New Release: 4.5 and TWO 4 Stars for Against All Odds (Odds Are #2) by Chris T. Kat #MM #Romance @christi_kat


Title: Against All Odds (Odds Are #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Christ T. Kat (Dreamspinner)
Publication Date & Length: December 9, 2015 – 125 pgs


And then they lived happily ever after…

Sometimes Joshua Stone thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. How else can he explain Michael’s love for him? And now they’re living together… in a real relationship. This is the stuff of fairy tales, a love like other people take for granted.

Sure, they have their moments, what couple doesn’t? But a small doubt lingers in Joshua’s heart. Can this really be true? Can a gorgeous man like Michael really love someone like Joshua—the guy with cerebral palsy, who’s helpless without his walker or his tricycle to get him around?

Michael senses Joshua’s worries, but there’s nothing he can do to dispel them because that would mean revealing his ecret—and he’s not ready for that. Their mutual secrets hang between them like time bombs waiting to explode. They might not survive the inevitable blast.

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This book was such a good addition to this series!

So with this book you get more of Josh and Michael but this time they are living together. There are secrets that come out and Josh’s health is not doing good. But the love these two men have for each other is just beautiful.
You see Josh and Michael growing closer to each other which was really sweet. There was one part that I thought might be a build up to something but ended up really not going anywhere which I thought was kind of odd but other then that this was such a sweet book and I really liked how this author wrote these characters and this story!

All together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!



I enjoyed this book far more than the first. In this book the author manages to bring both characters to life. I really enjoyed seeing Joshua and Michael get closer and even loved to see that they had problems yet were able to overcome them. Michael was definitely more mature in this book. This was a great addition to Joshua and Michael’s story and I was glad to see that they got their HEA.



Josh and Michael are back in this sequel to Despite the Odds. They’re as cute as ever, and the author does a great job with the emotions of these two. In book 2, we get to see more of their insecurities and how they deal with them.
Michael is hiding that he’s going to school to learn how to read better, and Josh thinks Michael is cheating when he finds out that Michael is hiding whatever he does after work. Childish really, but I can see how Josh jumped the gun on that. Michael shouldn’t have hid the school thing.
I’m glad the issues were resolved, even though these two adorable couple will always feel some kind of insecurity. That’s what makes them realistic. It’s a human reaction.


“I’m awake! I’m awake, really!” Joshua panted.

“Really? I don’t want to take advantage of you, you know.”

“Michael! Excuse me for being tired. I keep going to bed later than I should because someone… namely you”—Joshua poked a finger into Michael’s chest—“works overtime all freaking week, and when said someone comes home, he still expects me to spend time with him.”

A guilty feeling settled in the pit of Michael’s gut. He inspected Joshua’s face more thoroughly, difficult as it was with only a small sliver of moonlight illuminating their bedroom, and noticed blue smudges under his eyes that hadn’t been there weeks ago. Furrowing his brows, Michael slid his gaze over Joshua’s face. Joshua had always been slim—too slim in Michael’s opinion, but that was a sore topic with Joshua—but now his cheeks were hollowed, accentuating his sharp cheekbones even more.

“Michael, do not freak out on me now, okay? It’s all fine.”

“You can go to bed if you’re tired; you don’t need to wait for me.” Michael tried not to wince when he mentally added, especially not on Tuesdays and Thursdays because on those days, I’ll always be late.

“Then we’d most likely only see each other on the weekends.” Joshua pressed a kiss to Michael’s lips, licking along the seam and demanding entrance. Joshua’s boldness had only developed recently, but wow, what a total turn-on it was for Michael.

Michael opened his mouth for Joshua’s exploration, quashing the urge to apologize to Joshua—again. It wasn’t his fault he currently had to drive up to Philadelphia each day for work, and he certainly couldn’t afford to say no to this job.

He’d finally managed to score a real job with some benefits. A couple more months and they could look for a new car… one Joshua could climb into on his own.

Joshua unlocked their lips, sighing. “I… I don’t think I can… I mean….”

Michael tilted his head, still reeling from the intense sensations Joshua’s tongue had evoked.

Joshua’s left hand flopped next to his side and his right hand moved restlessly. Smiling, he said, “Bad muscle control?”

Joshua seemed to force his gaze up before he nodded. Michael captured his lips in a searing kiss.

“Can I ride you?”


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Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there’s any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.


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