In the Company of Wolves

In the Company of Wolves

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by Paige Tyler
     
 

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He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but nothing would come out. It was like she'd robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn't an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn't make him feel any better.

There's a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric

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He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but nothing would come out. It was like she'd robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn't an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn't make him feel any better.

There's a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.

In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he's ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.

Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she's glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.

So what's a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who's a police officer?

SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) Series
Hungry Like the Wolf
Wolf Trouble
In the Company of Wolves

Readers are hungry for Paige Tyler's SWAT and X-Ops series:
"The action is nonstop and topnotch."-RT Book Reviews
"Hot and wild...Paige Tyler delivers non-stop action and thrilling romance."-Cynthia Eden, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"The sexy wolves of SWAT are not to be missed!"-J.D. Tyler, national bestselling author of the Alpha Pack series

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/26/2015
Tyler delivers plenty of heat and action in the third Special Wolf Alpha Team paranormal contemporary romantic thriller (after Wolf Trouble). Dallas, Tex., is home to an elite, secret pack of werewolves, collected into one police squad with the mission of protecting the city. Now that three of their number have found their fated mates, the rest are on the lookout. Unfortunately, Eric spots his right in the middle of a robbery in progress—and Jayna’s the one holding a gun on him. Jayna’s not had it easy since her change, and now her pack’s alpha has gotten the whole pack in trouble. It’s up to her to save her chosen family. So when Eric offers to help, she has no choice but to agree. The love story is sweet and hot in equal measures, balancing explosive action and in-depth character development. However, it’s a quick read that barely skims the surface of the potentially rich cultures of werewolves and law enforcement. Agent: Bob Mecoy, Creative Book Services. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"SWAT is hot hot HOT! Paige Tyler's hunky werewolves will keep you up all night, howling for more!" - Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author

"It's just awesome! Eric Becker and Jayna Winston's story is a paranormal romance tale packed with action, suspense, adventure, mobsters, crime and werewolves. Readers are in for amazing chemistry, sexual tension, danger, action, suspense and hot scenes between Jayna and Eric. A Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick!" - Night Owl Reviews

"Tyler takes the action to a new level by adding new dimensions to the SWAT team's universe. As the weres learn more about their own shifting natures, they're surprised by new beings in their midst." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"Tyler delivers plenty of heat and action in the third Special Wolf Alpha Team paranormal contemporary romantic thriller...The love story is sweet and hot in equal measures, balancing explosive action and in-depth character development.
" - Publishers Weekly

"Tyler's installments have a way of staying fresh while returning to the same group of heroes...action-packed, sizzling fun for fans of paranormal romantic suspense.
" - Booklist

"For romantic suspense readers, this novel has enough chases, fights, bullets, blood, drama, action, trepidation and heart stopping moments to cause an adrenaline rush. It's riveting! definitely gets a thumbs up. This is an awesome book and an easy one to recommend. ...A new reader can jump right in and feel welcomed. Certainly, it's one not to miss." - Long and Short Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492608530
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Series:
SWAT Series, #3
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
230,413
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Prologue

East Side Detroit, September, 2010

Jayna Winston flinched at the sound of the door slamming against the cheap plaster wall of the apartment's tiny entryway. Crap. Her stepdad was drunk again. No surprise there. These days, Darren came home drunk almost every night. He was supposed to be looking for work, but unless there was a job hiding under a bar stool down at Hoolie's, he wasn't likely to find one anytime soon.

She glanced at her partially opened bedroom window that exited out onto the fire escape. Maybe she should bail and see if she could crash at a friend's for the night. She didn't like the idea of walking the streets of Detroit's East Side this late, but she really wasn't in the mood to listen to Darren and her mom get in another fight over money and his drinking habits. Darren was a mean drunk, and when her mom started screaming at him about wasting what little money they had, things usually got ugly fast.

