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 that 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?
About the Author
Paige Tyler is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction, including the X-Ops series, the Cowboys series, and the Alaskan Werewolves books. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their dog.
Abby Craden is a professional actress and voice artist who can be heard in numerous TV and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2012, Abby is an award-winning stage actress and a resident artist with the prestigious theater A Noise Within.
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In the Company of Wolves
By PAIGE TYLER
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Dallas, Texas, Present Day
Eyes glued to his binoculars, Officer Eric Becker surveyed the dimly lit warehouse across from the rooftop he was positioned on. It was four o'clock in the morning, and the place was about as quiet as you could expect a major import/export warehouse located outside the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to be.
"Anything yet?" Xander Riggs queried softly through Becker's earpiece.
Becker checked the heavy shadows along the west side of the warehouse before answering his squad leader.
"Nothing yet. But they'll be here. This target is too good to pass up."
"They'd better show," fellow SWAT officer Max Lowry muttered over the internal communications channel. "I have a hundred dollars riding on it."
"Which I'll be more than happy to take off your hands when it turns out Becker is wrong," the team's resident medic-slash-sniper, Alex Trevino, added.
"Cut the chatter and stay alert," Xander growled.
Silence descended over the radio as Becker's teammates went back to watching their assigned sectors. Like him, they were positioned in a loose circle around the main warehouse, either on rooftops or hidden inside trucks or shipping containers. The idea was to let the thieves slip past them and into the warehouse. Then Xander would give the word and they'd move in, trapping the bad guys in their net. Of course, the plan would only work if the thieves made an appearance. But Becker wasn't worried. He'd studied the ring's MO long enough to know they'd show. And soon. It was as quiet as it was going to get down there.
A secure and bonded freight company like World Cargo was open for business 24-7, but there were always lulls in the workload, and the biggest one was right now, after the midnight rush and before the pace picked up again at sunrise. It might have seemed like the warehouse was deserted, but there were four security guards roaming the twelve-foot-high perimeter fence, with another stationed in an armored shack located just inside the gated entrance. Becker couldn't see them from his vantage point, but he knew there were two more guards inside the warehouse. It was risky leaving all the guards in place for this operation, but if they hadn't, the thieves would have known something was up.
Movement out of the corner of Becker's eye caught his attention, and he swung his binoculars to scan the long row of windows that covered the upper level of the warehouse. A moment later, a uniformed security guard walked past. That must have been what he'd seen.
Becker relaxed and swept his binoculars over the rest of his sector as he considered how the death of organized crime boss Walter Hardy had paved the way for these new thieves to move into the city and take over.
Hardy had been a major player in Dallas, but it wasn't until Sergeant Gage Dixon, the commander of the SWAT team, had gone all werewolf on the jackass and ripped out his throat that people really understood what kind of grip Hardy had maintained on almost every criminal enterprise in the city.
Hell, for a few blissful weeks following Hardy's death, violent crime rates had dropped to the lowest levels the city had seen in nearly forty years. Of course, that wasn't the reason Gage had killed the man. He'd ripped Hardy to pieces because the son of a bitch had been dumb enough to kidnap the woman Gage had fallen in love with. Not a smart thing to do. But Hardy's sudden departure from this earth had benefitted the local community in so many ways, Gage's action probably should have counted as a public service.
Unfortunately, nature abhors a vacuum. Within a couple months of Hardy's death, every violent offender with a gun and delusions of grandeur was making a play to take over control of the old man's territory. At first, the scumbags spent most of their time killing each other. Soon enough though, deals started being made, alliances started forming, and it looked like Dallas was heading for a serious turf war.
Then, when it seemed like things couldn't get worse, a group of outsiders showed up and the shit really hit the fan. Within weeks, they'd put a serious dent in the local criminal leadership, wiping out a lot of people in the process. In the last week alone, they'd taken out two jewelry stores, an art gallery, and an electronics store. They were good — and dangerous.
Becker was musing over how easy it had been to create a search algorithm to predict the crew's next target based on the types of places they'd already hit when another shadowy movement through the warehouse's windows caught his attention. He swung his binoculars up, expecting to see the security guard again, but instead, he saw a man dressed head to toe in black and carrying an MP5 submachine gun.
"Shit. They're already inside," he shouted into his mic.
Jumping to his feet, Becker headed for the rappelling rope, coiled and waiting for a quick descent down the backside of the building. He wrapped the rope around the snap link attached to his harness, then tossed the other end over the side.
"How the hell did they get in there without us seeing them?" Xander demanded in his ear.
"They must have come inside with one of the earlier shipments," Becker said as he stepped to the edge of the building and kicked himself backward into space.
