This series is on fire. Each new entry is highly anticipated and does not disappoint. With this go-around we get the story of SWAT team member, Landry Cooper, and a new face on the scene, artistic Everly Danu. Things start off with a bang and end in an adrenaline rush to satisfy any book lover of paranormal romantic suspense.
This is book four in the SWAT series and I suppose it can be read standalone or out of order (if you don’t mind some series mini-spoilers), but my suggestion is get this gang of Alpha Wolves and their romances in order.
Cooper just wants to get his check cashed and head out on his merry way and wouldn’t you know it, everyone and their cousin is doing their banking business at the same time. But hello, things are looking up when he starts chatting up the pretty woman in front of him. He no sooner gets to the dinner date invitation and all hell breaks loose. The bank is being robbed.
Everly can’t believe her good luck to encounter the cute, hot police guy and he wants to take her to dinner. Then she is thanking her lucky stars because he’s the whole reason she is alive and unharmed when an armed robber grabs her as a hostage. Landry’s a hero and she is excited to know that he might be interested in something more than a dinner date. Finally, the perfect guy that she can take home to her overprotective dad and brothers, right?
Cooper isn’t sure if Everly is The One, but he sure wants to find out. He enjoys time with Everly even as he works with the FBI to locate a bombmaker and stop him before he detonates another one. At some point, he will have to figure out how to share with her his furry secret and hope she can accept all of him.
Alright, so Landry Cooper has been a strong and fun secondary character through the whole series. He’s helped the other couples find The One and he’s actually open to the idea for himself even if he won’t let his hopes get up. I found Landry a refreshing breath of fresh air since the MO of so many action Alpha heroes is to have commitment issues and denial in their thinking. Not this guy. He’s friendly, open, and willing to take a chance on love. No brooding tendencies and he’s open for communication- okay maybe not with the observant shrink he is forced to see after the robbery. Now he does have to work in how to share he’s a werewolf, but even then, it’s a timing thing.
Everly is also a light and easy heroine. She’s had a sad event in her past and she has some overprotective relations, but she’s sensible and passionate. Perfect for Landry. Loved the slow-burn relationship building between this pair and the fun they have together.
Now does this mean it’s a boring story because there is little internal angsty conflict in the romance? Not hardly!
There is plenty of external and even a different type of internal conflict to keep the reader captivated. There is the investigation into the bombing that Landry is part of and the situation with Everly’s brothers, but Landry is facing the disillusionment that comes when a respected colleague might not be the person he thought.
The inclusion of the series cast of characters with updates on the previous couples and a resolution for a side couple was an extra slice of lovely.
All in all, another addictive addition to the series and a new favorite couple for me. I can’t recommend this series enough for those who enjoy the blend of romantic suspense and paranormal romance.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Romance Roundabout #208 PNR