Review: Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops #1) by Paige Tyler

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Her Perfect Mate 

Her Perfect Mate X-Ops #1

by Paige Tyler 

Published May 6th 2014

Genres: Paranormal Romance – Urban Fantasy – Military – Shifters

Source: Library


When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is picked for an assignment with the Department of Covert Affairs, 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 find themselves facing a threat even greater than anyone imagines…and an animal magnetism impossible to ignore.




~ 2.5 Her Perfect Mate Stars ~

Her Perfect Mate is book one in the X-Ops series by Paige Tyler. This is my first experience with this author. 

I enjoyed reading Her Perfect Mate, it was interesting, the shifters are a little different then what I’m use to reading, but I was not overly impressed. So much ended up bothering me in this book. I felt like I might not finish it, but I kept going wanting to see what everyone else saw.

To start: I had a hard time liking the Department of Covert Affairs. It came off as corrupt, prejudiced, and deceitful. Even the people working in the organization, both shifters and humans, with the exception of a slit few, where prejudiced or distrustful of each other. The characters I’m not even sure about. Our heroine, Ivy, who is supposed to be a top agent came access week, insecure, and whinny at times. I could not understand or connect to her. She also can’t control herself. (Really?) Any good shifter has control especially if they are a top agent. I wanted a kick ass agent and she was not that. As for our hero, Landon, he is described as god-like, sexy, and can do no wrong. He has too much going for him. Gorgeous, loyal, polite, good in bed, tough, etc. Where is his flaw?… Everyone has at least one flaw. I never once felt like Landon and Ivy where partners as agents or in their personal life. Our hero made all the decisions and our heroine needed him to keep her self worth and job. Also where was the world building? I felt in the dark most of the time and was trying to peace things together about the shifters, agency, characters, etc. We have no indication that shifters are super secret, yes it’s mentioned, but Ivy’s sister is living a normal life and others have normal jobs, but its noted that no one knows about them. I needed more…

Her Perfect Mate was an ok read. I plan to try out book two in the X-Ops series to see if it gets better. If the blurb interests you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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4 comments on “Review: Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops #1) by Paige Tyler

  1. Oh that’s sad. I’d seen a lot of raves on this one. I’ve not tried her yet but she’s on my eventually one day list. Hope the next one works a bit better for ya.

    • Ya I saw a lot of raves for this one, but as all things go what works for one may not for another. I’ll eventually try out the next in this series and her Hungry Like the Wolf, but I’m not dieing to get my hands on them.

  2. I recently finished Hungry Like the Wolf, the first installment in this author’s new SWAT series that releases in January. I liked it well enough, although the plot was a tad too predictable, and was thinking that maybe I should give her X-Ops novels a try, but now I’m not so sure.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

    • I read, so many fabulous reviews on this book and the blurb sounded good. I though why not give it a try. I liked the military shifter aspect, but as you can see too much bothered me and did not work. I have the Hungry Like the Wolf on my TBR I’m just not in any hurry to try it now after this. I hate to say it, but you will probably have the same issues I did. We usually are on the saw leave with these things.
      Thank’s for stoping in Carmel!