An Alisa Review: Keeping Karma by Tory Temple


Rating:  3 stars out of 5


Keeping KarmaAlex Myers is keeping deeper secrets than just his pet ferret, Karma, who is illegal in California. Both Alex and his twin sister, Tabitha, can “hear” the thoughts of animals. It’s an ability he puts to good use working at an emergency animal clinic while studying to become a veterinarian.

One night, local animal-control officer Dylan Travers comes into the clinic with an injured fawn, and it doesn’t take the two men long to act on their mutual attraction. But the closer they become, the harder it is for Alex to keep Karma and the rest of his menagerie from Dylan. And then there’s the matter of his ability…. Will Dylan even believe him if he tries to explain?

Add to that debilitating migraines from especially “loud” animals and a scheming coworker threatening the clinic, and Alex needs Dylan’s support more than ever. Alex just wants to keep his job, his pets, his lover, and his sanity. But he can’t do it alone.


This was an enjoyable story.  Alex has learned to keep his ability a secret so others don’t think he’s crazy.  It is a benefit sometimes when helping injured animals.


This story is told from Alex’s point of view.  You can see how both characters feel about each other through his eyes and as their relationship develops.  When Dylan learns about him “hearing” animals Alex is sure that their relationship will be over.


This was not a very deep story, you could tell the characters’ feelings, but they didn’t do too much to delve into the feelings.  This story was nice, but my only thing is they didn’t really resolve their issue just glossed over it with everything been fine in the end.


Cover art by Anna Sikorska is cute and I wouldn’t do anything different.


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Book Details:

ebook, 138 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, August 24, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781634777148
Edition Language: English

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