The rope slid through his gloved hands as he sailed down from the third-floor roof in a single large bound. He ignored the heat in his hands, waiting until he was only a few feet above the ground before jerking his right hand behind his back and braking hard. His downward momentum immediately stopped. He hit the pavement, then ran toward the warehouse, sliding his M4 off his back at the same time.
"Should we try to warn them?" Khaki Blake, teammate and Xander's significant other, asked across the radio.
Becker could hear the sound of feet pounding on pavement through his earpiece — the rest of the team running for their entry positions.
"Negative," Xander ordered. "The suspects could have the guards' radios."
Becker swore as he raced to the side entrance, where he was supposed to meet up with fellow SWAT officer and explosives expert Landry Cooper. They had no idea how many bad guys were in the warehouse or where they were. If the guards weren't already dead, the suspects now had two hostages they could use as human shields to hide behind on their way out. That made this operation a hell of a lot harder.
He absently heard Xander tell the on-scene commander to keep the rest of the Dallas PD officers at a distance. Xander didn't want their fellow cops running into the building, shooting at everything that moved, including SWAT.
Cooper was already waiting at the heavy metal security door when Becker got there, his gold eyes glinting from behind his ski mask. Becker waited as Cooper punched the code into the cypher lock on the wall, then led the way. They both hesitated as soon as they got inside, waiting for the rest of the squad to signal they were ready to go.
That was when Becker realized there was something really strange going on in the warehouse — so strange that it took him a second to realize what had him pinging all of a sudden.
"Shit," he muttered, finally recognizing the familiar scent in the air. "We might have a problem, team. The guys we're going up against are werewolves. Every one of them."
There was stunned silence on the other end of the radio.
"You sure?" Xander asked.
"He's sure," Cooper answered before Becker could say anything, his North Carolina accent barely discernable. "I smell them too."
Xander's curse was terse over the radio. "Everyone, stay together and watch yourselves."
Becker didn't need to be told twice, and he doubted anyone else did either. The idea of facing criminals who were just as strong, fast, and hard to take down as the SWAT team was more than enough to keep them on their toes.
He and Cooper moved slowly through the warehouse, checking behind every box and pallet as they instinctively covered each other. How the hell had another werewolf pack moved into Dallas without them realizing it?
He was still trying to come up with an answer when gunshots sounded from the far side of the warehouse.
"Contact!" the SWAT team's lead armorer, Trevor McCall, shouted over the radio. "Khaki and I are engaged with two of them, both heavily armed. They're definitely werewolves. I put four rounds into one of them and he's still going."
More gunfire came from somewhere off to the left of Becker, then even more from the right. Bullets ricocheted off the concrete floor and steel shelving units, punching holes in shipping crates and containers, and making it damn near impossible to figure out which direction the bad guys were shooting from.
"I'm pushing the exterior security guards and the rest of the DPD to the outside perimeter," Xander announced. "We can't let regular cops engage with these guys or it'll be a bloodbath. This is all on us."
"Roger that," Becker said.
"Incoming!" Cooper shouted.
Becker turned just in time to see two hulking figures dressed eerily similar to him and Cooper — black garb and tactical vests — and toting automatic weapons, which the bad guys were aiming in their direction.
Becker ducked behind the closest wooden packing crate while Cooper dove for cover behind another as bullets whizzed past them, all six feet five inches of him managing it without getting hit. Using the crate as a shield, Becker stuck the barrel of his M4 out and took aim. He hated the idea of killing fellow werewolves, but he didn't have a choice. This crew would take him and every member of his pack down without hesitation. It was pack against pack, and there was no question about what he had to do.
Becker put two rounds through the thug on the right, just above the top of his tactical vest. The werewolf stumbled back, but then charged forward with a growl, his eyes turning a vivid yellow-gold, his lip curling in a snarl, exposing his fangs.
Becker lifted his weapon a little higher and squeezed the trigger, putting three 5.56mm ball rounds through the werewolf's forehead. That stopped him cold and he immediately went down. On the other side of the aisle, Cooper took out the second werewolf.
That left about a dozen more. They came at him and Cooper from multiple directions at once, using their keen hearing and sense of smell to pinpoint their location. They even attacked from above, climbing on top of shelving units and trying to pin them down in crossfire.
In the two years he'd been with SWAT, Becker had never gone up against anyone who was even close to being a match for him and his pack. These guys were fast and they were strong. But while they fought like berserkers, they didn't fight as a pack. That gave Becker and Cooper the advantage. When they put down yet another werewolf — this one fast and wiry, who'd climbed and hopped around on the shelving units like a frigging monkey — the rest of them turned tail and ran.
On the downside, that meant he and Cooper had to split up. It was dangerous, and Xander would have their asses for it, but it was worth the risk if they could take down this crew.
