Book Review: Primal Law (Alpha Pack #1) by J.D. Tyler
*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***
There are some books that you have expectations of and then as you read, they both meet those expectations and excel right past them. This was one of those books for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not amazing and perfect, but I just bonded with it. Right from page one JD Tyler gets you engaged in the story and invested in the characters and from that point on you are taken on a wild emotional ride through a world that seems both familiar and foreign all at once.
There’s mystery and conspiracy both from the paranormal aspect and the governmental involvement aspect. As a member of a government special ops team made up of people with special abilities that go beyond shifting, you can guess it’s going to be a fun exploration of the “woo-woo” world of the wild and freaky, not to mention complicated because of all the bureaucratic BS that usually accompanies such things.
The romance was sweet and realistic. They had their lusty moments, but they also hit some rocky points and faced very valid fears. I wanted to reach in and smack them both at times, but naturally witnessing them gather their courage and own their own mistakes makes it all the better.
The characters have such depth that you can’t help but feel for them. Kira is overwhelmed by where she’s found herself simply by trying to do something good and Jaxon has been through a LOT, so watching them overcome obstacles from getting used to weirdness and learning to trust is incredibly endearing. Even the secondary characters, such as Sariel and Chupchup whom I came to adore, show such personality and development that just draws you in to make you feel a part of the very world about which you’re reading.
The ending leads us to the next book, and does so in such a way as to not necessarily be a cliffhanger, but have you clamoring for book two none the less. It was so heartbreaking I cried…a lot. I can’t wait to read more of this series!
Sometimes it really is that simple.
“I’m just a Healer, man, remember? The only woo-woo shit I’m getting is the common sense let’s get the fuck out of here kind.”
Pick your battles wisely…
“I’ll rip off your fucking arm and beat you with it.” Jax started to rise.
“Before you can, I’ll turn you into a slug.”
“Nice,” said Aric with a chuckle.
Jax paused. “That’s cheating.”
Now there’s an interesting picture…
Ryon posed the question in all of their minds – What the fuck is he?
The love child of Criss Angel and Adam Lambert? Jaxon tossed back.
His friend gave a soft snort that might’ve been a laugh. With a little Nicki Sixx thrown in, sure.
If you liked…
If you enjoyed Primal Law, you should check out Wolf Protector by Milly Taiden. It’s a shorter story, and beginning of a series, about a paranormal FBI team. The idea is very similar, just with more “everyday” mysteries to solve.
Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley is another good one to look into. It’s book one in her Shifters Unbound series, which is all about shifters in a world where they are known about, but segregated and collared for the “safety” of humanity. It’s a fun series where shifters take care of their own and there is, on occasion, more than just other shifters and politics to worry about.
Primal Law is…