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Tired of dealing with an unfaithful husband after seven years of marriage, Raine Edmunds finally gets a divorce. Wanting to start over, she leaves her successful modeling career behind and goes to a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico to stay with her best friend. The ranch is the perfect place for her to take stock of her life and all she's accomplished.Then Raine meets HaydenTired of dealing with an unfaithful husband after seven years of marriage, Raine Edmunds finally gets a divorce. Wanting to start over, she leaves her successful modeling career behind and goes to a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico to stay with her best friend. The ranch is the perfect place for her to take stock of her life and all she's accomplished.Then Raine meets Hayden, her friend's brother-in-law, and the opposite of all the other men she has ever known. As their friendship blossoms, so does her love of ranch life. She discovers that what she wants most-what her heart truly desires-is right in front of her.Everything about Raine and Hayden's love is against the odds. Now they must prove to each other and to themselves that no matter what trials assail them, their love will be strong enough to overcome any obstacle....

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ISBN : 8071614
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Number of Pages : 210 Pages
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Against the Odds Reviews

  • Arch
    2019-01-02 17:26

    This is the first book that I have read by Jewel Adams and I've really enjoyed it. I really don't care for books that are in first person, but I liked Mrs. Adams' voice in this book. This is a sweet romance book.The book is about a woman named Raine, who's a sucessful model and who has gotten divorced from a selfish man. A man that didn't love her one bit. He wants to go play in the chicken pen and thinks he still deserves to have royalty as well. I'm glad that Raine realized that she deserved better than Jerome. She didn't really married him in the first place, because she was in love with him. Yet, while being married to him, she wanted to be the best wife she could be and treat him with respect and even love him to. She even blindly accepted him wanting to play in the chicken pen, until she woke up.She didn't need him. She moved on with her life. She moved to New Mexico and went stay with some friends of hers. Caroline and David McKade. That's where she needed to be. A new environment. Model meets farm live. There she met Hayden Mckade - David's brother. I like how they became instant friends first and grew into a lovers.Mrs. Jewel had the Raha seasoning spicing up this love story from the time they have met to the end of the story and when I say spicing up the story, I don't mean sex. There is no detailed sex in this story. I'm talking about the never ending connection between Raine and Hayden in this story. They have fallen deeply in love with each other and neither one wanted the love to die. Their love has been tested, but yet, the seasoning was strong. Although, this is an interracial story about a black woman and white man falling in love and getting their HEA - the story isn't about race. I mean, the story is about two human being that are in love. Race should never have a covering on love. In my opinion, love is colorblind and this story is one of the many stories that is a prime example of that.My book was an ebook and it was 210 pages, not the 178 pages that the original book is. Mrs. Jewel has added more to the ebook and I'm glad that she did. I hope one day to own the printed version as well.

  • CaliGirlRae
    2018-12-27 13:28

    Against the Odds is good ole fashioned romance wrapped in your favorite blanket. I really enjoyed the author's voice in this story and the way she presented the story, although not traditionally romance, was a nice welcome addition to the genre.As we open, our heroine Raine is getting a divorce from her cheating husband Jerome. She moves to New Mexico, leaving the comforts of her home and her high paying modeling job, to start anew on her friend Caroline and David's farm. As she settles in, she gets to know the farm hands, an easy going life and eventually David's brother Hayden. Although interest is there for both Raine and Hayden, they start out as friends and get to know each other before entering a romantic relationship. As they continue their relationship, they battle people and life as they try to find their own happily ever after.The trials and tribulations the couple face aren't entirely complex more so than life itself getting in the way. People with a certain viewpoint for how they should live their lives and who they should be with try to deter the couple. And Hayden himself who has been burned and used to living by himself for so long has some trouble breaking down his walls. I loved that he was a complex characters who, although an easy going sweet-natured sexy country boy also had tendencies of a romantic Alpha hero when his family or those he loved were threatened. I haven't read many contemporaries featuring cowboys but if they're anything like Hayden, they may be my new favorites to look out for!The story is written in first person and it reads like a close girlfriend writing you a letter as she gets on with her life. Raine is a character you can relate to with a good head on her shoulders and a good heart. You want to see her finally find the happiness with Hayden who quickly became one of my fave romance heroes as we got to know him. The first person narrative doesn't allow for getting to know him intimately as some romance heroes but Raine does give an idea for his personality and background through her descriptions. I have to say, I adored the ending which doesn't just end at the altar. We get to see Hayden and Raine's family and how Hayden dotes over his children (which is too cute).If you're looking for a contemporary romance on the sweeter side and gives you a good feeling by the time you get to the end, I recommend picking up Against the Odds. Jewel Adams is another author I'm definitely going to keep an eye on. I'll also be checking out her other works available.

