Sometimes boy meets girl, and the stars align, and their future is laid out neatly before them. Together forever. Meant to be. But Max and Loren are not one of those couples.

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Against All Odds
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by Patricia Vanasse

  • September 2015 by Pants On Fire Press
  • Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
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Sometimes boy meets girl, and the stars align, and their future is laid out neatly before them. Together forever. Meant to be. But Max and Loren are not one of those couples.

 

Seventeen-year-old Max DuPont is on the verge of becoming a ward of the state and foster kid. Contrary to expectations, Max is not from the “wrong” side of town. He’s from a good home in a nice neighborhood, but his mother left after his father lost his job and turned to drink. Max has been struggling to keep his head above water ever since. All he wants is to survive his senior year, play hockey, and move on to college. When his dad lands himself in jail, Max has no choice but to accept an offer to live with his father’s do-gooder attorney, Mr. Larssi. The only contingency is that Max must stay far away from Larssi’s beautiful teenage daughter Loren.

 

Loren is aware that she’s had every opportunity in her young adult life—at least, that is, every opportunity her parents designed for her. She excels in academics at a competitive prep school, she never parties, she never dates, and she’s a budding ballerina and major hopeful for a Juilliard scholarship. But since her best friend Lily died tragically three months ago, Loren is lost. She knows just how precious life is. But she has no idea how to make the best of it. How can she live—really live—with obsessive parents breathing down her neck…and inviting the only guy who never noticed her to live right under their roof?
Loren’s first step in living her own life might be to get Max to notice her. Max’s only chance at a solid future without foster care is to keep his distance from Loren. But their chemistry is undeniable. And they can’t fight the odds forever…

About Patricia Vanasse

Patricia

Patricia Vanasse was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now she lives on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. She has been through Culinary Arts, Psychology, Law School, and now has finally found her passion in creative writing. She also loves traveling, cooking, and is an avid reader. Her strength- believes that everything is possible. Her weakness- an obsessive relationship with caffeine.

 

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Tour Schedule

Patricia will be on an amazing two weeks Blog Tour – with reviews, interviews and guest posts!

Monday, September 28th – Bewitched Bookworms – Guest Post
Tuesday, September 29th – Supernatural Snark – Interview
Wednesday,September 30th – Two Chicks on Books – Excerpt
Thursday, October 1st – For The Love Of Books – Review together with Guest Post & Good In The Stacks – Review
Friday, October 2nd – The Bookmark Blog – Review together with Guest Post
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Monday, October 5th – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review together with Interview
Tuesday, October 6th – Curling Up With A Good Book – Review together with Interview
Wednesday, October 7th – Book Swoon – Review
Thursday, October 8th – Ramblings From Beneath the Sheets – Review  &  Fiksthun – Review together with Guest Post
Friday, October 9th – Kindle and Me – Review together with Guest Post