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Peligro Tentador

(World of the Lupi #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  11,241 ratings  ·  659 reviews
Lily Yu es una detective de policía de San Francisco que investiga una serie de macabros asesinatos que parecen ser obra de un hombre-lobo. Para dar caza al asesino, debe infiltrarse en los clanes. Sólo hay un hombre que puede ayudarla; un hombre-lobo llamado Rule Turner, un príncipe de los lupi, cuya carismática presencia perturba a Lily. Rule tiene sus propios motivos pa ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2008 by La Factoría de Ideas (first published October 4th 2004)
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Katie They come out about once a year, usually in the fall. The next release is MIND MAGIC and that will be out Nov 3, 2015! Just search for Lupi here and a…moreThey come out about once a year, usually in the fall. The next release is MIND MAGIC and that will be out Nov 3, 2015! Just search for Lupi here and all her books will show up. They keep the list of World of the Lupi books pretty well up to date.(less)
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This book is an "Everything Bagel". It has a bunch of different things going on and is all smashed together with some creamy cheese in the middle. Yet, somehow it works.

Lily Yu is a homicide detective who is assigned a murder case that involves a killer werewolf. Her first, and most likely, suspect is a werewolf prince named Rule who is quite the man-whore. In this world, werewolves are sexy sexy beasts and all the women want to take a walk on the wild side. Not at all like real life, right girl
Dec 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of early Anita Blake, PNR
In deference to Mimi, I'm letting my four stars stand.

Lily's years in Vice and Homicide prior to making detective had rubbed the green off, but her shield was still shiny. She figured she could be philosophical about handing this one off to one of the senior detectives... after she conducted the initial interviews at Club Hell.

Originally read back in my urban fantasy heyday, Tempting Danger was written in 2004 and added to my library back in 2010 (I have no actual clue when I read it) with a fou
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

DNF at 58%. And it's a miracle I made it that far.

Worry not, my Little Barnacles, for this shall not be one of my slightly never-ending, pit-stop requiring DNF reviews. Had this book been deliciously infuriating, I might have found the inner strength to review destroy it with utter delight. But it wasn't, so I didn't. It was just plain crappy in a disgustingly lacklustre way. What a rip-off.

Soooo. Crap cutting time and stuff. I DNFed the shrimp out of this lovely book here because:

*** 3.75 ***

A buddy read with the fans of UF+PRN @ BBB!

This was much more fun than I expected it to be. Needless to say, I did not have very high expectations going in. No particular reason for it, just some past experience with the older UF series, many of which, although innovative at the time they were first published, tend to feel a bit dated after years of reading other examples of the genre. So, with this preamble, I was not expecting much.

I was right and I was wrong. I was right about the
*4.5 Stars*

Oh, man, where have you been all my life Eileen Wilks? I have been looking for another series like yours.

If anyone is familiar with the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton, this resonated very strongly for me with what I liked most about her earlier books. The investigations and the interesting facts about the cops and, especially, the details about the world now that supernaturals are legal.

In this book the Lupi, or werewolves, are known about in the world. They've finally go
3.5 Ohh, it has potential!

I liked the idea and the world was really interesting! It's not the best first-in-the-series I've read but it has a lot of potential. Even more, it made me curious about what's next.

I can see why so many people love this series, now I just have to see if I can fall for it too!
4.25 stars

This story takes place in San Diego, which made me really happy. I've only lived in California a year but I already love finding movies or books that are set near my home.

Lily is a fantastic, strong, Chinese-American police detective with a gift for sensing magic. Lily kind of reminded me of old Anita Blake with a bit of Mercy Thompson's weaknesses and Kate Daniels's practicality sprinkled in. If that makes any sense to anyone.

Rule is a very sexy (yet stereotypical) werewolf - protect
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Lily is a great protagonist. I love that the elements of her Chinese-American heritage were well-integrated into this story. I love her no-nonsense, down to earth, cop personality, but also that she is open-minded enough to appreciate her gifts and to realize that there are things that go bump in the night.

The aspect of the werewolf society took a unique, but confusing term. I like that Ms. Wilks built a culture, complete with a separate religion for the werewolves. They are very earthy and sens
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Haïfa by: edge of bubble
Shelves: owned, uf
Buddy read at BB&B

What I really like in UF literature is that it usually makes for easy, fast and entertaining reads ! And Tempting Danger was no exception for me.
I didn't start this book with very high expectations: in part because of the main rating. And mostly, because the first UF I read (Kate Daniels, queen of my heart and soul!) was close to perfection!
But I ended up highly enjoying it !

