Her Wild Hero

Her Wild Hero

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by Paige Tyler
     
 

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"This series gets better and better."-RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars on Her Lone Wolf

Name: Kendra Carlsen
Rank: Trainer, Dept. of Covert Ops
Objective: Get out of the office and into the field

Name: Declan MacBride
Rank: Tracker, Dept. of Covert Ops

Overview

"This series gets better and better."-RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars on Her Lone Wolf

Name: Kendra Carlsen
Rank: Trainer, Dept. of Covert Ops
Objective: Get out of the office and into the field

Name: Declan MacBride
Rank: Tracker, Dept. of Covert Ops
Status: Bear Shifter
Objective: Protect Kendra at all costs

The steamy Costa Rican jungle brings out the bear in Declan MacBride when he and new operative Kendra Carlsen are ambushed. In the midst of relying on each other to survive, and fighting his explosive attraction to Kendra, this shifter is about to lose control...

X-Ops Series
Her Perfect Mate
Her Lone Wolf
Her Secret Agent
Her Wild Hero

Praise for Paige Tyler's X-Ops series:
"A wild, hot, and sexy ride. I loved it!"-Terry Spear, USA Today bestselling author of A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing
"Dangerously sexy and satisfying."-Virna DePaul, New York Times bestselling author of the Belladonna Agency series

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/30/2015
Tyler doesn’t let improbable science get in the way of an entertaining adventure in the third X-Ops paranormal romantic thriller (after Her Lone Wolf). Kendra Carlsen, trainer and data cruncher at the Department of Covert Operations, finally convinces her boss to let her take part in a field exercise in the Costa Rican jungle. Then her team is attacked by experimental human-animal hybrids, who lack the self-control of the X-Ops shapeshifters. Bear shifter Declan MacBride, who’s been nursing a crush on Kendra for years, thinks he needs to protect her; he’s impressed when she proves to be a capable, courageous fighter. Kendra starts to realize how attractive Declan is, but he’s terrified that seeing him in bear form will scare her off. Even as fantasy science, the hybrids and their origins are hard to believe, but Tyler keeps the reader distracted with relentless ambushes and a sizzling night of lovemaking. Closing hints about a new kind of shifter will keep readers eager for the next book in the series. Agent: Bob Mecoy, Creative Book Services. (May)
From the Publisher
"Hot and wild...Paige Tyler delivers non-stop action and thrilling romance." - Cynthia Eden, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"The action is nonstop and topnotch." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"...an entertaining adventure...will keep readers eager for the next book in the series." - Publishers Weekly

"Her Wild Hero is an exciting installment in a truly entertaining series." - Booklist

"With HER WILD HERO, the exceptionally talented Paige Tyler proves that she is an absolute master of the genre!" - Fresh Fiction

"HER WILD HERO is a great read that kept me captivated from the first page. A Romance Reviews Top Pick!" - The Romance Reviews

"I need the next book now! HER WILD HERO is a five star book that left me wanting more." - The Romance Reviews, 5 stars, Top Pick!

"If you like your romance sizzling and your adventures thrilling, then this is definitely a must-read series and story." - The Good, the Bad and the Unread

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402292156
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
05/05/2015
Series:
X-Ops Series , #3
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
246,668
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paige Tyler is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them. Visit www.paigetylertheauthor.com.

