Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Naughty Karma

Author: Vivi Andrews
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61921-555-9
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Release Date: 10-08-13

Prometheus has a problem. Twenty years ago he made an agreement with a devil and to get the magical power he craved, bargained away his heart—literally.  The contract will soon end and if Prometheus doesn’t want to die, he needs to convince Karma to get it back. That’s harder than it sounds since she thinks he’s dangerous, rude and arrogant.

Helping the manipulative Prometheus is the last thing Karma wants. The warlock’s behavior drives her crazy and helping him retrieve his heart could get her into serious trouble because it’s so risky. Karma’s other problem—she keeps her power under a tight rein but her control is slipping—and it seems Prometheus is the only person who can help her. Can Karma trust him to train her abilities and with her heart?

Naughty Karma is the latest release in Vivi Andrews’ series, Karmic Consultants. It’s possible to read this as a standalone but for a better understanding of the returning characters and the world they inhabit, I recommend reading some of the others first.

Talk about opposites—Ms. Andrews has outdone herself with Prometheus and Karma’s personality development. Prometheus is so arrogant at the beginning; I can understand Karma’s irritation. The man’s was a jerk, yet there’s something about him that’s appealing at the same time. Yet it’s not long before the attraction simmering between him and Karma rises to the surface. That’s the great thing about this plot. Despite the attraction Karma feels for him, you never know if it’s going to work out. There are just too many things occurring in the storyline that could go wrong. Never fear, Ms. Andrews makes it work. 

In addition to two unique primary characters, there’s vivid imagery, and a fast but smooth pace. I love the bantering dialogue between them and its great fun to watch their one-upmanship. I’ve been waiting for a book featuring Karma since the series started and I wasn’t disappointed. This entertaining book is a definite keeper.

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