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Review: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler

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Hungry Like the Wolf
Author:
Paige Tyler
Reviewer:
Gikany & Una
Rating: B

What We’re Talking About:

Hungry Like the Wolf is a promising debut series.  Fans of Paige Tyler’s X-Ops series should enjoy this new SWAT series.  It has an interesting and new werewolf mythology.  The novel slowly unfolds into a compelling but light paranormal romance with a bit of action.

We enjoyed that this series is character driven and well balanced between romance and action.  We hope that the fascinating werewolf mythology will be further divulged as the series develops.  In this series, werewolves have a gene that is only activated when a person is facing a life or death situation.  The traumatic catalyst brings on the change, and the extent of that change varies between werewolves.  Though we only see one full shift, all of the werewolves experience the ability to do partial shifts.

Though all the wolves described as Alphas, we only truly see this in Gage, our hero.  We’re not sure if there are non-alpha werewolves or even female wolves at this point, but it is early in this series.  However, we really enjoyed the camaraderie of the pack.  The personalities of the members struck us and stayed with us.  There are several we would like to see more of in future novels.

Though we found the mythology and world compelling, Gage and Mac’s journey was a little clichéd.  We liked Gage and Mac.  Their journey, though slow to start, was gripping. Some of the conflicts and their resolutions were a tad predictable, but the emotions of the characters kept it from being trite.  Experiencing both Gage’s and Mac’s points of views, and being able to see both sides of the journey helping to ease the predictability of the plot.  Mac’s best friend and colleague, Zak, helped to add richness to the story as well.  We loved Zak and hope to see more of him in future novels.  He is Mac’s moral compass check and confidant, and he adds comic relief at times.

Hungry Like the Wolf is the first novel in the SWAT series, and it has some real potential.  Though it started slowly, we enjoyed the fresh mythology, the characters, and the potential stories of werewolf swat alpha males finding their one true mate.  If you enjoy paranormal romance with action, you might want to pick this series up.

Our Rating:  B, Liked It

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About the Book:

INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
They’re tight
They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get.

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret . . . they’re a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something . . . and she’s determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart….

Release Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Series:
SWAT #1
ISBN: #978-1492608479
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Format(s):
Paperback (352 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT #1)

  • Melanie Simmons

    I really want to try Paige Tyler. I’ve heard so many great things about several of her PNR series.

    • UnaReads

      This is a good one to try, hope you enjoy it. I also read her X-Ops series. The first book in that series was also pretty good. The review is here on the blog.

  • stormi34

    Sounds like a good one. 🙂

    • UnaReads

      It was a good read.

  • Carole

    :3 I’ve heard such good things about this book, so I will put this on my maybe list.

    • UnaReads

      Great, I hope you enjoy it.

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I’m reading this one right now. It’s my first Paige Tyler book. I have some of her others on my TBR

    • UnaReads

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • One day I am gonna try one of her books

    • UnaReads

      I like the start of this series. I also enjoy her X-Ops series as well. If you are interested in that, we have reviewed them (only two books so far). You can find them here on the blog.

  • Melissa (Books and Things)

    Sort of a PNR, UF and Romantic suspense mash up? Hm… sounds like something I need to try. It really sounds like the characters rule here.

    • UnaReads

      One thing we enjoy about Paige Tyler’s series so far is that they are character driven.

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