My book boyfriend is co-hosted by little old me whilst Missie @ The Unread Reader is busy, busy, busy studying for her final semester in school.
Defying the Odds by Kele Moon was on my Sports Romances TBR list which I always seem to gravitate towards despite having reviews books which should be read first! I'm a complete sucker for a confident alpha male sports hero but Defying the Odds hero Clay Powers is just that little bit different. Despite being a famous UFC heavy weight fighter Clay is a little bit intimidating and rough and the locals tend to stay out of his way.
When down on her luck waitress Melody gives the gruff stranger a piece of pumpkin pie he's touched by her gesture (and even eats it despite not liking pumpkin pie) their unlikely friendship turns into an even more unlikely romance. Melody is on the run from her abusive ex-husband and is pretty much living on the breadline, Clay makes a living with his fists and has his own issues but when they get together it's beyond hot (watch out for the shower scene- phew it's GOOOOOD!!). I've picked a couple of Melody and Clay quotes that had my heart skipping a beat.
I loved their first scenes together:
Melody breaks it off with Clay because she wants to protect him from the mess with her violent ex-husband. Without Melody, Clay is a guy just going through the motions and with a huge title fight looming he needs Melody back...
After some very steamy scenes Clay still manages to say just the most heartwarming lines ever...
Defying the Odds is a fantastic little romance with more than it's fair share of heat and I definitely recommend it!