Primal Law (Alpha Pack Series #1)

Primal Law (Alpha Pack Series #1)

by J. D. Tyler

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Meet the Alpha Pack, a top-secret military team of wolf-shifters fighting the most dangerous predators in the world, human and nonhuman. After a massacre leaves Jaxon Law crippled, he must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when Jax rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, he is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead. Soon he must decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth defying the ultimate shifter law...

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ISBN-13: 9780451234346
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Alpha Pack Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 296,946
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

J. D. Tyler has a master's degree in education and spent 16 years in the public school trenches before she left teaching to pursue her dream of writing full time. An active member of the Romance Writers of America, she has been a finalist for the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit. Tyler also has one book optioned for a major motion picture. Her Alpha Pack novels include Black MoonHunter's Heart, and Cole's Redemption.

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"[Fans] will fall head over heals for the Alpha Pack!" —-Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author

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Primal Law 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 141 reviews.
Book_Monster_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Jo Davis is one of my favorite authors. I absolutely LOVED her FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION FIVE series and I couldn't wait to get my hands on Primal Law and og course, she did not disappoint. Her first Paranormal Romance written under her pseudonym, J.D. Tyler, was just as amazing as the rest of her books. Primal Law, the first book in the new Alpha Pack series had a great plot line, great characters and of course smokin' hot love scenes. Jaxon Law is man scorned by betrayal and weighed down by the guilt of the death of his team mates and leader. He does not trust anyone outside his brothers, the Alpha Pack and is determined never to mate and trust a woman again. Kira is a scientist working at New Life Technology. While employed, she starts to notice the suspicious behaviors of her employers and starts snooping around. She steals small canisters of what seems to be of skin samples that she believes and hopes will reveal the horrible secret she feels her employer is hiding and gets chased out side and then caught. Enter Jax and the Alpha Pack team to the rescue. Jaxon Law (former Navy SEAL) is a Grey Wolf, RetroCog and Time-Bender. Jax hears Kira's screams and immediately responds. He sees 2 men attacking her and his wolf goes crazy. Although he has no idea why his wolf and he are taking the attack so personal, he shifts to wolf and kills both men. Jax then shifts back to man in front of Kira and they take her back to the Alpha Pack headquarters to figure out who is trying to kill her and why, as well as make sure she won't reveal their secrets. Jax and Kira have an instant attraction to one another. Jax is scared to put his faith and trust into another woman after the last woman he thought he loved was responsible for trapping Jax and the Alpha Pack and killing 4 of the team members while the others struggled and fought for their lives. Kira is thrust into a world she never could have imagined existed. She discovers she is Jax's mate and does not want to me mated because it's their fate. She wants to be mated because they love each other. I really loved how they worked at their relationship and it wasn't instant love. They learned to trust in each other and then eventually fell in love. I also fell in love with all of the men from Alpha Pack. Everyone one of these men steals your heart and leaves you anticipating his book. Nick Westfall - The new Team Leader of Alpha Pack is a White Wolf, Empath and PreCog. Nick carries the burden of knowing the fates of his men, yet because of a tragic past mistake he won't interfere with destiny or free will. Aric Savage - Red Wolf, Firestarter and Telekinetic. Aric harbors a terrible resentment of his shifting and Psy abilities, and sees them as a curse. Kalen Black - is the newest and youngest member of the Alpha Pack. Black Panther, Sorcerer and Necromancer and the only known shifter of his kind. "Hammer" - Grey Wolf, Tracer-Only Nick knows the mysterious giant's real name. Zander Cole - Black Wolf and Healer-Zander nearly killed himself trying to save his teammates in the aftermath of the Noble massacre. Of all the survivors, he's the one not dealing with the tragedy and is a cause for grave worry among the others. Ryon Hunter - Silver Wolf, Channeler and Telepath-Ryon is an original team member whose "sixth sense" gives the catch-phrase "I see dead people" a whole new meaning. So, all in all...I LOVED this book and
blueEC More than 1 year ago
I won't give a synopsis of the plot but I will tell you it is an occassion to celebrate a new series and an author who can write! I loved the characters and the premise behind the series. Read and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whyy do people insisr on revealing the WHOLE STORY im their comments?????? This is just supposed to be opinions on the book for others to see if they think itt'd be interesting and appealing ti them!!! By the way- great book!
