After reading and enjoying Karma Girl I was really looking forward to meeting Carmen (aka Karma Girl) again and her gorgeous superhero boyfriend Striker. Unfortunately, considering this is meant to be a paranormal romance, there really isn’t much romance. Striker hardly features at all, which was very disappointing, he’s such a hotty.
Karma Girl, who is now one of Bigtime’s Fearless Five superheroes, has been asked to look after a bunch of presents that are intended for children in need. Karma Girl is there to make sure nothing happens to the gifts and Bigtime’s ubervillains don’t get their hands on them.
But of course things don’t go to plan, and what should have been any easy job turns out to be a lot more problematic. Karma Girl finds herself fighting two ubervillians who want to steal the Christmas gifts, and, to make things nice and easy, they have a nifty gadget that shrinks everything to a manageable carrying size!
I have to say the plot is rather thin and a little on the silly side. And as I did with Karma Girl I tried to suspend my disbelief and remember that this is a superhero story. Sadly in this instance it was just all a bit too silly.
However, Estep has the ability to draw me in and keep me engaged, and although I didn’t find this short story as enjoyable or as entertaining as Karma Girl it did have some nice moments, especially the ending – ah Striker…
Despite the fact that A Karma Girl Christmas doesn’t really deliver on the romance front, I did enjoy being back in Bigtime, and although part of a series, this short festive novella can easily be read as a stand alone. So, if you’re looking for a quick, fun and light-hearted Christmas read then A Karma Girl Christmas could be just what you’re looking for.
Rating: 3 Stars
A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep
Self-published (Sept 2011)
Kindle Edition: 91 pages