Title: Wolf Hunt (SWAT #6)
Author: Paige Tyler
Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca
Expected Publishing Date: June 6, 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Length: 352 pages
Rating: 3.5 Stars rounded Up
A STORM IS BREWING…
Remy Boudreaux is back in his hometown, New Orleans. He’s there with three of his fellow Dallas SWAT officers for a week of training with the NOLA PD. On the eve of a tropical storm, Remy and his buddies prowl the French Quarter. One tantalizing scent captures Remy’s senses, forcing him to follow until he is face to face with Triana Bellamy—his beautiful high school crush.
After reconnecting, Remy and Triana are close—very. Remy struggles to keep things casual. Ever since his partner—and first love—was killed on the job, he’s kept women at a distance.
But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy’s protective instincts kick in. He may have to reveal his true self…and hope Triana accepts him.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
I felt the SWAT series braced for some unknown something with what’s going on on Wolf Hunt. For one, the story took place in New Orleans, a city loaded with myth and mysticism. And for another, the history the main characters had, which somehow intertwined and meshed with the trouble both characters had.
After the last two somewhat lukewarm entry of the series, Remy’s story is like a breathe of fresh air. Even the usual opening chapter – where there’s a certainty something horrible going to happen – brought additional oomph for how the disaster would directly affect the story later on. At least it had me sympathize with him more. Also, the fact that Triana – the love interest – was someone he got a crush with during high school, making the attraction between them a bit more natural than the usual werewolf-pheromones-bonding-instalove–the-One stuff this series have so far.
Don’t get me wrong, the steamy scenes were still plenty for readers who enjoy them. But the connection between the pair felt more genuine to me because they knew each other previously. Another plus on their romance was, as frustrating Remy and Triana could be with the whole broken-heart vibe, once they decided to talk things through both didn’t dilly dally.
On the suspense part, there were separate cases Remy and Triana carried out which ultimately lead to the deadly hunt. I liked how the storyline weaved between these two cases. Even if some of the facts and turn of events were rather predictable or cliché, the fast pace of the story more than making up for it. What satisfied me here was how the law of retaliation – an eye for an eye – for once was really put to use. Werewolf were deadly, so there! 😉
Referring back to the New Orleans’s mysterious atmosphere, where a few questions answered while raising a whole new other questions at the same time, this entry cemented the base of bigger picture to the plot with the whole A/B/O, werewolf hunters and other trouble brewing. I thought it was high time this SWAT pack had someone who could advice them spiritually as this bunch of Alphas didn’t seem to have clue on quite a lot of other stuff. It’s interesting to see how the author would bring the story from here.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.