In the Company of Wolves
Author: Paige Tyler
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
What We’re Talking About:
In the Company of Wolves is the third installment in the action packed and passionate SWAT series. Overall, Gikany and Una liked Janya and Becker’s story and the continuing evolving mythology.
***Please note that the novels could be read as stand-alone, but they are better if read from the beginning as the mythology builds from book to book.***
Janya and Becker’s romance was fascinating: the story of the officer falling for the thief – but it isn’t quite that simple. We liked that Janya was a reluctant thief, her story and loyalty to her pack was endearing. Though she was a victim that needed rescuing, she wasn’t completely defenseless nor a wilting flower. Janya was stubborn and smart. We enjoyed her moxie. Although the issue of her reluctance to commit was a bit out of the blue for us at the end. It had felt that they were together, so when the issue came up, it was a little surprising.
We liked Becker since we met him in the first novel. It was interesting to have his point of view and learn more about him. His bond with Cooper was interesting, and we liked how important that played in the overall story. We liked seeing Cooper, being a fairly intuitive character and a vital one in the previous novel and this one. However, we wondered how Becker could go off and run an undercover operation without letting Gage know. It felt odd with the understanding of the legend of “The One” (that there is a true mate for a werewolf) that Gage wouldn’t be understanding of the situation and helpful. But without Becker going off on his own, the suspense and tension wouldn’t be as strong.
The story starts a little slowly, but the action is strong right from the beginning. The plot of Becker freeing Janya and her pack-mates was nail-bitingly gripping. Though it felt that this plot overshadowed the romance a bit, both were woven together nicely. However once we reached the end, the action and pace was almost too much. The ending went very quickly and was almost a bit abrupt. But considering all the moving pieces, it is not surprising. However, we liked how Gage and the SWAT team assist Janya’s pack-mates so they can start over.
As we saw in the previous novel, it seems that the mythology is continuing to evolve as each novel is released. In the first novel, we discovered the basics about the werewolves. In the second, we learned that female werewolves exist. In this novel, we learned that there are alphas and beta werewolves. It is fascinating to learn more about the mythology along with the characters. We look forward to learning a new aspect of the mythology in the next novel.
In the Company of Wolves is another action packed, passionate journey in the SWAT series. Though there were a few odd notes, we overall liked Janya and Becker’s story and look forward to more in this series.
Our Rating: B, Liked It
About the Book:
There’s a new gang of criminals in town and it’s organized, ruthless, and, most importantly, a pack of wolf shifters. Eric Becker and his Dallas SWAT Team are determined to rid their streets of these lowlifes, but when his fellow cops collide with the criminals in a shoot-out, he finds himself face–to-face with the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.
Incapable of shooting or arresting the alluring shifter who’s stolen his heart, Becker decides to hide her and leave the scene with the rest of his team. Now Jayna, his mystery woman, is left not only wondering why she was protected, but also what a street-savvy thief like her is going to do with a hot alpha wolf officer like him…
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Series: SWAT #3
ISBN: # 978-1492608530
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Military
Format(s): Paperback (352 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
In the Company of Wolves (SWAT #3)