Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae

Call Sign Karma
by Jamie Rae
New Adult Realistic Contemporary
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 
Published by: Lyrical Press, Kensington Publishing Corp
Published on: January 5, 2015
Pages: 270

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

An Overview of the Novel: Tinklee's brother died in a crash due to pilot error. Pilote error--those two words destroyed her. First, her brother died and then she found out it was supposedly his fault. Tinklee doesn't believe it. The plane had to have malfunctioned and she's going to prove it.

But what she didn't expect was to meet Locke. Locke and her met at the beach and had one intense evening together, but that becomes a big-no when she finds out that he's her flight instructor.

Tinklee's not looking for love or any of the complications because she's not ready to give herself to anybody. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I was not a fan of how this novel began. I thought it was cheesy and stupid, but it surprisingly got really good. I loved the characters and I loved the world-building. I just found myself enjoying the writing and the characters. 

First way this book redeemed itself in my mind, by admitting that the name Tinklee was the stupidest name ever. Check one. 

This book surprisingly had a depth to it that I liked. I thought that certain parts of the novel were cheesy and that some of the characters' decisions were idiotic. 

The novel wasn't my favorite and yet I did really enjoy it. It's well-written and it was a fast read. 

So why 3.5 stars? I loved the characters, the writing, and the plot, but certain things were slightly cheesy. 

Warnings/Side-notes: It's new adult meaning that it's for older readers, but as far as new adult goes this one is definitely more young adult-ish than adult-ish. 

The Wrap-up: This novel is recommended for fans of new adult, novels about flying, and just any story that is yes cute and cheesy and yet has some profound moments. If you like novels for their characters, then read this one. 


Danica Page

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