This was the second book in Journei’s story. In the first story, it was clear she was not an active participant in her own life. Her husband had some issues she was not aware of, and her self-esteem was tied to her man and her marriage. She was invisible to her own family. Her life was sort of on pause until she ran into Elijah.
Kyle was a police officer, and Journei was a Real Estate agent. They were the parents of teens, a smart, athletic boy, and a girl. The relationship between Journei and Kyle was first revealed in the first book, this second book; delved more in-depth into the reasons surrounding Kyle and Journei’s relationship problems. Elijah’s role in the family issues had me upset a time or two. I did not agree with Journe’s decision regarding the way she treated her marriage. Her friend did not always give the best advise, so a few times I was perplexed, and beside myself, with the decisions, she made regarding her marriage. Journei’s friend Ciara was also in a relationship with a man who was unavailable to her. Although she and Curtis had a son, he stopped by to abuse her regularly. CiCi allowed her man to treat her like a doormat. Her man had another family.
Kyle’s behavior and issues were explored and revealed in this book. The reason’s associated with Kyle’s behavior and the issues causing him to neglect his wife’s needs emotionally, and sexually were explained. It was almost too complex to believe. After Kyle gave Journei his explanation as to why he’d been so distant for one year, she was then confused and perplexed about her feelings for her husband vs. her feelings for Elijah.
My feeling regarding Journei changed and became exasperating during most of this story. I was cheering for Kyle until he became the man trying to save his marriage and made a really bad decision. The strain of Kyle’s work-related issues and marriage problems provided additional drama in his relationship with Journei. A few times I wanted just to hold him, but sadly, Kyle created his own drama by not communicating with his wife.
Each relationship was clear. Because I did not agree with the approach Journei chose regarding her marriage, I did not like her. Kyle’s behavior at the end of the story made him less likable as well. Elijah was a home wrecker, but for some reason, I liked him because he loved Journei to a fault. The sexcapdes between Elijah and Journei was sexually fulfilling, although I hate to admit that. Ugggh! The story was a nice addition to the Invisible life of Journei. Thankfully, she was no longer invisible. She found her stride and the best man for her new life. This story was 4.5 Stars.