Happy Release Day!
Her Wild Hero
by Paige Tyler
Pub Date May 5 2015
I haven't read the earlier books in the X-Ops Series, but this book, while having recurring characters, stands on its own. There is an ongoing arc that wasn't resolved here, but should be at some point in the series.
I really do enjoy shifter stories, and Declan as a bear was a joy to read. And I love his name, too.
My "quibble" first. Kendra had sex with another guy from the team. Someone she had been crushing on forever. He finally asks her out, they have sex, and realize they had no chemistry. What? AFTER they had sex they had NO chemistry? They didn't notice the lack when they first kissed or groped in a prelude to sex? Maybe they had sex before the author decided to put Kendra with Declan? No clue, but it didn't add to the story IMHO. And I kept thinking it was going to come back and bite the new couple in the butt. A date and a kiss would have been enough, again IMHO.
Okay, enough of that. Kendra has been given a "treat", sort of. She's been begging to go on a mission, and she finally gets to go on this one since it's supposed to be "easy". Uh oh! Asking the fates to put a BAD spin on it...lol.
As they start out, she realizes that she really is digging Declan. He's pretty nice looking, and he's HUGE. Thankfully for her, when the bad stuff starts happening, it's practically written in his DNA to protect her. For his part, he's shocked and pleased at how well she can adapt and help herself, too. She knows her way around guns and she sure isn't whining about the circumstances they find themselves in. The descriptions of the jungle practically had me itching. I'm glad the author didn't mention snakes and spiders, although I kept wondering if they were going to come up against some creepy crawlies. Of course, the nasty hybrids that were after them were certainly icky enough!
There was a LOT of action here. Especially when they finally gave into their attraction to each other ;) ! But there was also plenty of chases, fights, and UH OH moments as they tried to get back to their team members.
Rollicking good fun if your thing is PNR with spies, mystery and suspense.
*Thank you, Netgalley and Sourcebooks ~ Casablanca, for the opportunity to read this book.
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.
She is published with Blushing Books and Sourcebooks.
She is represented by Bob Mecoy.
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Look for HER WILD HERO, Book Three of the X-OPS Series coming May 5, 2015 from Sourcebooks!
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