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Against All Odds

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  76 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Struggling to keep her corporate-recruiting firm afloat, Manhattan executive Melissa Grant has no time for love. Then Adam Roundtree walks into her life. But the charismatic businessman is no ordinary client. He's the man who can bring Melissa's career—and her heart—to life…until a shocking discovery jeopardizes their blossoming relationship.

For Melissa and Adam, fate coul
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Harlequin Kimani Arabesque (first published 1996)
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Apr 10, 2013 Elvenjen rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
I do not understand how this book was published. There must have been no editor. It's fine grammatically (mostly) and the story is alright but the writing is absolutely terrible. One minute they are one place and two sentences later they are someplace completely different - geographically, i.e. they went from going into a concert to having coffee afterwards - with hardly any explanation of how they got there! There is no "middle", there's no realistic timeline of events. Things just magically ha ...more
Apr 03, 2014 Gwen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book but could have condensed some of the unnecessary dialogue.
Vicci Divine
Made myself finish it which is the only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. I was not a fan of Adam, he wasn't lovable at all. It was also a bit difficult reading because the cues of who was talking were a bit delayed. The scene changes weren't abrupt and not smooth. It almost read like a 2nd draft versus a final. The story dragged out so long, I didn't care that I fell asleep with 10 pages left to read.
May 13, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam Roundtree and Melissa's Story - Is Romance enough to overcome a decades-long family feud?

I love the strength and intelligence of Ms. Forster's characters, and this book did not disappoint in this regard. Ms. Forster is an author who makes me use the dictionary feature on my kindle, and I love that! I get a chance to live vicariously through the characters and stretch my mind to learn new words at the same time. Also, in addition to the beautiful and sweet romance, there are several mysterie
Not for me: too confusing at the beginning, did not establish character or world.
Apr 14, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It was very emotional and full of many surprises. It was a romantic and modern view of Romeo and Juliet. The difference is the two main characters - Melissa Grant and Adam Roundtree were actually in love. It took them a while to admit it to each other because they both didn't want to be hurt. This book is definitely worth the read. It is about Melissa and Adams work relationship blossoming into love. Their families have a feud that goes back about three generations. This nearly ...more
May 05, 2015 Angela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book took forever. I appreciated that it was clean but it was a little long-winded
Aug 26, 2013 Vhope rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by this author. The book was not clearly plotted to give the reader a flow. It was hard to follow due to jumps in time. Also, there was not much detail to lead into new scenes or situations. Overall, just very hard to follow. Maybe it's just this book as the author does have other books widely read.
Debra Odom
Decent book. Not the bedt I have read. A man and woman whose families hate each ither fall in love.
Sep 07, 2012 Jean rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Took too long for Adam and Melanie to realize they should be together; liked Emily and B-H's story,
Solid and well written story.
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Jan 03, 2013 Angel Pool rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a good read.
May 22, 2013 Ttwu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terribly slow.
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Fiction writing is Gwynne Forster’s second career. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in sociology, a master’s degree in economics/demography and has additional graduate credits in journalism. As a demographer, she is widely published. She is formerly chief of (non-medical) research in fertility and family planning in the Population Division of the United Nations in New
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