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Primal Law (Alpha Pack #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  4,940 Ratings  ·  384 Reviews
Meet the Alpha Pack, a top-secret military team of wolf-shifters fighting the most dangerous predators in the world, human and nonhuman. After a massacre leaves Jaxon Law crippled, he must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when Jax rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, he is unprepared for the danger ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Signet Book
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Dec 18, 2011 ~V~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of the story...Five years ago, a group of Navy Seals were out on a mission in Afghanistan and were attacked by a pack of rogue werewolves, the ones who survived became wolf shifters themselves and are now part of a group called Alpha Pack...their job now is to protect the human race from all the naughty creatures that go bump in the night. Apparently everyone in this group of soldiers had some sort of "psy ability" that was enhanced once they became wolf shifters...there is a telepat ...more
Nov 26, 2012 D.G. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR lovers that don’t mind convoluted tropes
There are few things I find sillier than books that haphazardly mix popular romance tropes. The thought process goes something like this: “if readers like heroes that are shifters, Navy SEALs, have psychic powers, belong to a brotherhood of men fighting evil and have fated mates, wouldn’t they love a hero who is/has ALL of the above?” **eye roll** I know it’s fantasy but to take a story seriously, I need to see some internal logic.

Kyra meets Jax after he saves her from an attack. After learning
Apr 12, 2011 Hbeebti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Yes another shifter book, but I don't care. Jaxon is a shifter with special abilities. I really like the way that they shifters were described in this book. I like that their unique abilities that aren't usually associated with shifter, vamps sure but not shifters. I mean shooting fire out of your hands? Bending time? Loved that all the guys were hot but more in a rough sexy way. Kira was so funny. I liked the way that she spoke her mind and she was compassionate to the other ...more
Being certain that there is something fishy about a secret project being done at her gene therapy company, lab assistant Kira Locke, steals some samples to find out just what. But her escape doesn't go quite as planned and her world gets a whole heck of a lot weirder when she is rescued from certain death by a wolf, who is also a sexy man, Jaxon Law, and is introduced to the the wold of the paranormal since her new knowledge makes her a 'guest' of the former soldiers, now shifters, who comprise ...more
I kind of liked it but....
I listened to the Audible version of this book which I like to do when I have a lot of hands on things to do, like mending, cooking, or laundry. My first complaint was the narrator. I just think she put a lot of the wrong kind of inflections for different characters so they would sound snooty when they were supposed to sound sexy, or sexy when they should have sounded apprehensive. It left me thinking several times during the book "That doesn't sound like the appropriat
Primal Law
2 Stars

Jaxon Law is a member of the Alpha Pack, an elite unit of former Navy SEALs turned wolf shifters on a mission. Out on the town one night, he and his fellow pack members come across Kira Locke, a woman on the run from her nefarious employer. Jax and Kira's attraction is immediate and as they get to know one another, the reason why becomes all too clear...

Another series that takes every paranormal trope known to man and shoves it all into one book: Navy SEALs and shifters and psyc
Fun, steamy treat! Primal law introduces a new paranormal world that has everything - from royal fairies to shape shifting alphas and magic wielding hotties. This was my first J.D. Tyler story and I'm already ordering the rest of the series. The author's style is easily palatable, devoid of too many unnecessary descriptions and inter musing, the plot flows smoothly and the characters (although kindly familiar) are light and fun. A great Saturday afternoon read :)

Love triangle? (view spoiler)
Cheating? (view spoiler)
HEA? (view spoiler)
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex? (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? Maybe, but not for now.
Rating: 1 stars


I really don't like to see H whore through the book!
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Jo Davis is one of my favorite authors. I absolutely LOVED her FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION FIVE series and I couldn't wait to get my hands on Primal Law and of course, she did not disappoint. Her first Paranormal Romance written under her pseudonym, J.D. Tyler, was just as amazing as the rest of her books. Primal Law, the first book in the new Alpha Pack series had a great plot line, great characters and of course smokin' hot love scenes.