  • Mary Walling
    2019-01-01 19:05

    "Against the Odds"by Jewel Adams"My own decision to marry hadn't been motivated by real love, a fact that I will always regret. And now I was facing the consequences of that choice. I suddenly wondered if I would ever know real love. Did I even know what real love was? Would I know it when it came? If it came?"Raine Allen is a beautiful woman recently divorced from Jerome Edmunds. She married for all the wrong reasons. The choices she made were her own. A modeling career, money, prestigue, a handsome successful husband who was a womanizer. She realizes now that these things are not whats important to her. What's important to her is a family-something she could call her own, someone who will love her for who she is. She knows she will not find it in the big city and moves to New Mexico to stay with friends Caroline and David McKade. Here she meets Hayden McKade, younger brother of David. A bear of a man. A man with the perfect frame, a large sculpted body.Handsome in every sense of the word. Is he the one? Will he fulfill the desires of Raine's heart? "Against the Odds"This book is by far my favorite By Jewel Adams. This book has brought back memories of my own childhood. Jewel's description of the dry heat versus the humidity reminded me of when I lived in Texas and now live in Florida. She tells of how Hayden's mother died of cancer. My own mother died of cancer when I was 28 and my younger siblings were left without a mother. Raine grew up without a father and so has my grandson. She reminded me of tying quilts with my mother and grandmothers and canning tomatoes and peaches in the canning shed, of my grandmother teaching me how to crochet and of the trials and tribulations that my daughter and her husband are going through with their Mexican/American marriage. This book has made me laugh and has brought me to tears. She has made the love scenes steamy staying within the bounds of good taste. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a read that will not only warm but touch your heart.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-19 19:17

    Raine Edmunds, aching from a difficult divorce at the end of a painful marriage to a womanizer, moves to Roswell, New Mexico to get away. She desires to start over with a clean slate and a life different from the one she left behind. Then she meets Hayden, a rugged cowboy. He is good looking, sweet, kind, and faithful, everything her ex was not. Will two people from drastically different worlds be able to find healing love in each other's arms?Jewel Adams' novella has all the makings of a romance: two hurting characters in need of healing. Although she is very clear in her presentation of Raine's pain and struggle, Hayden remains much of a mystery throughout the story. Those aspects of his character that she does reveal are very attractive, his giving and romantic nature and his fierce desire to protect Raine from the pain of her past in the form of her ex-husband. However, I couldn't help wishing to know more about him.Adams' style is very straightforward and clear. She spends little time on dialogue or description. Told from Raine's perspective, her character spends a lot of time in inner reflection and reiterating the events of her days. As the romance developed, I felt like I was watching the relationship from the distance of Raine's best friend. Although I could see that a love was growing between the two main characters, I was seeing it as an outsider despite being in Raine's head.Overall, Against the Odds is a light and entertaining read, perfect for a lazy summer day or a cold winter night before the fire.Rachel Rossanohttp://rachel-rossano.blogspot.com

  • Marie Higgins
    2018-12-23 11:19

    "Against The Odds" is a tender, romantic, and endearing story of a woman, Raine, who has been hurt from a previous relationship. Through her journey to recover, she meets Hayden - one very kind-hearted cowboy. (Gotta love cowboys, darlin') She becomes friends with Hayden since she's not ready for a new relationship, but over time they grow to love each other - with a few bumps along the way.This story is about love and committment, about trusting and believing. Jewel Adams has written a very sweet and emotional love story that will stay on my mind for quite some time. Well done, Jewel!

