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Defying the Odds (Battered Hearts #1) by Kele Moon


December 27, 2016

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Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Defying the Odds

Author :           Kele Moon

Series :            Battered Hearts #1

Release date :   March 15th 2016




Blurb : A MMA Romance


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.


Review : Defying the Odds by Kele Moon presents its readers a solid MMA romance. The story is well enough developed when you consider that the book is not really a thick one. A Binge reader like me can finish it in one session. My only complain for this otherwise good working plot is that the build up of the relationship felt to shallow. With a few more pages and a little story filling this could well easy turn into a 5 star read.


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