Against All Odds

April 9, 2014 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 0 ★★★★

Against All OddsAgainst All Odds by Angie McKeon
Series: Against #1
on 4/1/14
Genres: Romance
Pages: 323
Format: eARC
Our lives shattered... Our hearts broken... Our souls torn to pieces...

He was my world, my whole life. My reason for breathing. I had a perfect marriage, a baby on the way, and I felt fulfilled—almost invincible.

Until the day life hit, leaving me broken, vulnerable, and alone.

She was my life. My ray of hope on the cloudiest day. With her, I thought I had the ultimate safety. A love that would never hurt or betray me. I gave her my heart, my body, and my soul.

Until she broke me, destroying every dream and illusion I had about life, love, and marriage.

In our grief, we made a mistake. A mistake I'm not sure we can come back from.

*A Contemporary Adult Romance novel*
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Alicia’s Review:

“I’m twenty-four, and my life’s a mess.”

I can’t say just how excited I was to read this book! I’ve been a fan of Angie’s Dreamy Reads book blog for the last 2 years and when I heard she had written a book I jumped at the chance to read it.

“How do I heal a marriage when I’m broken?”

Kylie Bailey’s life truly is a mess. After suffering a devastating loss, she and her husband Cooper just can’t cope with their emotions. Kylie, in an effort to make her husband feel something, anything suggests they try an open marriage. That’s where things get interesting. Grayson, Cooper’s best friend, blurs the lines of “Bro Code” trying to pick up the pieces Cooper shatters in his wake.

I loved Grayson’s character. We should all be so lucky to have such a sexy, hot man’s shoulder to cry on! And the unconditional love he had for Kylie! I just don’t think men like him exist on this planet!

“If he can’t take care of his own wife, then maybe it’s time that someone who can and wants to do so.”

The first 25 percent of this book had me really enthralled and then to be honest I got a little bored. With Cooper never knowing what he wanted or at least not telling or letting Kylie know wore on me. Kylie was a little over emotional for me, and I feel bad saying that due to the subject matter but, I just felt that it just kept going on and on. Maybe that is how someone would feel in that situation. The cheating didn’t bother me at all and I hope that the author doesn’t get any backlash for that. In fact I know this part may be horrible on my part, but a big part of me wanted Kylie to have some kind of fling or one night stand with Grayson. I imagined Grayson to be some type of Marky Mark hottie. That would be hard for me to resist!

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Our fingers lace together, and he tugs me close. My chest is crushed to his, and his face brushes the side of mine. I feel his hot breath in my ear, sending a trail of goose bumps down my body. Damn, he feels good. Warm, hard, and lean.

“Tell me something,” he whispers. My pulse spikes as I try to push back, aware that Cooper could see this, but he doesn’t let me go. “How do you want to be fucked? I can take you hard and fast, or slow. Are you wild, Kylie? Because that mouth of yours has me so hard, I can’t wait to shove my cock in it. I want you. So fucking badly.” He presses his dick against my stomach. “That’s what you’ve done to me with your naughty voice and attitude. I just hope you’re as good as you give, sweetheart.”

I’m breathless. I lick my lips, swallowing hard. “You can have me anyway you want.”

He stills, and the air around us, already charged, turns wicked. He pulls back, and his face is so hot, I melt. I dissolve into a pool of lust as I stare into his hungry eyes.

He plants a soft kiss on the corner of my lips. “How did I get this lucky tonight?”

 All rights reserved. Against All Odds © 2014 Copyright, Angie McKeon.


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Angie - AuthorPicAuthor Info:

A multi-tasker from birth—and now proudly able to add ‘writer’ to my resume—I’m a mother, wife and blogger. I love to read, write and drink copious amounts of iced coffee.

All three aforementioned addictions are detrimental to my sanity.

I have a voracious appetite for dark, painful and twisted reads. I’m enamored with the concept of love and heart break. I believe life is a journey, a tale in its own for each of us. The road to happiness is sometimes paved with stones from hell, or glitters of satisfaction graced from the heavens above.

In my upcoming debut novel, ‘Against All Odds,’ I strive to make you feel. I believe any emotion—whether painful or happy—is good. To me, the key to living is to go through life feeling its ups and downs. Love is dark and it can be painful but, at the end of the day, it can save the most lost of souls and the most broken of hearts


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