- Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Release Date
- December 2017
- Book 7 of SWAT
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Urban Fantasy
Wolf shifter and SWAT Officer Max Lowry falls hard for she-wolf Lana Mason, but things spiral out of control when wolf hunters track her down, and Max realizes Lana has no idea who―or what―she really is.
Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Nov 23, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
9 people found the following review helpful
When I first began Paige Tyler's SWAT series some time ago, I did not expect it to take several turns which just didn't resonate enough with me from book 3 onwards as SWAT members one after another, fell for their one and only mate in a blazing fashion that pretty much meant instalove, instalust and an insta-HEA all rolled in one.
With WOLF HUNGER though, the series seemed to regain lost ground and the story was pretty much a savagely entertaining ride throughout. I've always wanted Max's story and Ms. Tyler definitely delivered, especially after the listless reads from the previous books in this series that meandered a couple of times around the 'been there, done that' patch of grass, with a mythos that got less and less convincing as it wore on. But for this one, I jumped straight into Max's and Lana's story, only to get gut-punched by his tragic history, before getting reeled in by the thoroughly engrossing journey of Max finding his One (who didn't know she was a werewolf) just as the werewolf hunters closed in on them.
There was some instalove involved still—the attraction between Max and Lana is written as iron-clad, set-in-stone and pretty much unshakeable from the beginning—but both are generally likeable characters who don't lurch into TSTL territory. Coupled with the fact that the instalove was also quite well-balanced by the suspense, I didn't find it too hard to get invested in this pairing hook, line and sinker.
Above all, Ms. Tyler's expansion of her werewolf universe certainly gave WOLF HUNTER more nuance and depth while melding a little humour with a ton of paranormal suspense. I liked that the introduction of the hunters showed the SWAT team's vulnerability—that they do have enemies that can develop effective weapons against them—and I'm already hoping that the author works along this line for the next few books to come.
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