Sunday, December 11, 2016

3.5 Wine Glass #Review for A Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler

29155101Title: Wolf Unleashed
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #5
Author: Paige Tyler
Format: Kindle, 352 Pages
Published: December 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Wolf shifter Alex Trevino has fallen hard for veterinarian Lacey Barton. Getting her to agree to a date is a lot of work—and winning her heart proves even harder.

Lacey can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex, but she has no intention of letting herself fall for him. In her less than stellar experience, men don’t stick around.

When Lacey’s sister is kidnapped, it’s up to Alex to crack the case—and prove to Lacey that he isn’t going anywhere.

Linda's Thoughts:
“Dogs seem to like you,” she pointed out.
He flashed her another grin that inspired some nice tingles here, there, and everywhere. “Maybe they’re on to something.”

A Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler is an engaging, action-packed installment in the author’s SWAT series! Alex Trevino finally gets his own story and he’s hot, hot, hot!!!! Even though this is the fifth book in the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series, it works well as a stand-alone as the romantic relationship and the development and resolution of the danger plot are fully contained within this novel. Fans of the series will enjoy all the appearances and bantering by previous favorite characters and members of the SWAT team. This is the story of SWAT Officer Alex Trevino and veterinarian Lacey Barton.

Lacey is passionate about animals and their welfare and often volunteers on their behalf. She has raised her sister, Kelsey, and is very responsible. BUT… for a smart person, she made some really stupid – think IDIOTIC purposefully in capitals - choices. WTH! I liked her, but Lacey’s actions were not those a sane, educated person would make!

I loved Alex. He’s an ex-Marine sniper with advanced paramedic training and has taken primary responsibility for the team’s rescue dog, Tuffie. He actually meets Lacey while accompanying Tuffie to one of her vet check-ups.  ☺ He’s a strong, protective, lovable, fun-to-be-around alpha who exudes a quiet-calm demeanor AND he can cook!!!! I was salivating when he prepared an Italian dish from scratch for Lacey on one of their dates.

Supporting stars include the SWAT team’s adorable pit-bull Tuffie along with Lacey’s dog, Leo. There was also Ralph, a North American gray timber wolf, who makes a special late-night appearance and who has a serious crush on Alex (LOL! Who doesn’t?) Lacey’s best friend, Wendy, who works with the new Animal Cruelty Squad, has a good head on her shoulders and positively counters Lacey’s insanity. AND SWAT Cajun-drawling playboy Remy Boudreaux got to insert his humorous two-cents worth multiple times.

If you are a dog lover, this book is tailor-made for you with lots of sweet moments between Alex, Lacey and animals. That said, please know that this book deals with some tough issues – dog fighting and body parts trafficking.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Wolf Unleashed:

“I promise you and Tuffie can have lots of play dates,” Alex said as he crouched down in front of Leo and affectionately ran his hand over the dog’s head. “All you have to do is convince your mom to keep seeing me, and I’ll hook you up.”
Lacey folded her arms with a laugh. “Now you’re trying to blackmail my dog into supporting your dastardly schemes?”
Alex flashed her a grin. “A desperate man does what he has to…”

“What good is dating a cop if I can’t use his get-out-of-jail-free card now and then?”

She got the feeling that as long as she was with Alex, she was going to have to get used to orgasming a lot more often than she had in the past.
It was something she thought she could handle.

A Wolf Unleashed is an enjoyable read despite my issue with the heroine. This book was fast-paced from the start through to the finish. Once I reached the midway mark, I actually couldn’t put it down. If you enjoy paranormal urban fantasy romantic suspense, I’d highly recommend that you check out A Wolf Unleashed. The next SWAT book is Wolf Hunt coming in June 2017! It will be the story of suave heartbreaker Remy. I honestly can’t get enough of Paige’s SWAT and X-Ops series!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Hungry Like the Wolf (Book 1)
Wolf Trouble (Book 2)
In the Company of Wolves (Book 3)
To Love a Wolf (Book 4)
A Wolf Unleashed (Book #5)
Wolf Hunt (Book #6) – coming June 2017!!!!!

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