Loving the Wolf by Paige Tyler

Posted June 2, 2023 by Marsha in NetGalley ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

When you find your fated mate, don’t let go…

The problem with Jenna Malone is that she’s werewolf Trevor McCall’s best SWAT buddy’s sister. Trevor suspects she’s The One, but how the heck can he make a move?

When Jenna invites Trevor to visit her in Los Angeles, he has his chance.

But what’s hiding in LA is much more dangerous and complicated than any of the SWAT team could have guessed, and Jenna’s right in the middle of it…

Titles in the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series include — Hungry Like the Wolf —◊— Wolf Trouble —◊— In The Company of Wolves —◊— To Love A Wolf —◊— Wolf Unleashed —◊— Wolf Hunt —◊— Wolf Hunger —◊— Wolf Rising —◊— Wolf Instinct —◊— Wolf Rebel —◊— Wolf Untamed —◊— Rogue Wolf —◊— The Wolf is Mine —◊— Loving the Wolf —◊— Wild As a Wolf —◊—

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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*I’ve reviewed this series on my Keeper Bookshelf blog over the years. I’ve made the choice to bring this series over to a blog of mine that is dedicated to Shifters & Paranormal Romance. Slowly, I’ll bring those earlier reviews over as well.*

Title:  Loving the Wolf
Series:  SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #14
Author:  Paige Tyler
Genre:  Paranormal/Shifter Romantic Suspense
Published:  May 9, 2023
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4.5

Loving the Wolf is the fourteenth title in the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series, and even with so many stories within the series, the author has given us another creature to fear and the team to hunt down.  We first met Trevor and Jenna in the previous story, The Wolf is Mine, and now their relationship deepens as Jenna has invited Trevor to spend time with her in Los Angeles.  He strongly suspects that Jenna is his The One and that his teammate/packmate, Connor (Jenna’s brother) isn’t exactly thrilled by this fact.  Connor is extremely protective of his sister, and as the story unfolds we’ll understand why.

I’m reluctant to go into any details about the creatures we’ll encounter or other details that I feel classify as spoilers.  Having said that… Loving the Wolf is one heck of a suspenseful, steamy, finding your mate experience filled with wit, danger, laughter, painful experiences of the past, steamy moments in the present, the sense of a solid future, and finally finding hope after it has been lost for so long.

I loved Jenna.  What she experienced is horrific, yet she is far stronger than she imagines, and stubborn as well.  Her way of dealing with the trauma of the past is unique, as well as her talent for making a living.  Several issues are addressed realistically and with care.  And with Trevor, she simply shines.  She may not truly understand what The One is, but she does feel a pull toward this man that she’s not backing away from – in spite of her brother’s overprotectiveness.

I always enjoy returning to this series, but Trevor and Jenna were a unique couple that drew me in from the first page.  Their story is unique, the passion between them is believable, and the emotional journey they’re on will keep you on edge throughout.  Another well-written, riveting story in this series that I would highly recommend to any reader who loves romantic suspense of the paranormal kind and a really good romance.

While this one can stand alone quite successfully, there are a lot of great stories in this series.  If at all possible, I’d recommend going back to the beginning of the series or at least the previous story for those connections.  You don’t “have” to, all you’ll need to know, as other team members make appearances, is given within the narrative or dialogue.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley, and I sincerely thank the author or publishing house for their trust.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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