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.
Each book in the Wilde Security series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Wilde Nights in Paradise
Book #2 Wilde for Her
Book #3 Wilde at Heart
Book #4 Running Wilde
Book #5 Too Wilde to Tame
About the Author
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in eighth grade and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.
When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.
If you would like to know more about Tonya, visit her website at www.tonyaburrows.com. She's also on Twitter and Facebook.
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Too Wilde to Tame
Wilde Security Series
By Tonya Burrows, Heather Howland
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2017 Tonya Burrows
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Greer Wilde slumped over his drink like a man who'd had one too many. In truth, he'd been nursing the same glass all night, but he needed to hide his face, and the best way to do that was to pretend he was pissing-himself, couldn't-lift-his-head drunk. The man he was following had been his father's best friend at one time, and he looked too much like David Greer Wilde Sr. to pass as anyone but his son.
Or his ghost.
About an hour ago, he'd purposely let Richard Mendenhall see him. Just a brief glimpse, but good ol' Rich had gone sheet white, which told him a lot about the state of the guy's conscience.
Guilty. As. Fuck.
Probably why the guy was drinking his way through a cheap bottle of vodka right now.
Does it help? Does the vodka help you sleep at night? Help you look yourself in the mirror after you orphaned five kids?
The story that his parents were killed in a gas station stick-up gone wrong was bullshit. His father — a career military man, who had spent a good portion of that career in black ops — wouldn't have been taken out by some lowlife punk looking for quick cash.
No. In the deepest part of Greer's soul, he'd always known there was more behind their deaths than he'd been told, but at fifteen, he hadn't been able to do anything about it. He'd been just a kid, and he had four brothers — Reece, Vaughn, Cam, and Jude — all counting on him to keep their family together.
But he wasn't a kid anymore, and if something happened to him now, his brothers would be okay. They had Wilde Security, and Reece, Cam, and Jude were even married to good women who would keep them in line. Vaughn ... well, when he'd left home three months ago, Vaughn was struggling, but he'd eventually be okay, too. The rest of the family would take care of him. Which left Greer free to pursue the one thing he'd dreamed about for years, the thing he'd trained himself mercilessly for, hardened himself for.
He lifted his gaze enough to check on Mendenhall. Guy was still drinking and didn't appear to have plans to stop any time soon.
Wincing, Greer shifted positions on his stool and let his body droop forward over his glass again. It wasn't hard to act the part of a drunkard when every cell throbbed with pain. A new trickle of blood leaked from the gunshot wound in his side, sliding in a hot trail down his stomach to soak into the waistband of his jeans.
Damn. Must have popped open the hurried stitches he'd put in.
It was kind of surreal, being back in the States. This hole-in-the-wall bar, where the most dangerous thing was a rowdy drunk, was so far removed from the a war-ravaged country he'd been in less than twenty-four hours ago. In Syria, you couldn't tell the good guys from the bad, and the bad guys from the civilians. He'd spent the last several months sleeping with one eye open and one hand on a weapon, ready to jump into action at the smallest indication of trouble. And still that constant alertness hadn't helped save one of his men. His friend. He'd jumped like he was trained to, and the whole fucking world had crumbled down around them anyway. Nobody had seen the attack coming, and there wasn't much a guy could do when mortars were raining down from the sky except bend over and kiss his ass good-bye. He still wasn't sure how he'd made it out of there ...
And wished like hell he hadn't.
No. Greer grabbed the glass in front of him with a trembling hand and gulped down the rest of the contents. He had to shut out all the noise in his head. Had to shut out the recent past and focus on his mission, right here and now. After years of dead ends, he was only feet away from the man responsible for his parents' deaths.
At one time, Rich had been a big, happy guy. Always had a quick smile for everyone, and was always up for a touch football game whenever he came to visit, but the man sitting at the end of the bar now in no way resembled the one from Greer's memory. He was stooped and balding and looked older than his sixty-some-odd years. Watching Rich out of the corner of his eye, Greer had to wonder if his father would have aged well or would time have been as cruel to him as it had to this piece of shit?
For years, he'd been so sure his parents' deaths had been because of something his father knew or did with the military. He'd worked his way into the Rangers and then into some of the most secretive black ops units in the world — all hoping to catch a whiff of anything that would point him in the right direction. He never had.
Until the diary.
