Title: In The Company of Wolves
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #3
Author: Paige Tyler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 5 stars
He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but nothing would come out. It was like she’d robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn’t an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn’t make him feel any better.
There’s a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.
In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he’s ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.
Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she’s glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.
So what’s a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who’s a police officer?
Read on for my thoughts on In The Company of Wolves. No true spoilers, promise.
Jayna turned in her late teens. For a young woman alone in the world the pack she ended up with seemed to be right for her. All misfits with no structure a pack was what kept them secure and safe. Except that their Alpha was a weak, lying scumbag whose intentions were for his own good not the pack’s. Now he’s gotten them into something so far over their heads that the chances of any of them surviving is slim.
Liam’s assurances that he was the only Alpha werewolf around and that he knew best for his pack were quickly seen for the lies that they were. Jayna was staring in the face of a true Alpha, in fact several Alphas were swarming over the warehouse with she and her pack mates, along with the omegas that had been hired for this job that had gone so wrong so fast. Then this man whose scent kept her from pulling the trigger on the gun she pointed at him did the most unexpected thing. He picked her up, stuffed her into a crate and told her to stay until the warehouse was cleared out – then run.
Eric never really believed in The One. That one woman who could be the soulmate of a werewolf. Until two of his team, well really three members of his team had found their The One against all odds. Now this woman, this thief’s scent was stopping him in his tracks and against every instinct he went and hid and protected this stranger from not only his Alpha and SWAT team, but from her own as well. He knew that he would protect her, would get to the bottom of the trouble she’s in and hopefully held her begin a new life, with him. Why in the world he ever thought that would happen Eric didn’t know but he felt the connection so strongly that anything was possible.
In The Company of Wolves is a fast paced, intriguing and entertaining addition to the SWAT series. When there are seventeen smokin’ hot members of this pack, and this elite police SWAT team it would be understandable to think that the amount of stories to fill all of those pack members’ lives might get a bit slim. No how, no way. There hasn’t been one slip over into already known territory yet – aside from the search and belief in finding The One – and I honestly don’t expect to find any. The series is still relatively young, but the imagination at work behind the stories seems determined to give me a totally different situation for each of the members of this extended family. Which is just one reason that I will follow this series through to the end… and beyond if there are spin-offs.
Jayna and Eric are an unusual couple but they absolutely work together. Both are loyal to those they care about, and it will take a lot to change their minds… so stubborn might also apply. The banter between them is enjoyable and they certainly know how to burn up the sheets – or any other surface. And I have to admit, watching an obvious Alpha try to act like a lowly, out of control omega was a source of constant amusement. It’s impossible to hide an Alpha – and any of the characters who bought into that soon learned the truth.
If you love Shifters, enjoy fast action, hot romance and a solid story that will keep you turning pages – then In The Company of Wolves is a story that you should be picking up – soon. Oh, and get caught up on the entire series while your’e at it. It is well worth the time and the risk.
*I received an e-ARC of In The Company of Wolves from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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