Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT #1) by Paige Tyler

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...

Type: Paranormal Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3 out of 5 (was real close to a 4.5 until the end)

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There were so many fantastic shiver-worthy things about Hungry like the Wolf. I was freaking LOVING this read. I mean, hello, a SWAT team made of werewolves! Loves! But there was one big issue kept this book from knocking it out for me and oh made me so angry. And that was...the heroine which was a shame because it was a killer start to one helluva exciting series other than her.

Alright the quick of it is that the Dallas SWAT team has a major secret, you know, being they're all wolves and such. And now a reporter is poking around trying to uncover the secret behind the SWAT team--she's sure they're on drugs or something--and exposing them for what they are even though they do an amazing job and everyone adores them. If she can break a story on them it'll make her career! Hrms.

Oh I was loving these men! The whole set up for the series is pretty awesome. There's a whole lotta delicious Alpha male of the wolfy variety happening. They're fun and hot and work well together. Just some serious sexy make-a-girl-pant all over the place with some humor added in. Getting to see them going out on calls and hanging out together and the tension that would pop up with so much testosterone brandying about was just a good time. And Gage was one hot hero. I really did adore him.
Gage clenched his jaw. "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"

Xander looked to Mike for help, but he just shrugged. "I mean that it seems like she might be The One for you, is all."

The One. Capital T capital O. Gage snorted. "You know I don't believe in that crap. Mackenzie smells great. Doesn't mean she has some psychic ability to control my mind."

"Maybe not," Mike agreed with a laugh. "But that doesn't mean she can't control the rest of you."

"Funny." Gage chuckled.
And Mac. The One. While I was pretty wary of her at the start and her motives she did grow on me during the story as she got to know the guys and saw what they did every day. She could be fun and went all in when she got the experience to see and do what they did. We'd been at a solid 4-4.5 stars. I was totally digging it all. And then Mac nearly ruined it all for me and fell back on the stereotypical reporter attitude of the story being the most important thing no matter that it would destroy lives of good men and their families. Because it would make her career!! She became that idealistic 'everyone should know and it'll be fine' type of heroine. She loves these people and was willing to betray them in the worst possible way...for a story and getting ahead in her career. And that's basically when I done with this book and lost all respect for her as a heroine. I nearly threw my kindle across the room I was so angry. Had it happened at the start of the book before she knew them..maybe it would have been forgivable--with enough groveling. But the way it was done and how quickly they just patted her hand and said it was all okay...nope. Really over a month after reading I'm still pretty TO-d about it.

So three stars. The rest of Hungry Like the Wolf was fantastic and I loved the writing overall. Tyler has a way of pulling you in completely and making it impossible to put down a book. I'll definitely read more from Tyler and think the set up for the series--a wolf based SWAT team--was simply amazing and the men gloriously sexy and fun. I was just so disappointed in the route the heroine was taken in the end. But others loved it-- including the heroine. So maybe she'll work for you. Hopefully.

Have you read Tyler? What did you think?
Have you ever really loved a book until a character managed to muck it up?
Have you read a reporter you LOVED?


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