Not that her mom was any kind of saint when it came to saving money. The reason she got so pissed about Darren blowing through all the cash was because it hardly left her any to spend on her own vices-lottery tickets with a little crystal meth on the side.

Jayna scrambled off the bed and started for the window, but then hesitated. Darren got pissed when she used the fire escape to leave their third-floor apartment. He said it made her look like a dirty hoodlum, sliding down the ladder like that. Not that she cared what people around here thought, but the last time he'd caught her slipping out the window, he'd thrashed her with his belt right out on the street while the neighbors watched.

She was still weighing the odds when she heard Darren swear, immediately followed by her mom's voice, roughened by a lifetime of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, cussing right back at him.

"Don't turn your face away from me, you stupid bitch!" Darren's deep voice was so heavily slurred, it would have been impossible to understand if she didn't have so much experience at interpreting his drunken rants. "You think you're too good for me or something? You're nothing but a meth whore. Get over here!"

"Double crap," Jayna muttered as she headed for the window.

She was getting the hell out of there. Darren wasn't only violent when he was drunk; sometimes he was horny too, and now seemed like one of those times. Her stepdad never had a problem smacking her around whenever he felt she deserved it-which was frequently-but he'd never tried anything else. Since she'd turned seventeen a couple weeks ago, he'd started looking at her in a way that made her feel really queasy. Jayna knew that sooner or later, he was going to come sniffing around her. She wasn't going to hang around and give him a chance to do it tonight.

She was yanking on the window, which got stuck more often than not, when a loud thud resonated from the living room, immediately followed by a sharp cry of pain. She hesitated, but not for long. She'd tried to come to her mom's defense a few months ago, putting herself in front of Darren and rocking his head back with a slap across his face, only to end up getting hit on the head with a heavy glass ashtray by her mom, who then shouted at Jayna for touching "her man."

Jayna didn't think of herself as all that smart-she was barely making it in school-but there were some lessons she only had to learn once. That night had been the last time she ever tried to get between her mom and Darren. Her mom wanted him; she could keep him.

Ignoring the sobbing outside her bedroom door, Jayna tugged on the window again. It broke loose without a sound, and she already had one leg halfway over the sill before she remembered her cell phone.

"Crap."

She pulled her leg back in and darted for her dresser, where her old, battered Nokia was charging. She hated wasting time getting the thing. It had crappy service most of the time anyway. But if she was going to find a place to crash tonight, she'd need her cell. It wasn't like she'd find a working pay phone around this part of town.

Jayna was shoving the phone in her jeans back pocket when her bedroom door flew open so violently the knob smashed a hole in the wall and sent a cloud of white dust flying. She took one look at Darren's pissed-off expression and ran for the window as fast as she could. Angry might have been his default expression, but this was different. This time, he looked...hungry.

She didn't make it far before a heavy hand caught her shoulder. Darren spun her around and gave her a shove, bouncing her off the cheap mirror attached to the wall beside the window. Her right elbow and forearm absorbed most of the impact, hitting the mirror hard enough to shatter it. Something shattered in her arm too, and the stab of pain that shot through it was enough to make tears spring to her eyes.

But she didn't cry. She'd found out a while ago that crying only made it worse. Darren liked to hear women cry.

Gritting her teeth against the pain, Jayna glared at the piece of crap her mom had brought into their lives. "What do you want?"

Darren eyed her from under heavy lids. "I want you to start pulling your weight around here, girl, that's what I want."

Her heart pounded as he moved closer, and she knew this had nothing to do with her cleaning the toilet or taking out the trash. Darren had wanted something else from her for a while, and tonight, he was apparently drunk enough to try to take it. That was never going to happen. She'd die first.

She edged closer to the window. "Stay the hell away from me, you pig!"

If she could get a lead on him, she could get out the window and onto the fire escape. He'd never catch her once she got outside. She was too fast, and he was too clumsy.

