Saturday, September 2, 2017

ARC Review: Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler

Her Dark Half
Author: Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops (Book 7)
Publication: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 5, 2017)

Description: Trevor Maxwell
Coyote shifter with an attitude
Covert operator
Trusts no one, especially his devastatingly beautiful new partner

Alina Bosch
Former CIA, newest operative on the covert team
Hired to spy on her partner
Motto: "Never be deceived again."

Coyote shifter Trevor Maxwell is teamed up with CIA agent Alina Bosch to catch a killer. But when the mission becomes much more dangerous than they expected, they're going to have to ignore the attraction between them and learn how to trust one another to come out on the other side...

My Thoughts: I somehow found myself jumping into the X-Ops series of paranormal romances with book eight. Luckily, since each book focuses on one couple, I wasn't at all lost. Alina Bosch is a former CIA agent who has been hired by the DCO (Department of Covert Operations) and told by her boss that she is being partnered with Trevor Maxwell who the director believes is a traitor to the organization.

Trevor Maxwell is a coyote shifter who is certain that his boss was complicit in the death of the former boss and Trevor's friend. Trevor is hanging around the organization only to find out who killed his friend and bring them to justice. He is sure that Alina has been hired to spy on him. The situation is perfectly set up to have the two of them really distrust each other. They do gradually learn to trust each other and fall in love too.

Meanwhile the bigger plot is becoming more clear. The man who is the head of the organization is trying to create hybrid shifters loyal only to him. He's more than willing to leave a string of bodies behind as the formula to create the hybrids is perfected. He is also guilty of a number of murders besides that of Trevor's friend.

Many of the characters in earlier books in the series make cameos in this one (based on blurbs of the other books) but the main focus is on Alina and Trevor. The romantic scenes are nicely spicy but not kinky. The action comes fast and furious as both Alina and Trevor confront their separate enemies.

Fans of spicy paranormal romantic suspense will enjoy this one.

Favorite Quote:
Not that it helped much. Adam didn't smell like any other shifter Trevor had ever been around. He smelled like a lizard. Thing was, Trevor had never heard of a reptile-based shifter. Then again, Trevor had seen the man's eyes shift once, and the pupils had been slitted.

Freakiest crap Trevor had ever seen.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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