Thursday, 26 July 2012

Defying the Odds


Defying the Odds (Battered Hearts #1)

(Erotica Romance)

Source: Kindle

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When struggling waitress Melody Dylan gives a handsome, lonely stranger a simple gift she has no clue her life is about to take a drastic turn.

The stranger ends up being Clay Powers, a famous UFC heavyweight fighter. Clay’s large build and dangerous fists have always intimidated. People in his hometown keep their distance and Clay is fine with that. Everything changes when a new waitress at the local diner buys him a piece of pie on thanksgiving. Touched by the gesture when it’s obvious she can barely afford to survive, her warm smile and lush body churn up powerful feelings that leave Clay wanting more from her than pie.

Melody is running from her past and the small, country town of Garnet is the perfect hiding place. With an ex-husband after her and scars from her abusive marriage etched deep, the last thing she expects is to fall for a man who makes a living with his fists, but she can’t resist Clay or the tender connection they share.

Finding love in the most unlikely of places, the passion is undeniable, but Clay and Melody know their haunted pasts and unpredictable futures leave the odds stacked against them.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: violence.


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My Review...


Ok, so with really good love stories I find the connection has to be immediate for me to believe it or has to be a slow growth. In this book I found the connection to quick for substance but not quick enough for that electric connection between lovers. 


The story was good and had some great elements in it.  I liked the side characters of Wyatt and Jules and I am excited to read the next ones to find out what happens with them. 


I was glad to have a happy ending for Clay and Melody.  The story was unfortunately predictable. I think for me to feel more of a connection with the main characters I needed more "oomph" with their back stories for them to seep into my soul during reading. 

Otherwise it was a good read and I would give it 3.5 thumbs up!
thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up. 5
 
Defying the Odds (Battered Hearts, #1)

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