Sunday, December 28, 2014

Title:  Hungry Like the Wolf
Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, #1)Series:  SWAT Book 1
Author:  Paige Tyler
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Rating:  4 Sweltering Keys 2K1CH

Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
They're tight
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...

Hungry Like the Wolf  was my first read by Paige Tyler and being a major fan of wolf shifter books, I went into this one with high hopes.  Whelp, I was not mistaken!  This book has everything that I love in a paranormal romance......Alpha men **Check**, a snarky heroine **Check Check**, a supportive, yet suspicious pack **Check Check Check**, and crazy HOT sex!  What more can a fan girl ask for other than book 2?

The thing that made this book a winner for me was the interaction of the various pack members.  Gage knows that Mackenzie Stone is a reporter looking for her next big story.  He's even open to the possibility of giving her access to the pack's compound, as long as his pack can play nice while she's on scene.  What he's not prepared for is to be drawn to her in a way that suggests she may be "the one".....the woman designed to be his one and only mate.  While he has a strong attraction to Mac, and he would like nothing better than to bed her and make her submit to his possession,Gage must stay strong to determine what her true aim is with her story in an effort to protect his pack.

Mackenzie Stone is a reporter known for doing whatever it takes to get to the bottom of the truth.  Having heard from a former criminal that the SWAT team may be juicing up on steroids or some other unknown drug, Mac is determine to get inside access to prove her case.  When Gage offers to give her full access to the compound as well as the SWAT teams, she is cautiously optimistic about what the end results may be, only the more she gets to know Gage and his team, the more she questions the validity of her story.  If only she knew the real secret was something quite a bit more damning that juicing up.

 Hungry Like the Wolf was a great start to a new series with just a few flaws. For starters, Tyler makes a big deal about Gage and Xander, the second in command being interrogated by Internal Affairs at the beginning of the story but she never really circles back to that incident and how it plays out in the overall story. Additionally, she alludes to wolf shifters being born with the gene and only shifting after being faced with some type of traumatic event. She doesn't give any real insight into whether or not it's a family trait and how members of the members of the SWAT team really found one another other than Gage seeking them out. Since I'm assuming Tyler will flush out more of these details in future books, I'm okay with the lags in information.

All in all, I really enjoyed Hungry Like the Wolf and will definitely be looking forward to reading future books in the series. I'm particularly interested in getting my hands on Xander's story because he was the one most suspicious of Mac's intentions towards Gage.  I'm giving Hungry Like the Wolf  4 Sweltering Keys.


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