owlspiritwoman More than 1 year ago
This book had a really entrancing story line, loved the side plots of all the men on Alfa team and was really caught by surprise at the twisted ending. Kept me spellbound throughout the story.
Dollkin More than 1 year ago
This is like a watered down, slightly altered version of Lora Leigh's Breeds series. If you're a fan of her, I wouldn't really recommend the Alpha Pack series. In regards to the actual writing, if you're looking for a quick beach read, this will probably do. The characters jump far too easily into what the writer wants them to do, the plot feeling rushed and sometimes a little forced, the characters, especially the heroine, not given nearly enough to go with that leads her to where she's going. The slang used is also rather juvenile. Most of the characters sound like college students rather than ex-Marines and scientists. I find it very hard to believe an ex-marine would drill his buddy's arms with his knuckles while parting, brother-in-circumstance or not. I admire the attempt at camaraderie, but it still feels very forced. All in all, I am not a fan.
RomanceBookCraze More than 1 year ago
Can I give a book more then a 5 rating? No...hmmm...well that kind of stinks cause I want to give this one more! This book falls in my top 5 favorite shifter books ever and I read a lot of shifter books! Fast, fun, emotional, and hot, throw in some sexy as hell shifters and a kick ass heroine and oh have yourself a good time *wink* I absolutely loved every aspect of this book. It has very intense in depth characters that will suck you in from the beginning. Jaxon is amazing. He is a tortured hero who has done everything in his power to protect the ones he loves. When a mission goes bad, he takes it very personally and he needs the love of the right women to heal his emotional hurt along with the physical. Kira...well, Kira just simply rocks. She is strong, determined, smart, and able to stand her ground in a house full of alpha power. She definitely knows how to put Jaxon on his knees. She didn't freak out when she found out about everything, nor did she turn into a whiny cry baby who needed to be coddled. NO..she stepped in and made her place in Jaxon's world and I respected her all the more for that. I don't know about you but I feel that there has to be just the right balance of dialogue and thought to make a book flow well. Too much of either and you are either confused or bored. Not the case here, there is a lot of dialogue and banter between all the characters and just enough thought and back story for you to completely understand what is going on. Ms. Tyler has created a world unlike any other I have read about. This book has all the things that I need in a romance novel for it to be complete. It has a strong H/H, a lot of amazing secondary characters, witty dialogue that will have you smiling, a great plot that flows well and is well thought out, and an ending that makes you crave more. Oh and did I mention this book is HOT! Oh my! The intimacy is just the right balance of heat and emotion, and will have you fanning yourself by the end. Ok , I am gonna quit now. I could go on and on about how amazing this books is but I won't. I am gonna trust that you will buy the book and see for yourself. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Afghanistan, an attack left many in Jaxon Tyler's unit dead; those who survived were changed into werewolves. They became the Alpha Pack. However, he and his unit of shifters are betrayed by his girlfriend Beryl; he knows he is fortunate to survive while tossing his perfidious lover into the fire. At NewLife Technology in Las Vegas, Jaxon rescues lab assistant Kira Locke from an assault. She knows something is not right at the lab so she steals samples so that she and her protector Jax can figure out what is happening. As the werewolf and the human work together, they fall in love; but each understands the mission to take down the unknown predatory Chappell comes first. With a nod to Mandy M. Roth's Immortal Ops series, J.D. Tyler provides a fabulous first act with the introduction of the Alpha Pack, a military werewolf unit with other specialized paranormal talents. The story line is fast-paced from the opening betrayal and never slows down as the team works on learning who Beryl is allied with. Not all goes well as some members die and others are captured by the enemy. Although Kira accepts things too easily (after an initial short circuit) and acts and reacts over the top of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, fans will enjoy meeting the Alpha Pack. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. I really wish it had been longer. Ready to see what alpha pack gets into with savage awakenings.
EMM1 More than 1 year ago
