Review: X-Ops Exposed by Paige Tyler

Posted April 24, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 11 Comments

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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: X-Ops Exposed by Paige Tyler
X-Ops Exposed

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Genres: Military Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on April 3, 2018
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

After the big blockbuster finish on the last book, I was curious to see what was in store for the new series arc of the X-Ops world.  Long time characters, Tanner and Zarina get their romance and a new set of situations rise to keep up the intensity of the earlier books.


X-Ops Exposed is book eight in the exciting paranormal romantic suspense series about covert ops teams of shifters and their human partners out to stop power mad government leaders and mad scientist types trying to twist peoples’ lives.  The series has a strong story arc so doesn’t work as well out of order.

Tanner has left DC behind in an attempt to protect his friends and Zarina from his uncontrollable hybrid nature.  Zarina won’t be left behind and tracks him down in the wilderness of Washington State.  Soon, their squabbles about sending her away are interrupted by a bad situation of isolated people going missing.  Meanwhile, Tate gets sent to Maine after his team gets broken up and he is investigating a supposed animal attack death.  Things are definitely more than they seem.  He and the cop assigned to him have run ins with mysterious shifter assassins and Ashley, a hybrid who got loose from a lab and has her own agenda.

I found both storylines equally engaging and loved all the action and suspense that came with this story.  I had the mystery going on in Washington State figured out from the beginning.  I was hoping that I was wrong, but no… how sad.

The romance was alright.  I liked this pair together, but I think I enjoyed even better how Tanner learned to face his past issues and slowly gain control and accept his wilder nature.  Tanner has survivor’s guilt, PTSD, and a very strong sense of duty and care for those around him.  What a fantastic hero and… he knows how to deliver an apology.  Ha!  This really is important- at least for me.  Truthfully, though, I’m glad he apologized, but he wasn’t exactly wrong to want to send Zarina packing under the circumstances.  She goes wandering out into the wilderness barely prepared, gets lost, gets face to face with a bear, gets into a situation where weapons are needed for protection and she doesn’t know how to shoot or defend herself.  She didn’t do stupid things, at least.

Things ended, not exactly on a cliffhanger, but a definite ominous note.  I can’t wait to see what comes next.  I can heartily recommend this action-packed, sizzling hot paranormal romantic suspense series.

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


Romance Roundabout #130 PNR
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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

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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.

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Anna@herding cats&burning soup

He sounds like an amazing hero. I do love when one knows how to apologize. Oh man. I would have been yelling at the heroine what are you thinking?!!! lol

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

He was so sweet and had some really bad breaks throughout his life. He just had to keep coming back and he did. He loved her so much and yeah, he got a bit crazy when she showed up, but I would too. City girl in straight up wilderness and bad guys kidnapping folks right and left. LOL, fun times!

Lily B
4 years ago

eak sorry the romance was just okay in this one, I am glad the exciting storyline kept you hooked and made up for it

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

Yeah, I think its because they’ve been a thing for a while now and just hadn’t put the ‘I love you’s on it. It was just there already so I was more fussed about the suspense stuff. Still, enjoyed it. 😉

Mary Kirkland
4 years ago

I’ve read a couple of her books and really liked them. I haven’t read this one but it sounds good.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I’m a fan of her SWAT and her X-Ops series. I need to start her SEAL series, too. I like her books.

Melanie Simmons
4 years ago

Just skimmed because I haven’t read yet. I can’t wait to read it. This series is so much fun.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Oh boy! There is a huge twist at the end. And a few throughout. Look forward to seeing what you think. 🙂

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

I haven’t read anything by this author. I am glad you enjoyed this one. I do like military romances tho so this sounds like a must read.


Sophia Rose
4 years ago

These are great if you’re open to mashing up military, paranormal, and a bit of a sci-fi vibe with suspense. Hope you get the chance, Mary.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Nah, you need to be more worried about Stephen King’s characters grabbing you then Paige Tyler’s up there. Haha!