To Love a Wolf (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team, #4)

by Paige Tyler

3.5 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 3 reviews • 5 shelved
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To Love a Wolf (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team, #4)

by Paige Tyler

3.5 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 3 reviews • 5 shelved

A pulse-pounding paranormal romantic suspense full of wolf shifters in SWAT gear, family drama, and a sizzling romance with action and suspense like you've never seen from bestselling author Paige Tyler.

When SWAT officer Landry Cooper meets Everly Danu during a bank robbery, he's certain she's The One. But as a werewolf on the Dallas SWAT team, he doesn't have time for things like dating. Not to mention the fact that getting close to someone could mean revealing his deepest secret...

Everly is ready to prove to her interfering family that she can make decisions just fine on her own, starting with who she wants to date. There's something about Landry she can't resist, and she's not going to let her bossy brothers scare him away. But their behavior doesn't seem like her brothers' brand of overly protective foolishness. When they start tossing around words like "werewolf" and "dangerous instincts," she tries to laugh it off, but things are starting to get out of hand. Even if it were true―which it can't possibly be, right?―Landry's only instincts are to heal and protect. But can she stand up to her family when they seem intent to do whatever it takes to keep her away from Landry?

Torn between staying loyal to her family and trusting her intuition to love without measure, Everly will have to decide whether Landry is the monster her brothers say he is or the man she'll risk everything to stand beside.

  • ISBN10 1492625973
  • ISBN13 9781492625971
  • Publish Date 7 June 2016
  • Publish Status Active
  • Imprint Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Format eBook
  • Pages 352
  • Language English

Reviews

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To Love a Wolf is the fourth book to Paige Tyler’s SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series. This time it’s Cooper’s time to find ‘The One.’ He doesn’t believe in finding his one true mate, though, until he meets her at the bank. I couldn’t wait to find out which lucky lady was going to steal Cooper’s heart. 

Female Protagonist: Everly Danu is an Artist. I consider her a damsel in distress since she gets caught up in some dangerous scenarios in this book. Don’t get me wrong, I love books that have damsels in distress, but it seems her family sees her like that, too. Her brothers and father are very protective of her. It makes me think this poor girl will never have a boyfriend. (She does put her foot down when she meets Cooper.)

Male Protagonist: Landry Cooper is a SWAT officer who is a former military. I’ve wanted his book since the last book. He’s one male character that could handle anything, especially what happened to him in the military. He’s an alpha, which is one characteristic I love in male characters in books. He’s also very charming, even when he’s having to deal with a bank robbery when he’s trying to hook up with the beautiful girl in line.

My Thoughts: First, I’m going to state that this is not my favorite in the series (so far) because I have never been a big fan of the Instant Love Trope. I prefer characters that grow together if that makes sense. I have read some books that had an instant attraction, but sometimes it was due to one of the characters falling head over heels and not both characters. It was immediate with Cooper and Everly in this book. I’m also not a fan of Everly. I couldn’t connect with her, especially after she found out the truth about Cooper. She drove me crazy with how she handled the situation with Cooper.

Here are some things I did enjoy about To Love a Wolf:

  • Paige Tyler’s storytelling. This book has Cooper investigating someone that is using bombs in Dallas. One of the bombs ends up killing a police officer. He has to find out if there will be more bombs and if the bomber has a target.
  • Landry Cooper. I pretty much go over what I love about Cooper in the Male Protagonist section of the review. I fell for him before his book. Paige knows how to write alpha male characters.
  • I love werewolves and shapeshifters, and this book includes one of my favorite paranormal creatures. 🙂

Steaminess: Some steam.

Standalone/Part of Series: Part of series, but each can be read as standalone.

HEA: Yes.

Trope: Fated Mates, Instant Love/Attraction

Would I recommend this book? Yes. I recommend this book if you love the Paranormal Romance genre and love the Fated Mates and/or Instant Love Tropes. Overall, this book receives 3.5 stars from me. This book may not be a favorite, but other readers may enjoy it. I still love me some Cooper, though. 🙂 Actually, I love all the sexy werewolves in SWAT. Thanks to Paige Tyler for writing this series and feeding my addiction to werewolves. 🙂

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Minx 3 of 5 stars
I have been looking forward to Cooper's story because no one deserved a happily ever after like he did but this wasn't what I was hoping for. I didn't love Cooper in this story, shockingly. The romance was ok but there was a bunch of drama and Cooper wasn't as swoony as I imagined. Bummer.

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Melanie 4 of 5 stars
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.

Yay!! Cooper finally gets his HEA. The man who has been the rock for so many of the characters so far finally gets to be the one who falls. He doesn’t get it easy either. He meets her in a bank only for it to get robbed before he could finish asking her out (how rude). Red flags are raised when through a guy through a window. He then gets put on administrative leave until his psychological evaluation is completed.

It was interesting how this story unfolded. Everly’s family is very protective her ever since her mother was killed back in France. It is now just her dad and her older brothers. They are overly critical of every man she has ever dated. She feels certain that Landry Cooper saving her life during the bank robbery would be the plus that he needs to win over her family. However there is a problem, the know about werewolves and they really don’t like them.

On top of all of this, there are bombs going off around the city. As a former EOD specialist for the military, Cooper lends his help to the FBI to try to find these bombs. That is until he sees something he doesn’t think should be part of the bomb. He is put in a tight spot between a friend and the FBI.

There is also this psychologist that Cooper is seeing. She knows something, I just don’t know what. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of her. I think the team could really use a therapist, someone to talk to. Cooper has been that person for so many of them, it was good to see him find someone to talk to. Imagine if he was able to actually tell her everything.

Narration
I continue to enjoy Abby Craden’s narration for this series. I think she does an amazing job with male and female voices. She has no problem coming up with new voices as more and more characters are added to the list. Now, in this book there are some French accents. I’m not good enough with French accents to tell you whether or not she did a good job or not. The characters that did have the accents, didn’t have huge parts.

**I like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.