Her True Match by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops series #6
Also in this series: Her Perfect Mate, Her Wild Hero, Her Fierce Warrior
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: March 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
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After a long game of cat-and-mouse
Feline shifter Dreya Clark picks the wrong penthouse to rob and ends up arrested by sexy detective Braden Hayes. But Braden isn’t the only one who’s been watching the cat burglar. Agents from the Department of Covert Operations swoop in to offer her a deal. If she wants to stay out of jail, she’ll have to work with them—and pair up with the hot cop. Great.
Danger throws this unlikely pair together
Braden isn’t thrilled about the DCO meddling in his investigation. He’s been chasing Dreya for years. Thrown together on a dangerous covert mission, fur flies and temperatures flare. But when danger closes in on them, their game of cat and mouse turns deadly-serious, and they’ll have to rely on each other to make it out alive.
Dreya is a cat burglar. She has been for the past 10 years and loves every minute of it. She doesn’t do it for the money – she does it so that her feline shifter side gets the rush it needs. Of course she doesn’t know she’s a shifter – she just calls herself a freak. She’d previously stole a huge diamond from an ex-senator and almost got herself killed. She hid for a bit but then came back into DC and was back at thieving only this time Braden Hayes, burglary detective, was there waiting for her.
Braden is so excited that he finally has proof that Dreya is a thief. He can’t believe what he’d seen when he was watching her on the monitors but as much as he’s amazed by her he can’t let her get away with stealing. Unfortunately while he’s in the middle of interrogating her 2 federal agents show up and take Dreya away. Braden, not one to give up easily, ends up following them.
Dreya is actually being recruited by the DCO and they end up recruiting Braden as well and making them partners. Though she’d been avoiding him for years they trust each other and this makes all the difference when they have to watch each other’s backs. While partners they find that they attraction they’ve had for each other turns to love. They are happy they found each other but a villain of the worst kind may tear them apart.
This was a great addition to the X-Ops series. I really liked both Dreya and Braden and thought they made a great team. I loved how Braden didn’t hold Dreya’s past against her and just moved on with life. That’s a good man right there.
Dreya and Braden’s story was just part of the book. We also got to read about a facility in Maine where members of the DCO were infiltrating a possible lab that was making hybrid shifters. That was incredibly interesting and exciting while keeping me on the edge of my seat. We also read about ex-Senator Thorn who is on the Committee that runs the DCO and his lackey, Dick Coleman. Those two are a nasty pair and they really showed their evil colors in this story.
The book ended with a bang (literally) and it made me want to pick up book seven immediately. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long before we find out what happens next.
Rating: 4 out of 5