Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: In the Company of Wolves (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #3)

In the Company of Wolves (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #3)

by Paige Tyler 

 He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but
nothing would come out. It was like she’d robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn’t an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn’t make him feel any better.
There's a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.
In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he's ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.
Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she's glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.
So what's a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who's a police officer?
Themes: wolves, shifters, paranormal
Rating: 3.75 stars
Heat Rating: 
The story of the sexy SWAT team of Dallas returns with an intriguing new glimpse of the way the men of this team find love in all the wrong places.  SWAT is a series that I was reluctant to start, mainly because it seemed way too out there, but as I read more I find that I like the characters and the series ARC more and more.  The first two stories were good and with each consecutive release they seem to be getting better, but Eric’s story is by far the best to date.  The action and drama that comes along with the nature of these characters lives and jobs can sometime overwhelm the romantic aspects of the stories, but all in all they balance out pretty well. Eric and Jayna have intense chemistry from the moment they meet, but it becomes obvious that Eric will have to risk his job as well as his life in order for him to have a chance with her.  Jayna has led an interesting life since the fateful night years ago when her true nature came to light after barely escaping a tragic end.  If you have missed the others in the series, you might just be a little lost as details on the underlying story are scarce in each story, but you can appreciate the story on its own pretty well.
Overall Eric and Jayna had a lot to work through personally and as a team in order for them to have a chance at love.  Being on opposite sides of the law being not the least of it.  Each of them learns more about their own natures as werewolves, most important being that together they make a killer alpha pair.  Eric is a sweet but strong guy that never believed in true love or mates until the intriguing she-wolf crosses his path during the course of a crime.  She is just too sexy to let her get caught, but tracking her down he knows that he will be risking his job and place in the pack, but he doesn’t seem to care.  Eric was the kind of sexy leader that would make a great pack alpha all on his own, which makes his determination to follow his pack leader—in most instances—all the more honorable.  Jayna has let herself and her friends be led down a deadly path, and the loyalty she feels to her alpha keeps her from running, but once he goes too far, it becomes up to her to keep herself and the lower level wolves safe.  She sees in Eric the determination and true alpha ways that once caused her to trust where she no longer does.  She begins to see that Eric is the perfect guy for her, even though he is stubborn and arrogant, because he again and again risks his personal safety and well-being for others weaker than him, just as an alpha should. I enjoyed seeing the sparking chemistry between these two and watching them circle each other until finally giving in to their desires.  The love that develops is one I can see being strong and true long into the future and the love for their new extended family is just as sweet and strong.  SWAT #3 was a welcome addition to the series and my bookshelves and I am looking forward to reading more about the team and seeing more and more of these sexy Alphas fall under the spell of The One.

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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