  • Kaylee
    2018-12-23 17:05

    Against the Odds is a fun, lighthearted read. It begins after Raine's divorce is final and she moves to "white man's land" to live with some friends of hers on their ranch. There, she meets extremely manly and handsome Hayden and they hit it off right away. I thought the dialogue was very well written and Hayden was especially witty. Raine's spunk was refreshing. It was nice to read a female character in a romance who wasn't hopeless, who could stand up for herself, and didn't run away at the first sign of trouble.

  • Tifferz
    2019-01-14 11:08

    This book was a great clean romance. Jewel did a great job developing the characters and the story had a good pace to it. I enjoyed this story from start to finish.I look forward to reading more from Jewel Adams.

  • Mary Kate
    2018-12-26 18:19

    Tooth ache sweetIt's a cute story you will enjoy. It seems if things could go wrong they do. Is it their faith or just luck that they make it thru the tough times

  • Lynelle Clark
    2019-01-13 17:08

    Although an interracial romance novel the focus in this book is not on the intrigues normally associated with such a relationship. The author’s focus was rather on choices we all have to make in life making sure that our future is peaceful and happy. We meet the two lovers Raine and Hayden Mckade. Their life so far apart and different from each other that you could not phantom how the two would ever come together.Raine, married to Jerome finally booted him for all his infidelities in the years they were married. City girl and successful model with a prosperous future in the modeling world she made the choice to step away from it all once the divorce papers were signed. Invited to their ranch Caroline and David McKade gave her the stepping stone to start over, fresh and new. And as time went on she lost her heart to David’s brother Hayden. Cowboy and rancher with no desire to stay in the city. His masculine body towering over her protectively. Silent in his dealings with her and the ranch hands not giving away his heart intend. But yet they were attracted to each other and soon a sweet romance blossomed between the two. A natural coming together with no hiccups until two days before their vows of matrimony she receives an invitation to return to the glamorous limelight as a favored model in a topnotch position others only dreams about, but she refused. Not even considering it or the return to her old life. To make matters worse Jerome also called and added more stress. Not willing to let her go.Fear gripped Hayden and the wedding was cancelled. Instead of Raine who must leave he left and she had to once again make a choice to walk in faith and believe that he will return to her or walk away from a second chance. Her love for him unrelenting in the face of the obvious. Making the right choices are always difficult when faced with trails but at the end the two sort it out. Trails are always there to shape us attitude and opinion of life and what it offers as illustrated in this book. We learn to love both the characters for their trust and unconditional love for each other when facing the odds against them.A fitting name for the book. A well written and fast paced love story filled with twists and turns maturing the two characters as believable people you can relate with, their relationship and the choices they make to have the future they always wanted with a beautiful conclusion.

  • Lynelle Clark
    2019-01-20 17:09

    Although an interracial romance novel the focus in this book is not on the intrigues normally associated with such a relationship. The author 19s focus was rather on choices we all have to make in life making sure that our future is peaceful and happy. We meet the two lovers Raine and Hayden Mckade. Their life so far apart and different from each other that you could not phantom how the two would ever come together.Raine, married to Jerome finally booted him for all his infidelities in the years they were married. City girl and successful model with a prosperous future in the modeling world she made the choice to step away from it all once the divorce papers were signed. Invited to their ranch Caroline and David McKade gave her the stepping stone to start over, fresh and new. And as time went on she lost her heart to David 19s brother Hayden. Cowboy and rancher with no desire to stay in the city. His masculine body towering over her protectively. Silent in his dealings with her and the ranch hands not giving away his heart intend. But yet they were attracted to each other and soon a sweet romance blossomed between the two. A natural coming together with no hiccups until two days before their vows of matrimony she receives an invitation to return to the glamorous limelight as a favored model in a topnotch position others only dreams about, but she refused. Not even considering it or the return to her old life. To make matters worse Jerome also called and added more stress. Not willing to let her go.Fear gripped Hayden and the wedding was cancelled. Instead of Raine who must leave he left and she had to once again make a choice to walk in faith and believe that he will return to her or walk away from a second chance. Her love for him unrelenting in the face of the obvious. Making the right choices are always difficult when faced with trails but at the end the two sort it out. Trails are always there to shape us attitude and opinion of life and what it offers as illustrated in this book. We learn to love both the characters for their trust and unconditional love for each other when facing the odds against them.A fitting name for the book. A well written and fast paced love story filled with twists and turns maturing the two characters as believable people you can relate with, their relationship and the choices they make to have the future they always wanted with a beautiful conclusion.

  • Jo-Anne
    2019-01-04 13:08

    Raine Edmunds recently divorced her husband Jerome who repeatedly cheated on her. She realized that she hadn’t married him because she was madly in love with him but for the life she thought she wanted and could have with him, such as a life in the city with prestige, a modeling career and a handsome, successful husband. Now she knows that is not what she wants so she moves to her friends’, Caroline and David McKade, ranch in New Mexico to start over and find the life she really wants. Raine settles in on the ranch, learning how to help with the chores and gets to know the hands. She loves this easygoing life and doesn’t care that she hasn’t had a manicure in months. When she meets David’s brother Hayden they start out being friends but move on to a romantic relationship. You can’t help but wonder if these two can overcome the differences in their worlds to get together.With this story being told in Raine’s perspective, we know about her cheating husband and her very successful modeling career but not as much about Hayden. We learn that he has been burned in the past and used to living by himself. I loved that Hayden was not just a big, strong, dumb country farmer but was a complex character who was an easygoing, sweet-natured, sexy country man. He was also very giving, romantic and protective of Raine.It was great to see Raine was not just a pretty face but smart and kind-hearted. She was determined to handle her new life on her own and make her own decisions.I loved that Hayden was more concerned about Raine being a city girl and he was a country boy than that they were different races. He worried about the important thing (in his opinion) that might affect their relationship.For a contemporary romance, I was surprised that there wasn't any sex and that they were waiting for marriage to have sex.If you want a sweet Christian romance, you will like this book.

  • Leah
    2019-01-10 13:27

    I'm not into romance novels like this so maybe I'm not being fair, but I am reviewing compared to what I like to read. That's all I can do.The whole thing is so cliched it's not even funny. We have the tall, "dark", and handsome bachelor (he's actually white, while she's the dark one). The two instantly fall in love. It's all perfect. Even the bad stuff that happens is perfect. Everything happens so quickly. It's a rush to get it all in one story. It's not believable.Raine is a model from Atlanta who divorced her husband Jerome and moved in with her best friend in Roswell, New Mexico. Her best friend and her best friend's husband own a ranch. Living on the ranch is Hayden, an extremely tall man with great abs. Raine instantly falls head over heels for him. She's the narrator so we know what she's thinking, but we don't know what Hayden's thinking. We find out later that he also fell in love with her the moment he saw her. The couple does fight, but the fights are so cliched and "perfect" trying to get that hint of suspense but it just doesn’t work. I know what's going to happen before I turn the page. The story is very predictable. Everything that happens in this story is so perfect. All the answers fall into place. It's too easy. Everytime Raine and Hayden run into a "problem" the answer comes to quickly and too right. It made it hard to want to read the story. Another negative is the story is full of telling and not showing. It even skips to Hayden's point of view (third person and not first like with Raine) to tell us instead of showing us. It's irritating and does little for the story. The book does get a lot of good reviews on Goodreads so perhaps it is just because I'm not into the "I love you more than the world" straight romances like this.

