Title: The Odds of Me and You
Author: Cecilia Galante
Genre/Audience: Fiction, contemporary, adult
Publication: William Morrow, 2017
Source: For review, TLC Book Tours
This is another guest review from my mom, Kim, who has done a number of reviews for my blog.
Summary: Thirteen days. That’s all Bernadette, “Bird,” Sincavage has left to go until she’s done with her probation and can be free again. Free to give her four-year-old son, Angus, the normal life he deserves. Her impending freedom and move to Moon Lake is so close she can almost taste it. What trouble could she possibly get into in just 13 days?
But trouble does follow in the form of James Rittenhouse—someone she worked with a few years ago. At first, Bird is stunned to see James make the evening news when he’s arrested for assaulting someone in a local bar. But that’s nothing compared to the shock she gets when she discovers James hiding out in an abandoned church. Somehow he escaped police custody, broke his leg, and got his hand on a gun, which he’s now pointing at her.
Although Bird doesn’t tell anyone she saw James, there’s no way she’s helping him. She can’t screw up her probation or her second chance. And she has her son’s welfare to think about. Still. If only she could stop thinking about the terrified look in James’ eyes and the fact that he’s hurt. If only she could forget that once, long ago, James helped her out, and she owes him a debt like no other.
Will Bird jeopardize her future for someone who helped her out in the past?
My Thoughts: I loved this book. The characters were all very sympathetic and you can see it is a real struggle for Bird as to whether she should help James or not. She is in a terrible living situation with her mother and son and desperately wants to be able to make a fresh start, but she feels so guilty about James. I don’t want to say too much else and give it away as to what she decides… you’ll just have to read it for yourself! This is a great read about second chances and one that I would highly recommend.