Release Day Blast ~ Against All Odds by Chris T. Kat ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Chris T. Kat
Book Name: Against All Odds
Series: Odds Are
Series should be read in order.
Release Date: December 9, 2015
And then they lived happily ever after…
Sometimes Joshua Stone thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. How else can he explain Michael’s love for him? And now they’re living together… in a real relationship. This is the stuff of fairy tales, a love like other people take for granted.
Sure, they have their moments, what couple doesn’t? But a small doubt lingers in Joshua’s heart. Can this really be true? Can a gorgeous man like Michael really love someone like Joshua—the guy with cerebral palsy, who’s helpless without his walker or his tricycle to get him around?
Michael senses Joshua’s worries, but there’s nothing he can do to dispel them because that would mean revealing his secret—and he’s not ready for that. Their mutual secrets hang between them like time bombs waiting to explode. They might not survive the inevitable blast.
Pages or Words: 125 pages
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance
From Chapter One:
“I’m awake! I’m awake, really!” Joshua panted.
“Really? I don’t want to take advantage of you, you know.”
“Michael! Excuse me for being tired. I keep going to bed later than I should because someone… namely you”—Joshua poked a finger into Michael’s chest—“works overtime all freaking week, and when said someone comes home, he still expects me to spend time with him.”
A guilty feeling settled in the pit of Michael’s gut. He inspected Joshua’s face more thoroughly, difficult as it was with only a small sliver of moonlight illuminating their bedroom, and noticed blue smudges under his eyes that hadn’t been there weeks ago. Furrowing his brows, Michael slid his gaze over Joshua’s face. Joshua had always been slim—too slim in Michael’s opinion, but that was a sore topic with Joshua—but now his cheeks were hollowed, accentuating his sharp cheekbones even more.
“Michael, do not freak out on me now, okay? It’s all fine.”
“You can go to bed if you’re tired; you don’t need to wait for me.” Michael tried not to wince when he mentally added, especially not on Tuesdays and Thursdays because on those days, I’ll always be late.
“Then we’d most likely only see each other on the weekends.” Joshua pressed a kiss to Michael’s lips, licking along the seam and demanding entrance. Joshua’s boldness had only developed recently, but wow, what a total turn-on it was for Michael.
Michael opened his mouth for Joshua’s exploration, quashing the urge to apologize to Joshua—again. It wasn’t his fault he currently had to drive up to Philadelphia each day for work, and he certainly couldn’t afford to say no to this job.
He’d finally managed to score a real job with some benefits. A couple more months and they could look for a new car… one Joshua could climb into on his own.
Joshua unlocked their lips, sighing. “I… I don’t think I can… I mean….”
Michael tilted his head, still reeling from the intense sensations Joshua’s tongue had evoked. Joshua’s left hand flopped next to his side and his right hand moved restlessly. Smiling, he said, “Bad muscle control?”
Joshua seemed to force his gaze up before he nodded. Michael captured his lips in a searing kiss. “Can I ride you?”*** ARC provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Josh and Michael are now living together, but not everything is blissful happiness. Josh still can't believe someone as gorgeous as Michael wants to be with him, care for him and Michael still feels that his learning disability is something that will ultimately make Josh reject him.
I loved Josh and Michael in the first book and I think I love them more after Against All Odds. It was lovely to catch up with them and see that their love is still growing, despite it all. They have to realize they can really trust that the other will be there to catch them when they fall and see that love can truly overcome most of what life can throw them and that's what this book is all about.
This was a fantastic sequel from the first book, well written, emotional and angsty, but also sweet and hot with wonderfully complex characters that you can root for. Definitely recommendable!
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
Meet the author:
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there's any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.
Where to find the author:Twitter: http://twitter.com/christi_kat
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-T.-Kat/e/B008FQQH2Q
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27784447-against-all-odds?ac=1&from_search=1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Tour Dates & Stops:
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