Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY for ebooks, signed paperback and $75 Amazon Gift Card for Angie McKeon’s “Against All Odds”

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Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & GIVEAWAY for ebooks, signed paperback and $75 Amazon Gift Card for Angie McKeon’s “Against All Odds”

I have to quickly tell you that I LOVED this book!  Make sure to check out my review below, read the excerpt and pick up a copy.  Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below.

Title: Against All Odds

Author: Angie McKeon

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance


Our lives shattered… Our hearts broken… Our souls torn to pieces…
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.
Angie made me feel so much emotion with her story – the first half had me aching something terrible for the characters and what they were going through and more importantly how they were handling their tragedy.  BUT, by the end of the story, it comes full circle and Angie was able to help repair my ache and heartbreak.   A journey that should not to be missed!
The tragedy this couple deals with comes right in the prologue of the book, so if you happen to read somewhere what happens, you are not reading a spoiler.  When I say Angie made me feel so much emotion, that does not go deep enough to explain the actual impact her writing and story had on me.
So, let me explain…. I felt physically ill…. I had a constant lump in my throat and chest…. Felt like I was on the verge of crying a couple times throughout that day… no, I was not reading while I was feeling this way (well ok, while I was reading too) it was between my reading times.  So yes, I was at my office thinking maybe I was just coming with something and it could NOT be the book making me feel this way…. I was wrong, it was the story… and it gutted me.  The pain the characters were going through and what they ended up doing to each other….ripped me to shreds!
I don’t want to scare you away from this book…. Quite the opposite, because sadly I think it was just perfect. I LOVED this book!!
Honestly I have read a lot of “sad” books …. angsty books….. tortured souls, but this is different.  I needed to finish this book as quickly as I could to end my torture.  While it was a rough ride, and I ached throughout the first half of the book, the second half helped me heal and put me back together again.
I can’t wait to read Against the Grain (Book #2) in this series – don’t worry Book #1 is not really a cliff-hanger.  Pick up this one today and feel free to contact me to hold your hand through the journey.
Just wanted to say BRAVO Angie McKeon – congrats on a fantastic debut novel.
“Look at me, Kylie,” he says.
If I look at him, I’ll die. My heart will crumble, and I won’t make it out of his office. I can’t do it. The pain is unbearable. When I leave here, he’s with her. The thought of him with her, while I’m pining away for him makes me sick.
It destroys me.
 “Please, Ky. I need you to look at me. Don’t do this. Don’t play fucking games with me. I need you to look at me now.”
Just do it. Suck it up.
I turn around and look at him with tears in my eyes and distress smeared across my features like paint on a canvas. My body seeps anguish I can’t hide. I can never hide my heart. My feelings are always written on every seam of my face, every angle of my form. My distress penetrates the air around me, pulling him into my suffering, entangling and entrapping him within the storm that rages in me. I’m broken without him and I’ve been without him for so long that I’ve lost pieces of myself along the way. The jar that holds the last of my heart is about to shatter until nothing is left but shards of the woman I used to be.
“I can’t take this anymore,” I whisper, my voice broken. “We need to talk about us over dinner.”
I can’t give a voice to my thoughts. If nothing changes between now and then, our marriage can’t go on. He’s killing me, and I’m killing him. Together, we’re a car wreck heading straight for a cliff. A cliff that spans a mountain. We are on our way to certain emotional death and this ride’s something I don’t want to be a part of anymore. I want off.
His eyes pierce mine, and I know he knows what I’m thinking. He looks stunned, and for a split second, I see fear. Cold, fucking fear. He sees everything I need him to see and more. I hope he gets it. I hope he understands that this might be the end of our road. We need to have something to work for, or we have nothing. I love him, but this love hurts. It hurts in a way I would’ve never dreamed it could. 
All rights reserved. Against All Odds © 2014 Copyright, Angie McKeon.

A multi-tasker from birth—and now proudly able to add ‘writer’ to my resume—I’m a mother, wife and blogger. I love to read, write and drink copious amounts of iced coffee.
All three aforementioned addictions are detrimental to my sanity.
I have a voracious appetite for dark, painful and twisted reads. I’m enamored with the concept of love and heart break. I believe life is a journey, a tale in its own for each of us. The road to happiness is sometimes paved with stones from hell, or glitters of satisfaction graced from the heavens above.
In my upcoming debut novel, ‘Against All Odds,’ I strive to make you feel. I believe any emotion—whether painful or happy—is good. To me, the key to living is to go through life feeling it’s ups and downs. Love is dark and it can be painful but, at the end of the day, it can save the most lost of souls and the most broken of hearts.
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