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.
Clayne is a wolf shifter and until he was recruited by the DCA had drifted about getting involved in all sorts of trouble. Being a part of the secret organisation has given him focus and a new purpose, but losing his partner and lover, Danica, two years ago rocked his world. He really thought they had a future but she walked away, taunting him cruelly, and now there's no place in Clayne’s life for love.
Danica works for the FBI and there's a serial killer on the loose hunting down his victims and to Danica’s trained eye the inflicted wounds look decidedly “animal"! Reluctantly contacting the DCA for help, the last thing she expects is for her former lover, Clayne, to roll into town. He has never forgiven her for leaving him but this is a job and they both need to put the past behind. Danica never told Clayne the truth when she left him and she's determined to protect her secret but Clayne has always had a way to get under her skin and time has certainly not changed that. If anything, Clayne is even more of a temptation, but somehow Danica has to resist. The killer realises Clayne is on the case and a bizarre game begins where only the strongest and fastest will survive. If Clayne is to catch the dangerous shifter, he will need to release his own animal and most frightening of all, trust the woman who stamped on his heart!
Her Lone Wolf is a mixture of storylines that just adds layers. Yes, this is suspense with a serial killer pulling the strings and our hero and heroine need to catch him, but it's also a romance. The romance is steamy and there's a very strong connection between Clayne and Danica but for me it all happened a little too quick. I know they are ex-lovers, but I would have preferred the sexual tension to have built for a bit longer. That being said, this couple can hardly keep their hands off each other and I know many readers will enjoy the heated moments they share. I'm not sure if I really like Clayne at times and he is certainly no angel! Danica has had to live with the choice she made and I found her to be a very stoic and courageous heroine but not a totally stupid one. When she realised her prey was "other", she didn't hesitate to do the right thing and involve the DCA even though it would open up a can of worms.
As for the multi layers, well there's a strong story arc running through this book as the couple from the previous book are still being allowed to tell their story. Ms Tyler cleverly has a thread about experimentation to produce hybrids running through this book and I fear there's going to be a lot more pain to come. The DCA may be an organisation working within the government, but not everyone wants to see the shifters survive. This series is just getting into it's stride and I foresee a lot more underhand activities will be forthcoming. Fast paced, riddled with danger and very sexy, this is a series to follow!