Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PRIMAL LAW by J.D. Tyler

An Alpha Pack Novel
Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse Books
Date published: August 2011
ISBN: 9780451234346
Paranormal Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher

J.D. Tyler (aka Jo Davis) has dipped her toes into paranormal romance with the first of her Alpha Pack novels, PRIMAL LAW, a story of supernatural abilities, primal instincts and danger.

Alpha Pack, a top secret black ops team consisting of former Navy SEALS with psychic abilities, is tasked with eliminating dangerous supernatural predators. After a battle leaves Jaxon Law badly injured and half his team dead, Jaxon must learn to live with the guilt and the anger of betrayal by someone he trusted.

Kira Locke has stumbled on evidence that humans with psychic abilities are being hunted and is being chased by her employer when Jaxon hears her cries and comes to her rescue. Maybe shifting into his wolf form right in front of her wasn’t the best of ideas.

J.D. Tyler’s PRIMAL LAW is about a new breed of soldier, the supernatural soldier. This elite group of Navy Seals was already aided by having psychic abilities, but with the addition of being able to shift to wolves at will, they are now super soldiers like no other. Jaxon is alpha to the extreme, goal oriented and determined. He is the perfect hero, even if he does have relationship issues. He fights his attraction to Kira at every step. Kira, on the other hand, was a bit strange. She seems to have stumbled upon information that she shouldn’t have had and without any plan of action, steals the information and runs, with company security close on her heels. She quickly accepts that Jaxon can change form into a wolf and now that she knows his secret, she is oddly accepting that her life as it was is over and she is now going to have to find a way of fitting in with his team. Good thing Kira has a bit of psychic ability of her own, even if she isn’t aware of it. As the team moves closer to figuring out who is behind the information Kira has found, Jaxon’s animal side, which has decided that Kira is his mate, physically needs to mate with her or the results could be disastrous. So she accepts this as well.

This series reminds this reader quite a bit of Lora Leigh’s Breed series, except Leigh’s Breed series doesn’t include other paranormals and this one does. It is also quite frankly better written. However, even though the storyline is a bit weak, the romance between Kira and Jaxon burns the pages even if it seems a bit forced. And if the book isn’t as strong as this reader would have liked, it was entertaining and there are plenty of characters to feature in future books. And the first book in a new series often has some wrinkles in need of ironing out.

If you enjoy paranormal military romance, you will probably want to take a look at J.D. Tyler’s PRIMAL LAW. Sexy military men fighting the good fight are always worth reading about. This reader is willing to bet that this series improves with future stories.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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