Hungry Like the Wolf
Author: Paige Tyler
Reviewer: Gikany & Una
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
About the Book:
INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
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
Series: SWAT #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (352 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT #1)