Jaxon Law is man scorned by betrayal and weighed down by the g
Oct 19, 2011 Leagh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, signed
Can I give a book more then a 5 rating? No...hmmm...well that kind of stinks cause I want to give this one more! This book falls in my top 5 favorite shifter books ever and I read a lot of shifter books!

Fast, fun, emotional, and hot, throw in some sexy as hell shifters and a kick ass heroine and oh have yourself a good time *wink*

I absolutely loved every aspect of this book. It has very intense in depth characters that will suck you in from the beginning. Jaxon is amazing. He is a tortu
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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First of all.... look at that cover and tell me you dont want to get that book??!! *waggles eyebrows* The Alpha Pack is home to some extremely alpha males, no pun intended. A group of Navy SEALS who were attacked by werewolves while on a mission and were turned, now continue on their military activities but policing the supernaturals.

But these are no ordinary shifters. They each have a psychic ability, some can go back in time, some are pyrokinetic, som
Deea (Andreea)
A good start to a new paranormal series!

Alpha males, different kinds of supernatural creatures and powers, action, humor, romance, kick ass organizations (I have a soft spot for modern compounds, big groups of badass guys, dangerous missions and such - I'm an action movies girl!)... the whole package! I was a bit annoyed with the ending, I felt the story could have been more plot-wise, and the characters needed a bit more depth and layers (I know it's unfair but I've been ruined by Nalini Singh'
Anna Serene
Dnf'd at 40% 10/7/16

I'm disappointed. This isn't good. I don't even want to finish. I have other things I could be reading that isn't just... stupid
Amber Hughes
3-3.5 stars. I enjoyed the overall story, but there were things that happened in this book that I felt just happened way too easily & too fast. However, I did like it enough to continue with the series and I enjoyed the secondary characters as well. I'm really hoping it does get better in the future books.
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 Stars
I love Ms. Tyler's new world of Alpha Pack! Exciting world of Shifters who are Primal to the bone!
This book is full of hotness, suspense, action packed and at the end, I was lelft me panting for more!
I highly recommend this to any readers who crave Alpha Males in thier reads!
Ms. Nikki
HUGE SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This read was overdone and not thought out. Kira, a lab chick, thought something hinky was going down at her job, so she stole some lab samples. While trying to get away she was caught by some goons. She screamed. In comes the Alpha Pack who are having a weekend off in Vegas. Jax, a cripple leg human/wolf hears Kira scream and goes into wolf protective mate mode and saves her, thus inducting her into their club where she is accepted, offered a job rehabilitating bro
Jul 24, 2011 Sandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf, own, shifters
Really 3.5 Stars.

For a first in series book it wasn't bad, world building was good, there was just something about it that I found it very easy to put down, again and again; some other book would just grab my attention.

Maybe I just didn't feel the connection between Jax and Kira as strongly as I know others have.

A Black Ops team made up of shifters & psi have been betrayed and Kira stumbles upon some evidence and they stumble upon her.

The conspiracy continues to grow. Could the government b
This one just had a juvenile feel to it. Our heroine, Kira, sees Jax shift to kill people in pursuit of her and then he loads her on a plane and takes her back to his home. No hesitation on her part. All the encounters with each character just felt forced and generic. For one thing, there were simply too many characters introduced at once. Because of this they all had a "card-board" character fell to them. Not a single person in this read felt genuine or realistic. I didn’t care for any of these ...more
Usually, I start my reviews with how amazing a book is...well I'll get to that soon but fav quote from the book that had me laughing my laugh ass off!!

Favorite Quote:

“What are Syfy and TV?” Sariel asked in confusion. Everyone had forgotten him as he tried to follow their conversation.

“Jeez, what do they do for fun in the Seelie High Court?” she teased.

The Fae prince made a face. “Fun? Very little. My existence there was all about pomp and proper behavior. I believe humans call it ‘ki
Dark Faerie Tales
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Psychic Navy SEALS turned wolf shifters. Need I say more?

Opening Sentence: Jaxon Law crouched behind a Dumpster at the rear of the old brick building, wishing he’d worn gloves to protect his hands.

