Review: Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler (@mlsimmons, @paigetyler, @SourcebooksCasa)

Posted September 24, 2017 by Melanie in Melanie, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 17 Comments

Review: Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler (@mlsimmons, @paigetyler, @SourcebooksCasa)
Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #7
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: September 5, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Trevor Maxwell
Coyote shifter with an attitude
Covert operator
Trusts no one, especially his devastatingly beautiful new partner

Alina Bosch
Former CIA, newest operative on the covert team
Hired to spy on her partner
Motto: "Never be deceived again."

Coyote shifter Trevor Maxwell is teamed up with CIA agent Alina Bosch to catch a killer. But when the mission becomes much more dangerous than they expected, they're going to have to ignore the attraction between them and learn how to trust one another to come out on the other side...

Suspense Paranormal Romance Kickass

I knew that this book would be a bit different from previous books because of how Her True Match ended. The series has been building and building since book one. Things really came to a head and a lot happened at the end of book six. That leaves this current, book seven, to pick up the pieces and move the series forward.

The books in this series always start off in the past. We learn something about the new character that will be part of the main couple for that particular book. Here, we go back into Alina Bosch’s past. She was part of a team of CIA agents and she is betrayed by one of her teammates and the expense of the rest of the team. As you can imagine, revenge is very high on her list. She wants nothing more than retribution for her teammates lives. So, when she is given the opportunity to work in a different government branch and sniff out someone who betrayed their boss, you can imagine how quickly she jumped on the chance. Oh, they also offered to let her use resources to track down her dirtbag of an ex-teammate too.

Trevor Maxwell was a minor character who is getting his time to shine. He is a coyote shifter and has been an operative for DCO for years. He decided to stay, when many others left, to try to get information on what the corrupt people in power are doing up to. He is reporting back to Ivy and Landon.

It is safe to say that Trevor and Alina start off very rocky. Neither trusts the other and they both have good reason. It doesn’t take long before Alina starts to see that she wasn’t told the 100% truth and that Trevor isn’t the cold blooded killer she was told. Trevor starts to see that Alina is on the up and up and that they must work together to figure out what is going on at DCO.

This is a really fun series. I love the great mashup of suspense, action and romance. The fact that there are shifters (my favorite of all the paranormal species), doesn’t hurt anything either. Paige Tyler has done a great job with keeping things very interesting with the overall series arc and the diversity in characters. I really feel like every character is completely unique. Every couple has their own issues that they must overcome to be together. I can’t wait to see where she takes the series from here.

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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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17 responses to “Review: Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler (@mlsimmons, @paigetyler, @SourcebooksCasa)

  1. I will someday get to some of her books. Isn’t this one romantic suspense and then she also has a wolf shifter series? Do you recommend starting with one or the other first? Anne