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Her Wild Hero 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Ohhh....deep in the jungle romance. Quite literally. I loved the set up for this book, jungle mission gone wrong, Kendra and Declan alone in the wilderness running and fighting for their lives. Very intense. There was so much action that a couple times the romance got a tad bit sidetracked - but there still quite a few very nice romantic touches and moments that Kendra and Declan experience as they run for their lives. One of the things I've liked best about this series in general, is that the women can hold their own. They may not be the best at everything, but they have a strength and skill set that is an integral part to completing the mission. Kendra is a serious tough girl, which is a side that we don't get to see too much of before now. She's awesome!!! But, she isn't afraid of her softer side, and is one of my favorite characters so far in the series. Declan is a big teddy bear - or so we think at first. But he when push comes to shove, we get to see some new sides to the big bear shifter. He's vulnerable, protective, and loving in ways that will melt your heart. I loved watching him start to open up to new ideas and new people. He makes an amazing hero. The mystery of the hybrids continues and things keep getting more and more convoluted, but I'm hoping we get a few solid answers or leads in the next one. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
I loved seeing Kendra finally get her own story. She has been in the background of each of the books and it was great seeing her fall for Declan. Declan was a great character and I really enjoyed his struggle in finding himself, and Kendra in helping them both find each other. Paige Tyler is a great storyteller when it comes to combining romance, suspense and paranormal. This is the third book of the series, but each are a stand alone book. For me, it heightened the story more since I had read the first two. I highly recommend this book. 4.5 Stars!
DivaDelishous More than 1 year ago
Oh my, where do I start? This book just jumps right in to action feelings. I could not put this book down. It had me on the edge of my seat and then I was yelling at the characters. I was scared for them and happy for them. There were even times when I wanted to punch Declan. This book draws you right in and keep you there. I have not read a book that kept me so into it, in a long time. ( I do mean IN it.) Right beside them fighting and arguing and wanting to shake them. I recommend this book to anyone who can read.... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Declan is a bear shifter. Kendra works at DOC and is finally getting to go out in the field. But when their teams are ambushed by hybrids, Declan and Kendra try to out run them. Declan has had a crush on her forever. And Kendra just now realized the love she was looking for was right in front of her. They confess their feelings and have sex in the cave. But will they be able to stick together after they are rescued? Why I didn't give 5 stars was because too much focus on Angelo, one of the team members. 
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Kendra Carlsen works at the DCO but only in the office. After begging her boss to send her out in the field for the past 3 years, he finally grants her wish. She will be going to South America with bear shifter Declan MacBride and his team. Over the years, she has declined any time Declan has asked her out on a date. Only, recently, she's noticed he's much hotter than she ever gave him credit for. Now he seems to not want her around him at all. Is it too late to let him know she wants him too? While in South America, the collaborate teams are all attacked and Declan and Kendra manage to barely survive. Now they are on their own in the jungle, hoping to survive until backup can find them. Stuck together by circumstance, it's hard for them to fight the chemistry that is flowing between them. Hopefully they live long enough to enjoy it. Declan, Declan, Declan. I now have a new favorite type of shifter:) I absolutely love this guy. He's smart, strong, and SO alone. He hates the shifter side of himself because of the pain it's caused. After being crazy for Kendra for so long and giving up on that too, he's afraid his shifter side will yet again force him to leave the life he's finally built for himself. Kendra is really smart, but in denial about what was right in front of her as, in the past, she only looked at those she felt were her "type". This changes once Kendra starts noticing Declan more. As Declan finds out, Kendra is way more than she appears. She is not only smart, but she can take care of herself and handle one heck of a gun. As the story moves on and her feels for Declan grow, they grow to such an extent that she's willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for him. I really liked this book. I loved seeing Declan finally get a little piece of Heaven after everything he's went through. My only complaint is how quickly Kendra falls completely for him. For some reason, it didn't work for me as up until the start of the book, she didn't even like him. However, her determination and her feelings are what helps in the end. I can't wait to read more from this series and this author. I highly recommend this book.