Title: In the Company of Wolves
Author: Paige Tyler
My Rating: A
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Series: SWAT #3
Main Characters: Eric and Jayna
Release Date: December 2015
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Sexual Intensity: hot
There's a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.
In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he's ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.
Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she's glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.
So what's a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who's a police officer?
I've liked this series so far and this one was definitely as good, if not better, than the rest of the series. But this book gave the reader a different view of this werewolf world that Paige Tyler has created in this series. This book revealed a second pack in the DFW area, but this pack is made up of betas..with a few Omegas thrown in to make their illegal activities even more dangerous. In this world betas are a softer, more cohesive group of werewolves and omegas are simply crazy. But the two groups combined are wreaking havoc for the SWAT team because the new pack is spreading a path of illegal activity across the metroplex on behalf of the Albanian mob...but the betas aren't happy with what's happening. They just aren't powerful enough against the combined Omegas and Albanians to get out of it.
The book begins with SWAT coming upon the other pack as they are in progress of robbing a warehouse. Eric comes across Jayna, one of the rival beta pack, but he can't bring himself to arrest her even though she's pointing a gun at him. Instead he hides her and allows her to escape...something that puzzles him as much as it does her. From there the story evolves and Eric becomes entwined with Jayna and the effort to get her pack extricated from this situation...all without the knowledge of Gage and the SWAT pack.
I love the whole The One element in shifter stories and how once the two connect, they are willing to do whatever to protect the other, despite everything else. In this story, that gets Eric into a less than ideal situation, but it made for a really amazing story. While I missed getting to see so much of the SWAT interactions, I really enjoyed the other side of getting to see the way the other levels of wolves work together.
And then the explosiveness and depth of emotion between Eric and Jayna really worked for me too. They are in a really difficult and dangerous situation, which created for some great, sexy, suspenseful reading. I really, really enjoyed the story. It's so different from anything that Jayna has ever known. She doesn't know what to do with Eric's devotion to her.
This was just a really well-written, strong book. The story line worked for me from beginning to end and I LOVED that ending. Such a great book in such a fantastic series! Highly recommend this book and all the others in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.