But he closed the distance between them faster than she'd ever seen him move, making her wonder just how drunk he really was. Before she could even take a breath to scream, he had his big hand around her throat and was shoving her against the wall. The back of her head bounced off the edge of the mirror frame, and she felt shards of loose glass dig into her back at the same time stars exploded in her vision.

Jayna was still fighting off a creeping wave of blackness when his lips came down on hers and he forced his tongue into her mouth. He tasted of cheap beer and cigarettes, and she bit down hard, jerking away. He bellowed like an angry bear and backhanded her. She fell over the broken remains of her mirror in a heap, pieces of the razor-sharp glass stabbing into her in a dozen different places.

She cried out, kicking at him with her tennis shoes as Darren roughly flipped her over on her back. He ignored her feeble kicks the same way he ignored her wild punches. She screamed then, as loud as she could-not because she thought someone might come to help, but simply because she wasn't going to let this happen without a fight.

Jayna fought with everything she had, but he was so much stronger than she was. On top of that, her right arm throbbed like hell. It was all she could do to lift it. Worse, the more weight Darren piled on top of her, the deeper the shards of glass from the broken mirror dug into her back.

Crap. Why hadn't she thought of it before?

Ignoring the pain in her injured arm, she searched blindly on the floor for a piece of mirror she could use as a weapon. Her fingers closed around one, and she cried out as the sharp glass sliced into her hand. But the feel of her belt coming undone drove the sting away, and she swung her hand up, stabbing at anything she could reach.

Darren was so drunk and enraged he didn't realize what was happening until she'd slashed his face so hard the glass crunched under her hand. Blood poured down his face and he bellowed like a wounded animal. But instead of throwing himself off her like she'd hoped, he brought back his fist to punch her.

Knowing a blow like that would end her fight, Jayna tightened her fingers around the piece of mirror and swung at the most vulnerable area she could reach-his neck. The long, jagged piece of glass only stopped when the part she'd been holding broke off in her grasp. The rest was buried in the right side of Darren's fat neck four inches deep.

He let her go and reached for his neck. Jayna twisted sideways, kicking him in the chest, then crawled out from under him and scrambled to her feet. She staggered toward the window, stumbling when she heard Darren behind her. Oh God, he was still coming!

She grabbed the porcelain Wonder Woman lamp that had been sitting on her nightstand since her real dad had given it to her fifth on her birthday, spun around, and smashed Darren over the head. The lamp shattered, and Darren slumped to the floor with the pieces.

Jayna looked around. There was a lot of blood on the floor, both hers and Darren's. But she was still standing, and he wasn't.

A sound from the doorway startled her out of her daze, and she lifted her head to see her mom standing staring at her in horror.

"What did you do?" her mother demanded, running to Darren's side and kneeling down beside him.

Jayna didn't try to explain. Her mom wouldn't listen or care. Darren was still breathing, but Jayna had no idea if he was going to stay that way. The cops might believe she'd been defending herself, or they might not. She'd never had much faith in cops. They weren't interested in helping people like her.

This wasn't something she could get out of by spending the night at a friend's house either. She had to get away from there.

Jayna stepped around her mom, who was still blubbering and fussing over the unconscious Darren, and grabbed the charger for her phone. Then she scooped up the small amount of money she had in her sock drawer and headed for the window. Her mom didn't even say anything to her as she climbed out.

Jayna stood on the fire escape, afraid she'd take a header down it if she didn't. But she felt surprisingly steady considering what had just happened. Her hand was barely bleeding and her arm didn't hurt nearly as bad as before.

Maybe it was shock, she mused as she climbed down the fire escape. Or maybe she was simply a whole hell of a lot tougher than she ever thought she could be.

"Damn right you're tough," she muttered, almost believing it as the pain in her arm and hand receded a little more with each step. "You don't need anyone to make it on your own."

