Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on June 7th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Suspense
Sexual Content: explicit sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kim
He's a werewolf
She's his mate
Her family would kill to keep them apart.
A wolf in Landry Cooper's position doesn't really do the dating scene-there's simply no time when he's taking out bad guys practically every day of the week. But when he meets beautiful Everly Danu during a bank robbery, he's sure she's The One for him. The problem: she has no idea what Cooper really is...until his secret is exposed and she discovers the man she thought she knew is a monster in disguise.
It’s no secret that I adore the SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) series, having given 4 and 5 bats to the last two titles in the series. I’m pleased to say that TO LOVE A WOLF did not disappoint, keeping the werewolf/criminal action high, the romance hot and the mystery strong throughout the whole book. Cooper and Everly are super together and I finished their story in just one day.
Landry Cooper was a bomb tech in Afghanistan. When an improvised bomb went off and shattered most of his body and spine, his latent werewolf genes emerged and saved his life. Back in the states, he gets into the Dallas SWAT team, where he uses his skills to identify civilian bombs and more. Having enhanced werewolf strength and senses is super useful when he needs to single-handedly stop a bank robbery - except when the tapes of the events are reviewed and he is put on leave for having used “excessive force and anger”.
It doesn’t help that he just met someone who he thinks is The One in the bank’s lineup, and that she gets held hostage by one of the bank robbers. That will make any werewolf edgy.
Part of what I enjoy with these books is how the mythology, which was pretty vague in the first book, keeps getting more involved and developed as the books go on. The last book introduced the topic of beta and omega werewolves, and their roles in the growing SWAT pack, and this one hints at a group that hunts werewolves and has special tools to detect them. There is also the psychologist that Cooper is sent to see, who he is pretty sure knows more than she is letting on. I really want to see her pop up in later books, maybe even as a love interest? That would be so incredibly amazing!
Make no mistake, these books are all about the action and the sexy romance; but the addition of the growing world only makes each story more interesting, keeping each book fresh where another series might get stale. When you spill all the secrets in the first book, you’re left with nothing new when you get to the fourth. I can’t believe I have to wait until December for the next book, WOLF UNLEASHED.Series Titles: