Title: Wolf Instinct (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #9)
Author: Paige Tyler
Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Format: eBook, Print
Length: 320 Pages
Rating: 3.5 Stars rounded UP
He’s a wolf shifter.
She hunts monsters.
How can she be The One for him?
SWAT werewolf Zane Kendrick will do whatever it takes to take down the man who attacked his pack. His search takes him to Los Angeles, but when he meets Alyssa, the smart, sexy agent who comes to his aid, he’s immediately interested in pursuing more than just the next lead. All his wolf instincts tell him that she’s The One.
FBI agent Alyssa Carson has investigated some weird stuff lately, and finding missing people drained of their blood definitely falls into that category. When following a clue leads her to Zane, she agrees to work with him and his team. She’s attracted to the gorgeous Brit, but she doesn’t have time for anything but finding answers.
When Zane and Alyssa discover the sinister truth, it’ll take everything they have to make it out of this mission with their lives—and hearts—intact.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
On this ninth installment to series, Tyler finally brought forward other supernatural elements to the SWAT universe. Not only that, the premise also expanding to LA as the team chased down who they believed as mastermind to the attack and ambushed the pack members suffered. I thought it’s a clever move of the author in it gave broader scope for the following action to come (I mean, obviously it’s time for this pack to branch out).
I was equally chuffed and curious to find it’s Zane Kendrick’s time to take the spotlight as lead man on WOLF INSTINCT. More so once I completed the opening chapter of the book. Man oh man, poor Zane. Those who followed this series must know the incident that almost cause his death but instead resulted on his bum arm. While it is expected this is his turn to find ”the One” I applauded the plot how he got to go about it. The love interest, Alyssa Carson, is more than an FBI Special Agent, too. I liked how these two weren’t too emotional characters. The majority of the time they were rather level-headed and didn’t easily let lust (and attraction) distract them. True, the speed with which they fell in love (with each other) was as instant as snapping fingers. But it’s something I could still tolerate in a paranormal genre and – again – how deftly the author played with the storyline.
With all the good vibes I got for the most chapters, I was quite vexed for carelessness that stirred the climactic scenes and the following results (that felt rushed and too much being told rather than shown). All things considered, WOLF INSTINCT to me is another win from the ups and downs of “SWAT” installment. The pace dynamics, the weight and proportion of scenario, corresponding with the characters’ impact and impression. It also indicated preliminary towards the possible lead character for the next book which I really hope continued this neat delivery of Zane/Alyssa’s adventures. I’m rather hopeful my wish to be proven true!
Copy of this book is kindly given by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.