Defying the Odds

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A woman running from an abusive past. A famous UFC heavyweight fighter who relies on his fists for a living. A slice of pie on Thanksgiving brings these two unlikely lovers together.

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 ...

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Overview

A woman running from an abusive past. A famous UFC heavyweight fighter who relies on his fists for a living. A slice of pie on Thanksgiving brings these two unlikely lovers together.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611188295
  • Publisher: Loose Id
  • Publication date: 6/14/2012
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 537,333
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Loved it!!!!!

    I loved this book! Clay is the perfect hero! Can't wait for the second book

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    This was a really sweet read, I didn't want to put it down

    This was a really sweet read, I didn't want to put it down

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    A MUST READ

    I started and could not put it down. This was the firsdt book I've read by this author and I cannot wait to read the second. This is one author I'll read over and over, and this book was a definite reread, little to no mistakes, and I have to say finding a book with this few mistakes is a blessing. I LOVED this book, and if you love a little romance and suspense then you'll love this. When a man is protecting a woman from her past, then you know its going to be good.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Hot and steamy

    This book was great...I would definitely recommend it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Great way to be introduced to a new author!

    At least she's new to me :-). I love authors like Lora Leigh, Nalini Singh, Maya Banks, Jayne Ann Krentz, etc so I'm a little picky about who I spend my money on. Defying the Odds exceeded my expectations. I loved that Clay was a little bit socially awkward and unsure while still being Alpha and that Melody is sweet and funny and relatable. The first scene is an awesome glimpse into the rest of the way the book is set up. I'm really looking forward to the next book about Jules and Romeo, it's gonna be a wild ride.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Love

    Loved it and highly recommend. I almost wish there was more. I wanted to keep following the characters.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Loved it! Don't pass over it.

    Absolutely wonderful. Well written romance with just the right amount of hot steamy sex. Not just sex but an actual love making between two characters that draw you in. Some tender moments that just steal your heart. Of course a hot hot hot mma fighter to make it sizzle. 1st time reading this author. Will definately read more from her.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

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    I am apparently late to the party in reading this book, but I am

    I am apparently late to the party in reading this book, but I am SO happy that I finally got around to it. This was my first book by author Kele Moon and it will not be my last. In fact I now can't wait for the next book in the Battered Hearts Series.It's a short story (just over 250 pages) and to tell you the truth, that made me sad. I wanted the story to go on. 




    Sometimes you just need a sweet romance story, but this one also had some spicy kick to it. The sex wasn't over done, was completely story appropriate, and was certainly hot. The rest was adorable and sweet. I mean who doesn't love the idea of a big tough MMA Fighter with a soft warm heart and romantic words. Clay, our hero, says some beautiful things that just made my heart go pitter-patter.




    This really is a romance story. A beautiful romance story. If you are a romance reader you'll love this one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Happily Suprised

    I'm usually put off by the millionaire men and the broke women stories...but this was a good read that I enjoyed. I'm looking forward to her next book in this series. I tried to read her other book but it was just too far out there for me.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    loved it

    loved this book I didn't want to put it down

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Boring & Predictable

    I was hoping this book would have some storyline that was more than what was on the cover of the book, some substance to the characters, but it couldn't of been more predictable. It was hard to get through the book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Great

    Great read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

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    Melody Dylan is searching for a second chance. She has recently

    Melody Dylan is searching for a second chance. She has recently escaped an abusive relationship and now she is making a new start in a new town. Overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers, she really feels Garnet is the town for her. A simple act of giving someone pie on Thanksgiving changes her life forever.

    Clay Powers is a famous Ultimate Fighting Champ. He has grown up his entire life in the town of Garnet and even though he’s famous, he’s just a home town boy at heart. Taken back by the kindness of a waitress, Clay takes an immediate interest in Melody. Her smile seems to captivate him...among other things.

    This is a perfect love story. Watching two emotionally wounded people find love and happiness in each other...what better way to spend your afternoon. I loved watching the connection grow and build between them. The protectiveness and selflessness of Clay was amazing, he really did wear his heart right out in the open. The passion was volatile and the scenes hot and steamy. Defying the Odds was a wonderful book to warm your heart on a cold winters’ day.

    This copy of Defying the Odds was given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Bantam in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date Dec. 20, 2011.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Great Read!

    Loved this book! Such a great love story, and Clay is just too yummy for words!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Loved it!

    Hot ufc

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Ok...bad grammar.

    I am usually not too picky when it comes to novels such as this genre but I had a hard time reading the characters all too frequently saying "ain't" , " 'cause" and "becha". Even though the love story part of it was sweet...I felt like the quality of it was downgraded because of the grammar and I cringed each time I read those words. Had the author done otherwise this would have been a great read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Great read

    This book is awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    This was a beautiful love story.  I could not put it down.  If y

    This was a beautiful love story.  I could not put it down.  If you enjoy books with lots of emotions and romance, this is the book for you! 

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    "When struggling waitress Melody Dylan gives a handsome, lo

    "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." Kele Moon




    Clay is the big strong brooding silent type who has risen above his terrible childhood and put his physical body and nature to good use. Melody is running from her ex abusive husband and hiding in The small country town of Garent. Both think they are broken and unable to love another. I loved both of these characters. They are both such loving giving people made for each other. I loved the slow build up in their relationship. They both had so much to over come it was very sweet to see them fall for each other. 
    The only thing that kept me from giving this book a 5* rating was the word "ain't". It's a personal thing and their conversations were riddled with the word. 
    This book has been on my TBR pile for a while now. I wish I had read it before now. It was really very good and I can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Good read

    Loved from start to finish....

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