He reached inside his coat and touched it, stroked a finger over its soft leather cover. His mother had always been writing things down. She'd kept meticulous baby books for all five of her sons, a daily planner, and a personal journal. He and his father had picked out this particular journal — pale blue, her favorite color — for her 39th birthday shortly before her death, and in the months that followed, she filled its pages with her final words.
Words that, after all these years, had pointed her son to her killer.
He checked on Rich again.
The stool was empty.
Shit. Where'd the guy go?
Heart pumping hard, roaring blood through his ears, Greer leapt up and ignored the sharp tug of pain from the gunshot wound in his side. He scanned the bar and spotted Rich's bald head ducking out a side door. Cursing under his breath, he shoved through the small crowd and into the parking lot. If he lost his chance because he was all up in his head and sentimental, he needed an ass kicking. Or another ass kicking, since he'd already gotten a good one in Syria.
This wasn't about sentiment anymore. It was about justice and how there had been none for his family.
He caught sight of his target walking fast across the parking lot toward the street. "Rich!"
The man froze and whirled around, eyes bugging out of his pale face. "D-David?" He shook his head. "No. Can't be. Y-you're dead."
No, I'm not a ghost, motherfucker. But I'm about to be your judge, jury, and executioner. He reached under his jacket and set a hand on his gun. "We have something long overdue to discuss."
The attack came from his left — so unexpected he lost his balance and landed hard on the concrete, his gun skidding away from his fingers. He raised his arms, trying to protect his head from the rain of kicks and punches slamming into him from all directions. One connected with his side and the rest of the stitches securing his bullet wound popped open. Blood immediately soaked through his shirt.
There were at least three attackers, and he thought he heard laughter as he struggled to defend himself. Rich's laughter?
Motherfucker. He had this planned all along, and Greer had all but skipped into his trap.
A steel-toed boot glanced off his temple, but he was more concerned about the gleam of a blade that had appeared in one of his attackers' hands. In the seconds after he saw it, he felt the cold slide of it against his neck.
He struck out blindly, hoping to knock it away. Got another slice along his arm, but the knife went flying, so that was a win if he'd ever had one. He kicked with both feet, landed a blow to one attacker's groin. The man crumpled to his knees, and Greer got a good look at his face. Short dark hair, wide brown eyes, thin lips under a peach-fuzz mustache. No, not a man, after all. Hell, he was just a kid.
The kid scrambled to his feet, glanced around, and bolted away liked a scared little rabbit. Good. One less punk he had to worry about.
Another steel-toed kick plowed into his temple and he arched in pain, losing track of the kid as his vision flared white then faded to gray. Yeah, that blow did it. He was going to lose consciousness and probably die right here in this parking lot, and there wasn't a damn thing he could do to stop it.
Any other time, he'd welcome the sweet relief of death, but he hated the thought of going out like this — fucking hated it — and struck out one last time. Desperate. Imprecise. His groping fingers found the knife on the ground by his side and he swung it up, connected with something solid. He thought he heard a scream of pain, but he wasn't aware enough to know how much damage he'd caused. He was just glad he'd hurt the steel-toed bastard one time before it was over.
His brothers were going to be okay. This would hurt them, but they'd pull through. Hell, they'd be better off in the long run without him. He kept that thought front and center in his mind as his limbs grew heavy and unconsciousness swept him away.
He hadn't planned to live much longer anyway.CHAPTER 2
Last night was endless.
Natalie Taggart groaned as she dragged herself out of her Fiat, then took a moment to stretch in the crisp April morning air. Her midnight to five a.m. on-air shift had gone well enough, despite a couple weirdo callins — but that came with the territory when you were the late-night talk DJ. It was after she got off air that everything went to shit. If there was something not broken at the station, it broke on her right then, which had caused some serious timing issues with the morning drive show. Rick and Lou finally got on the air after a full forty minutes of dead airtime.
They were all going to get their asses chewed when the station manager found out.
But that was a worry for later. Right now, all she wanted was to take Jet out for his morning walk, then cuddle up to his one hundred pounds of golden fluff and sleep for a solid eight hours.
Of course, she wouldn't get eight hours. She only had five until she had to leave for the dance studio to teach her evening class, but a girl could dream.
Which class did she have tonight? She scrolled through her mental schedule as she stretched and hoped it wasn't toddler night. She loved those little munchkins, but she just did not have the energy to wrangle them all into something resembling a ballet class.
