Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler #Review

Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler #ReviewHer Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler

Series: #5 X-Ops
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 6, 2016
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
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I love the blend of paranormal romance and suspense in this series.  Each story draws the X-Ops team one step closer and sometimes two steps back from defeating their enemies, but the plots are engaging and the romances satisfying.

This is the fifth installment in the series and I would recommend reading them in order and including the novella because of the suspense plot threading through them all and the main characters sometimes overlapping from the previous book.

This one picks up the story of Layla and Jayson.  Layla is Ivy’s younger sister and has now just earned her mission-ready status.  Unfortunately, that complicates an already strained relationship with Jayson.  Jayson was once a special forces leader until his back was severely wounded from shrapnel.  Now he is in constant pain and feeling useless.  Jayson takes his bitterness out on Layla and knows he will lose her if he doesn’t figure out how to be worthy of her.  Layla loves Jayson fine just the way he is, even her cat nature side is attracted, but she doesn’t know how much longer she can hang on while he pushes her away.

Into this situation, the slimy assistant director insinuates himself with Jayson and promises him a completely healthy body if he takes the untried new hybrid serum.  Jayson is desperate.  He is thrown into a mission to test him and it deteriorates fast in the war-torn Ukrainian streets.  Layla no sooner comes off her mission than she turns around and races to Jayson because of the unstable dangerous drug coursing through him.

Meanwhile, Ivy and Landon encounter a shifter jewel thief who unwittingly conducts a heist against the wrong guy and nabs more than a diamond when she cracks the safe.  The hunt is on to find her and not all the hunters plan to leave her alive.

This one was pretty exciting and intense.  I loved the individual story lines going on in this one.  Layla and Jayson’s story going on with this new mission on the home front for Ivy and Landon and a surprising new character.  I hope we meet her again along with the intrepid police detective.

Very much action-driven, but the passion and suspense elements were blended in nicely.

I love the set up and world of this story.  The author’s special shifters are unique and I love that this is a military ops group.  There is a camaraderie with this bunch and each new story carries several familiar faces that help each other out and form a tight group against those who are hurting and using people and the government for their own gain.

I also appreciate how each new couple even though they are always a shifter paired with a human have their own unique circumstances and conflicts to deal with.  Jayson had to figure out that he had worth regardless of his physical ability and Layla had to experience her first mission to see that she could be a true operator and partner.  She is a capable woman and I loved how her cat shifter nature helped her on her missions.

All in all, this was another engaging installment.  Those who enjoy action-driven paranormal romantic suspense would most probably enjoy this series.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About Paige Tyler

Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines they fall in love with. She lives with her very own military hero (a.k.a. her husband) and their adorable dog on the beautiful Florida coast. Visit www.paigetylertheauthor.com.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • I bought one of the books in this series. I can’t remember which one, now. But I just didn’t like it that much. I thought the conversations didn’t feel natural. Maybe I was just not in the mood. I should look into this series again, because on the whole I’ve heard great things.

    • That can certainly happen, Quinn, speaking as one mood reader to another. 🙂 Or, sometimes a writing style just isn’t a match. But yay, glad you’re going to give it a second chance.

  • I have so much fun with these books, Paige Tyler is fantastic. I just love the characters and I really liked seeing this couple and how they overcome their struggles. I don’t know about you but I do not like the assistant director he is just horrible. I hope we get rid of him soon.

    • I enjoyed seeing them get past the issues, too. I felt so badly for them. I understood his frustration and bitterness, but I wanted him to see how much she truly loved him even as he is.

      Oh yes, that man really needs to meet with a nasty end.

  • This looks like a fun series. I love that there’s a continuing story arc with each book.

    • Yes, she does a really good job of blending the series arc so that it’s seamless, but still giving closure to an immediate plot thread.

  • I’m waiting to get my hands on the first 2 books since I have the third on my shelf. I hate reading books out of order.

    • I feel the same way about some series. I’ve won or gotten a sale book out of order and it sits until I can fill in with the ones before it. This series in particular needs to be in order so the overall story will make sense for you.

  • I”m almost caught up with this series. I finished Her Rogue Warrior (review coming on RR. I even read the prequel novella like you suggested and thank you for that.). I have a few other books that I need to read and then this one is coming up. YAY! Glad to see you’re enjoying it. 🙂

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Oh good, glad you were able to get caught up and read the prequel. I think it helps understand a lot of what’s going on in the background when you read the prequel.

      I just realized the other day that I missed one. It wasn’t labeled as being from this series when it came out so I didn’t see it. Then I noticed that it was included in the list of books in this series as #3.5 Her Special Alpha. Just when I thought I was caught up. 😉

      I’ll watch for your reviews on these at RR and HL.

  • I remember hearing about this one! I haven’t read it but now you made me curious about the world and the unique ideas of the author, that’s always so much fun!

    • Oh yes, she has a unique take on shifters than the usual. Hope you get the chance to try these. The novella, Her Secret Agent, is free on Amazon if you want to see what these are like.

  • Shari, I don’t think I have ever tried this author.but this is a genre I love. Developed threads, actions, strong characters..yes please.And the unique shifters and world have me adding the series to my wishlist.

    • I think you’d enjoy these Kimberly. She is great at the action scenes and the romances fit in as does the ongoing suspense plot.
      Her shifters are different from the usual out there. Hope you get the chance to read these. By the way, Her Secret Agent, one of the novellas is free if you want to snag it, but make sure you hold onto it until you read at least the first two so the world of the stories makes better sense for you. 🙂

  • Paranormal Romance and suspense sure seems to go well together. I think so far I’ve only read suspense in that combination. It really sounds like an intense one with everything going on with their missions and the drug that he gets. That’s neat how each couple has their own issues to deal with and it’s something different in every book. I always like reading about shifters, they can be so much fun to read about. And it sounds like this author gives an unique twist on them. Great review!

    • Definitely a good blend! Yes, these do tend to be more action than character-driven, but yet she infuses new conflicts for each couple to overcome.

      Her shifters stay more human when they ‘shift’, but have traits of whatever animal nature they are paired with. Layla has feline grace and cunning which is perfect for spy work. I do like them, thanks, Lola!