Thursday, April 4

2nd Chance: Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler

Author: Paige Tyler
Narrator: Holly Adams
Title: Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance & Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Published: May 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Their attraction is more dangerous than any weapon of mass destruction 

When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is chosen for an assignment with the Department of Covert Operations, he's stunned to find his new partner is a beautiful woman who looks like she couldn't hurt a fly, much less take down a terrorist.

Ivy Halliwell isn't your average covert op. Her feline DNA means she can literally bring out the claws when things get dicey. She isn't thrilled to be paired with yet another military grunt, but Landon is different. He doesn't think she's a freak-and he's smokin' hot. Soon they're facing a threat even greater than anyone imagines... and an animal magnetism impossible to ignore.

This was a DNF second chance! A while back I had thrown in the towel and given up. 2024 is a year of second chances and this is the first one for that challenge. 

Here we follow Ivy and Landon. Landon is chosen for an assignment with the Department of Covert Operations. He's stunned when he meets his new partner....a woman who looks like she wouldn't hurt a fly. Ivy isn't your average covert op. She is a shifter. She has feline DNA which means she can literally bring out the claws when things get dicey. After her last partner is KIA, she is given a new partner and he looks like another military grunt. Quickly, she realizes there is so much more to Landon. They will face a threat greater than anyone imagines and at the same time battle the attraction they have for each other. 

Okay. I finished this. I was quite shocked! I know last time I did get pretty far in it before I tossed it down. However, I decided to give the audiobook a try instead. A couple people suggested going that route and it worked!

And.......I actually....enjoyed this. *insert gasps from the crowds*

Yes, yes. I grew to like both Ivy and Landon. They were very sweet. 

I still hate Buchanan. I know his book is next so maybe he'll be redeemed fully there? He was slightly redeemed at the end here, but still. Ugh. 

Love Kendra. 

Love Landon's old group. They are adorable. 


Still a couple of things I was meh about, but it didn't stop me from reading this time around. Like the scene in the apartment. Boo. Still annoying.

The ending helped with one of the things that bothered me, but I feel like the government should've dealt with that situation better. I won't spoil it, but there is a character who gets some sweet, sweet justice FINALLY. That is all I will say. 

The narrator. Ah, yes, the narrator pulled everything together for me. Her voices helped me stay engaged. She did a wonderful job. 

All-in-all, I'm glad this was picked to be the first DNF Second Chance! I actually ended up enjoying myself and I might read book 2 of the series. We'll see. I still have my reservations with Buchanan. *grumbles about dumb males* This had a couple of things I was still meh about, but I was able to look past them and enjoy the story and the characters. The ending has me SUPER curious to see what is going to happen next. EEEE. In the end, I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 


- Audiobook #17
- Romance Reading Challenge #13 (Not wolf shifter) 


Jen Twimom said...

A year of second chances - I like that! I don't know if I could pick up a DNF book again, but I do have a few books that I "paused" usually because it was slow reading and I had to put it down so I could get to my review schedule. Anyhow, glad the switch to audio worked!

Northwoman said...

I'm glad it went better for you. I rather like these books. I think I've read more of another of her series, also on audio.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Blodeuedd said...

Look at that. It did work bettter this time

Carole Rae said...

Jen, not sure how many of these DNFs I'll do for this year. But I'm glad switching format worked.

Anne, I'm glad I was able to turn it around!

B, got lucky! Beginner's luck...?