Throwback Thursday Review: Thoroughly Tempted by Lyric James


Thoroughly Tempted by Lyric James
Release Date: February 19, 2008
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 73
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Who knew that a little Florida R&R could turn into something so thoroughly tempting!

Wounded cop Wesley Duncan is sent on a forced vacation to spend a week at Tempted, the perfect place for him to relax and recover. But recovery becomes the last thing on his mind when he discovers sexy spa owner Sierra is the only other person around.

After a hectic year and a half making Tempted a success, Sierra Morgan is looking forward to having her Florida resort all to herself for a whole week. The last thing she needs is someone messing up her plans to be blissfully alone.

But when a seriously hot stranger shows up, Sierra is thoroughly tempted to make a serious change of plan.


Review: Sierra is a woman who’s poured her heart and soul into her business and fought long and hard to be exactly where she wanted to be. After struggling to prove herself to her family, she gathered the courage to do what made her happy. With her independence and future firmly in place, she’s compartmentalized her love life, to friends with benefits only. A little intervention from her best friend and business co-owner changes things when she invites her cousin, Wesley to the spa. What should’ve been a relaxing weekend turns into a time of temptation when sparks fly and Sierra is forced to re-evaluate her way of thinking.

I liked Sierra. She was strong, self-sufficient, sophisticate, and witty. Running a spa is demanding, but she rose to the occasion, and truly enjoyed her job. That’s something not everyone could say, and I admired her for that. While her stubbornness made me want to shake her, it helped make her real. Ms. James has a real knack for creating characters I find authentic and believable.

Wesley was a man lost. After being shot on his job as a police officer, the man needed time to heal and think about what he wanted. I enjoyed taking the soul search journey with him. Thoughtful, polite, and considerate, he had a silent strength about him I liked.

This is the story of two people looking to build a new life and find the meaning of happiness I highly recommend.