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Ad loved him for years was very worried about him Nevertheless had she done the right thing in agreeing to marry him It was obvious that although he found her attrac I m giving it 2 stars since it did deliver on the WTF and angst First of all I m not the doormat police I m a very very easy going person which is sometimes mistaken for being a doormat No I just pick my battles If something is important to me I ll fight you If I don t care much either way whatever I m not going to waste emotional energy in a pissing contest just to prove I m not a pushover Plus I m a firm believer in the old adage You catch flies with honey than with vinegar All that being said Jeez Louise This chick was THE doormat I m not sure the guy could have done anything to make her hate him I love a good train wreck And this is VERY wrecky However it s not my type of disaster For one thing I m completely uninterested in reading a romance where there is an actual other woman I prefer the other woman to be the scheming ex or the scheming wannabe In other words it needs to be one sided I don t want the H to actually want the other woman despite what the h may be led to believeAnd then there s the verbal and physical abuse he slaps her twice and puts her down constantly The heroine apologizes for it She is angry at her sister for daring to say bad things about the H and for attempting to protect her from him She is a classic abused woman I had a cop tell me once that one reason domestic calls are so dangerous is because you never know what the victim will do Often they will turn on the officer when heshe attempts to arrest the abuser It s a terrible and very sad thing and I can just imagine this heroine pulling a gun on anyone attempting to rescue herI m convinced that this book was written to validate those poor deluded ladies who think that they will triumph in the end by being a martyr and standing by their man even when that man makes it pretty clear he could give a crap where she stands Depressing ETA So friggin sick of the emaciated hero passing as a grovel Who gives a crap Your ass deserves to be emaciated Spieserye obvious that although he found her attrac I m giving it 2 stars since it did deliver Feral on the WTF and angst First Krismis van Map Jacobs of all I m not the doormat police I m a very very easy going person which is sometimes mistaken for being a doormat No I just pick my battles If something is important to me I ll fight you If I don t care much either way whatever I m not going to waste emotional energy in a pissing contest just to prove I m not a pushover Plus I m a firm believer in the Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods old adage You catch flies with honey than with vinegar All that being said Jeez Louise This chick was THE doormat I m not sure the guy could have done anything to make her hate him I love a good train wreck And this is VERY wrecky However it s not my type Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of disaster For Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, one thing I m completely uninterested in reading a romance where there is an actual Mensa Riddles Conundrums other woman I prefer the Julie of the Wolves other woman to be the scheming ex The Right Swipe or the scheming wannabe In Touched other words it needs to be Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa one sided I don t want the H to actually want the Ugly Fish other woman despite what the h may be led to believeAnd then there s the verbal and physical abuse he slaps her twice and puts her down constantly The heroine apologizes for it She is angry at her sister for daring to say bad things about the H and for attempting to protect her from him She is a classic abused woman I had a cop tell me The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives once that Little Gods one reason domestic calls are so dangerous is because you never know what the victim will do Often they will turn Der Schweizerische Robinson on the Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 officer when heshe attempts to arrest the abuser It s a terrible and very sad thing and I can just imagine this heroine pulling a gun The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats on anyone attempting to rescue herI m convinced that this book was written to validate those poor deluded ladies who think that they will triumph in the end by being a martyr and standing by their man even when that man makes it pretty clear he could give a crap where she stands Depressing ETA So friggin sick Sylvia Pankhurst of the emaciated hero passing as a grovel Who gives a crap Your ass deserves to be emaciated

