Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler

Title: Her Fierce Warrior
Author: Paige Tyler
My Rating: B+

Genre: Military Romance
Series: X-Ops #4
Main Characters: Minka and Angelo
Release Date: March 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Story Overview:
The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he'd ever seen.
Every instinct in Angelo's body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the fight gone...
Minka isn't sure she should trust the sexy Special Forces soldier who found her. Subjected to horrors, on the run from scientists set on locking her in a cage, Minka is terrified of the monster she's becoming...and somehow, Angelo is the only one who can calm the beast inside her and make her feel safe. 
But can she trust the way he makes her feel when she's not even sure she can trust herself?
X-Ops Series:
Her Perfect Mate
Her Lone Wolf
Her Secret Agent
Her Wild Hero
Her Fierce Protector
My Review:
I've been a big fan of this series from the very beginning and this was a good installment. 

Minka is a hybrid who was changed against her will in Tajikistan (I think I have the right country). She escaped and has been running for her life, scared to death of the monster who now lives inside her body with her. She has zero control and she's terrified. As a result, she loses control of her shifter side fairly regularly. She's also a lone woman in a country that doesn't like that. As a result, she's in the process of taking out a gang of men who were trying to attack her when Angelo's Spec Ops team finds her. They know about shifters and hybrids through another of their teammates who they helped in a previous book so they know exactly what they're dealing with when they find Minka. 

There's an instant connection between Angelo and Minka that only works in shifter books where the reader can suspend disbelief. Without him touching her or being right there, she loses control of her shifter side. So Angelo has to leave his team to escort her back to the states and the DCO facility. 

I liked how Paige Tyler wrote Minka's backstory. Yes, she's from this area of the world, but her father is Russian so she's been exposed to more than just the Muslim world. As it is, going to DC is an eye-opening experience for someone who hasn't lived in the western world. Minka is dealing with a LOT.

The book starts off in a crazy action-packed scene, but it does settle a little bit from there. The DCO is a very political organization with a lot of people pushing and pulling at what's happening there. Minka and Angelo get caught up a bit in that, but I loved what a great team they make. There were also several other stories happening in the background filling in the details and suspense aspects of the entire world that are playing out throughout the entire series. I like where things were going in this book and am definitely looking forward to more from the series. 

I love shifter and military suspense. This series is a fantastic combination of both things to create a really believable story line. I definitely recommend both this book and the series. Each book in the series follows an individual couple. As a result, you could read them all as stand-alones. Where you might run into a bit of confusion is in the political threads running through them that build in each book. If you're on the fence, I say grab one and give it a try. i think you'll want to check them all out. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

Paige Tyler said...

Thanks for the great review! Glad you liked it! :)