Series: SWAT #11
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on 24th November 2020
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SWAT werewolf Diego Martinez has always had a protective side, so when he meets a newly turned teenage werewolf, and the kid's intriguing mother, he readily offers to help Brandon learn what it means to be a werewolf. He also readily falls for for Brandon's mother, Bree, and the attraction is mutual.
But as SWAT's biggest case starts to converge with Bree's family, Diego and Bree find themselves in danger they could never have imagined. It'll take everything they've got to discover the truth and keep each other safe.
Paige Tyler’s SWAT series has generally been a whole load of fun and the dizzying number of permutations that Tyler comes up with when it comes to getting a SWAT werewolf law enforcement officer matched with his special one has made for very entertaining reading. ‘Wolf Untamed’, the 11th book in this series, is probably testament to how her werewolf universe is simply growing and expanding, although I might personally be struggling a little with reader-fatigue as this goes on. Elements (like the appearance of vampires and hunters, for instance) that were added on in previous books didn’t make their reappearance consistently and I for one, missed the interesting and complicated dynamics that these characters added on.
Undoubtedly, Diego/Bree’s story is action-packed, with many things going on at once that didn’t let up…at all. With the plot primarily focused around Bree’s shady ex and her son’s emerging beta-wolf side and his shady dealings with friends who might be leading him astray, there’s nary a free moment that Bree or Diego have to themselves before they’re hauled off to another event that calls for their attention. Yet, their coming together is written as kismet (or in Tyler’s universe, the myth of ‘The One’) and thus, there was never any question that Diego/Bree would simply slide into a relationship that didn’t once falter from the start.
A very odd, bizarre twist and revelation at the end really threw me off though, and stretched my ability to suspend any disbelief. As a rushed add-on, so to speak – like a tantalising glimpse of what might be explored in later books – it was something to latch onto, though I wished this had been shaped into something more substantial instead of an afterthought.