He was my world, my whole life. My reason for breathing. I had a perfect marriage, a baby on the way, and I felt fulfilled—almost invincible.
Until the day life hit, leaving me broken, vulnerable, and alone.
She was my life. My ray of hope on the cloudiest day. With her, I thought I had the ultimate safety. A love that would never hurt or betray me. I gave her my heart, my body, and my soul.
Until she broke me, destroying every dream and illusion I had about life, love, and marriage.
In our grief, we made a mistake. A mistake I'm not sure we can come back from.
Are you a fan of angst?
If your answer is yes, then this is the PERFECT book for you!
From the very first page of Against All Odds you are thrust into a world of turmoil and hurt for Kylie and Cooper. It is almost unfathomable how two people who clearly love each other so much, can tear one another apart. But that is exactly what happens. One tragedy has shattered their perfect bubble. It has pushed them both to their limits and instead of being there for each other, they instead pull in to themselves and suffer separately, in their own way.
This book was a tough read. As a mother and a wife, I could never imagine being forced to face all that Kylie does in this book. And while I tried (and did) sympathize with her character often throughout, there were also times she flat out pissed me off. I just felt like she made things so much worse by the choices she made. Cooper was kind of the same for me. The decisions he made left me at a loss at times. But then again, I have never been in their shoes, so I don't know how I would deal with the things they had to.
Despite the up and downs I felt while reading, by the end I was so immersed in their story that all i cared about was them finding peace and happiness. There were a few times I thought that might happen for one and not the other. And I questioned if they could ever find their way back to one another. They had done so much damage not only to each other but to themselves as well. Is love enough? Can you forgive and forget something that rips you apart every single time you think of it? When is enough, enough?
This story is definitely unique. I don't ever recall reading anything that touches on ALL the subject matters addressed in this book. It is also a rare thing to venture upon a book about a married couple nowadays. All those things combined, makes Against All Odds a refreshing, intriguing read. Well worth the roller-coaster of emotions the author takes you on while reading. And best of all, she doesn't leave you hanging with a cliffy!
I can't wait to read the next book, Against the Grain.