Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Odds of You and Me by Cecilia Galante...Review & Giveaway!

I promised you guys a great new read today and I didn't forget!  I have actually been on a roll with good books lately which has been wonderful.  I recently finished reading The Odds of You and Me by Cecilia Galante and I am happy to share it with you today.  Here is the scoop...

In the vein of Meg Donohue and Sarah Jio, Cecilia Galante’s second novel delivers the powerful story of one young woman who’s faced with an impossible choice—one that could have her making the biggest mistake of her life.
Thirteen days. That’s all Bernadette, “Bird,” Sincavage has left to go until she’s done with her probation and can be free again. Free from making payments to the supermarket she wrote bad checks to. Free from living at home with her overzealous mother who’s constantly nagging her about attending church again. Free to give her four-year-old son, Angus, the normal life he deserves. Her impending freedom and move to Moon Lake, where she’s plunked down a deposit on a brand new apartment, is so close she can almost taste it. What trouble could she possibly get into in just thirteen days?
But trouble does follow in the form of James Rittenhouse—someone she worked with a few years ago. At first, Bird is stunned to see James make the evening news when he’s arrested for assaulting someone in a local bar. But that’s nothing compared to the shock she gets when she discovers James hiding out in an abandoned church choir loft. Somehow he escaped police custody, broke his leg, and got his hand on a gun, which he’s now pointing at her.
Although Bird doesn’t tell anyone she saw James, there’s no way she’s helping him. She can’t screw up her probation or her second chance for a new future. And she has her son’s welfare to think about. Still. If only she could stop thinking about the terrified look in James’ eyes and the fact that he’s hurt. If only she could forget that once, long ago, James helped her out, and she owes him a debt like no other. 
Will Bird jeopardize her future for someone who helped her out in the past? A past that holds secrets she’s not quite sure she’s ready to face? Or will she turn a blind eye and learn to live with the consequences?

My Thoughts: I thought this book was fantastic.  It is a story of relationships and how far we will go to protect or repair them.  The author does a wonderful job of creating characters who are endearing and believable which will have you avidly turning pages.  I know I couldn't help but want Bird to succeed.  I was really rooting for her and I was sorry to see this book end.  You can really see just how much she wants do the right think and how very much she loves her son.  I don't want to give anything away but you might want to grab some tissues! 

This book was not my current book club pick however, I think it would make a great summer club choice. 

Buy It: You can purchase The Odds of You and Me on the publisher's website by clicking here or by visiting your local bookstore.

Win It: I am so excited to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom follower a copy of The Odds of You and Me!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck!             a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

Julie Lundstrom said...

I like to sit on the deck when the weather is nice reading and rocking in my rocking chair.

Ken Ohl said...

Live in Florida it's so hot here that inside in the A.C. is my favorite spot

Edye Nicole said...

I like reading inside by a window.

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Denise S. said...

My favorite summer spot on on the sofa by my front window.

Sandy Klocinski said...

My favorite summer reading spot is the beach or the pool

slb3334 said...

At the lake.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love to read by the pool it is a nice reading spot in the summer.

Audra said...

I like reading in my hammock

Katie Hyatt said...

I love to read on the deck overlooking the pool

Emily Benzing said...

I love to read outside on the balcony! That's if it's not too loud outside lol. Other than that, I like reading on the couch. -Emily Ann

Terra Heck said...

I like to read on my back porch. It's screened in and has a patio set. Thanks.
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sweepmom said...

I love to read on the beach when we are on vacation in the summer. Other than that, my back deck is a nice spot to read.

Abigail said...

I love reading by the beach but its tough to get a chance to relax and read there nowadays with little ones running around!

grammypennyann said...

Love to read on the front porch in my rocking chair!!~

Kim Propp said...

I like to read at the park.

Daniel M said...

on our back deck

Anonymous said...

Our patio is shady, with flowers and a fountain. It is wonderfully relaxing.
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SexyBrat said...

There is this park by our house that has lots of perfect reading spots.

Teresa Thompson said...

I love to read on the porch swing.

Anonymous said...

I love to read in my nook at home. mrsflores78@outlook.com

Gabrielly Margutti said...

I like to read at the park.

Rhonda Fuller said...

I love to read on the beach

Anonymous said...

A sunny day at the beach.

Lauren U said...

I like reading by the pool.

Tracy Shafer said...

I love reading outside on my porch swing.

amandatmgrover said...

The beach on a sunny day, or on my bed, just sprawled out, relaxing

C. White said...

Love to read this one.

Darlene said...

I love to read on our back deck.

Philip Lawrence said...

My favorite Summer time reading spot is in my la-z-boy recliner.

Meghan B said...

In a hammock outside

The Schrillo's said...

On the porch while the kids are in the pool

Anonymous said...

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I like to read at the pool.

Lisa Queen said...

I love to read on my deck under an umbrella. Thanks!

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Saundra McKenzie said...

I live in an apt on the 4th floor. I like to read in my rocker on my patio.

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Tracy Webb said...

Anywhere it is cool.

Trisha McKee said...

I love being out on the boat or kayak, floating along and reading.

R Klumpp said...

A chair in my living room

SharonC said...

I love to read at the beach or pool.