Title: Defying the Odds
Author: Kele Moon
Publisher: Loose ID
Buy link: Buy Defying the Odds Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed by: Donna
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.
Clay is the Powerhouse, the UFC heavyweight world champion who lives to fight, but he has a lonely life and not much hope for more. Melody is a survivor of spousal abuse, but feels emotionally broken and alone, always running from her ex. When these two characters meet, sparks begin to ignite and flames soon burn, and suddenly two broken, lonely people find that together they can be whole.
Ms. Moon has written a magical, romantic story where two hearts mend the broken pieces of each other. Defying the Odds is both heartwarming and erotic, with sizzling sex and lovable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to Jules and Wyatt finding their soul mates.