Against All Odds by Patricia Vanasse – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted 28 September, 2015 by Danny in Blog Tour, Danny, Giveaways / 13 Comments

Happy Monday my friends, and I have today a great Tour Stop for all those among you who love a good, sweet and romantic Young Adult Contemporary!


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.

Guest Post from Patricia: 

Why Max and Loren are perfect for each other-  share some tiny little tidbits about their relationship?

Max are Loren are perfect for each other because they are both in that moment of their lives where she is everything he needs and vise-versa. Max and Loren are both dealing with loss, and they relate to each other’s pain. When they feel like they can’t find understanding in their friends, they turn to one another. They first become friends and, with their relationship blooming, share their weaknesses creating a strong bond. There’s a passage in the book where Max says:

When she’s with me we share a different type of emotion, one that doesn’t make us smile. It’s like the bond we have was made through understanding what it is to live with the loss of someone you love. And it’s that same understanding that makes it so easy to open up with her about what I’ve been through.”

I have to agree with Max. I think their mutual pain and suffering brought them together and from there, they found their way to happiness.

Against All Odds by Patricia Vanasse

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  • September 2015 by Pants On Fire Press
  • Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
  • Add it on your shelf on Goodreads
  • Available soon!


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 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.


Find Patricia: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Tour Schedule

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

Giveaway Info:

Patricia is generously offering up a variety of prizes!

  • A $25 Amazon gift card (international)
  • A signed copy of AGAINST ALL ODDS (US only)
  • 2 eCopies of AGAINST ALL ODDS (international)

Doesn’t this sound super cute? I love these kind of romantic stories where two people fight for each other even if they might not be perfect for each other! 




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13 Responses to “Against All Odds by Patricia Vanasse – Blog Tour & Giveaway”

  1. danielle hammelef

    This book sounds perfect for me–I love contemporary stories about relationships and this book promises 3-D characters who struggle to be together. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. anne

    What a captivating and beautiful novel which appeals to me greatly. A very talented author. Thanks for this lovely feature and great giveaway.

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