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Karma by Carly Phillips Review

Title: Karma

Author: Carly Phillips

First published May 1, 2012

284 pages, Mass Market Paperback

ISBN: 9780425247907 (ISBN10: 0425247902)

Rating: 4.02


In the charming town of Serendipity, Officer Dare Barron has been harboring a crush on Liza McKnight since his teenage years. Unfortunately, Dare’s past with Liza’s troubled brother, Brian, has always kept him from pursuing her.

However, when Liza finds herself in danger, Dare steps up and takes on the role of her protector. As the two spend more time together, their chemistry ignites, but the past threatens to tear them apart.

Join New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips in her novel Karma, where fate, love, and danger intertwine in this small town romance.

About the Author

Carly Phillips, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, has been hailed as the queen of Alpha Heroes by The Harlequin Junkie Reviewer. Carly fell in love with her college sweetheart and currently resides in Purchase, NY with her adorable (and slightly crazy) dogs who are often featured on her Facebook and Instagram pages.

With over 75 romance novels under her belt, Carly has successfully raised two amazing daughters and now enjoys the life of an empty nester. Her book, The Bachelor, was even handpicked by Kelly Ripa as her inaugural romance club selection.

Carly thrives on social media and loves connecting with her readers. To stay in the loop with Carly, simply sign up for her newsletter and receive not one, but two free books at your fingertips.

Editoral Review

Carly Phillips Karma is a suspense-filled romance novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Published on May 1, 2012, this story is perfect for those who enjoy plotting and scheming, particularly in the context of love.

Phillips is a prolific author of romance novels and has garnered a sizeable fan base with her engaging stories. Karma is no exception to her writing style, with its fast-paced narrative and passionate characters.

The novel is set in the posh Hamptons, with the stunning backdrop of summer beach parties, luxurious mansions, and the elite society that composes the location.

The story revolves around Sabrina Brie Beckham, an intelligent and driven young woman from a working-class family who lands a coveted internship with a rich and influential businessman, Chase Reardon.

While working for Chase, Brie finds herself entangled in a web of secrets and lies, particularly when she learns of her bosss checkered past. He’s not only seeking redemption, but he’s also set on attaining what he couldn’t always have- Brie.

The novel showcases elements of greed, vengeance, and manipulation that often accompany the elite society in the thriving Hamptons. Thus, Phillips does an impeccable job of illustrating the discrepancy between the rich and the poor, and how power reigns over everything.

Karma delves into societal issues, particularly those that have plagued the Hamptons, such as greed and corruption. Phillips is an excellent writer when it comes to character development.

She makes the audience care about her leads, even if they’re morally grey. Bries relatable yet intricate persona, together with Chases charisma, sparks the tension behind the storys romance effectively.

This interconnectedness ultimately creates a gripping story, which moves at a breakneck pace, keeping readers on their toes. However, Karma may come short with its predictability.

Although the characters are engrossing, the story’s twists and cliffhangers can be overly predictable. This may leave some readers yearning for a more layered storyline.

Nevertheless, Phillips writing styles strong points, such as quick pacing, and character building, make for a compelling read. Overall, Karma is an engaging and thrilling romance novel, perfect for those looking for a page-turner with a twist of drama.

Phillips writing is excellent, and her attention to detail when it comes to crafting characters was evident. Nonetheless, it has a few limitations, particularly when it comes to predictability.

Nonetheless, if you are looking for a romance novel with an intriguing storyline and complex characters, Karma is the novel for you.

Rating: 3.5/5

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