Sunday, January 4, 2015


Hungry Like the Wolf
Series: SWAT #1
Author: Paige Tyler
ISBN: 9781492608479
Pubdate: January 6th, 2015

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...

I love this high-adventure, shifter romance.  It has all the right elements for an explosively fun read – a cynical alpha male (lots of them); a smart, sassy female, a law enforcement setting (can it get any better than SWAT?), and a notorious bad guy with lots of money and no-holds-barred bad behavior. 

Gage Dixon is the leader of the Dallas SWAT.  He has recruited some of the best shifters around the country to be on the team and work under the radar.  It is unclear who is in-the-know, but what is clear is that the public isn’t.  Mackenzie Stone’s journalistic instincts tell her that something isn’t kosher, but she hasn’t discovered exactly what is wrong. However, what IS right is the white hot chemistry between her and Gage. 

The author navigates around the insta-love by introducing the notion of “The One” – a shifter’s perfect mate. I can buy into that idea.  Unfortunately, the idea of The One isn’t really well developed.  Does this inexplicable pull only apply to the shifter?  Or the mate as well?  Why is idea of The One a myth among shifters?  Is it really so unusual?  I would also like more world-building all round. I would like to understand more about how a person becomes a shifter.  I get that it is genetic and is triggered by stress.  I would like to know more about the community of shifters.  How are they identified? When Gage was recruiting for the Team, he was looking for specific clues, but it is unclear to me what those are.  Are there other established shifter communities out there?  Who helps nurture these new wolves?  I am looking forward to future books to see where the author takes us. 

Paige Tyler is a new author to me.  I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to read this entertaining book.  I’m sure I will be stocking my TBR with more of her books.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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SWAT Profiles
Meet the Men of the Dallas PD SWAT Team

Name: Max Lowry
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Age: 25
Originally From:  Las Vegas, Nevada
Occupation Before Joining SWAT: Let’s just say he was on the wrong side of the law.
SWAT Rank: Officer
Special Skill/Talent: Less Lethal and Entry
What He Drives: Bright Blue Camaro
Years He’s Been a Werewolf: About 2
Years in SWAT: 1
One thing he never leaves home without: A $10.00 chip from a casino in Reno.
Additional Notes: Young and idealistic, Max is the newest member of the team/pack.

Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

Visit She and her very own military hero (aka her husband) live on the Florida coast with their adorable dog.

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