Release Blitz (Book Review & Giveaway): Illicit by Ava Harrison

 {BOOK REVIEW}
Title: Illicit
Author: Ava Harrison @avaharrison333
Reviewer: Grace
Genre: New Adult, Coming of Age
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Release Date: April 7, 2017
Blurb
I was never supposed to see him again.
One night of passion with a complete stranger.
My last tryst before senior year.

But I was lost the moment his tempting lips were on my skin.

His intense touch on my body.It should have ended there.

But he’s not a stranger.

He’s my history teacher.
And wanting him is against the rules.
Off limits.

Forbidden.

Illicit.

 

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Grace Review

I love a good taboo romance.
The age difference.
The sneaking around.
The tension/angst.
The close calls.

This book was on the lighter scale of taboo, as the age difference was minimal, and Lynn, the heroine, wasn’t underage. But the risks are still there. At least for some time.

While this starts out as a taboo story, it morphs into something else, imo. This was more of a story about two individuals with a similar upbringing, who found comfort and love in one another. Were they meant for each other? It sure seemed that way.

Carson and Lynn both have abandonment issues. To put it bluntly, their parents treated them like shit. As a result, each finds ways to cope.

During his youth, Carson had some anger issues. A close call and misunderstanding nearly ruin him, but instead, sends a wakeup call for him to get his act together. However, it is worth noting that he never truly fixes that anger issue. And it eventually catches up with him.

Lynn, on the other hand, had one too many people walk away from her, and when her heart is broken once again, she learns to self-medicate. A recipe for disaster.

Both take huge risks along the way to be with each other, and that nearly destroys them. But in the end, they have the other’s back.

I expected this story to high on the angst scale, but it’s not. Carson takes a misstep or two. However, his heart doesn’t stray long from Lynn.

In the end, this book is about overcoming heartache and building a better life together, while helping others. And in the process, finding love.

– Grace

*An ARC was received for an honest review.

Author Bio
Ava Harrison is a New Yorker, born and bred.
When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.

 

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