to include more than just alpha males and I love that readers get to learn about these new developments along with the guys and gals of the SWAT team. It doesn’t make the world that Tyler created seem overwhelming with too much too soon. Little by little does wonders. Sixteen shape shifting stud muffins are overwhelming enough as it is, in a really good way.

What really made In the Company of Wolves feel like a fleshed out story were the supporting cast. They were more than just Becker’s team mates, though I really do adore Cooper who seems to always end up in the middle of his team mates’ love lives. Jayna comes with interesting pack members who ended up stealing my heart. My favorite though was Tuffie, the rescued pit bull mix from the previous book who only has a handful of scenes but manages to steal those scenes from whoever is there with her.

Becker and Jayna’s story is all their own but it still manages to feel like part of a larger plot so while it can be read as a standalone, I would suggest reading the series in order because each book has been ah-mazing so far and each of the sexy shifters is worth getting to know.

Review: Wolf Trouble (SWAT, #2)

Sheep Rating: 4 sheep


About the Author:
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Paige graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more. 

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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