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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Review: Karma by Nikki Sex


From Goodreads.com 

Sometimes love has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with karma. . .

Marcy Paget worked full time putting her husband through university. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger than he was, leaving Marcy to raise their seven year old daughter by herself.

Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn't love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet.


When an ethical dilemma is presented to her however, she never realizes the karmic chain of events that will follow her decision....                                              

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 My Rating: 1 star out of 5

The premise of this book tells you nothing about what the book is actually about after you get past chapter 1. Yes Marcy is a struggling single mother. Yes, her ex-husband is a world class douche and yes, the ethical dilemma that is presented to her does change her life in unexpected ways. But again, you learn all of that in chapter one.

Which is also the chapter that you learn that Marcy doesn't date men. Period. Nor does she enjoy sex (poor girl has never even had an orgasm). Cue a know-it-all Frenchman named Andre (no seriously, he knows everything) who owns a successful "business". He calls it "counseling", but all he really does it open couples up to the BDSM world and have sex with the wives to show their "submissive nature" that they keep hidden. Oh.. and he wants to play matchmaker between Marcy (someone he's never met before) and Mike (one of his most trusted men). Are you still following me?

The story moves on from there, Marcy accepts a generous employment contract with Andre, and she even begins a friendship with Mike that of course, turns eventually into something more. 

Ok... now on to the actual review.

The majority of the book flowed smooth enough I suppose, but once you got to the sex scenes, everything fell apart and it came across as though you were reading a badly put together fanfiction. There were many pages that I skipped over altogether, either because it was a repetition of information I had already read prior, or it was a laughable attempt at a scene with a sexual nature. 

Most of the characters do not seem to behave as "real people" if that makes sense. For example, Andre introduces Marcy to Jennifer while unbeknownst to Jennifer Marcy has watched a video of her engaging in "therapy" with Andre. But that apparently is an ok way to start a friendship and a completely normal topic of conversation to have with a stranger. Oh, and in case you were wondering, its also not a breach of HIPPA or counselor/patient confidentiality as all "participants" know they are being recorded and that the recordings are available to Andre's staff upon request (or accidental discovery as the case may be). Did your eyes roll a little bit there? Because mine sure did!

There were several aspects about this book that made little or no sense to me, most of which I can't really go into detail about without spoiling it, but I do believe there would be legal ramifications if some of the things depicted in this book were actually performed in real life. 

After taking everything into consideration,some people may like this book, but when I have to literally skip pages of badly written dialog/sex scenes, its just not a book for me.


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Karma is available from Amazon.com

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