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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In the Company of Wolves 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another one click book for me. This series just keeps getting better. A definate must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
The heart of the pack Life becomes just a bit complicated for Eric Becker when their latest SWAT takedown turns out to be a pack of rogue werewolves and it appears his ONE might just be one of them. Rather than take her down or arrest her, he hides her, masks her scent and walks away. He has no clue when he does it just what motivates his actions, but you better believe he’s figuring it out real quick like. Instinct and his wolf nature have him tracking her down and discovering just what’s going on. Now he’s doing an off the books undercover op to save his one and her pack from the greed of her corrupt alpha. Things are going to get downright dangerous on the way to putting down an Albanian crime lord and his gang of rogue omega werewolves. Jayna is the heart of her pack of betas. She’d do anything for them. Right now her hands are tied by her alpha. He told them all that he owed the Albanians a debt and they’d only have to stick around long enough to pay it off but lately she’s come to doubt her alpha’s word. She’d walk away with her pack if it weren’t for the fact that they were never allowed to leave the compound together. She learned at an early age never to trust the men in her life the night her stepfather attacked her and she had to fight her way out. Now she has to decide just how far her trust goes when Eric Becker tells her he’ll get them all out. In the Company of Wolves is a fast paced ride on the edge of a violent criminal world. It’ll take everything Eric and Jayna have to fight their way through and every bit of her nonexistent trust to accept that Eric isn’t going anywhere and this is forever. This latest in the SWAT series is a total page turner as usual. If you like paranormal romantic suspense then you’re gonna love this one. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This isn't your normal Wolves story, to read this you will have to forget most of what you have read by other authors. Ms. Tyler takes you on a world you have never seen where these wolfs are just starting to know what being one means. This throw me off but once I closed my mine to what the norm is I found this to be a very interesting book. I did find a few things a little over the top but it works well with the story. It starts with a bang and pretty much ends with one. This is an action packed read that moves pretty fast filled with adventure as packs find their way to being the best they can. I have not read any of the rest of the series and most likely had I it would have filled in a few things. This is a standalone but I am guessing you really should read this from the start of the series. I wish I had noticed it in audio I feel I would have liked it better as well as maybe understood more. I am a little confused as to what makes them turn for the first time. If it was in this book I must have over looked it. I would have liked that to have been explained a little better. I was a little surprised to see so many alphas in one place again this is not the norm and you must close your mind to all that you have learned up to this point as the author takes you though the lives of these packs to bring you a different read with many different twist. What I really enjoy was how the pack pulled together to protect each other. They knew what they were doing was wrong but they stand beside each other none leaving the other alone. I enjoyed how the SWAT team worked together and protect those who needed it even when they knew these people were in the wrong but understood they were made to do what they did. You could really feel the emotion between Eric and Jayna. Each finding out things about the other and what other packs deal with. It is a learning experience as these two are drawn together. Jayna not leaving her pack behind for any reason where they go she goes. I did enjoy the read but there is a lot of questions left up in the air for me. I am giving this a 3.5 rounding it up to a 4 star. There are a lot of good parts with lots of action along with dangerous situation that leads to explosive sexual passion. This is so different from anything of this nature that you will ever read. The author takes you on a different course where all the rules have changed and things are very different. Give it a read and see what you think.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well and I was kept interested. The story has laughs, super-hot alpha wolfs, stalking, secrets, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT #1) Wolf Trouble (SWAT, #2) This is Jayna and Eric’s story. Jayna’s pack has gotten involved with humans and other wolves. When she is caught by Eric he hides her. He knows right he is attracted to her but after going back to the scene of the crime and not finding her he must track her down. Once he does she tells him what is going on with her pack. After discussing both packs Eric decides he will go undercover to protect her and a few from her pack and also his pack. Can he truly protect everyone and still stay under cover. If it comes down to his pack or her pack what will he choose? Would he really hurt someone in his own pack? What is Jayna has to choose her pack or him will she choose him? Can these two make it work without being in the same pack? I loved these characters and also the other wolfs. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Jayna left her mother and step-father at 17 as her step-father would have raped her. Jayna was now a werewolf. Eric Becker was a SWAT officer. This story has everything: SWAT team, werewolves, really bad guys, pack mates like families, greed, gun shots, raids, and amid all that chaos, romance and finding THE ONE. This was a great story with a great plot and characters. It was a great addition to the series. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars ~ Good. But not as good as the previous books. In the Company of Wolves is the third book in the Dallas SWAT series that focuses on a pack of werewolves that are also SWAT members. In order to truly understand the relationships and the mythology, it’s best that you read the other two books. There is a theme regarding “The One” that ties together all of the books. While I do appreciate the concept of there being one soulmate for every werewolf, I would like to have seen that take a backseat to some other details regarding the wolf pack that we still don’t know yet. I feel the series will become stale if the focus remains the same throughout. Eric Becker and Jayna Winston are instantly attracted to each other from the first time their eyes meet. Neither of them can explain their feelings but one of them is certain that they have found “The One”. With Eric being law enforcement and Jayna being a criminal, it’s hard to imagine them ever being a couple but circumstances bring them together causing them both to make some bad decisions that could prove to be deadly. They are a very likeable and intriguing couple with very different back stories that I liked. The introduction of other types of werewolves was also a plus. Paige Tyler did a great job of adding some more layers to werewolf lore. It would be difficult to say anything negative about the imagination that has gone into this storyline. With all of the movies and books written on werewolves, it’s impressive to see someone still able to provide readers with more insight. I thought In the Company of Wolves, itself was good but it could have been better. After reading Hungry Like the Wolf and Wolf Trouble, this one was very predictable. I hope to see more plot twists in future books from the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series. **Received a copy from Sourcebook Casablanca in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I have been enjoying this new and interesting take on werewolves. The mix of law enforcement and military with a slightly new take on the werewolf genre has had me attention. I wondered where this book would go. After all, we had the human girl/werewolf guy done first, then the werewolf girl/werewolf guy thing in book two. So I was curious how things would evolve in this book. So another werewolf girl/werewolf guy book. However, we are finally introduced to Betas and Omegas. The introduction of a different werewolf pack, and them being bad guys, enabled more information on the werewolf world to be explored. The flip of what a "typical" Omega position has been in other series intrigued me. This was a good addition to the series. There was some more world building and we got to get a bit of catch up on the prior couples, but the focus was much more on the romantic couple and their road to the HEA. Jayne was strong, stubborn and loyal. I liked her a lot. But can I just say, Eric the hacker werewolf Harley rider? Want one. Need one even. Cause *fans self*. Yeah. Uh huh. I gave this book 4 stars and look forward to seeing where the next the series takes us. Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebook Casablanca for the opportunity to read and review the book.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Wolf Trouble and I am loving this series in a major way! Ms. Tyler combines two of my favorite things this book - paranormal romance and romantic suspense. The action is fast and intense and the stakes are higher in this installment because the Pack is up against rogue wolves and they have to bring their best game in order to overcome their opponents. Eric Becker is the newbie of the Pack and like the rest of his team, they have been on the lookout for The One since their Pack leader and pack mate found their soulmates, so when he stumbles upon a woman who leaves him speechless, he's quick to get her out of harm's way in spite of the fact that he's in the middle of a job and she is on the other side of the law. Jayna Winston found herself on the street after an attack by her step-father turned her but she was taken in by an alpha and would willingly do anything for the wolf that saved her. Lately though, they have hooked up with a group of crazy Albanian mobsters and are getting in riskier situations every day. Jayna suspects that her alpha's motives for hooking up with the mobsters