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Tive wanted her in fact Carl didn't love her; not only that he would go running back to Petula if he ever got the chance Could such a one sided marriage possibly wor I felt like reading some good olde fashion angst and what better way to get it than to read a Harleuin Presentsbut not any HP mind you but one of the oldiesa 1980 s to be exactSo I jumped on the train to Harleytopia and landed in the trainwreck that is The Odds Against written by Margaret Pargetershe used to be a fav of mind when these were the only romances that I used to read way back whenThis story is about a young woman who has loved the assjack err hero since she was 16Loverboy did not know she existed in his realmonly as the youngunattractivehorse mad daughter of his horse trainer did she exist for himThis languishing love continued to flourish untill the heroineGailbecame a young womanalmost 22 when our heroCarl 36got dumped on his ass by the love of his life PetuliaPoor Petuliashe couldn t handle a man with a broken legso what could she doshe just had to dump him for a rich American millionaireno billionaire in those days I guessPoor poor Carlthe love of his life dumped himhe just did not care about anything anyhe drankwas mean to his employeeshis housekeeper uithe let his business sufferthe poor guydon t you just feel for himWellthe heroine didshe just had to help him outAnd what better way than to marry the manthe love of her lifeshe just had to do itSo now comes my thoughts on this bookGirlyou should have runand by runI mean runfarfar awayThis heroine had no self esteemit was all about the herohis feelingshow to make things all better for himShe continued to let him walk all over her in all aspects of their lifehe criticised everything from her looks to her mode of dressEven though Petulia was not a visible figure in the story till the endshe was front and center due to the heroine always thinking and commenting about herThe assjack herowhat to sayyesI hate youhate you big time buddyHe not only Slapped the heroine oncebutTwice There is no amount of forgiveness for that actionyou would need to walk 1000 miles on bended knees over sharp broken glass to even attempt to get my attention or an ounce of forgivenessAnywaysthe hero s big love discovery moment came while he was leaving his wife and flying over the Alantic with the lovely PetuliaSeems like his wife was right along and now he knows that Gail is his one true loveOkayyeahI am buying thatnotIn the mean timeGail poor thingshe was in a car accident and lost their babythe one that Carl knew nothing aboutSo to wrap things upCarl goes to see Gailhe is repentantlovelovelove is declared and they go back to the marital estate and make mad passionate loveThe end4yescause with a trainwteckyou just have to stop and lookhoweverthe hero is 1 Girls of Brackenhill only that he would go running back to Petula if he ever got the chance Could such a A Beautiful Dark one sided marriage possibly wor I felt like reading some good After We Fell olde fashion angst and what better way to get it than to read a Harleuin Presentsbut not any HP mind you but Damsels in Distress one The Thread of the Renewing Pastoral Practice Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care And Counselling Explorations in Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology Explorations Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology oldiesa 1980 s to be exactSo I jumped Going Grand on the train to Harleytopia and landed in the trainwreck that is The Odds Against written by Margaret Pargetershe used to be a fav The Reject of mind when these were the Screenwalks only romances that I used to read way back whenThis story is about a young woman who has loved the assjack err hero since she was 16Loverboy did not know she existed in his realmonly as the youngunattractivehorse mad daughter Battle Ground of his horse trainer did she exist for himThis languishing love continued to flourish untill the heroineGailbecame a young womanalmost 22 when Rightfully the Alpha 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Ever since his fiancee Petula Hogan had walked out on him to marry someone else Carl Elliott had been a changed man bitter and suspicious of all women and Gail who h The premise of the story is that the heroine agrees to a marriage of convenience with the Hero who has been jilted by his true love beautiful goddess fiancee after breaking his leg Yep you read it right this paragon of all that is feminine grace and charm dumps our valiant H just because he had a simple fracture mending in 6 weeks tops and runs off with another agile man There is no danger of loss of limb or paralysis the H just needed crutches till he could get the walking cast on but the fragile ethereal OWtrue love couldn t handle the damageThe h has of course been seekritly in lurve with the H forevah so she jumps at the chance to be his live in throw rug They marry and immediately the H turns into the biggest jerk in the universes since the last Lilian Peake book He is constantly telling our poor mousy h how plain boring and utterly disgusting she is compared to his true lurve OW Then he tells her that he will be dumping our doormat h as soon as he gets enough work out of herOur h s supposed plainness and non excitement does NOT keep the H out of her bed so I guess true lurve avowals forevah to his former fiancee are no guarantee of fidelity on the H s part Then comes the big shocker the OW gets divorced and the h doesn t say anything to the H mostly cause every time the h says anything regarding H s twue lurve he backhands her This failure to inform earns the pregnant h another backhand across the room and into a cabinet this time and the H throws her out to boot Sadly as this is old old skool angst harley style the h is so distraught while driving she wrecks and loses the babyShe winds up at her sister s the only woman in the book who has the very good sense and a huge husband to tell the H where to go and that the h hates his guts in perpetuity Good thing the sis lied cause the h is STILL so in lurve she tells her sister not to say anything bad about our erstwhile H cause she will always always lurve him and be his doormat scraping gutter Sis wants to offer aid and assistance but sadly no backbone transplants for the h were available Of course the H shows up hat in hand sorta apologizes and asks h to come back cause now he really does lurve her forevah or at least until another hot blonde babe shows up with whip in hand to force H to his knees and make him crawl off pantingly after her hopefully for the poor deluded h in this book that happy occurrence happens approximately three pages after this book endsIn spite of the all the WTF ry and probably because of it I like this book It takes style and skill to make a truly awful horrible Hero and yet keep the reader glued to the outcome MP had a talent for that and I just couldn t put the book down I do have to warn unsuspecting readers that this is not a post 2000 Harleuin Romance when the line went sweet and politically correct This is an old skool contemporary bodice ripper and than a few readers have thrown this against the wall in disgust Thus the book is not only a true wall banger but a triple plaster and paint job wonder as well Read it at your peril


