Tempting Danger

, by Kt Clapsadl

Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks
World of the Lupi #1

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 ....

Lily has a very rough past, and because of that she developed a very tough persona for herself. She is strong and very stubborn and keeps everyone at a distance. This of course makes for some major friction when the Lupi prince, Rule, is relentless in his pursuit of her. What confounds Lily is that despite her wanting nothing to do with him, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. It becomes a battle of wills between them, with neither side really having any chance at winning.

I did find Lily's adamant refusal to accept her attraction to Rule, and any other unproven thing, to be a bit frustrating. She was so blind in her denial that she wouldn't even listen to any reason at all. To her, if it cannot be proven, it does not exist. For all her strengths, her strict adherence to facts is a major flaw in her character. She lives in a world where magic is abundant, so it makes sense that mystical unknowns would exist. Sometimes in order to grow we have to accept the fact that we will never know all of the answers. This is something Lily really needs to work on, and it just kept me from really "connecting" with her character.

Usually I prefer books that are written in first person. I just feel that I get sucked further into the book that way. However, this book being in third person worked really well. It was told mostly from Lily's point of view, but every so often, Rule would get a say in there too. I think this was a good way for the author to let us know what was going on without having to reveal it to Lily too soon in the book. Sometimes when books wait too long to reveal things I get frustrated, so this was a really nice way to avoid that.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, and it was a pretty quick read. It did seem to drag a little at times, but it worked out in the end. It will be interesting to see where the relationship between Rule and Lily goes, as they definitely seem to clash. This is definitely a series with great potential.


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