Also in this series: Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops, #1), Her Rogue Alpha, Her True Match
Series: X-Ops #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 4th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Shape Shifting, Military Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Leaving him was Impossible…
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance…whether they like it or not.
Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he’s tried to bury comes roaring back—and there’s no way this wolf shifter is going to take no for an answer this time.
Her Lone Wolf is the second in the series, and the last book of Paige Tyler’s that I haven’t read and boy was this one fun. I have really been looking forward to this one ever since I read Her Wild Hero, which features this couple quite a bit. This is a second chance romance and I loved seeing these two come back together. Two years previous, Danica and Clayne were partners with the DCO (Department of Covert Ops) but this division of the government has a strict rule of not romantic involvement between partners. Well, Clayne and Danica fell in love and were romantically involved. Danica was blackmailed, and if she didn’t break it with Clayne than he would go to prison. So Danica knew that prison is practically a death sentence for a shape-shifter. In Clayne’s mind, Danica broke his heart and he has sworn never to open himself up ever again. Until he is ordered by his boss, to hunt down a shifter serial killer and he ends up working with Danica Again. What was most interesting about this story was how well they work together.
When Danica named a fast food place known for their monster burgers, Clayne almost laughed. Danica knew him pretty damn well–maybe better than he knew himself. She knew when he was frustrated, when he was pissed off, when he was hungry, and apparently what he liked to eat. And as the past few days had reminded him, she knew how to keep him calm and focused on the task ahead of them, and she knew what to say to keep him from losing it. She brought out the best in him,
Despite their history and the pain they both have gone through, the mission comes first. I love that they can still work on a relationship and not let it affect the mission. We also see more of Landon and Ivy and they are also hiding their relationship from the DCO and they have been married for a while now. The romance is pretty well written, and I loved seeing these two reconnect again and fight for their relationship to the point where they refuse to get separated even if that means leaving the life they both love. The team really pulls together in this book and helps each other out even though they are on different missions. Paige Tyler has won me over again with an action packed and paranormal romance with a dash of mystery to keep me as happy as a lark. If you love paranormal and military mixes, then this series is for you!! I love the way it’s balanced out, with the serial killer, and the hunt and the spicy romance that makes me wish the fourth book was ready Now!! hehe Next year, though.
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
Also in this series: The Newcomer
Series: Thunder Point #1
Published by Harlequin MIRA on March 26th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point-the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget. Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.
With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
The Wanderer is so different than anything I have read in the longest time. This is my first-time experience Robyn Carr and I can tell you that this will not be my last. I adored everything about this one, and I honestly wasn’t sure what I would think of it since the main couple here doesn’t even meet really until about half way through the book. But we see other sub plots with three other couples develop so it still had the romance I was looking for. From what I can gather after reading The Wanderer is a book that sets up the series and what we see in the first half of the story is the level of friendship and warm openness this small coastal town have for each other. They support each other and back each other up and fight for what is right. Our main hero of the story Hank Cooper has come to Thunder Point to find out what happened to his friend and why he died. There are certain factors that just don’t add up about his death and Hank wants to make sure it was really an accident before he leaves. But then he finds out he is the inheritor of his friends will, which includes a large parcel of land and a local restaurant/bar and many other services. He becomes friends with the local sheriff in town, as well as a teenager “Landon who is being bullied by the local rich kid who wants to be the star of the football team instead of the newbie who is better at football than he is, and Landon also catches the eye of the sheriff’s daughter and one of the most beautiful girls in school.
He’d never been shy, but he’d always been a little uncertain around girls. He just couldn’t believe they liked him.
We also have a plot between the sheriff Mac and the next door neighbor and his best friend Gina. Gina and Mac are both single parents and have become good friends and there is chemistry between them but Mac refuses to let anything happen because of their kids and doesn’t want to ruin a friendship. The fourth sub plot we have is with Mac’s aunt Lou and her boyfriend she is keeping secret because he is ten years younger than her. Lou really struggles with him being so young.
He laughed at her and his hand found her ass. “Best looking great grandmother in the state, maybe the country.”
She lifted her head, messy red gold curles flopping around. “When you’re seventy I’ll be eighty. Eighty.”
“Christ, like you’re screwing a nineteen year old. I hope I live to be seventy. I can’t wait to see what you bring to eighty!”
Even though normally all these plots would confuse me….it didn’t and I was so pleased because that was my fear before reading this one. The romance between Cooper and Sara was sweet and warm-hearted and even though it seemed to be a bit rushed, it didn’t feel that way as I was reading. It had a natural flow to their relationship despite all that they needed to work through.
With you, I’m mentally, emotionally, physically in the moment. All in. All there. All yours.
Another aspect I really loved was seeing the ages of the majority of the couples. All over thirty, which was refreshing. We did have the young love between the teenager which was cute and fun. I just love romances where you see that love can happen at any age. Overall this book surprised me and made me fall in love with this Oregon coastal town, the people, and the atmosphere. Definitely can’t wait to pick up book 2.
The Wanderer (1)
The Newcomer (2)
The Hero (3)
The Chance (4)
The Promise (5)
The Homecoming (6)
One Wish (7)
Wildest Dreams (8)