Review: Against All Odds by Sam Crescent

Against All Odds by Sam Crescent
Series: Shifters (# 1)
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 123
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



One mistake that could cost him his mate.

Ben is a tiger shifter, from a line of possessive, dominant, and controlling men. They cannot bear for another to touch their woman. He’s never imagined having a woman of his own, but in the most unlikely person, he finds his mate.

Heather has known about shifters, and she’s best friends with a leopard shifter. On the night of a barbeque she gets a shock of a lifetime. She’s the destined mate to Ben, the guy her best friend wants so desperately. What can Heather do but refuse, for her friend’s sake?

Emotions are running high, and Ben attacks Heather when he loses control. Afterward, there’s nothing he can do but wait it out. How can Heather fall in love with the man who scarred her? Against all the odds and with time, Ben hopes to recapture what he’s lost. Without his mate, there is no future for him. But can Heather be strong enough to love him? And would her friend ever forgive her for walking away?


Review: Heather has been invited to a BBQ. It is mainly only shifters but Heather was raised with a family of leopards and feels more comfortable with them then she does her parents. She wasn’t looking for a man and didn’t want one after what happened to her in college. She was enjoying herself when her friend Dana brings in her date Ben.

Ben is just wanting a little fun with Dana and goes to the BBQ with her. He never expected to find his mate when he walked in. He is told that Heather will think that she is trying to take over Dana’s man. He knows he has to have her and there are no options of him leaving her alone. No one knew that his tiger would be so obsessive. When she tries to get away from Ben his tiger see’s red. What happens is really bad and she never wants to see Ben again.

At first you wonder if you will like Ben. He wants sex and that is all. He says that a shifter knows what they are doing and it’s just about sex. He changes his mind when he scents Heather. I knew that Ben would be into a hard time getting Heather to trust him when he does what he does to her. As the story went you see each character change for the better. There’s so much of a connection with them and just because she’s a human doesn’t mean anything.

By the time I got to the end of the book I was really into the story. I hated to know that I was almost done. I do know that there is another book after this one and after reading the end of this book I really want the other book. I have read several books by this author and when you open the books and start to read you are in for a real treat. Every book is different and you know there will be an alpha that will want to control the female. Good thing that the females can take them and can take care of themselves.