Last month I was offered the chance to review Jewel Adam’s book Against the Odds. Though I’ve known who Jewel is for several years, I hadn’t had a chance to read any of her books. Jewel writes for both adults and teens and specializes in clean romances. Many of the books promote faith, though even those that don’t feature characters with strong morals.

Against the Odds is just such a book. First, the backliner:

Tired of dealing with an unfaithful husband after seven years of marriage, Raine Edmunds finally gets a divorce. Wanting to start over, she leaves her successful modeling career behind and goes to a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico to stay with her best friend. The ranch is the perfect place for her to take stock of her life and all she’s accomplished.

Then Raine meets Hayden, her friend’s brother-in-law, and the opposite of all the other men she has ever known. As their friendship blossoms, so does her love of ranch life. She discovers that what she wants most-what her heart truly desires-is right in front of her.

Everything about Raine and Hayden’s love is against the odds. Now they must prove to each other and to themselves that no matter what trials assail them, their love will be strong enough to overcome any obstacle.

The characters face issues and fears many of our society have to deal with every day and handle them in realistic ways. This is a light, quick read finishing off at 210 pages, just right to curl up with on a free afternoon. It’s available in ebook on her site, or in hard copy from Check out her website to learn more.