"I found the two guards," Khaki reported over the radio. "They're alive but unconscious."
Xander said something in reply, but Becker didn't hear what it was because he was too busy trying to figure out the new scent his nose had just picked up. It was unmistakably werewolf, but unlike any werewolf he'd ever smelled before. It reminded him a little of Khaki but sweeter.
He took a breath, then another and another, until he was almost hyperventilating. Shit. He could barely hold up his weapon.
Becker shook his head, trying to clear it as he rounded the corner, and came face-to-face with a female werewolf so beautiful that all he could do was stop and stare. She stared back, her blue eyes as wide as saucers. Her heart beat a hundred miles an hour and there was blood splattered on the tactical vest she wore. Becker's heart lurched at the thought of her being hurt. But one sniff confirmed the blood wasn't hers. It belonged to one of the other werewolves with her.
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. But he had to get the weapon away from her. If she pulled the trigger, he'd be dead. Shooting her wasn't an option though, and the idea of arresting her didn't make him feel any better.
Becker didn't consider whether what he was about to do was smart but simply lowered his weapon and took his finger off the trigger, letting his M4 hang loosely against his chest by the strap over his shoulder. Then he slowly lifted both hands as if in surrender.
He'd done it to put her at ease, but her heart pounded even harder. Her eyes darted left and right, her ponytail swinging from side to side. And while she kept her weapon trained on him, at least her finger wasn't wrapped around the trigger now.
Becker pulled up the black ski mask hiding his face, then switched off his mic. When he finally managed to find his voice, he didn't want his teammates listening in.
"Relax and put down the gun," he said, keeping his voice soft and calm even though gunfire echoed in the rest of the warehouse. "We can work this out. No one else has to get hurt."
She didn't say anything or lower her weapon. She didn't run either. That was progress, he supposed.
He was wondering if he should try a different tack when Xander's voice came across loud and clear over the radio in his ear. "They're bolting, so be careful. The few left are going to fight like caged rats."
Becker didn't have to ask if the woman heard what Xander said. She was a werewolf like him, which meant she had the same exceptional hearing. If he needed further confirmation, the look of terror on her face would have been it. He couldn't blame her; her pack had just abandoned her.
Off to the right, the sounds of gunfire increased, and so did the howls. Boots thudded on the concrete floor, heading in their direction.
She looked around again, trying to see every direction at once. Her grip on her weapon tightened, and she swung it at whoever was coming their way.
Oh hell, she's going to start shooting.
Swearing under his breath, Becker closed the distance between them and ripped the MP5 out of her hands, tossing it aside. She bared her fangs in a snarl, but before she could get the sound out, he slapped a hand over her mouth.
"Trust me," he said in her ear.
Wrapping his free arm around her, he picked her up and half carried, half dragged her over to the nearest crate. Ignoring her struggles, he ripped the top off the crate, praying there'd be enough room inside. It was empty except for a rolled up painting.
"Thank you, Lord," he breathed.
Taking his hand away from her mouth, he swung her up in his arms and dumped her inside as gently as he could. She hit the bottom of the crate with an oomph, then immediately sat up.
"What are you doing?" she demanded in a voice so soft and silky it almost brought him to his knees.
He shook off the hold her voice had on him and reached for the top to the crate. "Stay here until it's safe to leave."
Ignoring her startled look, he pushed her down with one hand and pulled the lid into place with the other.
Shit, that was close.
Blowing out a breath, he turned to find Cooper standing there staring at him like he'd lost his ever-loving mind.
Cooper switched off his mic with a flick of his thumb before shoving up his ski mask, a scowl on his face. "What the fuck are you doing?"
Becker's mind whirled like an out-of-control windmill. How the hell could he explain what Cooper had seen?
He couldn't. He only hoped his friend would give him the benefit of the doubt. "Trust me. I have to do this."
Cooper opened his mouth, then closed it again. His dark eyes went to the crate, his jaw flexing. Becker tensed, ready to stop his friend if it looked like he was going to rip off the lid. But instead, Cooper gave him a long, thoughtful look, then turned and walked over to another stack of boxes.
Becker frowned as Cooper picked up one of the cardboard boxes and carried it back over to the crate where the female werewolf was hiding. Cooper ripped open the box and pulled out a big fancy decanter of what looked like whiskey. Taking off the top, he dumped the whole thing over the crate before reaching for another and doing the same thing. Becker couldn't miss the overpowering smell of jasmine and buttercups.
Not whiskey. Perfume.
Cooper was covering her scent. Why the hell hadn't he thought of that?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another one click book for me. This series just keeps getting better. A definate must read!
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*****
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.
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.
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
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.**
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.