Title: Wolf Instinct
Author: Paige Tyler
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #9
SWAT werewolf Zane Kendricks is in Los Angeles to hunt down the man who tried to kill his pack. When he meets FBI agent Alyssa Carson, he instantly finds himself drawn to her. They have to work together to solve both of their missions, but along the way they uncover some new details about the paranormal world.
Zane’s book is one I have been eagerly waiting for since he got hurt. We have seen him struggle to get used to his new disability and he hasn’t been in the right headspace since. I liked Zane a lot and was glad to see him finally break out of the depressive funk he had been in. He finally realizes that his lack of arm movement doesn’t prevent him from being an alpha werewolf who is determined to protect people. I also really enjoyed watching him fall for Alyssa. They were just a very good couple.
“Hiding your scars makes them worse, Zane. Not physically, but in every other way. Especially emotionally. If you refuse to let people into your world, the scars take on a life of their own and you’re all alone with them.”
Alyssa was a great heroine. She is part of a special branch of the FBI that deals with weird cold cases. I really loved her dedication to her work and the reasons why she went into law enforcement. Alyssa was also a great partner for Zane because she constantly reminded him that he wasn’t a monster, nor does his disability limit him. She gets him out of that negative headspace.
The overarching story really ramped up in this one. We finally learn the truth about who is funding the hunters and Randal Curtis’ attempt to kill them. While I wasn’t exactly surprised by the new information, I still enjoyed the reveal. It will be interesting to see how this new information affects the future.
Overall, this was a great addition to this series. I really liked Zane and Alyssa and their relationship. I am very curious about STAT now and will probably give that series a try.
Trigger warnings: death, violence, kidnapping, spiked drinks
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