are not on the up and up, but until she can come up with a way of getting her pack mates out, they are stuck. When their latest assignment goes south and they find themselves up against a pack of Alpha wolf cops, Jayna knows this is the end for her but in a twist, she gets rescued by one of the cops who puts his job on the line to get her and her pack mates away from the mobsters. The cautious person in me can't help but cringe at the real world implications of Eric's decisions to rescue Jayna and go undercover without adequate prep but at the same time you have to admire him for going all in. I love his boyish charm, how sensitive he was to her issues and her bond with her pack mates and how his focus was on making her happy. Jayna's loyalty is her biggest strength and with her background it's easy to see how trusting anyone would be a difficult thing for her to do. I'm enjoying this take on the wolf shifter lore - having the wolf gene become dominant as a result of a traumatic event, how the wolves are learning more about themselves as they go and the gradual build-up as every installment reveals a bit more about their world. I really love the characters in this series. I love how Ms. Tyler's heroines in this series shine, how they can go toe to toe with the males and even best them sometimes. I also love that the males are very confident and secure in their masculinity that they can let the heroines take the lead. Whether you are a lover of paranormal romance and/or romantic suspense or a first timer to these genres, this series as a whole is one to not miss. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog I’ll be honest with you…I’ve been looking forward to this release every since I read the last book in the series. Paige Tyler is somewhat of a new author for me. The first few books of hers that I’ve tried have blown me away and I was really hoping that this new installment would bring the same thrills and chills as the previous books have for me. Though Tyler very much sticks to what she knows, what’s new and interesting about this book is the fact that she introduces another group of werewolves. So far in this series, we’ve only seen a small amount of the world and the werewolves. We only know that the SWAT team is comprised of all werewolves and no one else knows that but its members. However, when an attack occurs and SWAT soon realizes that there are other werewolves out there, things get much more interest for the group. This is especially true for Eric Becker because at the scene of the crime, he helps one of the other member of the team hide, even going as far as storing her in a crate and dousing her with perfume to mask his scent. It’s crazy, even for a guy like him. However, Becker can’t seem to stop thinking about the criminal he meant. Turns out, Jayna isn’t exactly a hardcore criminal but she does have a dark past. And as Becker discovers her involvement with her pack and a bunch of mobsters, Tyler explores more of her world. While I enjoyed learning more about the Alpha, Betas and Omegas, I will say that it seemed a little unbelievable that Becker can find out all of Jayna’s personal information from doing a little research but he doesn’t know what a Beta and Omega are. I guess the author plans of revealing things as they come up. Despite that though, I still very much enjoyed this book. I find that I have come very attached to the members of the SWAT team very quickly. That’s impressive for only being book three in the series. I would have loved to seen more of the other members of the SWAT team. Apart from Cooper and Beck, there wasn’t much else. But you can bet that I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series to get my next dose!
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
In the Company of Wolves, (SWAT 3) , Paige Tyler Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, I loved the first in this series, somehow missed book two but that didn’t matter as it was still easy to keep up with everything that had passed in this book. Its one of those series where each book is complete and focuses on one character from the team, although we meet the others via the story.  This time its Becker, who’s out on a raid and stuck in the midst of a deadly shootout when he smells a female werewolf, and his attraction is so mind altering that he hides her from his colleagues and leaves the scene. He can’t get her out of his mind though so of course he uses his contacts to track her down. I liked Becker, he’s so entranced by Jayna that he does what his instinct to protect her tells him, and that goes against all his training, his loyalty to Jayna, even though they’ve just met, wars with his loyalty to the team. He can’t/won’t risk them but feels a real need to get her out of the situation she’s become caught up in. He needs to do some quick thinking. Jayna, she’s a good lead. One of those who’ll stand up for herself, not a bullying, hectoring sort, but a person that will do what she can to protect herself and those she loves. I like those characters, a change from the simpering, helpless heroines we often get presented with. You know – the sort who have to have a big, strong man looking after them..I’ve no patience with those