The world building was quite minimalist and despite some revelations about the Lupi (werewolves) customs
edge of bubble
Buddy-read with my amazing cherry-buddy Jilly a.k.a Jilly the Desecrator of Figurative Manhoods.

This was my very first buddy-read and I loved it!
*Jilly was quite patient with me and I have to say, very skilled at popping my buddy-read cherry.*

Talking about the book as I've read and being able to talk about the characters like they are real people is a heady feeling!

I've reread this series a couple of times, obviously I love it! It's one of those rare series that gets better with every installmen
Milda Page Runner
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Milda by: carol.
Good whilst not mindblowing. Pleasant writing, likeable MC, Chinese heritage was a new thing for me hence interesting. Main storyline alright, although ending felt rushed.
Romantic storyline developed a bit too fast for my liking, but it's not too bad. Investigation vs. romance balance is fairly good.
On the whole I'd summarise it as 'Cosy read'. Lots of familiar elements and nothing particularly original but well executed and engaging.
Main attraction for me was main character Lily Yu - intell
Well that was fun. Now onto the next one.

I hope this series stays the same or gets better because I've been looking for a good, long urban fantasy series to get into for awhile now without much luck. Really hoping this one will be it.

Big thanks to Carol for giving this book 4 stars all those years ago but not remembering why so that she had to reread it with me. :D Honestly, if it wasn't for that 4 star rating, I would've passed by this book and not look back because... just look at that cover
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Police detective Lily Yu is used to the paranormal. Being a sensitive means she can feel the magic of paranormals around her. And when she finds a mauled body behind Club Hell she knows the murder was done by a werewolf.

Intent on finding the killer her path crosses with Rule Turner, the werewolf playboy prince of the Nokolai Clan, who is also a possible suspect. But suspect or not, there is no denying the intense attraction between them, an attraction that seems too powerful and too sudden. An

Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I would have given it 3 stars except for a few issues I had with it.

1. The chosen thing. I've never believed in "Soul Mates" or "love at first sight" and when I read about it in books I feel cheated. First of all the reader misses out on watching the two fall in love and begin to trust each other. It makes the whole relationship feel fake.

2. That Rule and Lily's relationship was mostly physical. What they had together was lust, not love. Rule even said at one point that Lupi couldn't fall in lo
alicat ♡➹♡
I really enjoyed this UF story - the world-building was great and I'm excited to continue with the series. Lily is a great character - very self-reliant and intelligent. I can't wait to see more from her. I felt I got to know the male lead, Rule, much less but he was a decent guy from what I saw and learned from his POV. (view spoiler) ...more
The series begins here, and it's off to a strong start. Paranormal romantic fantasy-suspense set in San Diego, told in 3rd-person POV. Lily Yu is a Chinese-American homicide detective. Her ethnicity seems authentic. Rule Turner is the heir to a powerful werewolf clan. Together they solve crimes and stop the insanity. Plot involves the FBI's magical crimes unit, gods and goddesses, were-shifters, gnomes, sorcerers, telepathy, witches....

The FBI's magical crimes unit and the human-shifter politic
So I have been off of urban fantasy for awhile now. Reading the newly released books in my favorite series but not starting any new urban fantasy series. If a friend hadn't recommended this series to me -- repeatedly, I wouldn't have read it. The cover doesn't call to me and urban fantasy just doesn't hold the same appeal to me anymore. And if I can avoid murder investigation urban fantasy books, I do. So there was a lot working against me picking up this book. But damn, I am so glad I read this ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; A-

This is my second time reading this book and I enjoyed it even more this time. Wilks does a great job of setting up the world and introducing the characters and magic system. I didn't know it the first time that I read this book but now know that this is one of the best PNR series out there. The books only get better from here.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting world and I typically enjoy UF police procedurals. Definitely a series I will be continuing with.
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sunny by: Sara
Shelves: own
I loved this book. Layered, complex, smart, and well written. Read the complete review at: http://loveaffairwithanereader.blogsp...

Things I like about the Story

* The main character is an Asian American female, detective on the San Diego Police Department. I'm Asian American, female, from San Diego with lots of friends on the police department. I found Lily easy to relate to.

