Series: SWAT #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: December 1st 2015
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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?
I just finished reading Wolf Trouble and I am loving this series in a major way! Ms. Tyler combines two of my favorite things this book – paranormal romance and romantic suspense. The action is fast and intense and the stakes are higher in this installment because the Pack is up against rogue wolves and they have to bring their best game in order to overcome their opponents.
Eric Becker is the newbie of the Pack and like the rest of his team, they have been on the lookout for The One since their Pack leader and pack mate found their soulmates, so when he stumbles upon a woman who leaves him speechless, he’s quick to get her out of harm’s way in spite of the fact that he’s in the middle of a job and she is on the other side of the law.
Jayna Winston found herself on the street after an attack by her step-father turned her but she was taken in by an alpha and would willingly do anything for the wolf that saved her. Lately though, they have hooked up with a group of crazy Albanian mobsters and are getting in riskier situations every day. Jayna suspects that her alpha’s motives for hooking up with the mobsters are not on the up and up, but until she can come up with a way of getting her pack mates out, they are stuck. When their latest assignment goes south and they find themselves up against a pack of Alpha wolf cops, Jayna knows this is the end for her but in a twist, she gets rescued by one of the cops who puts his job on the line to get her and her pack mates away from the mobsters.
The cautious person in me can’t help but cringe at the real world implications of Eric’s decisions to rescue Jayna and go undercover without adequate prep but at the same time you have to admire him for going all in. I love his boyish charm, how sensitive he was to her issues and her bond with her pack mates and how his focus was on making her happy. Jayna’s loyalty is her biggest strength and with her background it’s easy to see how trusting anyone would be a difficult thing for her to do.
I’m enjoying this take on the wolf shifter lore – having the wolf gene become dominant as a result of a traumatic event, how the wolves are learning more about themselves as they go and the gradual build-up as every installment reveals a bit more about their world.
I really love the characters in this series. I love how Ms. Tyler’s heroines in this series shine, how they can go toe to toe with the males and even best them sometimes. I also love that the males are very confident and secure in their masculinity that they can let the heroines take the lead.
Whether you are a lover of paranormal romance and/or romantic suspense or a first timer to these genres, this series as a whole is one to not miss.