who won’t help themselves. Jayna isn’t one of those, and has been looking out for herself since a horrific event at home forced her change. Now though she and her pack have become indebted to a ruthless criminal gang, and though she hates what they’re doing she’s done as her Alpha instructs. It was just simple stealing at first, but the violence has upped recently and her Alpha seems to like what’s happening. Far from it being just a few weeks as he promised he looks set to stay with them indefinitely. When Becker finds out he’s desperate to get Jayna out, but she won’t leave without her pack mates.... Its a fun read, decent story and believable, but it didn’t grip me quite as much as the first one. There’s some sensual scenes and lots of action but somehow I felt there was a bit too much Becker and Jayna and I’d like to have seen more of the SWAT team. They do come into the story but as a minor role and I missed them and the charisma between them all.  Stars: four, a really good read but not quite the five. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers If you enjoyed my review I'd love it if you would please click “Like” and if you didn't I'd love to know why, in case I've inadvertently added a spoiler and need to edit.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
What would you do when you come face to face with your fated mate and you find out they are firmly entrenched in the enemy camp? Alpha wolf shifter and elite SWAT team member, Eric Becker is about to find out. Jayna Winston has been dealt a very bad hand. Making the best of the situation, she finds herself and her fellow shifter pack mates pawns in European mafia hostile takeover. Worse, the one person they’ve come to rely on, their alpha, has pulled them in hook, line and sinker. Paige Tyler has created a new mold for uber alpha wolf shifter. Steamin’ hot but not always the only man in the room. I love the pack dynamics and can’t wait to see where this new blending will go. Sexy, intense and suspense filled, In the Company of Wolves gets a big 5 stars from me. I received this ARC copy of In the Company of Wolves from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 In the Company of Wolves starts out with us getting a glance at the life the Jayne was subject to as a teenager. After surviving that attack by her step-father Jayne has had to learn to survive. Not only in the world but the world as a werewolf. Thankfully she has a small pack to rely on. Unfortunately, here Alpha had started making choices that could put them all in danger. Eric Becker is trying to stop a crime before it happens. That last thing he ever expected to find in the warehouse raid was a she-wolf. But the minute he sees her, his life changed. Eric is a man on mission. A mission to find out who she is and why she was at the warehouse with a gun pointed at him. I really enjoyed this story. In the Company of Wolves was a pretty quick read too. Eric Becker and Jayna Winston are a great couple. I just loved Eric. Eric is they type of guy that everyone would ever want in your corner. He is loyal and determined. I really enjoyed the interplay between Landry Cooper and Eric too. I think Eric needs to watch his back I have a funny feeling that Cooper will get a little revenge in the future for that gun shot. Favorite line: “Almost forgot. Can you stop by and feed my fish every few days? And talk to them too. They get lonely when I am not home.” Cooper made a face “Who the hell talks to their fish?” “Me. You’ll feed them, right” “Yeah, I’ll feed them. But I am sure as hell not talking to them,” Cooper said….. 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.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Spotlight, Guest Post & Review: Company of Wolves (SWAT) by Paige Tyler http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3pQ Publication Date: December 1, 2015 Reviewed by: Reading Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 4.5 Stars REVIEW: I enjoyed reading how Jayna and Becker meet and all the trouble that caused. The action started right away and didn’t let up through the whole book, which played well with the camaraderie and closeness of the packs. With the danger and trouble surrounding them, Jayna and Becker developed a rather sweet romance that just flowed believably into their hot relationship. I’ve not read this series and had no trouble figuring things out, the first thing I figured out is that I need to get the first few books in the series and ready myself for the next. *Review copy provided NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Becker and his team find burglars at a warehouse they are staking out. When he gets a whiff of a tantalizing smell, he realizes it’s a female werewolf. Jayna and her pack are involved with an Albanian mobster. But she doesn’t know what to think when one of the cops hides her in a container so she is safe. He has a suspicion that she’s his soul mate. When he turns up at her coffee shop, they figure the only way to get her out of her current predicament is for him to go undercover in her pack. He can protect her and get the bad guys too. This is a great a story. At first it took a little while to get into it but once I did I couldn’t stop reading. ( Almost ) love at first site. Sexual tension. A total annihilation of a Harley. And lots of wounded werewolves. *RECEIVED A COPY FROM NETGALLEY*
