Leaving him was Impossible…
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance…whether they like it or not.
Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he’s tried to bury comes roaring back—and there’s no way this wolf shifter is going to take no for an answer this time.
*Blurb from Goodreads*
I really enjoyed the first book in Tyler’s X-Ops series, so I was more than anxious to get my hands on the second book. Let me just start by saying Tyler does not disappoint!! 🙂
Clayne was a loose cannon before joining up at the DCO and getting his life together. Losing Danica almost set him back, but he was able to pick up the pieces and make a decent life for himself. Getting sent out on a mission, and finding Danica as an FBI officer assigned to the same case is a shock, but one he welcomes.
When Danica left Clayne it destroyed something in her. Seeing him again is dragging all those old feelings to the surface and making it hard to focus on the case. But Clayne is the only person who can catch this rogue shifter, and Danica is the only one who can keep Clayne on track and at the top of his game. But their relationship is stronger than ever as they work together to find the killer, and they will have to fight tooth and nail for the second chance at a future.
I really enjoyed this book, especially when it came to the romance between Clayne and Danica. The sexual tension between them was off the charts good, especially as we were given the details on their history bit by bit. It built up over the course of the first half, and it was incredible to watch them unfold as a couple.
I also loved getting to know more about Clayne. I was absolutely intrigued with his character after the first book. As more of his backstory was revealed, I loved him even more and more. He was this total bad-ass alpha wolf that didn’t take shit from anyone and yet when it came to Danica, he was a puppy that was so devoted and so utterly in love that he would do almost anything he could to keep her safe and happy and protected. He was an alpha to the extreme, without ever crossing that alpha-hole line. Love!
Danica was great as well. I really felt for her, especially since she was placed in a near impossible situation, and did the only thing she could think of, right or wrong. I loved the way she didn’t fight her feelings for Clayne, or try to convince herself that she wasn’t still in love with him. From the moment he walked back into her life, she was one hundred percent committed to him and them as a couple.
I do have to admit that parts of the book seemed to drag on. The ongoing plot with the scientists experimenting is interesting, but I found that those pages were some of the slowest moving in the book overall. I’m interested to see where that plot thread goes, but I hope that it picks up more in future books.
All in all, I think Tyler had a wonderful second book on her hands with this one. Clayne and Danica were both incredible characters on their own merits, but also together as a couple. I loved them together and hope that we get to see more and more of them as the series progresses.
I give Her Lone Wolf a B+