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Monday, December 5, 2016

Bea Reviews Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler

Bea's Book Nook, Review, urban fantasy, romance. paranormal
Series: SWAT #5
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: December 6th, 2016
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Blurb from goodreads:

Wolf shifter Alex Trevino has fallen hard for veterinarian Lacey Barton. Getting her to agree to a date is a lot of work—and winning her heart proves even harder.

Lacey can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex, but she has no intention of letting herself fall for him. In her less than stellar experience, men don’t stick around.

When Lacey’s sister is kidnapped, it’s up to Alex to crack the case—and prove to Lacey that he isn’t going anywhere.

My Thoughts:

A shifter involved with a veterinarian? It seems inevitable in a PNR series and there's certainly a cute element to it. I had doubts about it but since I like this series, I figured I'd give it a try.

The heroine, Lacey, is a veterinarian. She's passionate about her work and her hobby, mission really, of helping dogs who have been rescued from dogfights. Alex, alpha werewolf and SWAT member, also has a soft spot for dogs (I mean. they are cousins, many times removed. :D ). Together they work to uncover the people behind a local ring. In addition, Alex and the team are dealing with a drug case, and there's a mystery concerning girls going missing from a local college. There was a lot going on and at first it felt like too much and disjointed. The action and suspense dominated the story with the romance not as strong.

Lana had some seriously stupid moments. She made lots of stupid decisions and didn't always think before acting. She was compassionate and full of passion but needed to think about the consequences of her actions. Still, she tried to do the right thing and I have to give her credit for that. When it came to Alex's secret, she really didn't take it well and even over-reacted. 

Alex's behavior bordered on stalker a few times, which was disappointing especially since he's a decent guy in many ways. He rescues dogs, he's a paramedic, loves to help people, and he's a kick-ass Marine and SWAT member. He even takes care of the team's mascot dog. He's a big wolf with a heart of gold.

"Wolf Unleashed" had a lot of repetitious elements, themes or scenes reworked from earlier books in the series. The story was too busy at times but there was a sweet romance and lots of actions. It was a decent addition to the series but easily forgetable.

My Reviews of Previous Books:

Book 1, Hungry Like the Wolf
Book 2, Wolf Trouble
Book 3, In the Company of Wolves
Book 4, To Love A Wolf

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