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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Illicit by Tessa Stone is the story of a woman who lived her life with her head held up and her heart on her sleeve. Our heroine is Odyssey Greene, a normal woman with a normal life. On the surface she has everything, a new job, great kids, and a great house. However, in reality she is anything but happy. Her husband verbally abuses her and does not appreciate her. In fact, she has doubts about his fidelity as well. Her life takes a different turn when she meets Lieutenant Blaze Rodriguez.
There is an instant spark and the two become firm friends. There is something between them that neither can ignore. But can Odyssey take the step that will bring her ultimate happiness with Blaze? Together, the two of them find happiness even in their friendship. If she takes that one step, she will be breaking her wedding vows. Does she have it in her? Can she do it? Doesn’t she deserve to be happy too?
This was a wonderful novel that tells a tale of a woman who is struggling to find her happiness and, when she does find her happiness, she discovers that she cannot grasp it because she is married to the wrong man. I could truly understand Odyssey’s dilemma and you will ache for her longing for Blaze. The two of them are perfect together. I loved the way Stone wrote about the feelings of this couple. I was rooting for them and I wanted Odyssey to let her husband go so she can find her true happiness. I was enthralled by her story. Illicit is definitely a novel you will remember. It was really good.