  • Teno Q.
    2019-01-22 18:35

    Raine Edmunds escapes to New Mexico after divorcing her cheater of an ex-husband. There, on a peaceful ranch with friends, she finds love again. When opportunity calls her back to her big-city life as a model, her decision not to go back challenges her to merge the two worlds of herself and her man. They succeed, but the odds don't end there.And that's the scope of it. Not bad. The plot is simple, but it fits the short length and the love story is sweet and endearing.I have only read two of her books so far, but Jewel Adams seems to have an affinity for tall, handsome, muscular men as romantic leads. I know that type is pretty mcuh a staple of adult romances, but personally, I'm more attracted to brains than muscles. Well. To each her own. Unfortunately the sweetness and the endearing-ness isn't enough to satisfy me. As I've said before, half of the romance is invested in the characters, so if your characters are boring and derivative, their love story will be much the same. I also get tired of the cheesy, flowery, "Oh, I love you more than anything in my entire lonely life!" and "You fill me with such ecstasy and passion like I've never felt before!" and "I think I'd die without you!" and finally the "You'll own my body, heart and soul forever and I can't wait until you're all mine!" not to mention a couple hundred more "I love you"s.(It's not that I'm not romantic. I am. I'm just not romantic in the starry-eyed, idealistic, be-with-you-forever sense. I'm practical. I don't believe in soulmates; I believe in someone with flaws and quirks and faults who you might meet someday, who will love you for you despite your flaws and faults, and against any odds.)All in all, I think I've decided that straightforward romances are not my thing.

  • Rachel
    2018-12-22 15:28

    Raine Edmunds, aching from a difficult divorce at the end of a painful marriage to a womanizer, moves to Roswell, New Mexico to get away. She desires to start over with a clean slate and a life different from the one she left behind. Then she meets Hayden, a rugged cowboy. He is good looking, sweet, kind, and faithful, everything her ex was not. Will two people from drastically different worlds be able to find healing love in each other's arms?Jewel Adams' novella has all the makings of a romance: two hurting characters in need of healing. Although she is very clear in her presentation of Raine's pain and struggle, Hayden remains much of a mystery throughout the story. Those aspects of his character that she does reveal are very attractive, his giving and romantic nature and his fierce desire to protect Raine from the pain of her past in the form of her ex-husband. However, I couldn't help wishing to know more about him.Adams' style is very straightforward and clear. She spends little time on dialogue or description. Told from Raine's perspective, her character spends a lot of time in inner reflection and reiterating the events of her days. As the romance developed, I felt like I was watching the relationship from the distance of Raine's best friend. Although I could see that a love was growing between the two main characters, I was seeing it as an outsider despite being in Raine's head.Overall, Against the Odds is a light and entertaining read, perfect for a lazy summer day or a cold winter night before the fire.Rachel Rossanohttp://rachel-rossano.blogspot.com

  • Joy
    2018-12-25 16:21

    Against the Odds is a contemporary interracial romance, 178 pages and it’s a clean, sweet romance that starts in the city but ends on a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico. The author didn’t rush the romance, it developed at a slow believable pace for both Hayden and Raine particularly Raine fresh from a divorce from her philandering hubby Jerome. Raine won’t be rushed into another relationship, not this time, she’s going to enjoy her holiday and a break from her modelling career, still there’s no mistaking her growing attraction to Hayden or his for her. On the verge of committing to each other, a modelling agent calls Raine with a once in a life time opportunity to make it big, bigger than she ever dreamed, huge. It's what Hayden fears the most that Raine will eventually tire of him and return to the big city which in turn forces Raine to make a choice. Why I asked myself. Why did Hayden insist on one or the other? Plenty of models manage to juggle their private lives along with their professional lives. Win, win. Raine had to deal with the ugly shadow of racism from one of Hayden's ranch hands but she soon dealt to him and she had to quell Hayden's righteous anger on her behalf. Romance readers who like romance with a few hot kissing scenes but no sex will probably like this one.The cover is awful by the way.

