Review: Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler (@mlsimmons, @paigetyler, @SourcebooksCasa)

Posted December 4, 2016 by Melanie in Melanie, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 37 Comments

Review: Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler (@mlsimmons, @paigetyler, @SourcebooksCasa)
Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: September 6, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can't believe that his war scars don't matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?

But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind...

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I really love this series by Paige Tyler. It features animal shifters, but ones that aren’t like what you normally see. For example, these shifters don’t shift into full animals. Mostly, they grow larger teeth and claws. They are all genetic, but there are people who are modifying the shifters DNA to transform humans into what they call “hybrids”. The problem is that most humans don’t live through the transformation and if they do, they are a bit crazy. The shifters in this book work for a secret government agency that is hidden within the Department of Homeland Security. Each shifter is paired with a human partner, usually ex-military. They are not allowed to have relationships, but they do. There are also some really bad guys who are supporting the hybrid research under the table. These same guys really dislike the shifters and think they should be put down.

In this book, we have Layla, who is a psychologist for DCO (Department of Covert Operations). She is also the little sister of the first heroine of the series, Ivy. They are both cat shifters. Layla met a guy at Ivy’s wedding to her partner, Landon (Landon was pulled from military duty to join this organization and partner with Ivy. Their wedding is a secret from DCO because it isn’t allowed). This guy was in the military with Landon until he was medically discharged. Jayson is very much the wounded warrior. He is in pain constantly and feels that his life is useless now that he can’t do the one thing he has lived his whole life for, being military where he felt was helping people. Layla agreed to field work if her boss would hire Jayson in some capacity at DCO. He is hired to run the firing range. Something he is very good at, but still not the same as being on the front lines. Layla and Jayson have been together for a while, but their relationship is moving farther apart instead of closer together. When Layla goes out on her first assignment, it makes things worse.

Okay, remember the bad guy I mentioned before (well, there is really more than one, but this guy is the worst of the bunch), convinces Jayson to try an experimental hybrid drug that could cure his pain and get him out in the field. He then immediately sends Jayson into a war torn Ukraine on a mission before they even see how he reacts to the serum. To add even more fuel onto this fire, they send him out with a human partner that doesn’t have a large amount of field experience. He does have some great kids in the area that help him out.

There is also another plot line in this story that follows Ivy and Landon as they try to catch a shifter that broke into the house of another not-nice DCO top level guy. He mentions that a large diamond was stolen. He doesn’t mention to Ivy and Landon that something else way more valuable was stolen. He will do anything to get it back. Thieves start dying, which sends up big red flags to Ivy and Landon.

This series continues to be action-packed. If you’re in the mood for a really good paranormal, romantic suspense, this is the series for you. I would recommend that you read the books in order. There are more details that are given out about the shifters, hybrids, DCO and more in each book. That information builds upon each story, so you will be missing out on some pieces if you skip a book. Plus, so far, I haven’t read a bad book in the series yet, so there’s no reason to skip one. πŸ™‚

His beautiful blue eyes widened. “Um…you serious? Not that I’m complaining, but aren’t you worried about Dylan and the others coming back?”
She gave him a lazy smile. “I’ll keep my ears open for them.”
“You can do that?” he asked. “Make love and listen at the same time?”
“Of course.” She smiled wider. “I’m a woman, which means I can multitask.”

Jayson started to say that it wasn’t her decision to make, but the words died in his throat. Suddenly, he felt like he was the one being selfish, not to mention frigging stupid. Layla was completely right. He’d been willing to die rather than keep living with the injuries he’d sustained in Afghanistan because he thought those injuries were keeping him from living the life he wanted. But since coming on this mission, he discovered it had always been within his power to decide what kind of life he ended up living. It had just taken him timeβ€”and Layla’s loveβ€”to figure that out.

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I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

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37 responses to “Review: Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler (@mlsimmons, @paigetyler, @SourcebooksCasa)

  1. When I say that I am behind on this series, cobwebs are practically growing new friends as we speak. I don’t know what’s getting in the way, but next year I’m clearing those cobwebs off and jumping in with both feet. Oh, BTW love the new site layout and design πŸ™‚
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  2. This is a series I will get to, hopefully sooner than later seeing as I already own the first several. πŸ˜‰ I like the sound of all the action and not knowing who you can trust…baddies inside our government agencies. Plus, there’s the shifter element and I’ve been in a definite paranormal mood lately. I’m happy the series continues being so entertaining, Melanie!
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