Cat shifter Mila Devereaux can’t help but see it as a betrayal. That her one true mate imprinted himself on another female was hard enough to accept. Struggling to be at peace with her loveless fate, she doesn’t fight the suggestion of entering an arranged mating. Then she meets Dominic, a pack enforcer with a notorious reputation. It’s in his very scent. This irresistible playboy—and delicious badass wolf—is making Mila’s fantasies come alive again.

Alarming, compelling, and heady with sensual energy, Dominic is an expert at making women shed their inhibitions. Now everything about him—his killer smile, his perfectly sculpted body, and his smooth-as-honey voice—is drawing in a captivating new catch. But for the first time in his life, Dominic is feeling more than a fling. He finds himself tantalized by a female who makes him think of forever. He wants all of Mila and won’t be satisfied until he has it.

As passion grows wild, so does the risk. They’re falling in love in the shadows and secrets of their pasts. And it’s threatening to destroy everything Mila and Dominic are fighting for. And are destined for.

This title is an adult 18+ story with strong language, possible violence and sexual situations geared toward an adult audience.

Titles in The Phoenix Pack include:  Feral Sins – Wicked Cravings – Carnal Secrets – Dark Instincts – Savage Urges – Fierce Obsession – Wild Hunger – Untamed Delights

This series has a connection to The Mercury Pack series.

Title:  Untamed Delights
Series:  The Phoenix Pack #8
Author:  Suzanne Wright
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Published:  July 16, 2019
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4.5 stars

If you’ve followed The Phoenix Pack then you’ve run into Dominic throughout the series.  Sex on two legs (or four paws), Dominic has been in the background with his corny one-liners, his devotion to the pack, and his (until now) untold complete story.  If this is your first time here then I’d gently suggest you start at the beginning – there is so much to experience within this unique group of shifters that to not enjoy them all would be a shame, in my opinion.

It’s always a bittersweet moment for me when I’ve finished the final story in a series.  That was certainly true with Untamed Delights.  Yet, what an amazing ride it’s been.

The chemistry between Dominic and Mila leaps off of the page, but so does the sadness as well.  They are chosen mates, not fated ones, for Mila’s true mate has picked someone else to imprint on, leaving her alone and not caring that her father is sending her off to a loveless, arranged marriage.  Yet that changes when she meets Dominic.  He might not be fated for her, but he is her chosen and perhaps that’s even better for them both.

There is such depth to Dominic, certainly more than we saw previously, but even more than expected.  I loved watching them discover each other, beyond the sensuous side of them, to the people they truly are and can be together.  Oh, do not doubt that these two can burn up the sheets, they are as sexy as you’ll ever find.  Yet, knowing Dominic’s background seeing him with a woman that he cares for so much, one he has chosen for his forever was a moment I’d waited for this man for a very long time.  It’s not going to be an easy pairing, there is a real danger to be faced from several fronts yet they fight for what is real for them – and that’s all that truly matters in the end.

I have loved The Phoenix Pack from the very beginning, and I don’t really want to see this series end, although I know all things must eventually.  The Mercury Pack is still going strong, and there is more on the horizon.  So perhaps these characters I’ve loved for years won’t totally be gone, only seen now and then – and that would be enough for me as I wish them a happy future and send them off into the sunset.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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