Book Review

PRIMAL LAW
by J.D. Tyler

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Shapeshifter, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: SCORCHER

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What do you get when you combine top-secret military teams and werewolves? Try Tyler’s sizzling new supernatural series featuring the Alpha Pack — a specialized team of wolf shifters with PSI powers. In this launch book, readers are introduced to the various team members, with the primary focus on Jaxon Law. Tyler has set up an intriguing premise for her series, which promises plenty of action, treachery and scorchingly hot sex. Regrettably, however, some of the heroine’s behavior stretches credibility.

Jaxon Tyler has survived two attacks that should have killed him. The first was in Afghanistan, when his covert team was attacked and the survivors changed into werewolves with varying PSI powers. The second was when the Alpha Pack, now working secretly for the government, was betrayed by Jax’s girlfriend. Then Jaxon rescues Kira Locke, a lab assistant for NewLife Technology, from an attack. Suspecting something sinister is going on at work, Kira steals some sensitive samples. As Jax and Kira try to figure out the ramifications of what she stole, they fight a losing battle against the powerful passion that connects them. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Aug., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE

Published: August 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(3 ratings)

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Primal Law

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 3:09pm.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L Olson]:
Being the intelligent, curious woman that she is, Kira finds herself questioning what is really going on at the research facility she works for. Getting a rush of bravery, she decides to take matters into her own hands and find out just what kind of secrets her bosses are keeping.
Jaxon is a military guy officially on leave for the weekend and looking for a good time in Vegas, until he's thrown into the middle of Kira's little plan and everything goes to hell.
Thrown together by circumstance, the two must work with one another, though the one thing they'll have to work hardest at is making a decision what to do about the undeniable attraction between them.
The character premise of this book was amazing... Shifters who each have additional psychic gifts as well, working together to rid the world of the bad guys, both human and non.
The minute you meet each of the characters and learn their affinities, you develop an instant love for them, even if you already liked them before based on personality alone, you can't help but start to pick your favorites and wish for the next books in the series before the first is even finished. Add to that the fact that each and every one of them have a back-story that defines them and you have the first book of a series that will have you swearing because you have to wait for the next installment.
This book has everything; and I mean everything!! Shifters of multiple varieties, gremlins, sorcerers, necromancers, Fey, special-ops soldiers, government conspiracies, romance, mystery, action, wit... I could go on and on. I read several reviews that said that it was overdone and unbelievable. Hello, it's paranormal! As LITERAL ADDICTION's motto says, "Beyond the natural and the normal lie the Supernatural and Paranormal. Anything less.... Just isn't enough!"
The storyline was jam packed, but in my personal opinion, not overwhelming in the least. It had a logical flow -beginning, crescendo, end - that had me literally vocalizing my discontent, excitement, etc while reading, and reading the last page with one though firmly in mind, "Aw, come on! I have to wait until 2012!!?". :-)
LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives this book 5 Skulls and would recommend it to Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Magick and Shifter fans far and wide. As some of the low rating reviews will tell you though, if you're looking for a simple, single storyline PNR, this is not it! If you're looking for a fast paced, action packed romance overflowing with paranormal that will have you squealing from mid-book throughout...this is a definite read!!
I cannot wait for Book #2! Huge kudos J.D! :-)