Series: SWAT, #6
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 6, 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Shifters, Thrillers
Sexual Content: graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
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.
WOLF HUNT is high on suspense and action with a wonderfully steamy romance which makes it yet another excellent installment of this series. I'm a fan of suspense, so I was pretty okay with the romance taking a back seat to the cool, intense, and dangerous plot revolving around a certain aspect of werewolf mythology. This by no way means that the romance isn't integral to the plot or incredibly sweet and sexy. It's just worked into the story more so than the romances were in the previous books.
I love the ever expanding werewolf mythology of this series. In each book we get yet more revelations as to just what is going on in the growing werewolf community and how werewolves 'work' in this world. Its a unique take on the mythology and I love that we are sort of learning about it with the rest of the SWAT team. With WOLF HUNT we get a change of scenery as the SWAT team goes to New Orleans which helped give a different feel to the book compared to the previous Dallas/Texas-based books. I am still bit miffed that they have been able to keep the 'secret werewolf task force' thing so undercover for such a long time.
On the romance front, I liked how Remy and Triana skip the insta-love trope by having them know each other from high school. I enjoy that in this series they give a good reason for the whole 'fated mates' trope or as they call it finding "The One". They end up together because they actually work well together and have an emotional/intellectual connection beyond raw passion. The way their romance builds from a casual fling into something more serious is very well done and made for some pretty steamy moments. Also, they are super awesome together, be it in the quiet romantic moments or the hectic and dangerous ones.
At the end of the book we get a revelation as to why so many people in such a close proximity are finding "The One". Its neat that the author actually gives a reason for basically all of the Dallas SWAT team pairing up so quickly and it isn't merely because this is a romance series and that's just how it goes. There seems to be some sort of big revelation/show-down coming up and I am on board with whatever comes up next in this series.Series Titles:
- For more alpha SWAT guys who aren't quite what they seem, try the Black Knights Inc series by Julie Ann Walker (not paranormal but excellent).
- For more high action, high passion paranormal fun, check out our review of Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.