Series: Wilde Security #5
Published by Entangled: Ignite
Publication Date: February 27th 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
For three years, ballet teacher Natalie Taggart has lived across the hall from grumpy, reclusive, sexy Greer Wilde. Save for a handful of hellos and the occasional heated glance, they never spoke to each other.
Until the morning Greer lands on her doorstep, bleeding, beaten, and bullet-riddled.
Greer doesn’t need or want her help. He has only one goal: revenge. And nobody—not his brothers, and certainly not his too-hot-for-his-sanity next-door neighbor—is going to get in his way.
Ah, this book! I loved it so much even though I cried and laughed my way through it. TOO WILDE TO TAME is raw and emotional, and a bittersweet but perfect way to conclude this series. My heart broke all over again for the Wilde boys, especially the teenage Greer who had to become an adult much too soon and keep his family together, who made a bargain with the devil with his soul for his family, who was so damaged by the things he had done and seen. You don’t have to read the entire series to have this book make a huge impact on you, but doing that will definitely give you a better appreciation for this book, which I will highly recommend.
For a man on the edge like Greer, only Natalie could break through to him because she gave him a reason to live for and the fact that she had suffered her own loss and had to re-invent herself, coupled with her professional training put her in the best place to help him. She was strong and intuitive enough to know when he needed tough love or some sweetness. She was also not a pushover and did not let him get away with anything.
The pace of the story is not super-fast, which I think was ideal but it is a little wild (no pun intended) the way Natalie and Greer’s families are connected. I was a bit bothered by Greer keeping his brothers in the dark about his investigation into their parents’ death and his insistence at protecting them even though they were all grown up, but as the only parent they had, it was kind of understandable. In the end, the family he gave everything up for was his salvation.
The epilogue with all that sweetness was the perfect antidote for all the raw emotion that came before it and left me in tears again, this time for joy. The bond between the Wilde boys is one to envy and their devotion to each other is something to admire. If I were a sentimental person (oops, I am!) I could say the epilogue made me imagine their parents smiling down at their boys and the family they had created for themselves. I know that this series is one I will re-read again and again and I look forward to more from Ms. Burrows.