Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: Karma by Carly Phillips

First line: Dare Barron heard the commotion in the police station center earlier as his least favorite offender was brought in on a drunk and disorderly charge.

From the back cover: Office Dare Barron has had a crush on Liza McKnight ever since he was a teenager. But despite his lifelong attraction, the closest he's ever come to interacting with Liza is watching her regularly bail out her brother down at the police station.

Dare's dark past with Liza's brother, Brian, has always kept him from pursuing her. But suddenly Liza finds herself in need of protection and Dare appoints himself as the man for the job. And while the sizzling attraction between Dare and Liza draws them together, the past threatens to keep the two apart forever.

My thoughts: I have to admit that I have a guilty pleasure when it comes to reading and that is most definitely any book by Carly Phillips. This is the third book in her first Serendipity trilogy and I'm very happy to say I am glad to have spent some time getting to know the Barron brothers.

Karma is Dare and Liza's story and it seems both are weighed down by some pretty heavy, emotional baggage that has affected their entire lives. It doesn't help that they keep running into each other every time Liza's brother, Brian, gets himself arrested. Brian gets drunk, causes a problem, lands in jail and there is Liza, bailing him out - something we come to find she's been doing almost his entire life. It's obvious there is chemistry between the two whenever they are in close proximity to each other, but it takes Liza's life being threatened before anything happens. But will it all come to an end when the danger is revealed or can they each learn to forgive not only the other, but more importantly, themselves in order to move on together?

As in most series, as this is all playing out, we get to catch up with the other characters we've come to love - Ethan, Faith, Nash, Kelly and of course, younger step-sister Tess, who still manages to steal every scene she's in. We also get to meet some new characters, who it just so happens, will be the focus of the next Serendipity trilogy. These new characters are Dare's co-workers, Cara and Sam, and I can't wait to see what Carly Phillips has in store for them! 

Do you have a guilty pleasure when it comes to reading?

(I borrowed this book from the library.)

Books in this series: 
  1. Serendipity
  2. Destiny
  3. Karma 



  1. I still haven't read Destiny but Karma is the one I am looking forward too. He was my favorite brother!

    1. I think after reading about all three, Dare is my favorite, too!!!


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