To Love a Wolf by Paige Tyler #Review

To Love a Wolf by Paige Tyler #ReviewTo Love a Wolf by Paige Tyler

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 7, 2016
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
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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.

Challenges Met:

Romance Roundabout #208 PNR

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.
  • Debbie Haupt

    I love the Swat team/Wolf combo Sophia way to mix up the genre right and your review is convincing me to get the series!!

  • I’m really hoping to get started on this series soon. I need the first 3 installments before I can dive into the 4th book that I won. Great review!

    • I’m glad you won, but bummer it was for book four, Lekeisha. 😉

  • MMMMMM, To love a WOLF?? YASSS MA’AM! <3I loe the sound of al of the conflicts (Internal) to make us, the reader even more invested in the book! It sounds like a roller coaster ride of ALL THE FEELS! Who would have thought that she would be SO lucky to find a hot police guy and that he would save her life? Some girls have all the luck. teehee! <3 I'm glad you liked this one lovely! <3 🙂 xoxoxo! muahhh!

    • Haha! Yes, lucky gal to find a hottie SWAT officer to ask her for a date while in line at the bank. 🙂

      Thanks, Keionda!

  • I like the sounds of the playful aspect between the couple.

    • Yes, they were flirty and fun. It was an easy romance for the most part b/c they just seemed to enjoy each other.

  • Ahh, Landry totally sounds like a hero I could fall for! 🙂

    • He really does. I think you’ll have to fight off a few gals for him. 😉

  • I’m not normally into paranormal romance, but I picked this one up a week or two ago. I was struggling a bit, though. Not with the paranormal aspect, but the dialogue. But I keep hearing great things, and clearly you loved it. I should try it out again.

    • Sometimes it’s hard to connect with an author’s writing style and dialogue. I guess I’ve been reading her books so long that I don’t remember if I struggled with the dialogue when I first started reading her stuff. I’d love for you to enjoy it, but no sweat if you don’t, Quinn. Not every book is for every person as you know. 🙂

  • Darn it Sophia I have this on my wishlist and book 4 is out? Your review is making me one click!

    • Haha! Serves you right. You do it to me all the time. 🙂

  • I just got the audio for this book. I will be listening to it very soon. Yay!! Cooper!! Double YAY!!

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • You will totally fall for him. 🙂 Can’t wait to get your thoughts, Melanie. 🙂

  • oh I just adore the open and friendly heroes. I just can’t wait for Coopers story. He is so fun and I am thrilled he finally gets his HEA!!! Great Review hun.

    • You’re in for a treat, Renee! 🙂 Cooper is a fantastic hero.

  • I do like seeing hero or heroine who is like okay lets give this a go! And doesn’t freak out or run. It’s interesting to see that when so many resist so dang hard. I was pretty happy with him as a primary but loved him as a secondary so shouldn’t have come as a surprise 😀 I’m glad you had a good time with them too!

    • Yes, I get to where I’m waiting to see the angst and commitment issues show up and then the few times it doesn’t, hey that was great. 🙂 Cooper’s great. I hope he still plays his playful role in helping the other couples as the series progresses.