The Review:

Jaxon is an ex-Navy SEAL who, along with some of his fellow teammates, was attacked during a mission in Afghanistan and turned into a shifter as a result. Turns out that becoming a shifter, besides letting him take the form of a wolf, al
Lover of Romance
Kira Locke, who discovers something vile about her employers, decides to steal certain documents and is on the run, but then a wolf saves her life, and kills those that would kill her. Jax, has psychic abilities and is a shifter, along with other members on his team. Ever since his team was attacked, he was crippled and his leg still brings much hindrance to him. When he ends up saving a woman in danger, he never realized that Kira would be his mate and that his primal instincts would go into ov ...more
The BookChick
My Rating: ★★★★

Book Description:
Meet the Alpha Pack, a top-secret military team of wolf-shifters fighting the most dangerous predators in the world, human and nonhuman. After a massacre leaves Jaxon Law crippled, he must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when Jax rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, he is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead. Soon he must decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth defy
Read January 2014 -- 4.5 Stars Really

A ill-formed friendship ends in betrayal and decimation of the Alpha Pack team also has long lasting effects for Jax Law. Meanwhile lab assistant Kira Locke is certain her bosses are working on something illegal, immoral or both and tries to gain evidence to prove it. Jax is already dealing with survivor's guilt and a sense of responsibility for his team members death the last thing he wants to have to cope with are the primal, protective, mating instincts t
This book was a bit disappointing to me (especially given I have bought all the rest in the series!), MILD SPOILERS AHEAD!

Firstly, I love shapeshifter romances - hence why I picked this up in the first place. But this just seemed to be a mishmash of every paranormal thing you could possible think of! So I never really got a handle on the "world". I understood the 'made' but how/where did the 'born' fit in? Never was mentioned.

Secondly, Kira's acceptance of this world was just too bizarre and far
Michelle the Romance Witch
Though i have to agree with many of the previous reviews about there being a lot going on in this book, i personally Ms. Tyler constructed it very well. All first series books have a lot they throw at a person during world building (Cheyenne McCray's Magic Series is a great example), but if it is done well there are no issues for me.

The romance might have been a little thin but when you have that Primal mating going on often the romance is more a reading between the lines thing. Primal urges pu
Terri Pray
Dec 31, 2011 Terri Pray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers, fans of JR Ward and Lara Adrian
I wasn't sure I'd enjoy Primal Law, but damn I did.

J.D. Tyler's world building is fantastic, and the characters compelling. I was drawn into the story from page one as Jax faced betrayal from the woman he thought he loved, only to then find his destined mate months later.

Kira is certainly his match, strong and willing to face her own fears to do what is right. She finds her feet quickly despite the situation she's thrust into and she's more than willing to stand up to Jax's brothers in the pac
I loved this book! Not surprising since it features two of my favorite things; shape-shifters and psychic abilities. Combine them with ex Navy SEALS and immoral corporate behavior and you have a very interesting story with intriguing characters that you'll want to know more about. Jax and Kira were great and their story was beautiful but I'm all about the secondary characters; Arik, Kalen and Sariel. Can't wait to see what's in store for the pyrokinetic/telekinetic wolf shifter, the beautiful bl ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
04 APR: Beauty and the Beast

I read this one a few months ago and I remember I just... expected more from it. Neither character made a lasting impression on me, they were a little flat, and the world building wasn't extraordinary. I remember thinking that I read an X-man adaptation with supernatural elements. The ending was interesting though and left room for a great continuation.
Summing up picture:
Awilk -never sleeps-
This was a really fast read for me. I didn't put it down until I was finished. Jaxon Law was a hero who I fell for straight away, and I adored Kira Locke. She was a woman who knew right from wrong and had the courage to do something about it. Lots of interesting secondary characters, which means I will be reading more of this series.
Aug 31, 2012 Yona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, shifters
There were reactions and emotions that sounded quite fake at some moments, and the characters annoyed me a lot in a couple of places but the book in a whole wasn't so bad. I'm not sure if it deserves 3 or 4 stars, but maybe something in between.
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“Well, that was fun," She said stiffly , glaring at Jax."Next time why don't you hike your leg on me like I'm a friggin tree?” 21 likes
“Ryon posed the question in all 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 Nikki Sixx thrown in, sure.”
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