Series: SWAT #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 4, 2015
Source: Advance Reader Copy
He's in trouble with a capital T...
There's never been a female on the Dallas SWAT team and Senior Corporal Xander Riggs prefers it that way. The elite pack of alpha male wolfshifters is no place for a woman. But Khaki Blake is no ordinary woman.
When Khaki walks through the door attractive as hell and smelling like heaven, Xander doesn't know what the heck to do. Worse, she's put under his command and Xander's protective instincts go on high alert. When things start heating up both on and off the clock, it's almost impossible to keep their heads in the game and their hands off each other...
Paige Tyler brings PNR back to its roots with werewolf alphas and insta-lust that you can’t fight. And with men like these, you won’t want to fight it.
This is the second book in her SWAT series, and I think I liked it better than the first! Khaki Blake is a cop who got shot trying to save a woman from a beating. Her backup never arrived, and after a bad breakup with the station’s golden boy, her squad turned against her. After the shooting, she begins to notice changes in herself. Her sense of smell is insanely good, she’s stronger, and faster. And someone has taken notice.
Back in Dallas, Xander and Gage are pulled into a human resources nightmare. They need a woman on the team, and human resources has several picked out, none of whom can actually do the job, let alone do it with werewolves. After a tense moment or two, Gage suggests if they need a woman to avoid a PR minefield, then he’ll pick one out who is a good cop, and who has the talent to do the job of a SWAT officer.
Xander is furious, but when Gage lets him know that there’s a woman up north he’s been keeping tabs on, and that the woman happens to be a newly turned werewolf, Xander isn’t sure what to think. None of the guys have ever met a female werewolf. Will she be as big and hairy as they are? Can she bring something to the table that the men can’t? Well, what he isn’t prepared for is Khaki. She’s not a huge, hulking, hairy she-wolf. In fact, she’s anything but. And her scent…he wants to roll around in it! It must be because she’s female, right? But why aren’t the other guys reacting like he is?
Khaki is so excited to leave behind her jerk of an ex, and a department full of people who won’t back up a fellow cop. But a werewolf? Really? She can’t be that. Can she?
This book has a bit of a suspense plot, but it’s not as action-packed as the first. That being said, I liked it better. Khaki was a great character, she held her own, and dealt with Xander’s hot/cold mood swings like a champ. Once they realize that they are each other’s “The One,” things go a bit more smoothly for them. But I liked that even with the fated mates trope, they still got to know each other and still liked each other because of who they were, not only because of Fate.
I’m really enjoying this author, and this series has pleasantly surprised me. If you want some good PNR, look no further. And for those who don’t like heavy on the paranormal, this is easy to fall into, and light on the world-building. Tyler’s writing is fun, sexy, and enjoyable. You’ll love the characters, and come back for more.
***ARC courtesy of Sourcebooks Casablanca