Publisher: Jewel of the West
Author: Jewel Adams
Genre: Short Story, Contemporary Romance
Series: Against The Odds
Review Source: Author
★ ☆★ – 3 Stars
After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer and undergoing a hysterectomy, Raine’s dreams of having more children are shattered, and she begins to doubt her importance as a woman.
Hayden loves Raine with a passion that could never be denied, and though she tries to hide her feelings, he can see her loss of self-worth and it hurts him deeply.
When the unthinkable happens, Raine’s world is shattered and Hayden wonders if she will ever be okay again. He is bound and determined to heal her battered soul with his love.
But will it be enough?
I loved the first book of this series: Againat the Odds: A Love Story, it was so powerful; however, I lost that power in this read. Something was missing, maybe Adams was trying to make this a series, and had to rush to get it done. I wish there was more to the book/plot, and a more of a sequel to the first book. This book put you years later with no real change. Unrealistic on a lot of things, I don’t know I just didn’t feel for it like I did with the first one.
My opinion: I think it would have been a better touch if we jumped into Joy’s world and how she prayed. The Joy situation just felt very unrealistic as well. However, the love Hayden & Raine have is so great! I love reading about them.
Adams’ writing style is awesome, I just wish the book had more heat, passion, and love.
About the Author
(Jewel) Adams stays crazy busy with her family and writing. She has written several books in different genres and is also a motivational speaker to both youth and adult audiences. She home schools her four kids that are still at home, and between that and conjuring up new ideas for her books, her brain is completely fried most of the time. She and her husband Sean are the parents of eight children, which means they are both losing hair, but hey, that’s what Rogaine is for, right? In her spare time (when she has any) she likes to curl up with a good book and a healthy stash of orange Tic Tacs. She and her family reside in Utah. Jewel loves hearing from her fans, so if you would like to contact her to tell her how much you love her books or give her sympathy for the fried brain, or suggestions for the hair loss problem (for my husband, of course)
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.