It was ... Friday. Right? So no toddlers, thank all the gods of dance. Tonight was the ten-to-thirteen-year-olds. They could have attitudes, the little prima donnas, but she definitely felt better equipped to handle them than the toddlers. And then she was off for the weekend. Two blissful days of no radio, no dance classes. Just her and Jet and maybe a Netflix binge.
She couldn't wait.
She grabbed her oversize bag out of the car, got halfway to the front door of her apartment complex, and realized she'd forgotten her travel coffee mug in the cup holder.
Dammit. She'd need that when she woke up.
Changing directions, she backtracked to the car and unlocked the door with the fob. She was just reaching in for the travel mug when she sensed a looming presence close in behind her. She started and bumped her head on the doorframe.
"Hey, Aunt Tally. It's just me."
"Andy?" Rubbing the sore spot on her head, she straightened and faced her nephew. Then, for good measure, she punched him in the shoulder. "Don't sneak up on people, you little brat! What are you doing out at this time in the morning?"
Guilt flashed across his features before he ducked his head. He scuffed the toe of his Nike across the pavement. "I ... uh, need somewhere to crash for a few days."
She closed her eyes for a moment, gathering strength from her nearly tapped-out reserves. "What did you do now?"
"Nothing!" He actually sounded offended, but going off past experience, that was an act. He only ever wanted to stay with her when he was afraid the cops were going to come knocking, looking for him because he'd hacked into something else off limits. Like the freaking Pentagon.
"Go home, Andy." She shut her car door and walked toward her apartment complex again.
He was right on her heels. "Can't I just stay for the weekend? You can call Grandma and Grandpa and tell them I'm with you and they'll chill out."
She stopped before keying in the code to open the building's front door and faced him again. He had his hands tucked in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt, and he seemed to be anxious — which he damn well should be if he skipped going home last night.
"Where were you?" she asked, point blank.
"I was ... uh ... uh ..."
"Tell me the truth."
He flushed a deep red. "Just ... at a friend's house. A girl."
She sighed, and some of the tension seeped out of her shoulders. So it had only been teenage shenanigans for once. "You were safe, right? You used condoms?"
His face got even redder. "Oh, Jesus, Aunt Tally."
"Hey, the last thing you need is a bouncing bundle of joy. Just ask your father. He wasn't much older than you when you came along."
He glanced away. "I don't know where Dad is. I haven't seen him in days."
Natalie's heart squeezed. "Maybe he got a job somewhere."
Andy snorted. "Doubt it."
So did she. Her brother Mathew, Andy's father, hadn't held down a job since he was a teenager. Numbing himself with drugs was more important than trivial things like work or a place to live or caring for his son, which was why her parents now had full custody of Andy.
She studied Andy for another second, then relented. "Okay, fine. But here's the deal. You come in, shower, change, and go to school. You do that, you can stay for the weekend and I'll cover you for last night."
He brightened. "You're a life saver —"
"Ah ah." She held up a finger. "I'm not done. I plan on calling the school every hour to make sure you're still there. If you're not, deal's off. And this weekend, we're going to do some volunteer work."
That brightness dimmed a few degrees, and he grumbled something under his breath she didn't catch.
She shrugged and punched in the door code. "Those are my terms, and you're not going to get better from Grandma and Grandpa. So take 'em or leave 'em. It's up to you."
Andy followed her inside. "I'll take them, but I won't like them."
"It's a start." She didn't bother waiting for the elevator, which was notoriously slow, and took the stairs to her second floor apartment. As she ascended, she dug in her bag for her apartment key. "So ... who's this girl? Anyone I know?"
"No," Andy said in the sulking tone only teenagers could manage.
"Have Grandma and Grandpa met her?"
"No." He hesitated a beat. "I really don't want to talk about it. Can we just —" He broke off abruptly and fell into a shocked silence.
"Just what?" Finally finding her key ring, she glanced up from her bag — and dropped everything. "Oh my God!"
A huge man was unconscious on the hallway floor, blocking the entrance to her apartment.
"Oh my God," she said again and hurried to his side, pulling off her jacket as she went. She bundled it up and slid it under his head. His hair was overgrown and a layer of beard covered his jaw, but under all the hair was a handsome, hard-planed face she recognized. David Greer Wilde, Jr. — her neighbor from apartment 211 across the hall, the one who had been missing since January.
They'd never really spoken before he went missing. Or at least, never said anything to each other beyond the occasional awkward hello while passing on the stairway. He always kept to himself. She'd gossiped with her friends about the handsome recluse next door. The only reason she knew his name at all was because she'd been collecting his mail for his brother Reece, who had stopped by several times looking for him. His family was worried sick. Judging by the looks of him now, they had good reason to be. He was bruised and bloody, and wounds on his arms and neck were still bleeding.
"Andy, get my phone out of my purse and call 911." She gently brushed a lock of his dark, overgrown hair from his face. "David, can you hear me?"
He stirred and opened his eyes to slits but gave no indication that he'd understood her, or even that he was fully conscious yet "Help ..." he rasped.
"It's okay." She soothed more hair back from his face. "You're okay now. We'll get you to the hospital. I'll call your brother, too. Your family has been so worried." She started to turn away to see what was taking Andy so long, but a huge hand shot up and clamped around her wrist. She gasped. He stared up, his nearly black eyes focused intently on her face. Definitely conscious now, but possibly also delirious.
"No. Hospital," he gritted out between bloody teeth. "No brothers."
"I don't want ... hospital. Or — my brothers."
"Why the hell not?"
"Please." His grip loosened as his eyes rolled back. A moment later, he was unconscious again. She sat back on her knees and stared at him.
The guy was crazy. Completely nutso. He very obviously needed the hospital. Possibly a psych screening. And of course his brothers deserved to know he was no longer missing. How cruel to keep that from them.
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Great ending to the series.
Such an awesome end to the series! (But not quite to the characters, hopefully...at least two HORNET people are strongly hinted at here as future heroes, so...yay!) It feels like we've been waiting forever for Greer's story; fortunately, it was competent worth the wait! All of the Wilde brothers are back for this story--eventually; Greer is steins to go it solo for a big chunk of the book, which is frustrating for everyone involved, but Natalie manages to set him straight on that score before it's too late. The mystery of the Wilde parents' death finally gets resolved, the brothers and their significant others are all left in an awesome place, and everything is good in the world, especially with Natalie and Greer...who are all kinds of awesome together, from first page to last :) If you haven't read the others in the series, Ms. Burrows does give you enough here to get caught up, plus there are elements to the final series resolution that are introduced here for the first time, so newbies shouldn't be totally lost. I feel I should warn you, though, these Wilde brothers are truly something else--you won't be able to stop with just one. So do yourself a favor, and start with book one ( Wilde Nights in Paradise ) ;) Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
What a nice way to end #Wilde Too Wilde to Tame sees the Wilde Security series come to an end and it was sad for me to read the last book in the series after 3 years and many memories. When I think of Greer’s book, he is the older brother and seems to be somewhat of a mystery , I had higher hopes for this book but what was written was a muted story. Maybe because previous books hold clues that I didn’t pick up on. Not sure. In this book, the last book of the series, this is Greer and Natalie story and this is his book and their story. . We find out the eldest Wilde brother is carrying more than a few troubles which is why he is home, trying to find his place , and we know who killed the Wilde’s parents. The story about his parents and who killed them took up about 65 % of the book and then there is what is troubling Greer which is where Natalie comes in but she is in the beginning of the book and she factors into helping him solve the mystery. I liked her character- she is a sweet woman, who cares about people and calls a spade a spade. Greer liked her too but didn’t want her to know…There was a lot going on and at times did seem to be all over the place. So there is romance, mystery, suspense and piecing a family back together. Hard to do but it was done. What I didn’t like was how it ended…kind of leaving things up in the air. I’m hoping maybe the author will write a novella letting everyone know how the characters are doing. That’s my hope. This was a good story but it could have been better. There are good emotions in this story, angst, heartbreak and the beginnings of love. I would have loved to seen it nurtured a bit more at the ending where it felt rushed. My rating: 3.7 stars **** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
4.5 Stars It's sad to see this series end, but boy it went out with a bang. I just gobbled this one up. I literally couldn't put it down. The suspense and intrigue and then add in the passion you have a recipe for a great book. Greer, he has so many demons he's dealing with that it's gotten to the breaking point. That's when Natalie becomes a saving grace. Greer is hell bent on revenge can Natalie break through to him before it's too late. This one took on a couple twists that were pretty surprising. I couldn't have asked for a better epilogue to wrap this series. I had some tears in my eyes. For having big alpha guys to do that you know it's good. Another fantastic job by Tonya Burrows.
I have been anticipating Greer's book so much and was eager to learn his story. But first I needed to go back and reread all the Wilde brothers' stories. These are stand alone books, but I wanted all the characters fresh in my mind. So I reread all of them, including Greer's story, in a week. And I think Greer and Natalie's story is my favorite. I loved their intense meeting and the way she didn't take his crap. I loved the way she calmed him and he excited her. I loved how all the characters worried about and protected each other. There is such a strong family feel to gnus series, that it is so beautiful. The twists and turns of this story were so raw and unexpected, and totally heartbreaking. The epilogue brought tears to my eyes and I am so not ready to say goodbye to this family. It was such a perfect ending and peaceful, bittersweet and heartwarming. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley
Received an ARC for my voluntary review for netgalley. This book had a little bit of everything. Greer was a government agent who did things in the name of his government that now he was starting to regret, he was a hired gun, but now he felt disgusted with himself, because someone had betrayed him, and he lost his friend, and others were hurt. He was on a suicide mission to finally kill the person who killed his parents and then he was planning on ending his life. Since he was still hurt, his plans did not go as he wanted, and ended up getting attacked, while unconscious he asks his neighbor who found him for help, this is our intro to Natalie. Natalie always had a crush on him, but while she wanted and did help him, she was afraid to let him go along with his plan of revenge, since her nephew was one of the attackers. Then the fun begins, we meet his family, we find out what really happened with his parents and who was responsible. And we have a love story. I want to get to know the stories behind his family, looking forward to reading them. Enjoy!
I’ve only read a couple of Burrows’s books (the first couple of the HORNET series and the first in the Wilde series) but I remember loving what I read. I went through a period where I wasn’t all that interested in military/suspense romances so I missed quite a few in both series … and now I am SO regretting that decision! I loved these men and the spunky women who brought them to heel. I’m definitely adding her backlist to my TBR pile :) Only having read one of the Wilde books I’m not sure how much the death of their parents played a part in their books, other than the obvious emotional issues. It definitely takes front and center here where Greer is on a mission to revenge their deaths by taking out the man that killed them. But you know it isn’t going to be as easy as that, right? Injured, he lands on his neighbor’s doorstep and things only get more complicated from there. Tally has an awesome mix of strength and heart. She understands what Greer needs at any given moment, even if he resists her more often than not :) She’s definitely what he needs whether he will admit it - single-mindedly focused on his mission, he might not want a pretty voice of reason to get in his way but that doesn’t stop her from getting involved. I loved the back and forth between them. They make a great couple and meeting her starts him on the path to being the man that he can be. Without any other story to guide me, the who-dun-it around the Wilde family is intricate and feels nicely complete. It kept me interested from start to finish and I was really satisfied with how it all tied together. The story is just as much about Greer’s redemption and the relationship that he develops with Tally (and redevelops with his brothers) but Burrows doesn’t scrimp on the suspense element. For someone who isn’t all that familiar with the Wilde’s I didn’t ever feel left out. You can definitely start here but I have a feeling you’ll be adding some books to your TBR pile too! And I think that returning readers will love to see some of the favorites again, but also feel a little sad that it is coming to an end. But it won’t last long because Burrows is bound to give them something else great soon. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from IndieSage PR* This was one of the more surprising reads for me in 2017. What started off a little slow turned into something that just got better and more intense and heartbreaking until the end, when I just pretty much crying and happy for a family I just met. You should know that this is the first I've read of the author, and yes, I am aware that I read the last book first XD But in all honesty, I'm an urban fantasy reader were dragons and necromancers are my scene, so veering off into a different genre was an interesting experience. If not for this, I would never have found Burrows, and I can't wait to see his other brothers and their love stories. This book was filled with so many feels for me. Greer was really intense emotion and mental wise, and his vulnerability was what really did it for me. The additional hotness and adorable scenes were bonus points. I really liked the suspense as well, how it kept me guessing and trying to figure it all out until the end. It's a definite recommend from me.
Too Wilde to Tame by Tonya Burrows is book five and the final story in the Wilde Security Series. This book revolves around Greer Wilde, the oldest brother, who has too much on his shoulders. Greer and Natalie are neighbors. These two have never spoken to each other, apart from saying hello when they see each other. When Greer lands on Natalie’s doorstep looking like death, she takes him in and tries to help him. Greer doesn’t want her help and he makes that fact known as soon as he regains consciousness. Greer’s character is complex. After his parents were murdered, he swore he would get revenge on whoever did it. He’s close to finding his answers, but Natalie has him rethinking his priorities. With her, he’s not so alone and is able to feel something other than pain. Greer’s character felt true and realistic to that of a soldier going through PTSD. The author handled the topics of suicide and depression very well and I never once, felt like the author went too far. Natalie is a great character. She’s a former dancer who picked herself up from rock bottom. When she found out she couldn’t dance anymore, she thought her world was over, but she was able to see beyond that. Her experiences and empathy toward Greer is exactly what helps him get through the day. She’s also kind of feisty and isn’t afraid to throw Greer out when he’s in the wrong. The romance between Natalie and Greer was spot on. It blended very well with the suspense aspect of the story and neither overshadowed the other. Overall, this was a great book.
4.5 Farewell Stars! I Will Truly Miss the Wilde Boys! > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Third-Person Greer - oldest of five boys. Takes on the weight of the world as a teen by emancipating then becoming the guardian to his younger brothers with the help of one of his dad's colleagues when his parents are murdered one night. Vowing to protect his siblings and bringing justice via revenge to his parents' killer, Greer becomes the darkest and solitary of the Wilde boys. Natalie - former ballet dancer due to injury. Now a night shift talk radio DJ with a psych background and teaches ballet during the day. She lives across the hall from Greer & has developed quite the crush on the reclusive grump. Already injured from a mission-gone-bad overseas and now getting jumped by a trio of teens, he somehow finds his way back to his apartment, but never makes it in. Natalie finds him in the hall after work, beaten and bleeding. And asking for help?!? He's hell-bent on destruction, she wants to save him. Chemistry is present, but there's a lot of push and pull. He has some a-hole moments, she's very smart, but too stubborn. It's an all-star cast. The Wilde brothers and their respective women, a cameo from a HORNET, a phone call to another special guest, and some new faces with old ties. Dialogue had the smart snark, attitude, sense of humor and overall personality that I've come to expect from a BURROWS book and she did not disappoint. The cast interaction was believable. The plot was dynamic, it had depth and twists and kept you wondering and guessing about people until the end. The flow was amazingly smooth. Most of the conflicts were internal, but those are usually the hardest. While most of the surface issues were addressed and resolved, Greer is still a work-in-progress in the end - but at least he fully acknowledges and accepts that. The conclusion is solid and satisfying. It's bittersweet - to read the ending, knowing this is the last Wilde brother, the last book in the series - to know we may NOT get updates on the couples and their future lives. My only question mark left was Natalie's parents and their lack of responsibility toward the custody of a minor in their care. Overall, I love and recommend this series and author to anyone that loves Romantic Suspense. Anyone who loves strong yet sensitive alpha man that are tamed by that one rare woman that completes him. Anyone who loves Smart, Sassy women that are not afraid to save them-darn-selves when they can. No damsel in distress just waiting for rescue here. A great blend of heat and heart. Adventure and Adoration. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.475 ~ Stars: 4 (4.5, if I could) ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
Crying buckets of tears !!!!! I have loved these Wilde brothers from the beginning. Each book held it’s own romance, suspense, mystery and excitement but the connection between them made it seem like one long life! You pictured the boys, losing their parents, depending only on each other, each one carrying their own wounds. Finally, as they grew up and found love, they were able to work together and not only solve the mystery surrounding the most horrendous event in their lives, but they were able to become even stronger men, brothers, husbands and family. Greer was the older brother we all wish we had. He raised his brothers, provided the normal for them and tried very hard to never let them down. When he finally decides he can’t do it all himself anymore, in walks Natalie. She was already a pro a managing her own demons from the past and what better person to help Greer than her?? I have to say, I didn’t see the twist at the end coming, which is just another thing Tonya Burrows is so good at doing!! As much as I hate being finished with the Wilde brothers, I know that’s just going to free up some creative space in her mind for the next incredible storyline!!!!! When? When? When?
This book is the icing on the Wilde cake!!! Greer Wilde, always the enigma. The oldest brother, the final word, the yin. I've always been intrigued by Greer, it's the mystery, the convoluted mystery that he is. He's Greer, total arse, grouchy and bossy, moody as hell and untouchable. Greer is in one hell of a dark place, the last few missions have taken their toll. The loss of their parents when he was 15, leaving him to raise his brothers is the end of the road for him. Convinced they weren't killed in a robbery gone wrong, his last job is to find out who killed his parents. He's hot on a trail. Greer has been missing, totally off radar; so long that his brothers are worried, no one seems to know where he is. He resurfaces back in the states sporting a gunshot wound, sitting in a dark bar watching someone from the past and that past is dark. Leaving the bar he has an encounter that leaves him clinging to consciousness, bloody and bruised in front of his neighbors door. Natalie (Tally) Taggart has lived across the hall from Greer for three years yet she knows little of him. She knows he's been gone, that she's been collecting the mail for his brother. Tally drags him inside her apartment not sure what to do, she wants to call 911 and his brothers at which point he's alert enough to say no. Against her better judgement she doesn't. Then there's her nephew who shows up and Tally is even more confused. Calling a friend who she knows his brother is an operative, she gets Greer the medical help he needs. And yes indeed is was nice to see that Texas cowboy once again! (You can leave your hat on) When Greer is back on his feet he goes to his apartment to find he's been erased. Greer doesn't ask, he demands. He wants Tally's car. Tally is stubborn among other things. He's got somewhere he needs to be and information he needs to get. This is where the story starts to twist and turn, sifting through the players, his lack of trust, still avoiding his brothers and now thinking about Tally? Tally has her own story woven into this and she too is part of this twisted history, now present. The brothers catch on that Greer is back, Tally goes to them for help. Greer still sees himself as the parent, and it was nice to see him finally give in and let his brothers help and level the playing field. The plot has so many twists and just when you thought you knew... yeah well.. not. Tonya just yanks that rug right out from under your feet. The last third of the book left me dangling by a thread and the epilogue left me speechless, I read it twice. Twice because it felt so real, so palpable, so infinite. I loved each and every book in this series, but this one is from the beyond. Tonya is such a gifted writer and wow does she hook you right into this one, just like every other book. Those Wilde brothers..... what I wouldn't give. Yes, you should read this book. Read the series. I'd give it more than 5 stars. Hard to just slap a 5 on here when it deserves so much more. Beautiful story Tonya, all of it and all of them. Thank you. **arc from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for a fair review**
I was hooked from beginning to end. Lots of drama and suspense and the chemistry between Greer and Natalie is steamy. Greer is a great character, I really like him. The story is fast paced and the last of this series so all of your questions will be answered. I really liked it.
Loved this book! I've loved the whole series and was thrilled to finally read Greer's story. Greer is the eldest of the Wilde brothers and has been missing for months. Greer has kept a dark secret from his brothers and has gone to great lengths to protect them, even removing himself in an effort to protect them from his world. Natalie has lived next door to Greer for years, but he's only grunted at her. One day she finds him seriously injured, but refuses to go to the hospital. Natalie takes him into her home and takes care of him, never expecting that secrets in her life might intersect with secrets in Greer's life. What follows kept me turning pages just as quickly as possible. This is a very well done romantic suspense novel that fans of the genre will love. While this is part of a series, it is a stand alone book, however it's so good that you really owe to yourself to read them all. The author is on my must read authors' list.
So, so good! Fast paced, high energy, and truly intriguing characters. This is Greer's story. He's the oldest of the Wilde Brothers and the one that carries the most emotional baggage when it comes to the death of their parents. Now he's looking for revenge and determined to find his parents killer. The twists and turns this story takes made the whole thing so exciting. I loved how Natalie handled Greer too. Never letting him get away with too much but being supportive and kind at the same time. Definitely a well done book and one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
3.5 - "And break..." Stars! Tonya Burrow’s returns with the fifth and final book in the Wilde Security series. Five books, over three years, not forgetting the numerous cover changes in that time, and we are finally given Greer Wilde’s story, the eldest Wilde brother is carrying more than a few troubles on his shoulders and the author took a good 65-70% of the book exploring them while he carried on looking into the deaths of his parents. "What kind of trouble are you in?" "I don’t know yet." I liked Natalie, a confident woman not afraid to stand up to grouchy Greer, but for me the story took too long to get going. The intimacy between them is very limited and the suspense aspect of the book played out in a rush towards the very end of the book. "You’re too complicated…" "I’m complicated… How’s that?" "You’re too close." "Too what?" "To me." I certainly didn’t struggle to read Too Wilde to Tame, and the banter between the Wilde siblings when they finally get back together bought a few giggles on, but I was kind of expecting more. More story, more sex, more depth, more development seeing as this book was the culmination of the series, and the explanation to Greer’s absence through most of the previous books, it just lacked a little impact. "You look good with a smile." Decent epilogue though, and I hope we get some updates on the guys and their women through future HORNET books. **This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy of the book.