Name: Kendra Carlsen
Rank: Trainer, Dept. of Covert Ops
Objective: Get out of the office and into the field
Name: Declan MacBride
Rank: Munitions Expert, Dept. of Covert Ops
Status: Bear Shifter
Objective: Protect Kendra at all costs
The steamy Costa Rican jungle brings out the bear in Declan MacBride when he and new operative Kendra Carlsen are ambushed. In the midst of relying on each other to survive, and fighting his explosive attraction to Kendra, this shifter is about to lose control..
I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca. This does NOT alter my view of the title.
Kendra has been working for years to get out of the office, so that she could work in the field. Now finally she has her chance., she is being sent as an observer on a mission to Costa Rica. Kendra knows how to fight, and use a weapon if needed, and has some unique talents up her sleeve no one would suspect of her. Declan, is a bear shifter, and is an expert with it comes to munitions and all manner of weaponry, but he has loved Kendra for years, but she has never returned the interest. He is given one job, when heading to Costa Rica…protect Kendra at all costs. When they arrive, Declan with his bear senses knows that something foul is a foot, and he turns out to be right. An army of hybrids are waiting for them. Declan and Kendra escape in the jungle, not knowing about their team, but knowing that the hybrids are after them. Kendra and Declan work together to survive, with hybrids surrounding them. Only by working in unison will they be able to survive, but a passion erupts between them, one that will prove them…
Declan always thought he was a “monster”. His family has no idea what he is. He once was engaged, but lost her when she found out the truth about him. He doesn’t trust women, because every time he puts himself out he gets burned. He then works as a forest ranger, but then he discovers that he isn’t the only one that can shift into a animal. He gets brought into a elite organization, and part of the special ops group. Only they have certain gifts the others can’t comprehend. Declan is one of the best, even though he hasn’t embraced his full bear, he has the strength of one and uses it to his advantage.
Kendra has a connection to the Covert Ops. She works in the office, trains and has dedicated herself to going on a mission. What most of the others don’t know, she knows how to handle hybrids and how to take them out. The secret no one can know about, but despite what the other may think…she is more capable and talented than most. Kendra is strong and resilient, she is a fighter and a protector, and will defend herself if there is a threat. She is quite capable at handling anything thrown her way, and did I love her character. She also has a sweet spirit too, she yearns for love and passion.
Plot and Story Line
This is the first book of the series I have read. I was first introduced to Paige Tyler with her SWAT series. So I was so delighted to read this one. Looking back I do wish that I had read the first two books, but I was able to catch on quickly and the story centers around Declan and Kendra. Although I already bought the first book because that is where Kendra first enters the series and I would love to see more background on her, and other members of the team. I do love this theme…a romantic suspense mixed with some sexy shifter….it doesn’t get better than that. I enjoyed seeing the team and commadrie and the fun bantering that goes on between them all. I love seeing how they protect and fight for each other. In Her Wild Hero we see two sides to the story…we see Declan and Kendra fighting to survive on their own…plus some hot steamy jungle sex (whew….SEXY), then we see other members of the team join up to find them and get rid of the hybrids. Hybrids are way more dangerous than shifters because they don’t have pain centers…and once they get into a fight they only care about killing and nothing will stop them until they are dead…which takes quite a bit to successfully kill them. They are worse than zombies because they have all the strength and speed that surpasses shifters. And this team is outnumbered. Not the best of odds. But this team has something the hybrids don’t have….passion and will to live and protect those they love. I loved seeing both sides to the story, and all the action and subterfuge….intense and wild. Edge of the seat type feeling….who needs exercise, with Paige Tyler controlling the story…I think I might have lost some weight hehe.
The cover is quite intense with the bold bright colors. I liked the pose of the hero and heroine here….bold and daring. If I were to change anything it would be the background since they spend most of their time in the jungle but it still works for me.
Her Wild Hero is a stimulating and thrilling romance that keeps the reader on their toes. A tale of intrigue, mystery, danger around every corner, and a passionate love that burns hotter than the sun. EXPLOSIVE!!!
“I swear that if we get out of this alive, Danica can have her wedding in any damn church she likes,” Clayne said “That includes the vatican,”
Angelo laughed. “I’m going to tell her you said that. Though I think there might be a long waiting list of people ahead of you.”
Clayne slammed a fresh clip into his .45 with a growl “I have a way of dealing with waiting lists”
“I couldn’t understand why someone like you would want to stay with someone like me. Not after seeing me like that.”
She took his big hands in hers again, holding onto them tightly “Someone like me would want to stay with someone like you because I love you. You were willing to pull down all the walls you’d built around yourself and be the shifter you were always meant to be to save me. That’s the kind of someone you are to me, and its all that matters.”