Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops series #2
Also in this series: Her Perfect Mate, Her Wild Hero, Her Fierce Warrior, Her True Match, Her Dark Half
Publication Date: November 4th 2014
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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.
Danica and Clayne were once partners in the Department of Covert Ops. Not only partners in business, but also partners in life. They were in love and couldn’t imagine being without the other. Unfortunately relationships aren’t allowed at the DCO and one day Danica up and quit the DCO and left Clayne in a not so kind manner.
She’s been in California for the past 18 months and is after a serial killer. She knows almost immediately that it’s some sort of shifter so she calls the DCO. They end up sending none other than Clayne. There’s much animosity between Clayne and Danica over how she left him but he decides to just concentrate on the job. They discover that it’s a cat shifter and adjust accordingly. They take great pains to hide what they’re chasing and what Clayne is – a wolf shifter – but when the killer gets too close to home they decide that saving a life is more important that hiding their secret.
In the meantime Clayne and Danica have time to talk and she finally comes clean about the reason she left and while it doesn’t make Clayne happy about that, it does make him realize that their relationship isn’t over at all.
I have to say that my reading of paranormal romance has dropped significantly in the past couple of years. I still read it but nowhere near as often as I used to. That being said when I come across a really great PNR I jump all over it. Tyler did a great job with the first X-Ops book, Her Perfect Mate, and it made me want to come back for more. Her Lone Wolf didn’t disappoint in either the romance nor the suspense department.
One of the things I love about the series is that the MC’s are completely kickass. The women as well as the men are tough and take no shit and I love that Tyler pairs up such strong characters together. In this story Danica was tough and confident but also had deep feelings for Clayne and was completely torn up when she left him. We find out the reasons behind it all and while it made me mad because of the situation I could see what her reasoning was. I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing in her situation.
Clayne was awesome. He was a huge shifter that had a heart of gold when it came to Danica. He’d led a rough life and had done some unsavory things before coming to the DCO but he was a good guy. He had been thoroughly hurt by Danica’s leaving and had tried to get over her but it was impossible. His heart was hers and when he realized that they could once again be together his reaction just made me smile.
Overall I really enjoyed all the parts of this book. The romance, the flashes into the lives of Ivy and Landon from book 1, and of course the psycho killer and his twisted brain. It’s a good series and I’m looking forward to reading more.
Rating: 4 out of 5