SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
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…
With the ‘Summer of SEALs’ done, I needed to read more from Paige Tyler. I realized I had purchased the SWAT series awhile ago and hadn’t started them yet. So I dove in with book one.
I love shifters and a whole SWAT team of Alpha wolves definitely just adds to the love.
Mackenzie Stone has a mission, scoop a story on the SWAT team based on a tip they are doing performance enhancing drugs. Unfortunate all requests for an interview or a ride-along have been refused. So she stakes out their command compound waiting for an opening, either to talk to them or break in and search.
Her break comes when the team heads out and with Zac, her photographer, driving they follow along. Of course Mac gets herself in trouble and ends up in the command van.
This is a favorite scene when the action is done.
“It’s obvious you’ve been snooping around for a story,” he said.
“When your man grabbed me, you mean?” She shrugged. “That was a complete accident. I got turned around and ended up back there.”
He chuckled. “Right. Just like it’s a complete accident that your unmarked news van has been parked outside my SWAT compound for the last two days?”
She tried not to let her surprise show, but failed miserably. Mouth twitching, he turned and switched off the monitors.
How the hell had Dixon made her so easily? She and Zak weren’t that sloppy, were they? Dixon turned off the monitors, then picked up a cloth and wiped down the whiteboard.
“Okay, you caught me,” she said. “But I only resorted to that because the department turned down my request for an interview and a ride-along.”
He stopped wiping and turned to her, his brow raised in a way that did interesting things to her tummy. Damn, the man had quite the smolder. “Most reporters would be able to infer from that answer that they should go after a different story.”
Mac knew it was crazy, but if she didn’t know better, she’d think Dixon was teasing her—if not outright flirting. Well, she could play that game, too. But while she wasn’t above using her feminine wiles to get a story, she needed to make sure she was right about him first.
She moved a little closer. If he backed up, she’d assume she read him wrong and would retreat accordingly. If he didn’t, she might be able to work him a little bit.
Dixon did neither. Instead, he took a step toward her so that they were standing even closer together. She hadn’t realized how big the SWAT officer was until that moment. He towered over her by almost a foot, and his shoulders were nearly twice as wide as she was. She decided she suddenly liked really big men.
Damn, it was going to be hard remembering this guy was the target of her next in-depth investigative article.
“I’ve never been very good at picking up subtle hints.” She gave him her best award-winning smile—the one she used on her editor when she wanted a really juicy story—and moved a fraction of an inch closer. He smelled nice. “I was simply waiting outside the compound so I could talk to you and straighten out the obvious misunderstanding the department had.”
“Of course.” He returned her smile with one of the sexiest grins she’d ever seen. “Because it must have been a mistake. After all, what cop wouldn’t want to talk to the ever-insightful Ms. Mackenzie Stone, right?”
Tyler, Paige. Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT Book 1) (pp. 26-28). Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.
Making a call hoping to get her off any story she might have in mind, Gage invites her to the compound for an interview and then to follow the team around for a couple of days. His reaction to Mac has his team/pack questioning his judgement until one of them brings up ‘The One.’
Plenty of action and suspense as Gage and Mac get steamier. I think this almost melted my kindle with scenes that advance their relationship, but don’t end up between the sheets.
I also like the difference in how the change occurs, not from a bite but a life threatening situation and the right DNA.
I have to see who’s next so I’m off to read book two.
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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.
She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.
When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)