Title: Wolf Trouble
Author: Paige Tyler
My Rating: A
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Series: SWAT #2
Main Characters: Xander and Khakil
Release Date: August 2015
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Sexual Intensity: hot
There's never been a female on the Dallas SWAT team and Senior Corporal Xander Riggs prefers it that way. The elite pack of alpha male wolfshifters is no place for a woman. But Khaki Blake is no ordinary woman.
When Khaki walks through the door attractive as hell and smelling like heaven, Xander doesn't know what the heck to do. Worse, she's put under his command and Xander's protective instincts go on high alert. When things start heating up both on and off the clock, it's almost impossible to keep their heads in the game and their hands off each other...
I have so much love for this series. The Dallas SWAT team guys as shifters is just a fantastic premise. In Paige Tyler's shifter world, there are some people who are just naturally shifters. That trait hides itself until an extreme event forces it out. Gage, the leader, has compiled his team from searching out others who he thinks have evolved based on the reports he sees. In this book, that leads him to Khaki the first female shifter they've found.
Khaki was part of another police force and dated a fellow policeman. That was all well and good until they broke up and the police force took sides...his...and stopped providing backup for her. As a result, she's been injured a few times in the last few months and her shifter side has made itself known. Gage recruits her for the Dallas SWAT team.
Immediately when Khaki enters the building, Xander knows he's going to have issues. She just smells so good. (I do really, really love shifter mates stories!) But he doesn't let anyone know that he's smelling anything out of the ordinary. He just assumes that all the guys are reacting to her like this.
I like how clueless Xander is about what's happening to him when he really should know better. For Khaki, she's never met another shifter, so she is clueless. She has no idea how things work now and is just trying to survive in a new environment with new training that continues to push her to the limit.
And it does do that. I loved how the author made Khaki so strong and so much more than the others. She has a superior sense of smell and quickly learns how to use that in every situation. Her one-on-one sessions with Xander were incredibly sexy and sweet. I loved how neither one of them really understood what was going on between them (their mating call) until at least halfway through the book. And then it's a big deal because it threatens their jobs. BUT and this is huge in a occupational driven series...they were both willing to walk away from the job for one another and I love that dedication for one another.
I haven't even mentioned the suspense line in this one. This time the SWAT teams are helping the FBI with a series of band robberies in the DFW area. While it definitely takes place way second to the romance, it provided some great action to the books and some really intense scenes that I loved. Did I mention how much I love Khaki? She's a strong heroine who trusts her cop instincts implicitly and that made for some wonderful kickass scenes.
This series continues to be one of my favorites. I love romantic suspense and shifters are my favorite trope in paranormal. The team unit at SWAT is a great group of guys and now girls. It's set up for a long running series and I'm so excited for that because so far, these books have been excellent. I highly recommend the series. Each book works perfectly well as a stand alone novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.