Also in this series: Her Perfect Mate , Her Lone Wolf, Her Fierce Warrior, Her Rogue Alpha, Her True Match
Series: X-Ops #7
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 5, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Trevor MaxwellCoyote shifter with an attitudeCovert operatorTrusts no one, especially his devastatingly beautiful new partner
Alina BoschFormer CIA, newest operative on the covert teamHired to spy on her partnerMotto: "Never be deceived again."
Coyote shifter Trevor Maxwell is teamed up with CIA agent Alina Bosch to catch a killer. But when the mission becomes much more dangerous than they expected, they're going to have to ignore the attraction between them and learn how to trust one another to come out on the other side...
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Her Dark Half is the seventh installment in this series and I have been really neglecting this author of late. I am not sure why I have been doing it either because she really hooks me so easily. I just love how easily she draws me into her world-building plots. I really love this style of paranormal, where we get a blend of the PNR genre plus romantic suspense and some military lovin’. It’s like all of my favorite aspects just thrown together into one and it’s so beautiful the way that Paige Tyler really combines all of these elements. There is something so dynamic in her writing style, and even though this book wasn’t right away “pull me into the story” after a chapter or so, I was really hooked into it. I did have trouble being in the mood for this book and I felt so sad about it however, I finally got my jive going with this one and it just drew me back into this world that I have missed and I can’t wait to immerse myself back into more of this author’s work.
Her Dark Half is a action-packed romance that features:
Trevor Maxwell-working undercover, shapeshifter, military-trained, Alpha Mellow
Alina Bosch– Ex CIA agent, working undercover, strong and vulnerable
Her Dark Half sets off with Trevor Maxwell, who is still working at the DCO, even though all of his friends have been forced on the run. But he is biding his time, trying to learn all that he can, and take down the leaders of the company who are trying to destroy everything he cares about. But now his boss is forcing him to partner with Alina, who happens to be Ex CIA. He knows that he can’t trust her because he knows that she is a plant to get information on him to see if he is trustworthy or a traitor. Alina has been determined to never be deceived again. She was once betrayed while working at the CIA by someone she trusted the most and now she wants justice for that betrayal. But while on this assignment, she is asked to spy on Trevor, and see if he is hiding anything. She senses that he has many secrets and she wants to get to the bottom of those secrets. But what puts an added complication in the mix, is the intense chemistry that rises between Trevor and Alina. But when some secrets get revealed, Trevor and Alina will have to learn to trust in each other to fight the real enemy because the battle is just beginning…
Her Dark Half really picks up where the last book leaves off, but I was really surprised that I didn’t need to read the previous books to remember everything that was happening. It has been about three to four years since I have read this author, so I thought I would forget everything. But it came roaring back to me the moment I started to read. And once I was about 20% in I was definitely back in love with this world and seeing all the characters in the overall plot and their involvement. I actually had such a good time with this book. I am not that surprised, because it is Paige Tyler, and she always delivers on such solid stories. I really loved the espionage feel to this story and seeing how crafty Trevor needs to be. The bond between Trevor and Alina was quite fun, and they get on so well together. And the chemistry is so flawless in this book, from beginning to end you see and feel the depths of it all and how it all comes together. There is so much emotion packed into this book and there were definitely tear-jerky moments at times and in the most unexpected ways too. My heart broke for some of the side characters and what they were facing. I would say if you are new to this author or this series, I highly recommend you read these books in order. Just due to the overall plot of the series as a whole, it is better to read them in order so you can fully understand and enjoy this world.
Overall I found Her Dark Half to be a compelling, intense-filled romance that combines so many edgy elements of the PNR and delivers in such a satisfying end while at the same time teasing you to pick up the next book.