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Her Wild Hero by Paige Tyler is the 3rd book in her X-Ops series. This is a great exciting series by Tyler, with a fabulous ensemble cast of characters that we get to see in each book. Her Wild Hero belongs to Kendra Carlsen and Declan MacBride. Kendra, who is a trainer and researcher, finally gets her wish, being sent on a mission with one of the teams to Costa Rica. It’s supposed to be a fact finding mission, totally safe for her to get her feet wet. Declan has always had a thing for Kendra, but after not getting anywhere, he has given up. When the team is ambushed by hybrids; Tate and some of his team escape, with Kendra and Declan missing. Tate calls for help from the other X-Ops team, such as Landon and Ivy, and he expresses concern that John, the man who sent them on the mission is not to be trusted. Declan, who is a bear shifter, does all he can to keep Kendra safe, as they fight off the dangerous and volatile hybrids. He devises ways to hide their scent, as they hide from them, hoping for rescue. With each passing day, Declan tries to fight off his attraction to Kendra, which has truly never gone away. Kendra finds herself becoming more and more attracted to Declan, and can’t understand why he ignores her flirting attempts. While they are hiding in a cave, recuperating from their lasted fight for survival, they both succumb to their lust for each other. Kendra learns the truth about Declan’s former fiancée, and why he was trying keep his distance from her. But now their romance has heated up, but the danger has also escalated with the hybrids on their trail, being far more advanced than originally thought. While the team has trouble tracking them, they must also fight off the hybrids that keep coming. I do not want to give any spoilers. What follows is an exciting action-packed adventure that races to an exciting climax. Will the team find Declan and Kendra in time? Will Kendra erase Declan’s doubt that once she sees his bear shifter self, she will run away? Who is the betrayer that was behind the ambush? Paige Tyler once again creates a wonderful, pulse pounding story, and another wonderful sexy couple. I also love how she brings so many of the characters from earlier stories to be a major part of each story. If you enjoy stories that have suspense, excitement, dangerous missions, and fantastic characters, not to mention the hot and sexy couples, then you need to read the X-Ops series. Her Wild Hero continues the trend of wonderful edge of your seat stories.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
What a rush!  Tyler’s vivid action scenes put you in the middle of the battle.  I could see and feel it all.  The chemistry between the main characters leads to scenes that will make you sizzle. Tyler has created an intricate and well-crafted story.  She recaps what happened previously in the series, reminding returning readers where everything stands and allowing new ones to play catch-up.  Tyler doesn’t continuously rehash the same details and events over and over.  Readers live the events with the characters once, the first time, and then that’s it unless it adds something new to the story. Tyler develops the type of characters that you find yourself talking to and rooting for.  I love how Declan combines his human and animal halves.  He’s never one or the other.  His self-doubt humanizes him in a very real way.  I couldn’t help but fall more and more in love with him throughout the course of the novel.  Kendra was a gem to get to know.  Her need to prove herself and her ability to admit when she’s wrong is only topped by her amazing skills in the field.  The intertwining stories of the other characters in the novels give readers a real world, real time view of everything that’s going on.  You get the ‘big picture’, so to speak, while also getting to know our main couple’s friends and family.  She develops her shifters in a realistic light that allows you to picture the story actually taking place in the world around you.  Not only that, but the biological implications behind this story astounding.  I could just imagine scientists trying to achieve this.   This was an unforgettable, fast paced novel that I couldn’t put down.  It’s definitely one that will be read time & time again.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to any lovers of the paranormal.  I will warn you however, you’ll be dying for the next novel after you’ve read this one.  I’m already counting down the days! Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
X-ops is a secret organization within the secret US anti-terrorist special ops community. It is made up of the top agents and shifters the US has to offer. Kendra, behavioral scientist for X-Ops is sent on a routine training mission to Costa Rica. When the simple mission takes a deadly turn Kendra finds herself on the run with the sexy bear shifter, Declan by her side. Declan has been drawn to Kendra from the moment he laid eyes on her. But his life doesn't have room for the precocious scientist. He will do anything to keep her safe but he never expected the scientist to be so capable in the field. In a battle to survive against an army of raging hybrids, Kendra and Declan can only rely on each other.  I enjoyed really enjoyed Kendra's strong feminine character. She wasn't a withering flower in the face of ravaging hybrids. The story of Kendra and Declan was romance grows with intensity as the tension for survival grows. This is surely a book for those who love a good military ops story with a paranormal flare.  I received this ARC copy of Her Wild Hero from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review. 
