Remy Boudreaux is back in his hometown, New Orleans. He's there with three of his fellow Dallas SWAT officers for a week of training with the NOLA PD. On the eve of a tropical storm, Remy and his buddies prowl the French Quarter. One tantalizing scent captures Remy's senses, forcing him to follow until he is face to face with Triana Bellamy—his beautiful high school crush.
After reconnecting, Remy and Triana are close—very. Remy struggles to keep things casual. Ever since his partner—and first love—was killed on the job, he's kept women at a distance.
But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy's protective instincts kick in. He may have to reveal his true self...and hope Triana accepts him.
Rating: 4.5 stars
The SWAT guys have hit the road and the steamy passion of New Orleans comes out to play when this sexy wolf finds his mate with a woman he once let get away. Remy and a few of his teammates have come to NOLA on an exchange program to train and train with the SWAT team of the parish, but little do those men know that the Dallas SWAT acronym stands for something a little bit different than it does for them. These men are all werewolves, using their extra strength, skill, and cunning in order to become the best team in the country. Remy is on his first night out with the boys when he catches a subtle but teasing scent leading him on a crazy and winding trail through the French Quarter until he comes face to face with the sexiest woman he’s ever seen… a woman he recognizes from his youth and that he is unable to resist. Triana is amazed to find herself face to face with this gorgeous hunk that she crushed on as a girl, but when the passion between them heats up to uncontrollable levels, she decides that maybe having him in her bed would be worth the heartache in the end when he moves on. But soon they are dealing with a mystery that drags both of them and her mother and late father into a danger that could cost them not only the budding love they are feeling, but also their very lives. This story was one of my favorite in this series, with just the right amount of drama and danger to make it seem less like a book all about werewolves and more a suspenseful romance where the hero is just that little bit extra special. Remy is beyond hot, but he is also a sweet southern boy (right up my alley, or course) and a man determined to find a way to give Triana the love she deserves. He was strong, endearing, and loving to her and her mother through the entire story and seeing how sweet he was made me melt like heated sugar. Triana was perfectly portrayed as a skeptic, but she is a smart woman as well, a woman of science, and once faced with indisputable facts about Remy’s secret she soon learns just how little she really knew about the world around her and even the people she has loved all her life. The chemistry and connection between Remy and Triana is palpable every moment they are near one another, but more importantly they play off each other’s strengths so well and are better characters for that connection. I also loved the twists and turns of this story, much more than previous which were mostly about their police cases and the struggles of connecting with their mates. Paige’s series just keeps getting better and better and I cannot wait to see which of the SWAT wolves finds love next and just what type of challenge they will have to work through in order to find their HEA. A truly masterful work of fiction with all the heart, sensuality, and mystery to make it a top read in any personal library.
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