Series: SWAT #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 6, 2015
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
They're on target
They're as alpha as men can get.
The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret . . . they're a pack of wolf shifters.
The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn't sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something . . . and she's determined to find out what.
Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She's smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she's getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart...
I needed a good PNR, and this fit the bill! This is the first book in Paige Tyler’s new series SWAT, a series about a SWAT team made up entirely of alpha shifters. They have such an amazing record, that the city of Dallas has given them commendations, etc. But a source shows up at Mackenzie Stone’s work and tells her that they aren’t normal guys. He has the claw marks to prove it.
Mackenzie figures these guys are on some new performance enhancing drug, and she smells a story. So she camps out in front of the SWAT compound. After she nearly gets herself hurt by trying to catch the guys in action, their leader Gage finally allows her to come in for a day or two and follow them around.
Other than seeing some sexy eye candy, Mackenzie thinks everything is pretty routine. It doesn’t hurt that she’s really attracted to Gage.
Gage has made some enemies in his line of work. He knows this, and he figures that he and his team can handle anything. What he doesn’t expect is for Mackenzie to become a target. He wants to protect her, but she’s an independent woman who is ready to give up on her story. Until she’s put in the line of fire. To save her, Gage has to reveal his secret. He’s a werewolf.
Will Mackenzie break the biggest story of her career? Or will she keep the Dallas SWAT team’s secret?
The world-building isn’t confusing, and the werewolves are made through a trait in one’s DNA, rather than being bitten. This is a nice change of pace, and the writing is, as always, well-done. I’m fast becoming a fan of Ms. Tyler’s books. I really like the X-Ops series she’s writing, as well as this new SWAT series. One thing that’s nice, though, is that if you aren’t a big PNR fan, this book will work for you since it’s not heavy on the world-building or wolfy living.
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