Tough Karma
Laura Simmons
Time Travel Romance

A chilling 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?

Uncaged Review: This book straddles the line between suspense, thriller and paranormal. The paranormal and the time travel is more of an ability to astral travel, which is the ability for the soul to travel outside the body, and Bryce uses his ability to try to save Amber after she’s abducted. There is a lot going on in this book, and it keeps a great pace. This is the second book in the series, but the authors gives us a great prologue to catch you up in case it’s been awhile since you read the first one, or like in my case, you didn’t read the first.

I definitely enjoyed this story and the originality. This book is well written and well worth your time. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars