- Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Release Date
- June 2019
- Book 9 of SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Vamps & Shifters Romance
He's a wolf shifter.
She hunts monsters.
How can she be The One for him?
SWAT werewolf Zane Kendrick will do whatever it takes to take down the man who attacked his pack. His search takes him to Los Angeles, but when he meets Alyssa, the smart, sexy agent who comes to his aid, he's immediately interested in pursuing more than just the next lead. All his wolf instincts tell him that she's The One.
FBI agent Alyssa Carson has investigated some weird stuff lately, and finding missing people drained of their blood definitely falls into that category. When following a clue leads her to Zane, she agrees to work with him and his team. She's attracted to the gorgeous Brit, but she doesn't have time for anything but finding answers.
When Zane and Alyssa discover the sinister truth, it'll take everything they have to make it out of this mission with their lives―and hearts―intact.
Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Jul 10, 2019 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
8 people found the following review helpful
This far down the series, you'd be hard-pressed to wonder what Paige Tyler has up her sleeve when it comes to expanding (slowly but surely) the SWAT universe. The holding pattern is admittedly still there: each books typically features a SWAT werewolf's transformation, then his subsequent journey to finding his 'One' soulmate, as Ms. Tyler continues the pairing of Zane and an FBI agent who seems to have no problem swallowing that there is something supernatural around Zane and his team members.
Honestly, I'm a little indifferent to Zane/Alyssa's lightning-fast relationship which felt a little lacklustre--having established the theory of 'The One' early on in the series by default sort of permits the author to justify some degree of instalove/lust--because the way the pairing is written doesn't feel all too unique from the other pairs that came in her previous books.
I was however, engrossed instead by the direction WOLF INSTINCT took. What I didn't expect was the author's huge step into the paranormal with more creatures of the night joining the fray as the werewolf SWAT team gets more deeply embroiled in the whole hunter/werewolf fiasco, with some new and intriguing plot strands that do show some potential for future books. The ending left me nonplussed nonetheless, with a hurried and rather abrupt HFN that felt more inconclusive beyond the immediate acknowledgement that Alyssa was easily welcomed by the growing werewolf family in Dallas.
Still, as a standalone, WOLF INSTINCT does work and the gift of Ms. Tyler's writing is that she makes it easy reading for those who feel intimidated jumping straight into the ninth book of a series. There's some enthralling action and enough of a game-changer reveal, so to speak, towards the three-quarter mark that left me intrigued and curious enough about what she might write about next.
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