Series: Alpha Pack Book #5
Author: J.D Tyler
Blurb: Once, they were Navy SEALS. Now they are the Alpha Pack: a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers who take on the darkest dangers on Earth. But sometimes the greatest danger lies within their own hearts….Healer and black wolf shifter Zander Cole has survived horrors that would have broken a weaker man. But when a battle leaves him deaf and his powers dimmed, Zan is devastated. Believing himself to be a burden to his team, he sees only one option: leave the Pack forever. White wolf shifter Selene Westfall knows pain—she is certain her father was responsible for her mother’s death. And she lives to exact revenge. So when she is challenged by a savage black wolf, she puts up a vicious fight—only to become the black wolf’s Bondmate as a result of his bite. Two damaged souls—one filled with hatred and one who’s lost his reason for living—are forced together as they come to terms with their unlikely, turbulent bond. A love neither expected may be all that stands between them and a killer trying desperately to keep the past dead and buried….
Thoughts: This was one of those books where there was just something special about the characters that really made the book stand out. The idea of a pack of shifters made up entirely of a group of military operatives is not really a new one, however there is so much more to this story than what is revealed in the blurb. The pack aren’t just shifters either, they each have special abilities and talents that really lend a little something extra to the story. Even though this book is part of a series – of which I haven’t yet read the previous books – it was written in such a way that it stands completely on its own. I didn’t feel lost at all in the book, but it did leave me curious about the rest of the characters.
I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Selene and the pack alpha who turns out to be her father. Needless to say, their relationship is a rocky one based on a lot of misunderstandings, and I enjoyed seeing them try to work through their differences – especially once Zander accidentally marks her as his own. It definitely left me wanting to know more about these characters. This is one of those books that will leave me backtracking through the rest of this series…and leave me looking for future ones!