Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks
Publisher’s Description: Touch-sensitive FBI agent Lily Yu and her werewolf bond-mate are recruited by the Secret Service to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But Lily must turn to fellow agent Cynna Weaver for help when Cynna’s former teacher, a demon master, emerges as the main suspect behind the pacts.
After a demon commits a gruesome murder, sorcerer Cullen Seabourne joins the team racing the clock to find the apprentice of evil who uses demons to kill. Cynna and Cullen must work together—a challenge indeed when each has good reason to ignore the desire simmering between them. But passion and events both spiral out of control as an ancient prophecy is fulfilled-and the lupi’s greatest enemy sets her sights on total devastation…
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (in other words, SPOILERS!).
I’m getting more and more invested in Lily, Rule, Cullen, Cynna, and Grandmother with each novel. There is still some focus on the romantic relationships and sex, but it’s not overwhelming. This third book introduced us a bit more to the culture of the Lupi, to another Lupi clan, and to the next phase in the unnamed enemy’s plan to destroy the world. Blood Lines also gives us more information about Cynna’s history as a child and a Dizzy.
I really like the banter between Rule and Lily. They are more accepting of their relationship and are acting like a normal couple. There is a part where Lily asks, “Why are we fighting?” Rule says, “because my leg hurts and I am an ass.” I love that part. I also love Grandmother. Her old-world regal ways are a fun contrast to the modern and when she changes, I imagine it’s spectacular.
Blood Lines finally brings the characters from “Originally Human” into the storyline, too. I’m looking forward to seeing more of them as the story arc progresses.
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