Her Rogue Alpha
Author: Paige Tyler
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
Rating: DNF / C
This is an odd review to write since only Una finished the book, but we do that we were disappointed with Layla and Jayson’s story.
Una finished the novel, but found herself feeling let down. The connection between Layla and Jayson was forged early in the series. Their story is one we have waited for: a shifter who just joined the X-Ops and her wounded soldier. However, Jayson is emotionally abusive. The abuse is substantial enough to make us feel that there should possibly be trigger warnings for this book. In the end he does apologize for being selfishly brooding in his disability, but it was long overdue. He was brash and reckless in the beginning, and Layla accepted that all the pain he caused her was okay because he loves her. Their reunion in a battlefield was odd and seemed untimely. The plot of Jayson’s mission was convoluted and far-fetched – especially his abilities. At the end of the novel, there is a revelation about Jayson that Layla reads and then destroys – without the reader being privy to it. This carrot dangling was infuriating to Una. Since this part of the story was told from Layla’s perspective, we should have been privy to the message. It would have been preferable to have her destroy the note without looking.
The plot that kept Una reading was regarding a thief. This plot line is tied to the search for the enemy within the X-Ops. Una found this storyline fascinating and intriguing. And knowing it is not the end of seeing the thief, we hope to see her in a future novel.
Gikany did not finish this novel. The emotional abuse that begins between Layla and Jayson was too much. By the 25% mark, the urge to have Layla punch Jayson and leave him was too great for Gikany. She felt that there was no way he could redeem himself, and he just didn’t deserve her love. Gikany could not stand to read anymore.
Although we do agree that this novel did not go altogether well, Una was able to finish it. Both Gikany and Una were disappointed in this long awaited story. Una will read the next novel in the series but Gikany will not.
HE’LL DO ANYTHING FOR HER
Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can’t believe that his war scars don’t matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?
But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind…
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Series: X-Ops #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Military
Format(s): Paperback (320 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley