Xander and Dixon are called in for a meeting. It seems that the city has decided that an all male SWAT team leaves them open to charges of sexual discrimination and they have decided that it's time to change that. Xander and Dixon are initially resistant to this change but the city gives them no choice in this matter. When several candidates are offered up for selection Dixon is adamant that no one the city has centered out will do and decides that he needs to be given the chance to find his own female candidate. Xander is worried about how they are going to hide the fact that the SWAT team is made up of alpha male werewolves but Dixon has a plan. It seems that he has found a female werewolf who just might fit the ticket.
The notion of a female werewolf is a surprise to everyone having only ever encountered men before. For her part, Khaki ( yes I agree this is one messed up name) Blake, is ready for a change when Dixon shows up to offer her a job on Dallas SWAT. She's been blackballed on her own department thanks to her ex and this leaves her without backup in critical situations. Khaki is also excited to finally be with people who are just like her, even if she doesn't know what that makes her exactly. The move to Dallas ends up being more than a chance at a dream job, it's a chance to find out who she is and meet her potential mate. For Dixon it means an end to the pressure because just one woman on the team qualifies them to meet criteria for inclusivity.
Despite her horrendous name, I really liked Khaki as a female lead. Knowing that she is entering an area of policing that she has no experience in, Khaki is determined to earn the pack's respect. Sure, some of it comes naturally to her but she's not afraid to put herself on the line when necessary or ask questions of her teammates except Xander to clarify procedure. It's nice to see a character who actually acknowledges when she doesn't know something. Khaki is all too aware that her ignorance could endanger the rest of the team. Finally, on Mac's (Dixon's fiance) advise, she finally seeks out Xander to figure out how to get her werewolf mojo going. With her super strong nose, and now werewolf mojo, Khaki quickly becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Wolf Trouble reads like the standard paranormal romance that it is. Tyler uses pheromones to explain away the insta love that Khaki (yes, I hate it even more each time I type it) and Xander feel for each other. Xander, unlike Khaki, is not a new werewolf and the moment he realised he was captivated by her scent, it should have hit him right away that Khaki was THE ONE. The fact that he wonders around in a daze unable to figure out what is going on is ridiculous. I don't understand Xander's confusion about his feelings, given how often he went on about how over powering Khaki's scent is.
Speaking of scent, Daniels repeatedly wrote about Khaki's and Xander's scents. Look, I get the whole pheromone thing but did we really have hear about the smell of Khaki's vagina?
Even that slight movement caused the most blatantly sexual scent to waft up from her aroused pussy. She might have had jeans on, but her sensitive nose picked up the uniquely feminine scent with no problem at all. (pg 117)