Defying the Odds by Kele Moon
Wow, wow, wow! That’s all I have to say about the first book in the Battered Hearts Series, Defying the Odds. Some books you read and the next day you were thinking what was the name of that book or who were the characters, not with this one. After reading this scorching, hot novel, I can say that I will definitely not forget Clay and Melody. They are the type of characters that really stick with you and this book you will never forget. It is a must read; and not just on the team, but a starter. If this book sets the pace for the series, I will be a reader for life. The odds that the characters overcome in this plot have you rooting for them all the way. I hope all the characters in this book get their own story. Folks, this is one to get excited for.
If you like Beautiful Disaster, Noah, Perfect Chemistry, or 12 Rounds this one is for you! My only complaint is that it was not long enough, it could have been 1500pp and it still would not have been long enough!
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.