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Kendra & Declan have been my favorites in this series (along with John Loughlin) so I’ve anxiously awaited their story.  I was not disappointed.  Kendra may work behind a desk and been a total idiot for preferring the wolf over the bear but when they finally get together it is explosive! Declan may have issues but the big ol teddy bear is my kind of hero. Action, adventure and love it is all in Her Wild Hero.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Awesome Series! This is an awesome series; this is the third book in the X-Ops series by Paige Tyler. Each book in this series is about a different couple; however, the same characters from the other books do make an appearance. Kendra works as a behavioral scientist for the Department of Covert Operations, but she is finally getting her chance to work in the field as an operative. What she doesn’t expect is to be working with the sexy bear shifter Declan. When they are ambushed in they must work together to survive. If you are looking for a great romance with mystery, suspense, and sexy shifters, then you need to read this book. I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
He has been attracted to her for seven years, but she always turned him down for a date. She thought she was the perfect match for someone else, but found out there was no chemistry. They both work for a covert government agency, she inside, behind the scenes, he as a warrior/soldier/shifter. Declan and Kendra never really associated with each other much until they were thrown into a life and death chase through the jungles of Cost Rica on a mission gone wrong. As they run for their lives from genetically altered hybrid shifters, it’s either talk and get to know each other or run in silence. Declan is quiet, a loner, a fierce soldier, and a brutally strong bear shifter, a “gift” that has been mostly a curse in his life until he needs it the most. Kendra wanted some excitement, so into the field she goes on what appeared to be a normal training operation, until that easy assignment becomes a trap to capture Declan to create more hybrid killing machines. Together they make a great team as Kendra shocks Declan with her weapons expertise and her calm under pressure. Declan shocks Kendra when he opens up about his past and she finds a soul in pain, much deeper than she imagined. Is it possible that hybrids weren’t the only one in the jungle? Was Cupid along on the hunt with his own plans of capture? Her Wild Hero by Paige Tyler is a military paranormal romantic tale of suspense with two people fighting for survival just when they find the best reason to live. Although part of a series, this is a great stand alone, filled with supernatural creatures, power-hungry scientists and a budding romance that appears to be a long time in the making. Paige Tyler has filled each page with the energy of the hunt, both physical and emotional as a quiet and insecure shifter and an adventure-seeking woman find they have more in common than the will to live. A quick read that keeps the suspense running high and the romance smoldering hot. I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca
Dina1 More than 1 year ago
I've loved the authors stories about this below the radar X-Ops group that consists of partners/teams both human and those with certain shifter qualites. Each book has the same characters but revolves around specific partners/teams and what they go through not only with the secrecy but with the danger, violence and at times just damn weirdness of their jobs. These teams consist of both male and females and therein lays the story of two strong characters living in a world of danger that can bring them closer or tear them apart, especially for those with backgrounds that were, to say the least, difficult and misunderstood. I don't give spoilers but I want to be sure I draw you into the background enough to get you to say, hmmm this sounds interesting. I will tell you that the two main characters in this story will go through death and violence as well at times very confusing attraction to each other. One has always been there, but with no chance for love, meanwhile fighting and hating their shifter abilities. The other has worked for years at a desk and finally has a chance to go out into the field. The newbie and the hardened fighter; will they make it out alive. I highly recommend this book, as well as others in the X-Ops series, to anyone who loves to read about action, paranormal wonders,humor and some very sensual, sexy scenes; you won't want to put it down till you finish it.
Missilou More than 1 year ago
Paige Tyler has done it again! I loved getting to learn more about Kendra and Declan. Both of these characters are written beautifully. The action is non-stop with a little bit of romance thrown in. We also get to see Landon's Special Forces buddies again. Angelo is an  intriguing character and I look forward to more from him. I can't wait for the next book!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Astonishing! Paige Tyler outdid herself! Incredible, but true! HER WILD HERO is action-packed from beginning to end, Declan and Kendra are a gloriously well-matched couple, and the world-building climbs to dizzying heights! Absolutely fantastic! I read it in one sitting, and already I cannot wait for Ms. Tyler’s next book, because with the way it ends, the sky’s the limit! And the cover? Perfect! It matches Declan and Kendra to a tee! A must-read!
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2 REVIEW:  As a reward for being a model employee Kendra is finally getting her chance to go out in the field. It should be a simple trip down to Costa Rica, observe the team and then head home. But that is not exactly how it goes. Let’s just say things get dirty really fast.  Declan is not thrilled about his newest teammate. But like the good little soldier he is he will deal with it. That is right up until Kendra is in the crosshairs of the enemy. At that moment Declan’s beast is fully unleashed.  Another good story from Ms. Tyler. The ongoing plot in the X-Ops keeps getting more and more twisted with each book. I keep trying to figure who, what and why. Oh and a new character drops in........ Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley & SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.