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Her Fierce Warrior

(X-Ops #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  948 ratings  ·  164 reviews

The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he'd ever seen.

Every instinct in Angelo's body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the

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Published March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Paige Tyler opens with an intensity that will rock you as a young woman is desperate to survive, to run, but is lost and has no idea who can be trusted. When faced with the huge Special Ops soldier in front of her, her fight instinct slowly and miraculously dissipates as she touches him.

Minka has been a lab rat, tortured and changed into a shifter at the hands of crazed scientists. Angelo becomes her protector, her personal hero, even his scent can calm her raging beast inside. Her beast has a m
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Minka was captured and force to partake in a genetic experiment. Her capturer's goal, to create a human/animal mutation, the perfect super warrior.

Running for her life, escaping by the skin of her teeth, Minka is desperate to control the animal inside her, The animal that has protected her but also made her into a killing machine…until she meets Angelo.

Angelo is a special forces soldier and not only knows what she is, he somehow has a calming effect on the beast inside Minka. Minka clings to A
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Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
I'm definitely going against the general consensus and it disappoints me, but I really didn’t enjoy this one. It was really hard to get into this book and usually I am pulled fairly quickly into a Paige Tyler novel. Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Some of what didn’t work for me:

I really was put off by the type of quick connection between Angelo and Minka. There was something that really didn’t work for me the
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this 4th book in Paige Tyler's X-Ops series!
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The past comes back to haunt. We finally meet the first hybrid created from Ivy's DNA and she is a wildcat.

One of the fears of John and Ivy have been that the evil doctors who kidnapped her and took her blood would use it to create more hybrids. Angelo Rios and his Special Forces team run into one of those hybrids in Southern Tajikistan after she escapes from the laboratory she had been tortured in.

I love this series and how each of the couples though one is always a shifter and one human are
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since book one, this series has been one in which I anticipate each new release. I love the blend of paranormal, romantic suspense, and action. The heroes and heroines are courageous, smart, passionate, and engaging while the plot is a blend of twisty suspense and hard action. This latest was probably one of the moderate action ones, but it still had its fair share and I slipped easily and deeply into the story.

This series is one that works best in order. The stories build on each other and
Stephanie  G
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Running from the scientists that subjected her to horrors, Minka isn’t sure that she can trust Angelo but he’s the only one that can calm the beast inside and make her feel safe in this sensational paranormal romance.

Angelo knows the only people that can help the young woman but trusting who they work for is another matter entirely and the readers can’t help but hang on to the edge of their seats as the anticipation and excitement builds as Angelo and Minka strive to control the beast. There is
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This novel starts with a huge shock and keeps going from there. Lives are at stake and intrigue abounds as characters come one step closer closer to unraveling the ‘who done it’ of the series as a whole. The tale is action packed but focussed on the people. The intense interpersonal relationships brought forward a myriad of different issues that hit hard emotionally while also ramping up the forward momentum of the tale.

I enjoyed how Tyler told more than one couple’s story while focussing on Mi
Well...this one sure opened with a bang. I hated that Minka was fighting for her life because while you didn't know her at all you could tell that people had hurt and used her in very bad ways. So when Angelo and his team showed up I cheered, that someone was there to help her. Even better was that Angelo was able to handle her beast. While it shouldn't have been funny, it was, the way that contact between Minka and Angelo calmed her beast. What wasn't funny was how sacred Minka was to not have ...more
Talk Supe
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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the most emotional installment.of the series. HFW continues the arc regarding the mad scientist Stutmier and his hybrid experiments. The dude's too slick though and managed to breed more of his beasts.

One of them is Minka. Girl's have serious PTSD and who could blame her? getting tortured must be horrific, surviving it And being haunted by its memories must be even more terrifying. I sympathized with Minks but I was unable to connect with her. I kept on comparing HFW to the previous books and I
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I'm enjoying the X-Ops series as they release on audio, as I've always wanted to read them.  I haven't been reading too much PNR lately but this feels like romantic suspense with shifters. There is a new couple in each book.  So you could read them out of order, but I wouldn't.  I'm enjoying how the world and characters continue
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I keep forgetting that this is only book 4 in the X-OPS series. There is such a large cast of characters and such an in depth plot of conspiracy that it seems like a much longer series than it actually is; so far. I really liked this one it was perfectly paced and the action was suspenseful, the characters are all lust worthy. I love Minka's vulnerability and how her love for Angelo lets her embrace her new found strength and abilities. Angelo is a white knight, he is out to save ever
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Minka isn't sure she should trust the sexy Special Forces soldier who found her. Subjected to horrors, on the run from scientists set on locking her in a cage, Minka is terrified of the monster she's becoming...and somehow, Angelo is the only one who can calm the beast inside her and make her feel safe.

But can she trust the way he makes her feel when she's not even sure she can trust herself?

X-Ops Series:
Her Perfect Mate
Her Lone Wolf
Her Secret Agent
Her Wild Hero
Her Fierce Protector


My Review:

Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Sexy Special Forces soldiers and ballsy shifter women that take names and give as good as they get highlight Paige Tyler's book, Her Fierce Warrior. This is an amazing series that just gets better with each new release. Ms. Tyler has created a secret government agency that pair shifters with a partner to accomplish covert missions. This series is filled with so many twist and convoluted turns, that you will find yourself wondering what is going on and saying WOW
Joyfully Reviewed
Minka Pajari is running for her life. She doesn’t know where she is or where to go. She’s scared of everyone and herself because now she is different. Scientists have done something to her and she cannot control it.