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Lots of sexy action packed adventure in this story of a cop who finds that the woman who's on the wrong side of the law is the one with the key to his heart. I'm really enjoying this series of alpha male shifter cops and the kickass women who become their mates, and Eric and Jayna have it going on, from the moment they meet. Eric's a dedicated cop for sure, but something about Jayna makes him let her escape from a disastrous (for her pack) raid gone wrong, and he's determined to find out why she's joined up with a gang of thieves. If it means going undercover to get her out, so be it. I loved the two of them together, Eric's protective side coming through time and again, while at the same time Jayna is coming into her own alpha tendencies, hidden until now. They share some steamy scenes together and it was an entertaining, fun read! 4 stars.
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely enjoyed the book! It was fast-paced, exciting and dangerous! Becker and Jayna were perfect together. Their chemistry was off the charts and I loved how Becker respected Jayna’s boundaries and gave her time to get to know and accept him and his presence in her life. Jayna is a strong wolf whose loyalty is unbreakable. I love her strength and her ability to overcome unimaginable circumstances. What I really liked about the book was the introduction of the new wolves. They created a whole new dynamic to the series and I’m excited to see what happens next! IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES is an engaging and entertaining read. I laughed, I cried and I couldn’t put it down! I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Once again Tyler has created a fast paced & exciting novel that I found myself completely caught up in. Action packed sequences and hot romance fill the pages of this novel with a vivid story. Her descriptions paint this world in a larger than life manner, allowing me to picture each aspect of it. Alpha male-ness simply oozes from the characters in this novel. Tyler has created the ultimate males to make a woman drool. Not only are they strong and super alpha, but they also care and take care of those around them. I love how they all band together toward a common goal. The male lead in this story is no exception. He was easy to fall in love with. The contrast between him and the female lead in this story was fantastic. She was loveable and easy to get to know in a completely different manner. This novel was a great addition to Tyler’s SWAT series. Her alpha wolves never fail to draw me in to their high stakes adventures. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
In the Company of Wolves (SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM #3) by Paige Tyler I loved Paige Tyler’s In the Company of Wolves. She created an action pact and thrilling novel that I could not put down. The setting takes place in contemporary Dallas, Texas. The story starts at a warehouse with SWAT agents trying to take down some criminals who happen to include other werewolves. SWAT shifter Eric Becker thinks he finds his “one” Jayna Winston while on the mission and needs to figure out a way to help her. Eric is a great character. He will do whatever it takes to Jayna and her pack. In the SWAT series, some people are dormant werewolves needing a life-threatening trauma to trigger their animal. Eric was turned after an undercover case went wrong. I love that despite that fact, he goes undercover to help Jayna. He is heroic, caring, and smart. Jayna has had a tough life. Regardless she predominately wants to the right thing. She loves her pack and will do anything for them, even if that means risking her own life. She is brave and quick on her feet. She grew tremendously in the story. There are multiple bad guys who are well-developed and threatening. I like how Eric and Jayna respond to the various situations they undergo. I also, appreciated that once again, it is Cooper who discovers his pack mate’s secret and helps his friend out. I love the SWAT series. Paige Tyler keeps outdoing herself with each book. Each story in the series feels like it belongs. The plot was fascinating and full of excitement. There were unexpected twists. The characters and story are believable and thrilling. The conflict was well resolved. I cannot wait for her next story. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Finding “The One” with a robbery going down is the last thing you would expect. But Eric rarely does the expected. In the Company of Wolves is a rollercoaster ride of action adventure and love. I really like Jayna and think that Eric is a lucky son of a gun. This is a pick it up and read past your bedtime kind of book. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi in anakin skywolf. Leader of wolfclan. An heres some things you need to follow here:1be nice ok? 2 be active. 3choose any charectors but not from an other clan.(you can you charectors from movies too.) 3follow rules. 4listen to me im leader an wat i say goes. 5HAVE FUN!!