Her Fierce Warrior
Author: Paige Tyler
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
Overall Gikany and Una have liked the X-Ops series, although, the latest offering, Her Fierce Warrior, fell a bit flat for us. The plight of stopping the evil doctors was gripping, but the romantic storyline between Minka and Angelo was lacking.
Over the course of the previous three books, the Department of Covert Operations (DCO) team has been trying to uncover the mole in their organization, find the evil doctors making the hybrids, all while doing their normal jobs. We liked that this novel touched base with some previous couples, especially Landon and Ivy. We were utterly gripped by the political machinations of the operatives’ missions and the suspenseful nature of the shadow organization that is creating the hybrids.
What didn’t work for us revolved around Minka and Angelo. We enjoyed Angelo’s character when he was first introduced to us as part of Landon’s squad. As the story unfolded, we discovered that he has some issues related to being in the service and his mother. We thought these issues were not fully reconciled in the course of the novel. His feelings were treated almost like an afterthought. Although the chemistry between Minka and Angelo was steaming, it felt artificial. Minka grew up in was very conservative Middle Eastern culture and we thought there should have been a larger cultural gap between the two. Minka vacillated between being conservative and being more westernized. When you combine this with the trauma she suffered for an extended period at the hands of the evil doctors, we expected her to be a little shyer in the bedroom. The driving force of mating and such we can understand, but it seemed a little trite that it magically solved all of Minka’s problems. We thought this made her characterization a bit weak.
Even with the few hiccups, and our issue with Minka’s torture being trivialized, we did like Her Fierce Warrior. The secrets uncovered and plots alluded to near the end of the novel have us eager to read the next book in this series. If you enjoy a different military drama mixed with paranormal elements, you might want to give the X-Ops series a try.
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?
Release Date: Sourcebooks
Publisher: March 1, 2016
Series: X-Ops #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (352 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Her Fierce Warrior (X-Ops #4)