The guys in the Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) are hotter than ever.
SWAT werewolf Diego Martinez was on a mission to save lives when he walked into the hostage situation—he didn't expect to find a newly turned teenage werewolf and the kid's fiercely protective mother. For Bree Harlow and her son, Brandon, Diego is a godsend, and not just because he saved the day.
Bree has spent the years since her divorce trying to do her best by Brandon. But lately the boy who used to tell her everything has been keeping secrets. In the face of all the bizarre things happening at home, there's something about Diego that Bree can't resist—especially when he's able to explain Brandon's new abilities.
But the hostage incident was just the start in a wave of violence that no one can explain, and when Bree and Brandon are caught in the middle, Diego will do everything in his power to protect the family he wants as his own.
"SWAT is hot hot hot!"—Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author
"Paige Tyler's SWAT series hits all the right marks, blending steamy paranormal fantasy with modern-day realism."—Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author
Tyler's far-fetched 11th Special Wolf Alpha Team romance (after Wolf Rebel) grafts the soapy romance trope in which a single mother meets a good man who helps her evade her unhinged ex onto a gonzo suspense plot. Dallas SWAT negotiator Diego Martinez meets teenage Brandon Harlow, a recently turned beta werewolf, and his mother, Bree, an insurance investigator, while rescuing them from a man who has taken them hostage and who seems to be under some kind of mind control. Diego grows close with the Harlows, and his colleagues on his all-werewolf SWAT team encourage him to take Brandon under his wing as his alpha and to realize that Bree is his fated mate. But Bree's aggressive ex-husband, Dave Cowell, recently released from prison after serving time for murder, doesn't appreciate Diego's presence in Bree and Brandon's life. Bree and Diego come off as competent and levelheaded in both work and love, and the Harlows' welcome into Diego's community is conflict free, but as mind-controlled criminals continue to plague the city, collateral carnage piles up. The eventual resolution strains credulity even in a world with werewolves. This overstuffed installment will please die-hard series fans, as long as they're willing to suspend disbelief.
Wolf Untamed by Paige Tyler
Wolf Untamed by Paige Tyler
SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) series book 11. Paranormal romantic suspense. Wolf shifters as a police SWAT unit in Dallas.
Diego rescues Bree and her son Brandon from a hostage situation. Pheromones immediately trigger and Diego knows he wants to see more of Bree.
A teenager and recently triggered beta wolf, Brandon needs help learning what it means to be a werewolf. Diego will help teach him better control and naturally takes over as the protector and father figure role.
Dinner, movies, monopoly and salsa dancing while Diego works with his team to investigate strange events happening in Dallas. With similar job characteristics, Bree investigates a group of home robberies that appear staged.
Fast moving and thrilling. I didn’t want to put it down until the end. Now I want to know...
Cliffhanger in the last sentence for the series, not the couple.
Surely there is something up with Connor and Kat, the cat that should be revealed soon?
This one hit the high notes for me, more so than the last few books in the series.
“Bree considered that before answering. “[…] the thought that my own son is lying to me tears me apart inside.”
The pain he knew she must be feeling right then seemed to be a tangible thing, as though a steel band tightened around his chest, and breathing became almost impossible.
“I was already going to help him get his inner werewolf under control and come to grips with his nature, so I could talk to him about the drug stuff, too, if you want,” he suggested softly. Diego held his breath, worried he might be overstepping a bit with the offer. When he saw tears glisten in Bree’s eyes, he was sure he had. Before he realized what he was doing, he moved closer on the couch, his thigh touching hers as he leaned in to catch the first tear before it could slide down her cheek.
“Hey, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you.” he said gently. “If you don’t want me talking to him about any of this, I won’t.”
Bree let out a little laugh. “It’s not that.” Her small, slim hand came up to wrap around his, her fingers curling around the one he’d used to wipe away the tears. “It’s just that I can’t believe how lucky I am to have met you.”
He lifted a brow. “I’m not sure if I’d say our meeting was very lucky since you and Brandon were being held hostage at the time.”
She laughed again, this time with an accompanying smile that had his stomach doing cartwheels and barrel rolls.
“Yeah, but if Brandon and I hadn’t been taken hostage, we would never have met you,” she said. “Which would have left my son still lost and confused, and me with no way to help him. You’ve come into our lives at the exact moment we needed you. That’s why we’re lucky.”
Excerpt from Wolf Untamed by Paige Tyler
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