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Primal Law is the first book in a new paranormal adult romance series focusing on shifters. I am such a sucker for shifters, so when I saw this book I was eager to dive right in. We open with Jaxon fighting to save his life after being betrayed by the women he gave his heart to. He comes out of a trap she set for him and his teammates with an injury to his leg and a huge amount of guilt, especially since not all of his team made it out alive. He vows to keep his heart guarded from now on, specifically when it comes to women. We fast forward to six months later with Kira taking samples from a lab she works at because she suspects her bosses are up to no good. While she is on the run she ends up cornered and fears for her life, until a man, who shifts into a wolf, comes charging in to rescue her. Her rescuer, Jax, has an instant connection to Kira and tells her she is now coming back to his team¿s complex since she has seen what he really is. She is in shock over everything that just happened so she agrees to go with him.When we get to the complex and meet the other members of Jax¿s team is when things start to get a little interesting. The prologue of this book and the beginning were setting it up to be something very intriguing, but once I got further in my mind started to wander. There were a couple of things that bothered me about the book and the problems started when Kira makes it to the complex and starts to wander on her own. She stumbles across a section where there are paranormal creatures being held because they are considered too dangerous to be given their freedom. Kira feels an immediate pull to them and wants to help rehabilitate them. She meets one in particular, a fae prince, that she talks to and on her first try gets him to talk back to her, agree to remain docile, and convinces the man in charge of the complex to release the fae prince and live in his own quarters. This prince has been there for a long time and has never spoken a word to anyone ever and recently tried to kill himself. I just found it hard to believe that Kira could get through to him so quickly. I wanted her to visit with him more than just once before a huge breakthrough was made.I think that is my overall issue with this novel. I wanted J.D. to scratch the surface more with the characters emotions and backgrounds. The foundation for the story is there. I loved the new take on the shifters and enjoyed getting to know a new cast, but the characters were just a little too flat. They had no depth and as a result I did not connect with them as much as I would have liked too. J.D. had so many wonderful ideas, but she did not follow through with them fully and as a result the story was very one dimensional.As for the two main characters, Jax and Kira, I did not come to feel anything for the two of them. I liked them at the beginning and thought their relationship started off well, but as it progressed it felt more clinical than emotional. They made life altering decisions with their heads and not with their hearts. For example, once a male finds his mate if they do not complete the bond he gets very sick and weak, so Kira has a large decision on her hands. Be with Jax and complete the bond or he will ultimately die. Not sure how I feel about that little piece of mythology, but my point is when they make the decision it is very logical and businesslike, I did not feel the emotional side of this choice at all. To me bonding with someone forever should be a very heartfelt decision and Kate seems to go through the pros and cons of the decision with a very businesslike demeanor.The overall vibe I got from this book was almost Disney like. Everything that went wrong came to a resolution so easily and I wanted there to be more struggle and hardship involved. In a world where all the creatures we fear that go bump in the night actually exist I expect darkness and for the characters to be put through grueling trials. I don¿t expect them to keep their langu
msphotogirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really impressed with this book. I liked the world J.D. Tyler is building. I'm ready for more. If you've read The Firefighters series of Jo Davis, this is the same writer. I think this is going to be a good series.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I started this series with book five, Cole's Redemption, and enjoyed it so much I've started over at the beginning with this book. Shifters books always appeal to me and so do military books which makes this one a total win. Navy seals that were bitten while deployed in Afghanistan. Mix their new shifter abilities with the psy ones they already had and you have the go to group for dealing with the paranormal. It's an interesting world that I quickly loved. The story is spiraling as it ends up where it started and expands from there. It had me thinking, trying to figure out what was going on and how everything fit together. I enjoy those kinds of books a lot. Mixed in with the mystery of what is really going on is the bonding issue that needs to be settled between Jaxon and Kira. The author does a good job of weaving both pieces together. I liked both main characters. Jaxon is a tough guy that's been through a lot. He struggles with an injury and questions his ability to still be part of the team. He has no desire for a mate and tries his hardest to not be drawn to Kira but the draw is there and he can't resist it. The idea of mates and that pull between them always makes me happy. I enjoy them resisting and then figuring out that the other one makes them the happiest they can be. Just makes me smile. As for Kira, she's a daring, strong women who takes risks for things she believes in. Her questions about her employer led her to some important finding. I was pretty proud of her stubborn tenacity. Overall, I really enjoyed this story. It filled in the overarching story line for me after jumping into this one mid-series. I'm definitely reading on with this series. Great paranormal romance with a side of mystery.
