Lily’s Temptation Vol. 1 by C.C. Michaels (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Lily's Temptation

Title: Lily’s Temptation Vol. 1

Author: C.C. Michaels

Published Date: August 22nd 2014

Genre:  Romance, New Adult


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My name is Maddox St. Clair. I attract women and trouble…in that order.
One night, after Maddox has been brought to the ER kicking and swearing after a fight, the young Dr. Lily Brasco’s world changes. She’s chest deep in her draining and hectic career of completing her residency and finds herself disillusioned with the inhumane way her boss, Dr. Mandel, treats the patients.
One look in Maddox’s eyes and Lily’s temptation erupts. She struggles to resist not wanting to get involved with a troublemaker. Meeting Maddox sets into motion a chain of events in which she has to make a choice; betray her values or let him go.


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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
This was author C.C. Michaels’ debut novel and for a first time author this book was a good read.  I rate this book a 3.5 stars so I rounded up to 4.  The author did a great job with the story lines, but I felt as if there was a bit too much going on at times.  There was the main plot, a sub-plot and a sub-sub plot and at times I wanted more information about the first 2 and less about the 3rd (family drama).

The author did a good job with the major characters and their development.  Lily was all about perfection, reaching her goals, and living the life that was planned for her.  Maddox has made some bad choices in the past and is trying to do better for himself and both of them are caught in something that they don’t understand.  This part of the plot was phenomenal – it flowed, it was fun, exciting and there were plenty of bumps in the road.  Nothing that the reader expected or anticipated happened and that kept the reader on the edge of their seat.

The sub-plot also worked well, there was a fight, people are in the hospital, the instigator is still at large.  Is that man Maddox? Or was Maddox the hero?  Then comes the sub-sub plot, Lily’s sister and mother who are all over her case and expect things from her that she feels like she must accomplish – not for herself, but for her family.  While this angle would work if there were not already 2 things going on, I felt like it was more a space filler in this book.  The dinner with her sister, the phone calls, none of that mattered to the bigger picture of the story.

There were also some spelling and punctuation errors in the story and I could almost overlook that IF the author hadn’t misspelled Lily’s name a few times throughout the book. The main character’s names are the most important part of the story and this really played a number on my rating.  I felt like this should have been caught before publishing – even Best Selling Author’s have typos/spelling errors slip through, but not the main character’s name.  The other thing that threw me off was the most action occurred in the last 20 pages of the book and left the reader with a killer cliffhanger.  I wish more was done throughout the story so the reader didn’t face such a cliffhanger…it was at the most pivotal time of the book.

Don’t misunderstand my review, I enjoyed the book and the characters and will be reading the second book because I hate things that are left unfinished. I do recommend this book to readers based on the information in the review.  Add it to your TBR list and give it a fair chance.  This author has the potential to do amazing things in the literary world.


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