Title: X-Ops Exposed
Series: X-Ops #8
Author: Paige Tyler
Format: Kindle (386 pages)
Published: April 3, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: ASIN: B079K3S7RW
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
HE LEFT TO KEEP HER SAFE
Believing he’s too dangerous to be among people, feline hybrid Tanner Howland retreats deep into the forests of Washington State—with no choice but to leave behind the woman who’s captured his heart. What he doesn’t know is that she followed him…
SHE WOULDN’T STAY BEHIND
Heartbroken and determined, Dr. Zarina Sokolov tracks Tanner into the wild. Her presence unleashes Tanner’s protective instinct—big time. Locals have been disappearing and he is desperate for Zarina to leave. As the kidnappings escalate, Tanner must embrace the dangerous instincts he fears so much. But with Zarina at his side, he’ll have to learn to control his animal impulses, or lose himself—and the woman he loves—to the beast within.
A man she’d never even kissed completely owned her heart.
X-Ops Exposed is the eighth exciting installment in Paige Tyler’s paranormal romantic thriller series which features shifter hybrids fighting to stay sane and in control against despicable villains. I would be remiss if I did not first mention the stunning cover of this book which drew my attention from the get-go. Wow!
The books in this series can all be read as stand alones if that is your preference. There is a series arc, but the author seamlessly shares enough of what has happened previously so that newbies never feel lost.
X-Ops Exposed is the story of feline hybrid Tanner Howland and brilliant scientist Dr. Zarina Sokolov. In the previous book, Tanner had disappeared after a battle as he feared that the beast within him would end up hurting his friends and the woman he loved. As this tale opens, Zarina has tracked Tanner into the wilds of Washington State where he is currently residing. LOL! Did he really believe that she wouldn’t find him? Unfortunately, locals in the area have been disappearing and Tanner is desperate for Zarina to leave from the get-go as he fears she is in danger and he won’t be able to protect her. Or will Zarina be able to convince that the doctor really does know what’s best for them?
Meanwhile, across the country in Maine, Tate Evers is investigating more nefarious happenings. Tate is now partner-less and teams up with a new character who is delving into the same problems. Paige interweaves the two plotlines brilliantly only bringing them together near the end while ominously upping the stakes for future books.
I love Tanner and Zarina together! Tanner has suffered unimaginable torture. They are each so giving of themselves. I’m glad that Zarina is stubborn and refuses to give up on Tanner and on them as a couple!
Following please find a few of my favorite lines from X-Ops Exposed:
“What do you say we see if we can make our fantasies become reality?”
“So, what now?” she whispered when they finally pulled away.
He grinned, displaying his fangs. “Now we make love for hours. And it’s going to be incredible.”
She returned his smile. “Yes, it will.”
“There will never be a better time or place to be with you.”
“Zarina gave her a sad smile. “I wish it could be. But, like Spencer, Tanner is constantly worried about hurting me or someone else who’s important to him. That’s why he’s been living here on his own for the past two months. He thinks that’s the only way to keep people safe.”
Lillie let out a sound of frustration. “What is it with guys? Spencer’s has said the exact same thing to me a dozen times. He thinks it’d be better for everyone if he goes to Alaska and lives alone in the wilderness. Are all men born with the same macho crap in their DNA?”
I really love Paige’s books! X-Ops Exposed is a riveting, fast-paced, action-packed thriller with a sizzling romance, danger at every turn and despicable villains you will find it easy to hate. If you enjoy sizzling paranormal urban fantasy romances with intense military-style activities and without terrible cliffhangers, I’d encourage you to check out X-Ops Exposed!
Suggested Reading Order:
Her Perfect Mate (Book 1)
Her Lone Wolf (Book 2)
Her Wild Hero (Book 3)
Her Fierce Warrior (Book 4)
Her Rogue Alpha (Book 5)
Her True Match (Book 6)
Her Dark Half (Book 7)
X-Ops Exposed (Book 8)