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Kristas_Dust_Jacket More than 1 year ago
OMG, it's been way too long since I've read a good, classic-style paranormal romance. I've had the audio version of Primal Law on my iPod for months now, and after I finished the book prior to it, and was scrolling through my choices, this book really stood out. All of a sudden, I absolutely HAD to listen to it. Decision made. In Primal Law, we are introduced to the Alpha Pack, a group of shifters that used to be Navy SEALS. Each member of the team has an extra special ability outside of the fact that they can shift into wolves. These abilities come in handy when on missions - or when trying to save a damsel in distress, as Jaxon Law does in Las Vegas one night. He is inexplicably drawn to the woman he saves - Kira. In between trying to get a handle on these new feelings for her, he and his team are compelled to learn more about Kira's former employer and the nasty human experiments they are conducting. This book was exactly what I needed. Who doesn't love a good book about a bunch of hunky shifters, right? The Alpha Pack was the best part about Primal Law, hands down. I was thrilled when I thought it was just five or six guys who can change into massive wolves. But, J.D. Tyler surprised me by adding extra powers on top of that. Like, one of the guys can call up fire with his hands. Another can see glimpses of the future. And Jaxon can even rewind time. I loved this unique twist on your run-of-the-mill werewolves. Did I mention that the shifters aren't the only supernatural creatures in this world? Oh no. There are lots them in Primal Law, and I love that even the characters in the story don't know all about them or what all is out there in the world. It's like, they are discovering these races along with the reader, so that was pretty cool. We became most familiar with a fae prince, a gremlin and a sorcerer. And, the way that they were all introduced to the storyline was creative and fit in with the rest of the story. Kira was the token human in the story. She's ballsy and smart and pretty much fearless. She has a very tender heart too, which causes Jax a lot of stress since she's always putting herself in danger to help someone else. I also liked that Kira questioned everything and didn't accept it at face value just because someone told her to. Jax is the extra broody member of the Alpha Pack. He has a lot on his conscience. A mission gone bad weighs on him still, six months after the fact. He feels like it was his fault, and to make matters worse, he still sports an injury that sometimes hampers his ability to walk or run. But, when he meets Kira, everything changes. He fights it - I mean, he's a virile, independent man. He wasn't prepared to be shackled with a mate. But, once he gives in to it, he changes, at least toward Kira. One of my favorite parts of the books about shifters is their uber protective nature when it comes to their mates. It's SO swoon-worthy. Jax was no different. I loved how grumbly he got when other males got too touchy feely with Kira. I loved how he tried to keep her from charging into danger, and how on alert he was when he couldn't convince her to stay home. Jax's and Kira's relationship was sweet and sexy. I liked that Primal Law was a dual POV book, too. Jax's perspective on everything that went on between the two of them was interesting and enlightening. He and Kira were great together. I really liked the audio version. Kirsten Potter was a new narrator to me, and I thought she did a fantastic job. I'll definitely be checking out her other work. Speaking of, things were set up nicely to bring you into the second book in the series. I've already added it to my Audible wishlist. So, the next time I get a hankering for a good shifter book, I'll be ready.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down once I statred to read it. It had me on the edge of my seat all the time oh yes the heart was racing with wanting love to save the day or good. It's been along time since I read a book as good as this one thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I at first I was disappointed 8$ for 250 pages. This book was so good. A little slow in the middle but worth the read. I am so buying the other books. So worth it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new author for me. I liked this book so much I ordered all the rest of the series. Very well written, action packed. A very nice team, consisting of different supernatural beings. Very strong characters and a great action packed story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow.....I must say I wasn't sure what to expect with this series, but OMG!! REady to enjoy Aric's story next!!
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Believeable characters and story line. I really enjoy the way the story unfolds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of the ending... And I'm definitely not a fan of Jax, mate or not that was effed up. Still a good book despite what I consider a slow read.