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Her Wild Hero

(X-Ops #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  970 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Name: Kendra Carlsen
Rank: Trainer, Dept. of Covert Ops
Objective: Get out of the office and into the field

Name: Declan MacBride
Rank: Munitions Expert, Dept. of Covert Ops
Status: Bear Shifter
Objective: Protect Kendra at all costs

The steamy Costa Rican jungle brings out the bear in Declan MacBride when he and new operative Kendra Carlsen are ambushed. In the midst of relying
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Stephanie  G
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After being ambushed in the Costa Rican jungle Kendra Carlesen and Declan MacBride will have to rely on each other but the circumstances bring the bear out in Declan in this thrilling paranormal romance.

Kendra Carlsen finally gets to go on a mission but things quickly spiral out of control when they realize that this is no ordinary mission and Declan and Kendra will have fight together in order to survive and the reader can’t help but get drawn into the pulse pounding excitement that vibrates f
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars ARC Review

If you are a fan of Shelly Laurenston’s Pride books, you will enjoy the X-Ops series. The books in this series are not overly serious, but they are seriously fun. There is lots of action, adventure, drama, and romance. Some stories in the PNR genre more about the paranormal element and less about the adventure. To me, this book reads like a romantic suspense that just happens to involve shifters. If the hero were human, this story would still work.

Declan is a conflicted bear
When Kendra and Declan were introduced in Paige Tyler’s X-Ops series in the first book, I had high hopes. Until I realised Tyler had set up a situation where Declan hankered after Kendra while Kendra hankered after Clayne (who’s the hero in the second) book, slept with him, and never quite gave up the infatuation, and someone else now hankers after her.

Call my idea of romance a narrow-minded one, but this setup inevitably made Kendra/Declan a pairing that was hard to swallow, let alone get inve
Cindy ~
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Even though each book is about a specific couple I think this series has one of the best ensemble casts I’ve read in a long time.

The Costa Rican jungle is where the latest fight with the hybrids takes place. Each of these books is like an adrenaline ride from start to finish. There is a large cast of characters in every book and each and every one of them blends seamlessly into the story. They all work together like a well oiled machine and I couldn’t imagine the series working as well without
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
He has been attracted to her for seven years, but she always turned him down for a date. She thought she was the perfect match for someone else, but found out there was no chemistry. They both work for a covert government agency, she inside, behind the scenes, he as a warrior/soldier/shifter. Declan and Kendra never really associated with each other much until they were thrown into a life and death chase through the jungles of Cost Rica on a mission gone wrong. As they run for their lives from g ...more
Paranormal Kiss
An exciting addition to the X-Ops series!

Her Wild Hero is the third book in the X-Ops series by Paige Tyler. This one is about Kendra and Declan. Kendra has worked as a behavioral scientist for the DOC, Department of Covert Operations, for the last ten years. Lately, she has been itching to become an operative and she finally gets her chance. Her boss, John Loughlin, has agreed to let her evaluate a training mission in Costa Rica. She along with Declan, Tate, Brent and Gavin head down to Costa R
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
X-ops is a secret organization within the secret US anti-terrorist special ops community. It is made up of the top agents and shifters the US has to offer.

Kendra, behavioral scientist for X-Ops is sent on a routine training mission to Costa Rica. When the simple mission takes a deadly turn Kendra finds herself on the run with the sexy bear shifter, Declan by her side.

Declan has been drawn to Kendra from the moment he laid eyes on her. But his life doesn't have room for the precocious scientist.
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:

For a lover or romantic suspense novels, and a lover of were-everything, HER WILD HERO should have hit all my buttons, and it nearly did.

The love story takes a while to develop, which is nice; it's great to see characters who have to work through their issues and misgivings before falling into bed together, and Kendra and Declan have a bunch of those to work out. She's craving adventure and coming out of a failed seven-year long crush, and he's given u
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a rush! Tyler’s vivid action scenes put you in the middle of the battle. I could see and feel it all. The chemistry between the main characters leads to scenes that will make you sizzle. Tyler has created an intricate and well-crafted story. She recaps what happened previously in the series, reminding returning readers where everything stands and allowing new ones to play catch-up. Tyler doesn’t continuously rehash the same details and events over and over. Readers live the events with the ...more
Kendra decides that she needs to get out of the office and into the field experiencing what all the other operatives do so she doesn't feel like the kid left behind and the guy out of the loop, but even she never anticipated the wild, dangerous adventure that she gets when her boss says yes to her request.

This third installment of the X-Ops series builds on the stories that came before it and keeps all the previously introduced characters front an foremost sharing in this latest brand of adrenal
Lover of Romance
I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca. This does NOT alter my view of the title.
Kendra has been working for years to get out of the office, so that she could work in the field. Now finally she has her chance., she is being sent as an observer on a mission to Costa Rica. Kendra knows how to fight, and use a weapon if needed, and has some unique talents up her sleeve no one would suspect of her. Declan, is a bear shifter, and i
Christi Snow
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
I do love this series, but I think this may be my favorite book in it so far. Declan and Kendra are awesome! But I think what makes them so amazing is just how fabulous of characters they are overall. They are both super-tough which is great in this military-style suspense setting.

Declan you expect to be tough. He's a huge bear shifter, but he even surpassed my expectations when he really let loose. I really enjoyed the prologue and where he was when he was recruited to join DCO. I lo
Christi Snow
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I do love this series, but I think this may be my favorite book in it so far. Declan and Kendra are awesome! But I think what makes them so amazing is just how fabulous of characters they are overall. They are both super-tough which is great in this military-style suspense setting.

Declan you expect to be tough. He's a huge bear shifter, but he even surpassed my expectations when he really let loose. I really enjoyed the prologue and where he was when he was recruited to join DCO. I lo
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Sometimes it just seems like I am coming in way late to a series.. Her Wild Hero is book 4 in Paige Tyler's X-Ops Series and my first adventure with these fantastic characters. It's really only my second book and both books have capture my attention.

Kendra Carlsen is a trainer in the Dept of Covert Ops and all she really wants is to get out in the field. She wants in on the action..*shakes head* people when will you learn, be careful what you wish for.. When
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I think I liked this book the best so far. This book can be read out of order, only if the first book was read. Basically, it is okay to skip the second book before reading this one. I liked the bear shifter in this story. Declan is a quiet and shy man. He may be a huge forest ranger turned covert ops, but he is still the gentle giant. His continuous crush on Kendra is too cute, if a bit maddening. She won't give him the time of day. When he finally gives up on her, Kendra is suddenly interested ...more
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

I seriously have to add this series to my print collection. I have the second book and getting to dive into the third is like Christmas for me.
I have such a blast reading Paige's work, she creates characters - both male and female mind you, that are strong minded and strong willed and carry the story all the way through. What's even better is that she allows Declan to be one of those men women always want an
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think this one is my favorite so far. The characters were great separately and together (the hero had a no-woman-could-love-a-beast-like-me moment but it was late and didn't last very long). The plot was interesting and well thought, and the action scenes as well as the love scenes were believable.
Jessica Robbins
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I liked Declan and Kendra, but the plot was boring and some things don't click well with me. I loved the first 2 and hope to love the rest of the series!
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am thoroughly enjoying this series....and can't wait to read Angelo's story.
Kathie (katmom)
It's Available NOW!!! May 5, 2015

I haven't read the earlier books in the X-Ops Series, but this book, while having recurring characters, stands on its own. There is an ongoing arc that wasn't resolved here, but should be at some point in the series.

I really do enjoy shifter stories, and Declan as a bear was a joy to read. And I love his name, too.

My "quibble" first. Kendra had sex with another guy from the team. Someone she had been crushing on forever. He finally asks her out, they have sex, a
Kendra is ANYTHING but weak and we find out just how strong she is in HER WILD HERO. Declan has had a crush on Kendra for years, but he has finally come to the conclusion that she will never be his. Only problem? They are teamed together on his latest mission and he can't get away from her.

We have gotten to know a little bit about Kendra with each book in this series. HER WILD HERO was her chance to finally get out into the field like she's always wanted and even better she gets to be close to D
Elizabeth Neal
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great continuation of the series. I loved seeing a different side of Kendra and how she shocked everyone with how capable she can be. Declan's backstory broke my heart. He thought he had his one and then when he did what was necessary to protect her, she left him, unable to accept his shifter side. Which while heartbreaking, works out perfectly because Kendra is his true one. She knows about his other half and fully accepts it. So Kendra is accompanying Tate's team, of which Declan is ...more
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Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it

In this 3rd installment of the X-Ops Series, The DCO sends Declan MacBride and Kendra Carlsen on a mission to the Costa Rican Jungle. A mission that was supposed to be fairly simple turns out to be a set up and Declan does everything he can to protect Kendra until help arrives. But as their lives are on the line things start to get hot and heavy when Kendra, the one woman that Declan has wanted for years, finally shows interest in him. Declan’s not sure how to handle it all after being rejecte

With this book it seems the inner workings of DCO are getting more murky. I like that the people that work there are starting to question things, because they need to. While not a lot was learned in the larger sense, they did learn some small things to cement that they need to be wary.

I loved that Kendra finally got her wish to go on a mission, too bad it went all to hell fast! The only saving grace was that Kendra was stuck with Declan, giving her a chance to be with the man that had given up
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Kendra Carlsen spends most of her days behind of a desk, but now she yearns to get out in the field. When an op comes up she joins the team, to the dismay of Declan MacBride. He is frustrated and worried how this op will go with the sexy Ms. Carlsen there. But when the enemy takes aim they must stick together to stay alive.

I loved Kendra & Declan's story. I've been hoping these two would end up together. The shock and awe Declan feels when he realizes he underestimated Kendra is just great.
Seanna Yeager
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lots of suspense, romance, passion, and kicking ass in this book. Declan and Kendra are both clueless that they are both into each other, which can be very true to life. Once they finally realize they are meant to be, they both fall hard.

The incorporation of a world of characters throughout the series is great. I love when an author keeps good characters around.

This is the first book I have read in the X-Ops series, I am looking forward to going back and reading the rest of the series. I love
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Astonishing! Paige Tyler outdid herself! Incredible, but true! HER WILD HERO is action-packed from beginning to end, Declan and Kendra are a gloriously well-matched couple, and the world-building climbs to dizzying heights! Absolutely fantastic! I read it in one sitting, and already I cannot wait for Ms. Tyler’s next book, because with the way it ends, the sky’s the limit! And the cover? Perfect! It matches Declan and Kendra to a tee! A must-read!
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favourites
Oh. My. God!!!

I can't believe the effect that this book and 'Her Lone Wolf' has had on me!!! Absolutely freaking brilliant.

I love Declan and Kendra's story but I also love the fact that there is so much more going on in the sidelines and background of each novel... Paige Tyler is one hell of an author!!!!

Loving this series and SWAT, I'm besotted!!!
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Too much going on; too many POVs; too many subplots. Otherwise, a neat little "let's get out of here and meanwhile fall in love" chapter in the X-Ops series. Oh, and should I mention that I hate end-of-story teasers almost as much as I hate cliff-hangers?
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Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kic ...more

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