  • Darla
    2019-01-08 16:12

    Oh I really enjoyed this book! I loved me some Hayden and Raine, I loved how their relationship started, that slow build of attraction and love. They were friends who laughed easily together and enjoyed one another's company whether they held a conversation or not; and before either of them knew it, or were willing to admit it, they were in love. It seems like their relationship moved quick from there, but it all fit in with the tone of the story. It moved at a fast clip, but I'm not really complaining about that, this was a really good book. They didn't have all the adversity I thought they'd have considering they were an interracial couple, just a couple issues with some fools who were jealous, but no real direct racial issues. I was impressed by this author, I liked how it was written in first person too, and I am looking forward to reading another book by this author. I suggest you read this if you are looking for a sweet wholesome read. If there was one thing I'd possibly change about the book, it would be SEX SEX SEX! LOL, yeah my loose behind could have done with some hot leave you panting for more sex scenes to really set the story off!! Then I might have given 5 stars;-)

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-22 19:31

    I was initially turned off by the dialogue between Raine and Jerome but I went back to the book later and made myself continue reading, and I really did enjoy the story. I agree with a few comments made by other reviewers, namely that the obstacles Raine and Hayden faced were trying but not really "against the odds" and that at times the extent to which they each found the other to be fantastic was a bit too much. There are a few grammatical errors, wrong words and missing words but the story is good enough to overlook them. I particularly liked Raine's comment that she was raised to wait until she was married to be intimate with a man and didn't, but that she had more respect for herself now and would not make that choice again with Hayden.There is one aspect of the book that I did not like, and that is the use of terms which I as a white woman find derogatory. I have an interracial couple with grown children in my immediate family and I have never once heard any of them use the terms "chocolate," "vanilla" or "brown sugar" to describe another person, and I find it offensive and stereotypical here.

  • LAWonder10
    2019-01-22 12:09

    Raine had reached the limits of her tolerance. She was a successful model who made a lot of money but she wasn't happy. Things had not been goodwith her husband Jerome for awhile. Then he admittedto cheating on her and that was the last straw.She felt she had to get away. her bet friend had married a man who owned a ranch. Raine could not believe how happy Caroline was with her new life and husband, David.Raine called and Caroline insisted she come and stay withthem on the ranch as long as she wished. Raine could not believe she had actually agreed. She didn't know anything about ranch life. She soon found out the many aspects of ranch life...including David's brother, Hayden.This was quite predictable but still a wonderful lovestory of a successful black model and a rough, toughrancher. There was some drama and intrigue which added to the plot.It is also a tribute to many courageous couples who have crossed the strong racial line of prejudice.This was very clean and well written. The intimate sceneafter marriage was lovingly, and purely identified.Recommended to YA and adults alike.

  • werejumpinbooks
    2018-12-28 18:35

    Talk about a sweet romance! Jewel has definitely captured me while I was reading. It was different, only because it was set in the first person form. However, that did not change that I could not put down this book!I loved the fact how she played out the racism, and how it all worked out in the end. That is truly how it should be right? We should all be able to get along and find love regardless of color, or anything else. We should value one another, she did show that. You could wrap yourself up with this book while you’re in a relaxing bath, or just a book to grab while you’re on the couch. Amazing!Raine was always a treasure to follow due to her spunky personality, as Hayden’s sexiness always came into play. Raine didn’t let Hayden make all her decisions, and she could defend herself all on her own. This book not only had me smiling, but there was parts that was really funny! We're Jumpin' Books

  • Natalie
    2019-01-06 18:15

    Quiet winter days call for a good book. Short is usually better because life is never quiet for too long. This is the first book I've read from this author. It was short and sweet with just the right amount of chemistry. I enjoyed the characters and the relatively uncomplicated relationship. I really need a happily ever after ending and sometimes I need it to come quickly. The temperature outside my house is a balmy 18 degrees F, so the descriptions of desert summer were nice (of course I could never live there and come July I'll be looking for books set in the Arctic. . . .). This was a great book to boost my mood on a sunny winter day. Recommend it for anyone who would enjoy that kind of read.

  • Andrea
    2019-01-02 11:10

    Against the Odds is a sweet romance. I really enjoyed that the relationship between Raine and Hayden came at a realistic pace, and that they were completely dedicated to each other.The writing has such a unique feel. Almost like journal entries, but not quite. I felt like I really got to know Raine well, and I was very happy for her being brave enough to leave her familiar life behind to start fresh.There's a mild swearword or two, and Raine and Hayden are very passionate, but nothing explicit. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel novelette, Still His Woman.*3.5 stars. I received this eBook in exchange for a review.

