I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wolf Trouble by Paige Tyler
Also in this series: Hungry Like the Wolf, In the Company of Wolves, Wolf Hunt
Series: Swat #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1st 1970
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
He's in trouble with a capital T...There's never been a female on the Dallas SWAT team and Senior Corporal Xander Riggs prefers it that way. The elite pack of alpha male wolfshifters is no place for a woman. But Khaki Blake is no ordinary woman.When Khaki walks through the door attractive as hell and smelling like heaven, Xander doesn't know what the heck to do. Worse, she's put under his command and Xander's protective instincts go on high alert. When things start heating up both on and off the clock, it's almost impossible to keep their heads in the game and their hands off each other...
Khaki Blake is a police officer and very good at what she does. But lately her job has seemed to be harder than normal and her ex who is also on the force, starts acting up she stands on her own and while out protecting a civilian she almost loses her life in the process and that night would change her forever, because she is now a wolf and she doesn’t even fully realize what she is becoming. She is offered a job on the SWAT team, all male, and even though she knows that she is in for a tough time and will have to prove herself, she also knows it’s the right move for her. Xander Riggs is the Senior Corp of the team and the man in charge when it comes to going on missions. The last thing that Xander wants is to have a woman on the team. He is comfortable with who is on the team and doesn’t need another “newbie”. But his boss forces him to accept Khaki, and so he will but he refuses to be easy. From the first moment he meets her, he senses something more, a connection one he has never felt or imagined before. He tries to ignore it, but soon both Xander and Khaki will have to come to terms with what they are both feeling for each other. And they both know that they are “the one” for each other, the problem…they work on the same team and that is breaking so many rules. Will they be able to keep their desire for each other a secret, and will their bond be a weakness or a strength they can use against their enemies?
Xander has always served in the military and is proud of what he has accomplished, but he loves being the leader of the SWAT team. He is dang good at what he does and embraces his wolf fully. Before the turning, he served on different teams, but they weren’t loyal to what they were doing and struggled with coming to terms with certain issues he had to face. Xander is strong and lethal, powerful and fully love what he has become. He is tough on his team but is also fair. Xander is a hero that you come to admire from the beginning, and he is pretty tough but at the beginning of the story you see how tough he is on Khaki is really Xander trying to resist the desire he feels for her. But what I loved most about Xander was how handles any situation that he was dealt with. He was calm and cool, unless it came to Khaki than all bets were off.
Khaki Blake, ever since she was little wanted to be a cop, her family was always supportive of her choice of career. She wanted to save lives and make a true difference. Khaki stands on her own, and is so kick ass. She has recently broke off a relationship with a fellow officer, who used her and was manipulative. And on the one night she needed help from fellow officers, they stood her up because they didn’t want to get on his bad side. This one night she almost lost her life, but she also gained her wolfish side and was able to get a job offer to the SWAT team. What was most fun about Khaki was her spirit and she never gave up on what she wanted. These wolfish men really put her through the ringer, but she passes every test and shows them she is no weak female….she can fight and be a true pack member. She handles the truth pretty good and I love how she just accepts who she is and embraces who she is becoming. As the reader I came to really admire her as the heroine, because even though she can fight with the best of them, she also has many feminine qualities and has a personality that is very easy to relate with.
Plot and Story Line
Wolf Trouble is the second in the newest series by Paige Tyler and boy was it a blast!! I had a ball of action and sexy fun with this book. Of course every time I read this author, I just can’t ever get enough of her. She writes in the certain way that completely drags you into the story and has the reader completely enthralled. I always have to make sure that I have plenty of time to read her so there are no disruptions…she is the type of author that you would stay up ALL night reader her book. I love it when this happens, the only problem I had with this book, it ended way TOO soon!! I just soaked up everything that happened in this book. The couple here are quite fun together. Both the hero and heroine have strong personality and when they first meet, they clash. They have an instant sexual attraction, but they just ignore it at first, and act like they don’t like each other when they would love to get into bed together. What I liked was that they used self-control, and it wasn’t a story where there is insta lust and they act on it. Once they start communicating honestly with each other, they build up a friendship before they get all smexy with each other. Which I definitely admired, seeing an emotional bond form before the physical one did. A fun aspect of the story was the other members of the team and how they embraced Khaki on their team. The commadarie and acceptance is instantly placed from the moment she starts with the team, and even though they are tough and bad ass, they are fair to her. The teasing and jokes and the playful attitude they had was contagious and made me wish I could jump right into the book myself and be Khaki. This was a romance which was engaging, playful, and intense. Had the perfect blend of romance and action.
I adore this cover, because it’s so intense and raw that matches the story. It evokes the action and mystery of the story and look at those lovely muscles ladies? Hot and Sexy!!
Wolf Trouble is a intense and dramatic paranormal romance that will have you on edge from the beginning. It draws you in immediately into a story of passion, action and sexy wolves that work as a pack and are a special ops team!! EXTRAORDINARY!!
When you meet The One you’ll know it. She’ll latch onto your soul like a god with a bone and won’t let go. No matter what either of you say or do, it won’t change the fact that you’re destined to be together.