Review: Defying the Odds by Kele Moon

Review: Defying the Odds by Kele MoonDefying the Odds by Kele Moon

Series: #1 Battered Hearts
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Loose-ID on December 20, 2011
Pages: 251
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four-half-stars  

This was an impulse buy for me when I read a few reviews on it and noticed that others enjoyed the story. The blurb appealed to me since I know very little about MMA and UFC fighting so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did because the story and characters were so good.

The story begins when Clay Powers receives the gift of a piece of pie from the new waitress at the diner on Thanksgiving night. No one has ever just given him a spontaneous gift like that so it shows what type of woman Melody is and draws Clay’s attention. Clay has never had tender feelings for another and he has a reputation that frightens off the good women and draws the shallow ones. He’s a big rough fighter. For the first time, he years for something special. He knows he must take his time with Melody.

Melody has had a hard life and just escaped from an abusive ex-husband. She’s starting over in this small country town. Her generous spirit sees the lonely guy on a holiday night and she just wants to give him a little something. Melody is drawn to Clay, but she is skittish about relationships. The two tentatively reach out, but Melody’s past comes back to haunt her.

The plot was good and the romance was both sweet and steamy between these two unlikely people. I fell in love with both main characters and even the folks at the diner and the brother and sister friends of Clay. I look forward to more from this series.

I can recommend this to those who enjoy steamy Contemporary Romance.

About Kele Moon

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.