Contemporary Women

Against All Odds by Kels Barnholdt

By Kels Barnholdt

Ever considering the fact that her mother’s demise, Victoria feels numb. She used to dread the empty emotions, yet now she relies on them -- being invisible is healthier than having to reply to the questions, greater than having to accommodate the ache. She’s so numb that she doesn’t even care that her dating together with her father is now nonexistent, or that she basically has one actual buddy left on the planet. She has a process, person who works, and one who retains her emotionally close off. however the visual appeal of Nathan Daley threatens to destroy Victoria’s conscientiously developed world.Nathan is smug, and a know-it-all, and so clever it makes Victoria ill. let alone he’s totally attractive. however the worst half? He’s her new stepbrother. A stepbrother she doesn’t wish, who got here with a stepmother she doesn’t wish. yet earlier than Victoria realizes it, she’s taking part in a deadly online game with Nathan. One that’s horny, addicting, and forbidden -- yet so much of all, person who makes her consider alive back. Can Victoria pop out of Nathan’s online game a greater individual? Or will it break her as soon as and for all? discover in opposed to All Odds through Kels Barnholdt. opposed to All Odds is for a mature YA viewers because of sexual language and events.

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I feel the butterflies in my stomach start to fly all around as Matt grins at me.

Missy didn’t just move in. She’s moved all of her stuff in too. Each room I enter is like a new and exciting world that I’m just now discovering for the first time. The couch my mom and I picked out one year ago for her birthday? Gone. The dinning room table that we’ve had my entire life? Also gone. Coffee table in our family room? Oh well, that’s gone too. It’s as if Missy has come in and somehow erased all of my favorite things, all the things that have the most memories for me. And my dad is just letting her.

I already knew that she wasn’t coming home. I sat there for the rest of the night, crying. And thinking. That was over a year ago. And I still can’t sleep through the night without having nightmares. Chapter Two My dad doesn’t give me any time to prepare for the fact that he’s about to fuck up my life even more than it already is. It’s about a month after I went to Nathan’s basketball game and I’m in the kitchen cutting up fruit for breakfast when my dad makes the announcement. “Me and Missy are engaged,” he says casually, as if it’s the most natural thing in the world.

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