Discussion Forums - Paranormal

Topic: Eileen Wilks Tempting Danger Discussion (spoiler alert)

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Eileen Wilks Tempting Danger Discussion (spoiler alert)
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 3:46 PM ET
Member Since: 12/2/2008
Posts: 490
Back To Top

Okay.  I just finished Tempting Danger, the first book in the series and I have to say, I'm fairly disappointed in the ending.  Not the outcome, but the fact that it was anticlimatic.  Anybody else read this and feel the same way?  I thought the love scenes were anticlimatic as well, but some Urban Fantasies don't delve into the love scenes as much so I wasn't upset by that.  But the fact that the fight scene starts, they mention the grandmother being a shifter and then boom, you turn the page and they're at a ceremony and it's all over.  WHAT?  Even that was like a page or two and over. 

 

The purpose of reading all that boring stuff and character/world building is to get too the juicy fight and love-making scenes, not to skip over them.   It's like "They were walking down the cooridor and she was reaching for the power to destroy the sorcerer there was a loud bang from above that was just her opportunity......and they lived happily ever after."  That's what I felt like.  HAHA

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 4:32 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2008
Posts: 3,291
Back To Top

I agree with you.  There was a great build up and then a big let down.  I have not read any of the other books in the series so maybe that would help with the let down, I don't know.  I read Tempting Danger but actually have no desire to read any of the others in the series.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:38 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
Posts: 4,731
Back To Top

The series gets better as it progresses if that helps at all.  I've read all to date and I like them...not my fav but a good series.  I also think they transition more from PnR to UF as the series progresses...I like that better but I know some like a bit more romance. 

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 9:14 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,446
Back To Top

I really liked Eileen Wilks.  I think it is because the females are slightly older and actually have a life.  None of this drop everything cause a hot alpha walks nearby.  I compare her to Christine Feehan, and there is no question which I like more.  Doormat?   Or not?

Of course, I'm not comparing her to Patty Briggs, Charlaine Harris or other UF.  But for paranormal romance, her women do stand up for themselves.  

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 11:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/4/2008
Posts: 5,639
Back To Top

I actually read the 3rd book first ( bad Rachel not reading books in order) and then went back, so I did like it.  I don't really remember the first one specifically, but I agree with Marie, it does get better, and it is more Urban Fantasy than PR.    I liked it, but like Emily, I would not put her in the same category as Patricia Briggs or Charlainne Harris, but I like them enough that I will read the next one. 

Date Posted: 12/22/2009 9:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2009
Posts: 4,000
Back To Top

Ok, I just finished the book. Thank you Kim! I have to agree with you 100%. I actually read the last few pages over. I was absolutely positive I missed something. I loved the book and almost feel like it was some Editor that decided to cut part of the book's ending. I can't believe any author would build up an ending like that and then let it fall that flat!

Date Posted: 12/23/2009 8:44 AM ET
Member Since: 12/2/2008
Posts: 490
Back To Top

Funny, because that's what I did as well.  I turned back the page because I was so sure they stuck together and I missed something.  Then I was really annoyed...LOL