  • Christina OW
    2019-01-19 11:18

    i enjoyed this book. Not many that have a title with 'love story' in it live up to expectations but this one did. Some of this rating were 2 and 1 and i bet those were the guys looking for action, gasping conflicts, vilains we all love to hate and such. But this book didn't have that. What this book had was real. Things we experience everyday- insecurity. The vilains were the main characters themselves and it was nice to see them battling and defeating it as the story went on.This was a romantic and inspiring read. I congratulate the author and i look forward to reading more of her books.

  • Danielle
    2019-01-07 19:21

    Raine Edmunds, fashion model, divorces her husband Jerome who repeatedly cheated on her. Leaving her prestige career in Atlanta she goes to New Mexico to stay with her friend, Caroline and her husband David McKade on their ranch. She then becomes friends with Hayden McKade and the attraction between these to grow. She loves this easygoing life and looking forward to her future with Hayden. Raine was determined to handle her new life making her own decisions even when an offer comes her way but she knows where her heart lies.If you want a sweet Christian romance where there wasn't any sex and that they were waiting for marriage to have sex, you will like this book.

  • Penny
    2019-01-17 19:29

    This was pretty goodI don't know why the author put so much emphasis on the fact that the girl was black and the guy wasn't she pretty much had an attitude about it or something. There's racially mixed couples every day now it's not uncommon and it's not like it's frowned upon or anything so I don't know why she would make it so in the book.I think it could've been a really good book the author put too much focus on the fact that the girl was not the same race as the person she was marrying. Throughout the whole book there were constant references to it I found it kind of annoying.

  • The Talent Cave Reviews
    2018-12-23 13:31

    Title: Against the OddsAuthor: Jewel AdamsPublisher: Jewel of the WestGenre: Interracial RomanceNovelReviewed by: Maven2 Flames – Hissing Warm3.5 Stars – Good Against the Odds is a sweet interracial romance about a former model and a cowboy. I liked the character of Raine, the premises of the book, and the way it was written, like reading a letter or personal memoir. However taking the story as a whole there were some slow moments and a lack of intensity. For more go to: http://thetalentcavereviews.weebly.com

  • --karen Green-berry
    2018-12-27 19:09

    Hayden and Raine- BRAB Online Book ClubI have loved everyone of this author's books. She is a great storyteller whose characters tug at your heartstrings and make you fall in love with them.Hayden and Raine met after she found out her husband, Jerome had cheated yet again. Determined to divorce him and restart her life, she met Hayden. Their romance and chemistry makes this a very interesting read

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    2019-01-04 14:14

    This was a fun, quick read. Adams has a knack for writing romance stories, for sure. Lots of steamy kisses and a strong, sexy male lead character. What's not to love about that?! As with the other book I read by this author, I found the love, loyalty and devotion appealing. Books that take you away for awhile and make you feel good in the end are what it's all about.My thanks to the author for allowing me to read and review this book.

  • Elise-Pinterest+Goodreads=The Perfect Book Boyfriend
    2019-01-02 16:07

    Good clean romance. Heroine just got out of recent divorce, goes to the ranch of a friend to think things through. Meets friends' brother-in-law and the rest is history. At times the story feels a little rushed, especially at the end, but this is a sweet romance with no overt love scenes. It's is good if you don't like erotica or very descriptive sex scenes. I would loan is book. TTFN-Sandy

  • Laura York
    2019-01-12 18:26

    Raine & Hayden are one of my favorite characters from her books. I loved reading it. Heck, I'm sure I will be reading it again soon. I love the passion between Raine & Hayden and enjoying reading about their lives. This is recommended to anyone who loves romance novels. You will fall in love with the characters & their beautiful love.

  • Betty
    2018-12-22 14:22

    This is a wonderful romantic love story about two very different people. Love does not run smoothly but it is consistant. There are several twists and turns in the plot and I was not sure of a happy ending untill almost the last paragraph. I loved the characters and the writer's voice. All in all a very good read.