10 thoughts on “The Odds Against

  1. says:

    Train wreck It always takes two Sins of the heroThe hero slaps the heroine in the face on two separate instances so be aware of that The hero tells the heroine she is “plain” and doesn’t even notice her beauty after her Cinderella makeover until much later The hero tells the heroine many times that he will divorce her as soon as his true love is free or he is tired of herSins of the heroineShe is a doormat – not the robust welcome

  2. says:

    Edited on 13th August 2015 after a rereadOkay yes my love for train wrecks has increased even I don't know how but it has I LOVED THIS Admitted yes I hated the heroine and her lack of self respect and pride as Abby says she was like a little lap dog running to and panting after her master It was so sad and so infuriating seeing her run afte

  3. says:

    The premise of the story is that the heroine agrees to a marriage of convenience with the Hero who has been jilted by his true love beautiful goddess fiancee after breaking his leg Yep you read it right this parago

  4. says:

    35 stars Yes I recognize it should be a 1 stars but hey it was an angsty angerfest The Odds Against is a very appropriate title Why Because one could ask What are the odds against you recommending this to me and I could say Not so good Heh Even though I liked it well enough I recognize this story has a lot that would send books flying across the room before the reader was even a uarter into it The hero Carl was a lovelorn loser

  5. says:

    I'm giving it 2 stars since it did deliver on the WTF and angst First of all I'm not the 'doormat' police I'm a very very ea

  6. says:

    God I hated this planewreck Carl is the biggest cunt in harleuin presents history and he deserves to die for the hell he put the heroine through And for what A bitchy gold digging vain shrew of an ex fiancee called Petula who was too frigid to even give him sex Fuck you Carl Gail should have ended up with his chivalrous kind cousin As for Petula somebody shoulda fucked her up the ass with a high pressured fireh

  7. says:

    There is something terribly wrong with the hero the heroine and the author of this book My rating of stated that it was the kind of

  8. says:

    I felt like reading some good olde fashion angst and what better way to get it than to read a Harleuin Presentsbut not any HP mind y

  9. says:

    Adding a new tag for this special HP No way in hell

  10. says:

    This was my second Margaret Pargeter and definitely my last Boring as hell But this was so bad I have to share some highlights hereHe is about to leave her for his former fiancé who left him Here is my favorite part of the conversation that followsShe'll never be able to love you back in any way because she's not a real women He hit er th

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