Review and Spotlight: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler

Posted January 5, 2015 by Carmel in Carmel, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Werewolves / 86 Comments

Greetings! Today on the blog I’m ecstatic to be featuring the first installment in Paige Tyler’s new SWAT Paranormal Romance series, HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF. Are you ready to meet one of the men of the Dallas PD SWAT team? It’s my pleasure to present…

Remy Boudreaux Name: Remy Boudreaux
Hair Color: Light Brown/Dark Blond
Eye Color: Hazel
Age: 30
Originally From: New Orleans, LA
Occupation Before Joining SWAT: U.S. Marshal
SWAT Rank: Officer
Special Skill/Talent: Less Lethal and Shotgun Breech, Assistant Armorer
What He Drives: Red Mustang
Years He’s Been a Werewolf: 4
Years in SWAT: 3
One thing he never leaves home without: Carries a gris gris bag his mother gave him for good luck.
Additional Notes: His accent can practically charm a girl right out of her panties. He’s also extremely good at tracking people.

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Author Bio

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

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My Review

Review and Spotlight: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler
Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler
Series: SWAT #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: January 6, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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They're tight
They're on target
They're as alpha as men can get

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...

alpha hot ISNTA

Nothing starts a new year off right quite like a debut werewolf series, and Paige Tyler brings it with SWAT. There are sixteen alpha males to choose from, so you’re sure to find at least one to drool over, and first in line is their smexy leader, Gage Dixon. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF was light on shifter lore, but heavy on scorching romps which makes it the perfect read for Paranormal Romance groupies looking for a bit of danger, and a whole lot of steam. The story was predictable, and insta-love goes hand-in-hand with this genre, so if you’re expecting something other than entertaining fluff you should probably keep walking, however if quality PNR is your kryptonite then this is where it’s at.

This is essentially Romantic Suspense with a supernatural slant, and I loved how Tyler combined the two! The very notion that a team of smokin’ hot werewolf officers are protecting the citizens of Dallas was enough to make me one-click this title. There’s just something about a man in uniform that lights my fire, and if you throw in fur I’m done for. The plot wasn’t that difficult to figure out, but still interesting enough to keep me turning the pages at a quick pace. SWAT kills a mob boss’ son during a hostage situation, the king pin is now out for blood, and all the while Mackenzie Stone is trying to prove that the city’s golden boys aren’t as clean as they appear to be. I’ll leave it to you to fill-in the rest.

I was let down by the were aspects of this story line; other than knowing from page one that the characters are no ordinary cops, the author doesn’t dig any further into that aspect until much later, and even then very sparingly. I liked that the mates lingo was replaced by The One, that their first change is brought on by a high-stress, life-threatening situation instead of the usual puberty / bite / full moon, and that the author focused on scent. However, other than those three elements, plus a brief mention of DNA and babies, that’s pretty much all of the werewolf mythology that this novel had to offer. Do they HAVE to change? Are there females? I could have done with one less sex scene, and more deets.

The attraction between Mac & Gage was immediate, but their love was not; granted the latter did happen in under a week which is to be expected whenever a HEA occurs in one installment. They had great chemistry, and their sex marathons will make you wish that you had a member of the Special Wolf Team Alpha at your beck and call. I had to roll my eyes when Stone exposed Dixon’s secret, and did exactly what you’d expect a journalist to do—pick the story over the man—only to later regret her decision, and crawl back begging forgiveness. Of course Gage accepts her apology, she joins the Pack, and everything is hunky-dory after that. I was just hoping for a little twist. Still, their tale was a cute one.

A seductive book filled with peril and romance; HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF was yummilicious!

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86 responses to “Review and Spotlight: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler

  1. I haven’t been reading a lot of PNR lately, mainly UF, but this sounds like it could be a good series depending on how much of the Para the author fleshes out.
    As far as shifters, probably wolves followed by dragons.
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    • There’s a decent amount of action in this novel, so if you don’t want to stay too far from UF, but could use more romance. Hungry Like the Wolf is perfect!

  2. TAYLOR KITSCH!!!! *dies* He is oh-so lovely and I will have absolutely NO problem picturing him while reading 😉 This sounds like something that would work really well for me Carmel, so off to Amazon I go. Hopefully we’ll get more of the werewolf mythology in future books!

    • I didn’t get the materials for this spotlight until AFTER I finished reading, so unfortunately my version of Remy Boudreaux is completely different, but no less hot I might add. Hehe!

  3. That picture of Taylor made my Monday morning a little bit better…holy hotness Batman! I think my fave shifter would have to be werewolves…I’ve also read a few dragon shifter stories so they would come in a close second. I just started Her Lone Wolf, but I had no idea Paige had a new shifter series!!! This one is going on my TBR list right now, love the title and cover 🙂
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    • The first Monday in January is usually especially difficult, so anything I can do to help my blogger peeps out! Apparently Tyler is a writing machine; there’s no shortage of shifter titles to chose from.

  4. Cynthia Morgan

    Paige Tyler knows how to draw you in. Can’t wait until tomorrow to meet this SWAT Team.

    • I’m hoping book 2 will help fill-in some of the blanks, but other than that this was a great start to the series. An equal opportunity shifter lover, eh? Way to keep your options open!

  5. I got this one for review and eagerly read it for all the same reasons plus I love her other shifter rom suspense series. I was a bit disappointed that the para element didn’t get more teased out, but she has acknowledged when discussing the series that it was purposeful and more will come out as the series progresses. My hang-up was the heroine’s journalist-side frustrating me. But all in all I liked it. Glad you enjoyed it too!
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    • I must have missed that interview with Tyler, but good to know! I hear ya, journalists can be entirely too one-track minded sometimes. I guess that’s what makes them good at their jobs.

  6. A romantic suspense! I’ve never been one for men in uniforms, I’m a bit shallow that way, I prefer my men in Armani suits…lol, but since I’m finally enjoying romantic suspense I’m adding this to my list. I like this mix of genres. Sounds good enough for the first book in the series. I don’t think I’ve heard from this author before.
    Thanks Carmel!
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    • Oh lordy, you crack me up! Suits… uniforms… I’ll take ’em anyway I can get ’em just so long as they are furry. Not sure if there’s an audiobook in the works or not, but you’re probably more in the know than I anyway.

  7. I always love a good Romantic Suspense! And if we add surnatural aspects, what more can I ask for? It sounds like a nice series and I think I should try on the occasion. thanks for the review!

    • That aspect was disappointing, however the author can only build on it from here, so that’s something to look forward to. As are the remaining 15 SINGLE alphas. Hehe!