Title: HER FIERCE WARRIOR
Series: X-Ops #4
Author: Paige Tyler
Format: Kindle, 322 Pages
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 1, 2016)
ISBN: ASIN: B017HX13CQ
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he'd ever seen.
Every instinct in Angelo's body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the fight gone...
Minka isn't sure she should trust the sexy Special Forces soldier who found her. Subjected to horrors, on the run from scientists set on locking her in a cage, Minka is terrified of the monster she's becoming...and somehow, Angelo is the only one who can calm the beast inside her and make her feel safe.
But can she trust the way he makes her feel when she's not even sure she can trust herself?
She didn't know why being near him made the beast inside her go away, and she didn't care. She was Minka in his arms and a monster out of them. That was all that mattered to her.
HER FIERCE WARRIOR by Paige Tyler is the fourth installment in the author's fast-paced, action-packed, paranormal X-Ops series. I can attest that this book can easily be enjoyed as a standalone, as it is the first one I've read from this series; Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed it and was never lost. However, it has whetted my appetite to catch up with the series, and I've added the previous books to my must-read-soon list. This is the story of special forces soldier Angelo and recently-turned shifter Minka.
The author's X-OPS Series revolves around the Department of Covert Operations, a secret organization within the Department of Homeland Security. The said Department gets impossible missions done by pairing the very best soldiers, law enforcement officers and spies together with shifters—humans that possess special animal attributes in their DNA.
The story's opener will have you on the edge of your seat as Minka is frantically running from the clutches of the sadistic scientists who had captured and tortured her with their cruel genetic experiments. In desperation, her beast had emerged and killed some of the men who had been in pursuit in southern Tajikistan. Then... special forces soldiers approach her. One of those soldiers is Angelo. He's huge but amaziningly her beast does not feel threatened. She and Angelo have sizzling chemistry almost from the moment they lay eyes on each other. Minka doesn't know who Angelo is - other than he's a soldier - nor does she know if she can trust him, but he's the only one that calms the killing beast within her and, deep down, she feels safe with him. Angelo only knows that she needs help. He recognizes that she's a shifter and should not be taken out. He's committed to getting her safely to the assistance she requires. However, even within the Department of Covert Operations, there are good guys and bad guys and crooked politics too. Expect an adrenaline-filled roller coaster ride and a twisted path as Minka navigates this new world with Angelo as her guide.
Following please find a couple of my favorite quotes from this exciting, action-packed read:
What man didn't enjoy a beautiful woman curled up in his lap, even if she did treat him like a scratching post every time she woke up?
"Do you have any idea how beautiful you are?" he asked hoarsely.
Minka didn't answer. She simply reached up and tangled her fingers in his hair, urging him down for a searing kiss.
I first discovered Paige's books via her SWAT series which I have literally inhaled. I'm thrilled to have found another series of hers that I can obsess about! HER FIERCE WARRIOR combines thrilling, action-riddled, extremely dangerous sequences with a passionate romance. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys breathtaking paranormal romances. I can't wait to delve into the next mission and, in the meantime, to play catch-up!
Suggested Reading Order:
HER SECRET AGENT (Book #0.5)
HER PERFECT MATE# (Book #1)
HER LONE WOLF (Book #2)
HER HALLOWEEN COSTUME... HIS HALLOWEEN FANTASY (Book #2.1)
HER WILD HERO (Book #3)
HER SPECIAL ALPHA (Book #3.5)
HER FIERCE WARRIOR (Book #4)