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Tough Karma: A Race Against Time by Laura Simmons
From the Author of Little Bits of Karma comes a chilling new tale of loss, tragedy, psychic warfare, and eternal love. Amber Macklin’s world is cruelly shattered when she loses her baby girl three months after her husband’s sudden death. Her cousin, Bryce, comes to her rescue, moving her into his home for fear she will kill herself from the grief. He provides solace and a shoulder to cry on, and he has loved her as more than a cousin for a long time. Amber and Bryce soon discover they are not blood relatives, which opens the door for romance as he pulls her through her darkest hours. When Mike, a college friend of Bryce’s, stops by to visit, Amber senses a deadly secret behind his nice guy persona. She has a frightening dream that Mike is trying to kill her and recurring sleepwalking episodes where she draws detailed pictures of him torturing her. Deeply troubled, Bryce uses his ability to astral travel to investigate Mike and uncover his terrifying past. Mike has had his eye on Amber for some time, and when he learns that Bryce and Amber have become lovers, he is furious. Mike abducts Amber and takes her to his rural Georgia hideaway, and Bryce must rely on his astral abilities to track her down. But will he be too late?
An imaginative paranormal romance novel, Tough Karma: A Race Against Time by Laura Simmons transports readers to a new realm where forces with paranormal abilities align to stop the psychotic schemes of a serial killer.
When her husband dies, Amber Macklin finds meaning through her role as a mother to her infant daughter. When her daughter later dies, Amber’s world descends into an abyss of crushing grief. It takes the committed care of her friend Bryce to help her survive each day. As she finds a shoulder to lean on with Bryce, they grow closer. But someone obsessed with Amber has been watching, angered by the development of their relationship. Tough Karma is a novel unafraid of developing creative ideas that catapult a normal storyline into an extraordinary story. Time travel, astral projection, and dreams all feature in the novel adding more thrilling bits into an unpredictable plot. Add a dash of romance into the story and the result is a mesmerizing gripping novel. Amber’s devastating background and past mistakes make her a complex, realistic main character. Bryce’s supernatural abilities and his consistent love for Amber make him a likable hero. Together, they face a daunting antagonist with a dark past. Amber and Bryce’s friends make up some of the incredible supporting characters in the novel. Their roles are significant to the main plot. Vivid scenes of the past are also included through Bryce’s fascinating astral and time travel experiences and Amber’s disturbing dreams. The story involves many suspenseful events especially in places where the antagonist executes his intricate, horrifying plans as Bryce and his friends rush to save Amber from imminent death. The book’s fast pace increases the tension in the story.
Tough Karma: A Race Against Time by Laura Simmons is a spine-tingling paranormal romance that is built from many thrilling and imaginative ideas. This is a captivating, gripping story right from the very start. A very enjoyable and entertaining 5 star read and comes recommended by Chick Lit Café . Book reviewed by Edith Emunah for Chick Lit Café Book Reviews.
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