Format: .mobi (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Leaving him was Impossible...
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance...whether they like it or not.
Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he's tried to bury comes roaring back-and there's no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.
Discovering a new to you author who’s writing style suits your reading style is something I never get tired of.
Two years ago FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett was forced to break the heart of the man she loved in order to save his life. Now she’s being forced to work with shifter Clayne Buchanan again in order to catch a serial killer. What starts off as a tense situation filled with bitterness and regrets turns into a second chance romance once Clayne finds out why Danica walked out on him.
Her Lone Wolf is the first book I’ve ever read by Paige Tyler and boy oh boy did I have fun with this one. For starters, Clayne and Danica worked so well together as a team! Clayne never discredited Danica’s ideas or skills because she was a woman and Danica never stepped back and let him run the show just because he was a man. They played so well off one another that it was hard to remember that their personal relationship ended badly. Speaking of their personal relationship, these two never had a problem in the chemistry department. Even after spending time apart, it was clear that there was still much more than just a spark. What made their story better in my opinion was that Danica already knew that Clayne was a shifter so it didn’t feel like Clayne had too much on his plate with the murder cases, his feelings for Danica while still having to keep his secret from her.
Aside from the romance there’s a great murder/suspense story. When I say great I mean because it had some unpredictability. Sure, Clayne and Danica know what kind of killer they’re looking for but what they don’t anticipate is going up against a very clever killer who treats his kills as a game. It was a real challenge for them and it said something about the killer that it took two people plus an entire police force to try and catch him. There were plenty of scenes that showcased what a great team Clayne and Danica made as well as the suspense that comes with knowing that they were getting closer and closer to their killer.
Though it’s the second book in a series, it can be read as a stand alone. There are a few scenes involving a previous couple but that only made me more curious about their story and what happened to them that it had to be brought into Her Lone Wolf as a side story/continuing arc. Another thing I enjoyed about this story is that it’s light on the paranormal aspect. It’s not that I don’t love a die hard paranormal romance but sometimes I crave one that doesn't have too much going on. This one is perfect because while Clayne is a shifter, I didn’t feel thrown into a topsy turvy paranormal world that was too complicated.
Author Paige Tyler did a great job in hooking me with the plot but it was what came after those first few pages that made me add this author to my “Watch” list. Her Lone Wolf combined
Final Verdict: I really want to read the first book to prepare for the third. I loved Her Lone Wolf that much!