The Karmic Connection
written by Libby Mercer
published by Libby Mercer
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review her book. I have enjoyed Libby Mercer’s other books – Unmasking Maya (see my review here) and Fashioning a Romance (see my review here). Therefore, I happily accepted her request. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy this book. It was a fun read that I read every free chance I had.
The Karmic Connection is a great story with a great message…no one is ever as they seem. Or as the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. (I love this cover, by the way. The saying is directed towards the characters and Adam especially.) We all have something we are dealing with, you just don’t know what that might be until you truly get to know the other person.
The cast of characters in this book is quite diverse and unexpected. And although we only get glimpses into the lives of the other Luna Wellness Center inhabitants, we feel for them and hope that everything works out for them. I enjoyed every character in this book. I can’t say there was one that I could have had deleted and wouldn’t have cared.
Adam was your typical career/power-driven man wanting to get stay ahead of the game and be successful. He seems to think there is always time for romance later in his life. Now is the time to work. He is more concerned with his business than his own health and social life. He also judges other people quickly, based on first impressions. I love that he learns that everyone has a story and aren’t what they seem at the “wellness center” that he was forced to go to. I also love his internal dialogue when he starts with the new-age talk. That made me chuckle. His story was unexpected…I shouldn’t have judged quickly because there was so much more to Adam.
Lorraine was an interesting character. I expected her to be an organic, vegan, super hippie, new-age character. Talk about judging a person based on first impressions. I figured that she also had a story. I didn’t imagine her story. I was impressed by Lorraine and I really liked her. She was someone I would want to be connected to in some way.
All-in-all, this was a great read. Some unexpected story lines, a sweet romance, an ending that I hope is continued in another book (not needed, but I hope!).
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book to any chick lit or light fiction/romance lover.
Will I read it again: I just may. It was a fun read.
About the book – from Goodreads: What is the universe up to?
Guilty of nothing more than working too much – or so they say – Adam Stowe is dumped at a “wellness center” in the middle of nowhere by a couple of concerned colleagues. When he meets Lorraine, the beautiful and bewitching yoga instructor, his spirits start to lift, but once he discovers what a flighty fruitcake she is, they drop back down to subterranean levels.
For Lorraine Jameson, Luna Wellness Center was a beacon of solace when her life was falling apart, and she can’t stand the way Adam’s toxic energy is poisoning the peace. He embodies everything negative about the life she discarded eighteen months ago. Despite being fiercely attracted to the arrogant man, she’s determined not to let Adam Stowe anywhere near her heart.
Adam and Lorraine couldn’t be more unsuitable as a potential couple… so why is the universe so dead set on uniting these two?
The Karmic Connection is a different kind of love story with a cast of quirky characters and a mystical, magical New Age-y flavor.