Angelo Rios and his team of Special Forces soldiers come across a fracas and discover a mysterious woman with animal life features defending herself. Angelo shares an immediate connection with her and it turns out he is the only one that can calm Minka.

Angelo recognizes what is going
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book is a continuation of the X-Ops series. In this book we get to see several of the characters from previous books as well as getting the series to progress so it is best to read the series in order.

Sergeant First Class Angelo Rios is on a Special Forces is on a mission in Tajikstan when he finds Minka Pajari, a woman that has just escaped the facility that changed her into a shifter hybrid against her will. Angelo takes her the Department of Covert Operations (DCO) where other shifters
Debra Taylor
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The past came back in a big way in this fourth book in Paige Tyler's X-OPS Series. It was an awesome ride that had me spellbound the entire way.

It was an incredible story because Minka turned out to be one of the first hybrids created from Ivy's DNA samples. She was only one of the people kidnapped and experimented on by the big bad guys of this series. But Minka was stronger and different from the rest (that we know of). She escaped her captors and was rescued by non other than our sexy special
Lisa Annesley
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, pnr, shifter
Minka is a hybrid that Angelo found while on an Army Special Forces assignment in Tajikistan. Minka was running away from the doctors who had made and tortured her. She was out of control, but calmed around Angelo. Angelo escorted her back to the states and the Department of Covert Operations (the shifter organization).

Someone in the DCO is funding the rogue doctors, and the director of the DCO (John) is trying to discover who it is.

Minka and Angelo tangle with some of the chairmen of the DCO,
Ashley Dawn
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good book. Angelo is used to seeing the weird things of the world but he wasn't prepared for Minka. She is dangerous, but wonderful. He should be afraid of her, but he is drawn to her and wants to protect her. Minka doesn't know why Angelo makes her feel safe, but it is a wonderful feeling after all that she has been through. Now Angelo has to deal with the facility and doctors he is forced to bring her to and also his blooming feelings for her.
I had read previous books in this series so I alrea
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I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

To be honest, I actually started reading this series in the middle. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the first book I read, so I went back to the very beginning, and I know I made the right decision then. Paige Tyler's X-Ops series is just as good and entertaining as her SWAT series. When it comes to urban fantasy and shifter stuff, I already know I can rely on her to give me a good story.

In this book, I like the mai
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.75 stars

Review to come.
Aside from the main couple, and certain events, I can't say that this installment book of the X-Ops series is any more different than the previous installments.  Well, except for the second book which involved a serial killer instead of government conspiracies and shifter/hybrid experimentation, and lots of covert ops attacks and lots of explosions.

Because, to be totally honest, Her Fierce Warrior was not much different than the previous book, Her Wild Hero, (or even the first book, Her Perfect
Lover of Romance
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Angelo, a member of an elite special forces team, run into a lone woman, that is full of fear and displaying signs in a human he has never witnessed. But Angelo has a calming influence on Minka. Minka has just escaped from being tortured and turned into a creature she doesn't recognize...a monster. She is frightened and determined to escape from those that tormented her. But after she is attacked and defends herself
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The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he'd ever seen.

Every instinct in Angelo's body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the fight gone…

Minka isn't sure she should trust the sexy
Christi Snow
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
I've been a big fan of this series from the very beginning and this was a good installment.

Minka is a hybrid who was changed against her will in Tajikistan (I think I have the right country). She escaped and has been running for her life, scared to death of the monster who now lives inside her body with her. She has zero control and she's terrified. As a result, she loses control of her shifter side fairly regularly. She's also a lone woman in a country that doesn't like that. As a re
 Reading In Pajamas
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Spotlight Tour, Review & Giveaway: Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4 Stars

Donna 4 stars
I like that this series has a little twist to the shifter and hybrid genre in regards to their actual shifting. The storyline of secret labs is not knew however but it was well written and kept me reading. I appreciated that the author didn’t go over the top on Minka and her new reality. Not only b

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Those who love Laurann Dohner's New Species series or Lora Leigh's Breed series, there is a new author in town. Ms. Tyler's X-Ops series hooks me in and I cannot get enough of it. This fourth book in the series is just as non-stop action as the first three. This one focuses on Minka, a hybrid turned against her will. Whilst this story can technically be read as a standalone, I do not recommend it. I started the first few pages and decided it was best to go read the series from the beginning. Aft ...more
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another high energy, pnr/romantic suspense from the fantastic Paige Tyler. Although this book can be read standalone I believe you will enjoy it so much more if you’ve read the others first. In this installment we are given some answers and a whole lot more questions. We meet Minka running from the sadistic bastards who have injected her with a serum made with Ivy’s harvested DNA creating a beast inside her that she doesn’t understand. It is her good luck that she runs into the one American comp ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads Netgalley ARC Review:

SOOOOO GOOD! This was my first thought after reading chapter 1! This series is truly delectable and fiercely sexy. Paige Tyler knows how to write a decadent, page-turning romance with lots of heart pounding action and SUPER HOT SEX. I felt for Minka. She was mad into something else by some cruel and evil scientists and when she escapes and makes her way home, Angelo and his team find her. She brings out all his protective instincts. He wants to fight h
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Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I loved that Minka was so attached to Angelo from the moment they meet. And Angelo just rolled with the punches and did everything that he could to protect her.

I really enjoyed reading Angelo and Minka’s story. Ms. Tyler does a great job of answering a few of the questions that have come up over the last few books. Even as she thickens the overall plot of the story. I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!!

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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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