Author: Eileen Wilks
Title: Tempting Danger
Series: World of the Lupi 1
Rating: One Petal
On the Author's Website: http://eileenwilks.com/#!/tempting-danger
Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective investigating a series of grisly murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf. To hunt down the killer, she must infiltrate the clans. Only one man can help her--a were named Rule Turner, a prince of the lupi, whose charismatic presence disturbs Lily. Rule has his own reasons for helping the investigation--reasons he doesn't want to share with Lily. Logic and honor demand she keep her distance, but the attraction between them is immediate and devastating-and beyond human reason. Now, in a race to fend off evil, Lily finds herself in uncharted territory, tested as never before, and at her back a man who she's not sure she can trust....
I need to start this review by stating that I was not able to finish reading this book. I will base my review off of the two thirds of the story I was able to get through before putting it down.
There were positives to the book. I did enjoy the world the author created. The book is set in a world where magical creatures are second class citizens, but they are working towards getting equal rights under the law. The Lupi are werewolf shifters eager to not be killed on sight or forcibly registered into a government database. Their society does show some levels of intricacy, but at the moment the author could have wowed me with her interesting characters she instead pulled back. I never felt like I got a full introduction or invitation into the world she created.
The romance was also very disappointing. It was insta-love, but it wasn't crafted well at all. One sniff told the wolf in the relationship that they were mates. After very little interaction to build the relationship, the two main characters are having sex and madly in love. It honestly wasn't believable in the least bit.
Of course, the romance wasn't the only disappointing aspect to the book. The plot itself was very one dimensional and predictable. I admittedly did not read the ending, but I easily guessed every other twist and jump the story offered. There was no pull to make me want to continue the book.
Maggie's Final Recommendation:
As I said, I was not able to finish reading the book. It was boring and predictable with one dimensional characters and plots. I therefore am unable to recommend it to anyone.
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