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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Wolf Hunt by Paige Tyler

Series: Special Wolf Alpha Team, #6 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: June 6th, 2017
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Blurb from the publisher:

Remy Boudreaux has kept his distance from women ever since his partner and girlfriend was killed on the job. From his point of view, you can’t be hurt if you never let anyone get close.

Everything changes when Remy reconnects with the beautiful forensic scientist—and his high school crush—Triana Bellamy. Remy is determined keep things casual. But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy may have to reveal his true self...and hope Triana accepts him just as he is.

My Thoughts:

This series just keeps getting better and better. Romance, werewolves, action, mystery, magic; there's pretty much something for everyone. I'm also loving the hunter storyline; it adds a more realistic, not to mention darker, element to the series and helps tie all of the books together.

So Remy and a handful of other members of the Dallas SWAT team are in New Orleans for a training session. It's also Remy's hometown and while he's there he runs into an old crush, Triana. Their fiends to lovers romance was nicely done, and I loved Triana's mom. Remy, who really ought to have known better after watching his teammates find their One mate, resists the very thought that Triana could be his One, despite all of the signs. As a result of his denial, he pulls some stupid moves, and makes Triana cry, the dimwit. Triana and Remy were good together; both smart, feisty, and stubborn, they looked out for each other and took care of each other. Even after Remy pushes Triana away (stubborn wolf), he's right there when she needs help. And Triana was a clever lady who thought fast on her feet. She may not have rescued herself but she did a decent job of keeping calm and coming up with a plan.

Seeing Remy and the other Dallas wolves interact with the New Orleans SWAT team was fun. They had to restrain themselves and not use their wolf abilities during training since they were working with humans. The change of pace from Dallas was nice and I hope we'll see some of the NO swat members again.

There were several story threads and subplots which all came together as the story progressed. I guessed at a few of them, they seemed obvious to me, while a couple surprised me. There was a good balance of action and romance, though I would have liked a little more wolf time than we got. The story kept me reading, wanting to see how long it took Remy to come to his senses, and wanting to see how certain threads played out. I mentioned the hunters earlier. A recent addition to the series, they add a grittier edge and I am curious to see how they will affect our SWAT team and their growing pack of beta wolves. Tyler's spin on werewolves is developing nicely and I like her take on them. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Triana was having so much fun, she was disappointed when they finally reached her mother’s voodoo shop and the apartment over it. Even though it was after two in the morning, she didn’t want the evening to end yet.

“The shop hasn’t changed much, but do you want to come in and look around anyway?” she asked hopefully.

He grinned. “Yeah. I’d like that.”

Triana unlocked the door, then closed and locked it behind them quietly, so she wouldn’t wake her mom. When she turned back around, Remy was already walking around the dimly lit shop, taking in the shelves upon shelves of knickknacks that had mesmerized her since childhood. The overhead lights were off, so the red, green, and purple neon tubes that edged the display windows were the only source of illumination, but it was more than enough to guide her steps as she moved to Remy’s side. She watched as he picked up the various dolls, candles, beads, tarot cards, potions, books, and other trinkets that filled the store. For such large hands, he handled everything he touched with a surprisingly gentle touch.

“Everything is exactly the same as I remember it.” He turned to smile at her, a warm glint in his eyes. “Well, not everything. You’ve changed quite a bit.”

The heated way he looked at her made her tummy quiver. “Really. How so?”

Remy took her hand and tugged her closer. The tips of her nipples grazed his muscular chest, sending tingles spiraling through her. “I tend to remember you as a shy, somewhat awkward girl who was all knees and elbows back then.”

She laughed softly, a little embarrassed. Yeah, that was a pretty good description of her when she was in high school. She had been what her mom called a late bloomer, so everything had changed her freshman year in college, when her body had made up for lost time.

“And now?” she asked in a near whisper.

He bent his head until his face was so close to hers that she could feel the warmth of his breath on her skin. His left hand came up and found her hip, slowly gliding back and forth across the silky material and heating the skin underneath.

“And now, you definitely aren’t shy, you move like a cat, and all those knees and elbows have turned into some serious curves I’d love to explore, since I’m smart enough to know what I want.”

She blushed at hearing him put all that into words. “No one’s stopping you.”

The glint in his eyes flared brighter for a moment as the neon lights caught them. Then, one of Remy’s hands was in her hair and he was kissing her. A moan involuntarily escaped her lips as his mouth came down on hers and his tongue slipped inside. He tasted so delicious she couldn’t help it.

She slid her hands up the front of his shirt and grabbed his shoulders, squeezing hard as she pulled him even closer, urging him to kiss her harder.

Remy must have understood what she was trying to say because the hand in her hair tightened possessively and his tongue teased hers more aggressively. At the same time, his free hand moved around from her hip to her lower back, fitting her against him so firmly she could feel every ripple and bulge in that perfect body of his. And one of those bulges suggested he was enjoying the kiss just as much as she was.

Triana melted against him, surrendering to a kiss she’d been fantasizing of for over a decade. She’d heard women talking about going all weak kneed from a great kiss, but she’d never experienced it or even believed it. She believed it now. If Remy hadn’t been holding on to her so tightly, she was sure she would have just collapsed to her knees right there in front of him.

Isn’t that an interesting thought?

About the author ~ 

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 her at

Find Paige online:

Twitter: @PaigeTyler

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  1. Everyone seems to be enjoying this one.


    For What It's Worth

  2. I have book one and can't wait to try it :) #Getsocial17

  3. I have enjoyed this series but didn't love this book - one of the police procedural errors irked me and I was already grumpy so it just threw me out of the story. I hate when that happens! Glad you liked it.

    Stopping by for #getsocial2017 from Bambi Unbridled

  4. I have her over today :=D


  5. I have read a few books in this series but am so behind now! I need to get caught back up. Great review, by the way! #getsocial17

  6. I've been wanting to read this series for a while now and every time a new book comes out, it sounds better than the last. #getsocial17


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