* The story makes me think about places where it is difficult to imagine. As the lupi are being revealed and equality is b
Jen Davis
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been meaning to get around to this series for years. When it occurred to me that I hadn’t found a good werewolf Urban Fantasy series in a while, I figured it was well past time to give the World of the Lupi a try. It was a little more police procedural than I expected. It felt similar in some ways to the early Anita Blake books (without all the polyamorous sex-a-thons that appeared in the later books) or maybe the Kara Gillian series before its sharp left turn. The heroine is someone with a ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I'm so stupid sometimes that I want to smack myself! How could I have missed this series????

It's wonderful!!! I loved everything about his first book!!

The heroine: smart, mouthy, intelligent, rational, sharp as a knife!!!

The hero: simply jummy in everything!

But the best, absolutely best was the world building! Everything was interesting and I kept turning pages to find out more!

The writing was excellent too! The was the author unveils, bit by bit, how the wold works is simply incredible!

Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angie by: Chachic
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

I remember first running across Eileen Wilks' name in the On the Prowl compilation I purchased solely because it contained Patricia Briggs' first Alpha & Omega novella (fabulous, by the way). I never really sat down and read the other novellas, though. Now I'm wishing I had so that I could have discovered Wilks' writing much sooner. Instead, it took my buddy in all things urban fantasy Chachic throwing herself headlong into a glom of Wilks' World of the Lupi
A great start to the series!

Tempting Danger is the first book in The World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks. I’m disappointed that I had not discovered this series sooner. I’m going to have a lot of books to catch up on.

In Tempting Danger, the main character Lily investigates a murder at a Lupi bar. Lily is a detective and in the course of her investigation, she questions Rule Turner, a prince of the Nikolai clan and a lupi. As a sensitive, Lily is able to sense magic on others. Rule perplexe
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 02.01.2017
“We don't go to the ocean for anything as simple as happiness, do we? We
go there to feel alive. Like life, the ocean holds chance and change, grief and terror and beauty. It promises mortality, not peace.”

The thing is... it's good, the story is good, the characters well liked and all that, BUT not much happens. As I said in my first read review: I need more action. Also, fuck, I really wish Rule was more alpha male, that he was more dominant and strong. Frankly, he
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I really liked this one, in spite of some problems, and "really liked" translates to four stars in Goodreads' code. As other reviewers said, it's strongly reminiscent of the early Anita Blake books (that is, the ones that also got four stars from me)--well written and suspenseful, blending a police procedural (with plenty of both internal and cross-jurisdictional police drama) and numerous paranormal elements that all three branches of government are coming to grips with.

It's also a bit like th
First read: 13-15 June 2009 / Rating: ✮✮✮½
Re-read: 14 Jan 2016 / Rating: ✮✮✮✮½

Re-read Review:
"Regrets are the most useless form of guilt ... They always arrive too late to do any good."
First, I have to say that I find it odd that when I first read this book, having been reading books in this genre for only 9 years, I didn't rate it higher than 3.5-stars. Now, after almost double that time and more than 1,000 books later I find I'm in love with the uniqueness of Wilks' writing, ch
Ann Lou
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am very late to the Lupi World Party. The take on werewolves is different from the other werewolf books I've read.

For the world building, I am getting curiouser and curiouser. I've read reviews that this world will get complicated along the way. I love complicated as long as it keeps my interests.

Strong badass heroines is my weakness.
She's a homicide detective and a sensitive. She can read magic. I really like her and I can't wait to read more about her.

"What do you think I've been doing
Hmm, I'm torn. While I loved Rule's pick up lines and stamina (I'd drop my panties for him any day! Mwahaha) I wasn't sold on the way the mating bond was portrayed in this particular novel.

I'm interested enough t continue on to the second book, though.

3.5 stars.

Thank you for the suggestion & X-mas present, Jeanny:-)
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a recent run of bad luck with books I started and quit, I really needed a winner. This did the trick. I read the bulk of it in one sitting.
Is it perfect? No. Some of the terminology is kind of goofy, and every once in a while there’s a clunky sentence or phrase. But I sure like Lily, her grandmother, Cullen, and Rule, along with other great supporting characters I hope I get to know better in future books. The Lupi are different enough from werewolves in other series, that the world feels
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Eileen Wilks’ first book, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996, hit the USA Today Bestseller List and was nominated for Romantic Times' Best First Short Contemporary award. Since then, her books have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists. With thirty two books in print and novellas in nine anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards three times, as well as rec ...more

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