Friday, December 19, 2014

Cole's Redemption (Alpha Pack, #5) by J.D. Tyler

Source:  Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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....


It's been a long time since I wanted to read a paranormal book but lately I've been wanting to.  So when I had the opportunity to pick something to read instead of having to read something, that's what I picked.  I'm so glad I did.

This book is part of a series but it's the first one I've read.  It worked as a stand along, though.  The whole team of SEALS that were changed together have had their own books and they were part of this one.  I enjoyed meeting them and never felt confused.  The author does a good job of helping the newbie keep up without boring a veteran.  

What a paranormal world this is too.  There are shifters, vamps, fae, and more.  There are paranormal powers that the team member each have.  It's crazy how much is going on but I completely enjoyed it.

The characters are strong and I loved them.  Zan has lost his hearing as a result of a previous mission.  He's struggling to still be part of the team because he feels like a vulnerability.  But he's the kind of guy who will give his last breath to his team.  I adore him even as I want to smack him for risking his life so much.  Selene is bitter over the lose in her past but she's been lied to.  Trying to come to terms with that is pretty hard for her.  She's a strong woman who doesn't sit back and let the guys fight.  I enjoyed them both.

The story is packed.  Pieces from previous books come into play and the story for the next book is set up.  Speaking of the next one - I want it.  I checked it out and don't be surprised if you see it on my stack next week.  I may  not be able to resist it.

I read this one is a couple of sittings.  It could easily be a straight through read.  

Peeps that enjoy paranormal with lots of different creatures, a great story that's more than romance and some hot steam will enjoy this read.


About the author...

National Bestselling author J.D. Tyler is best known for her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, and the Firefighters of Station Five series under her pseudonym Jo Davis. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She's also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

J.D.’s books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others, and she was recently named by BooksOnBoard as their #1 Bestselling Romance Author.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. J.D. lives in Texas with her two teenagers.


  1. I love paranormal and I really need to get back to reading some more of them. This one sounds really good and that cover is so eye-catching. Great review!

  2. It is good to see you liked this paranormal read... I think I would like Zan!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace