Monday, November 24, 2014

Instant Karma by Donna Marie Oldfield


Sienna Robinson is in real estate.  She is ambitious and hard-hearted. She sells homes she knows she shouldn’t and does have a twinge of guilt but that she can ignore.  She wants money and happiness and success and she doesn’t care how she gets it. 
Her bosses are sleazy real estate tycoons who are forging a deal that will benefit them and Sienna greatly but it will ruin a beautiful old neighborhood where Sienna is renovating a home for herself.  She is totally aware of the goings on and does nothing to stop it.
She meets her former boyfriend once again and finds out he is leading the fight to stop the changes in the neighborhood.  She and Aiden rekindle their romance but is it enough to stop Sienna from her plan?


I had a hard time liking Sienna.  She was self absorbed and could brush aside her doubts just like that when something went wrong.  When she starts to get what she asks for, there are some dire consequences that she just ignores or justifies.  She loved Aiden but had a very difficult time showing him that love or giving him the trust he deserved.  There was an explanation of why she was like that but I found it a little weak.
Aiden was a good guy on a mission.  He helped people and had a good heart.  He still loved Sienna in spite of her flaws and he tried to see the good in her even when she couldn’t herself.
Her two bosses made good villians.  They had their own agendas and took advantage of Sienna.  They pretended to be many things but in the end they were just two horrible people.

This was a typical romance with a twist I didn’t see coming so I don’t want to spoil it for you.  In the end, Sienna may have redeemed herself and the bad guys get theirs so it was a happy ending.