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Call Sign Karma

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  135 reviews
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 s
ebook, 331 pages
Published January 5th 2015 by Lyrical Press, Kensington Publishing Corp
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| ARC kindly provided by Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you a lot! |


Call Sign Karma is the story of a 22-years-old woman named Tinklee Pinkerton who is training to be a pilot. A jet fighter pilot but she's having a lot of difficulties such as flying the same jet where his older brother, Colin, died. Tinklee is the youngest person that got accepted in the academy and the first woman, on top of that. Our main character is struggling and feeling the terrible
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
2.5 Stars

“…life will never give you more than you can handle.”

The Hero:
Locke is 26, charming, witty and British with a gorgeous tender side. He piqued my interest the moment he entered the story.... I wanted more, more and more of him

The Heroine:
Tinklee Pinkerton is 22 and ready to risk everything, in the air, in her mission to discover the truth. She’s not quite so prepared to take risks with her heart, especially with a man who should be forbidden to her.

The Story:
The hero and heroine have
Heidi McLaughlin
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of reading this debut novel early and am very thrilled to read about a strong female heroine.
Sheryl C. Nash
No other way to describe this other than, WHAT A BLOODY FREAKIN' BRILLIANT DEBUT!!!!


I will write my proper review soon but I had to say I LOVED Tinklee, was BLOWN AWAY by her squad mates and FREAKIN' ADORED Locke... and OMG, I gotta admit that I fell for both Bodhi and Ash like a ton of bricks *STARS IN EYES*

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Kensington Books*
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review also found at

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is January 5th, 2015.

This is a classic case of do not judge a book by its cover because lets be honest, it is pretty dreadful. This story turned out to be so much more than I expected. Perhaps I pre-judged it. This genre is typically for me an enjoyable one and a somewhat guilty pleasure
Lana Grayson
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent debut novel from Jamie Rae! I love having a kick-butt heroine to root for, and I love even more that Tink isn't the perfect hot-shot. She needs to work for her successes--not only while flying but in life as well. The death of her brother rattled Tink, and flying the same jet that killed him tempts fate, karma, and her own self-doubt. Luckily, she has a super sexy flight instructor to distract her. The romance with Locke starts with a bang (...or a bottle to the head) and gr ...more
Lizzy Charles
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, I loved this book! Tinklee is refreshing as a strong, courageous New Adult lead. Jamie Rae writes romance that leaves you begging for Locke to show up on the page. I can't get enough of him! There's also great depth in this story regarding Tink, her father and brother. You are getting more than a regular old NA romance. You are getting a real story that'll leave you laughing, swooning, and crying. Jamie Rae is brilliant in her debut! ...more
Lynn Cheryl
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
Tinklee Pinkerton! Not normally a name you'd associate with a trained fighter pilot, but with a Mom who likes to sprinkle her world with her own brand of pixie dust, it is very normal indeed. “Tink” was born to follow in the footsteps of her father and brother and always knew from an early age she wanted to fly . Now at the age of twenty-two, “Tink” is about to embark on the next chapter of her career and learn to fly a JSF – the same jet fighter than she believed was responsible for her brother ...more
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Call Sign Karma had it all... A strong heroine, a slew of swoonworthy men, seat-gripping action, and so many feels!

Tink is throwing herself a bit of a pity party before "doomsday" (as she puts it) when she meets Locke in one of the most memorable first encounters ever. What we have is a one night stand at it's finest when they run into each other the next day and they realize that Locke is Tink's new superior officer. It's not quite a student/teacher romance but it still fits into that forbidden
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
11/25 Review to come closer to pub date but everyone add this book right now, LOVED IT.

12/28 Review can also be found here:

Going into this I knew I was going to be a mess because of the description and I was proven right. Call Sign Karma moved me in so many ways that I may become obsessed with all of Jamie Rae's future books.

I've never read a story about a woman serving our country or a woman flying a jet, a fighter jet. The way Jamie wrote Tink and her l
Jody Holford
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The intensity of this book keeps you on the edge. The characters are real and easy to connect to. The emotion is strong. I find myself thinking about them even now that I've finished. ...more
Veronica of V's Reads
Tinklee Pinkerton is a 22 y/o newly graduated Air Force pilot who is being trained on a new jet, the same jet her father has helped design/sell and also the same jet which crashed killing her older brother, Colin. Tink is sure there's something wrong with the jet, and it malfunctioned--resulting in Colin's death--and she's determined to prove it. Of course, the night before she begins training she gets drunk, trying to drown her jitters and grief, and has a one nighter with a stranger...who turn ...more
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tinklee is having a bad day. She's a bit drunk and is mad at the world...specifically karma. And just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse she meets Locke Sinclair. And when I say "meet" I mean she accidentally gives him a bloody nose and then practically knocks him out with her door. So yeah...not exactly a good first impression, but Locke doesn't seem to care. They two hit it off and spend the night togeth
Amber Boyd
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a debut release!! I have to say I love it when another book friend, or in this case author friend says "you gotta read this!"; because 9x out of 10 they are spot on for what I love and Call Sign Karma was no exception to this rule! This new release from Jamie Rae was a non-stop emotional ride from start to finish for me. The characters and story were well developed in my opinion and the emotions just felt real for me throughout. The pain and grief of losing her brother and best friend, have ...more
Lisa F
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, tear-jerkers, r2r
from the moment tink "beat up" Locke I was in love. If I could give more stars I would.
Tink also known as karma is a pilot, her brother was a pilot who died while flying and it was put down as pilot error which tink doesn't believe and is determined to find the truth, along the way she meets new people who become close friends, encounters dangerous territory, falls in love, opens her self up and comes to term with her brothers loss.
I couldn't put this down, I loved tink from the moment she beat
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Strong female characters are always a draw for me, and Call Sign Karma does deliver with Tink’s character. There are some spots when I do get a little annoyed with her, and like the other characters in the story I don’t agree with the blame and pressure she puts on herself, but overall she’s a pretty good female lead. Locke…where to begin…or maybe I should just say “hot British alpha male” because that right there hooks me. Add in the fact that he’s an instructor for Tink-and that right there is ...more
Cocktails and Books
I absolutely adored this story. The heroine has a B-52 full of emotional issues, but it took a hot Brit pilot to prove to her what was worth living for.

Tinklee (I will confess, I did not like the heroine's name. Poor thing) should have been living her dream. Instead, she was haunted by the death of her brother as she entered flight school for the plane she always wanted to fly. She was a mess and was fairly broken as she got ready for her first day, but she was determined to press forward. That
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Call Sign Karma" is a great read. I was lucky to be able to read it early on. If you shy away from reading romance stories as I typically do, this story is so much more than that. The emotion and depth of the main character Tinklee as she struggles to discover love and herself in the wake of her brother's death will pull you in. If you are looking for romance, adventure and a fascinating story that will make you fall in love with its characters and the choices they face, this book is for you. T ...more
Lara Petterson
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book . Original story . What a great debut novel . Jamie has main characters and lots of supporting ones that from the first pages you really want to know more about .

Locke and Tink meet and have instant chemistry . They act on it only to find out later that they will be working together , Which is of course a big no-no. You must put this on the top of your TBR to see if they can burn bright together or go down.
Kelly Ewell jacks
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Tinklee is such a strong, tough, courageous Lead. I'm in love with Locke, I couldn't wait until he was on the page. A very sexy, adventurous, butt-kicking story line. Jamie Rae is fantastic in her debut. I'm recommending this to all my friends.
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! I am recommending this author to all of my friends and look forward to reading many more books written by Jamie Rae!!
Annie Brewer
Nov 15, 2014 is currently reading it
***ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review***

Can't wait to start this!!!
oooooh.........this sounds like top gun;)
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think of this book and I sigh. What an absolutely incredible debut novel from Jamie Rae. This book has it all: intrigue, romance, passion, humor, strong characters, drama, and practically everything you would look for in a story! When I finished the book, I thought to myself, this debut novel is perfect and I cannot wait to see what Jamie has for us next because it will be awesome!

CALL SIGN KARMA is a beautiful romance set in a world full of competition, loyalty, and danger. When this story be
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Karma is how you choose to deal with life, and the energy you put back into the world. If you really want to break it down, Karma is how your actions in this life will affect your next life.”

Do you believe in karma? Tinklee Pinkerton does, and she is pretty sure her karma is all bad. She is a blond haired blue eyed fighter pilot trying to make it in a man's world with a name that usually results in teasing and references to a certain Disney fairy, and she watched her brother Colin die durin
Molly Lee
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The stakes are high in Jamie Rae’s debut NA novel CALL SIGN KARMA and the amount of talent is even higher!

In the writing world I’m always talking about the stakes for the characters or what I like to refer to as the ‘sizzle’. The spark that makes the reader fall in love with the character and root for them the entire way. Well, CALL SIGN KARMA delivers this and much more because there is SO much at stake for the main characters. Not only is the heroine, Tink’s, heart at risk from unknowingly fa
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-tour, 2015, jamie-rae
I love women who can kick butt and also have a feminine side to them. Tinklee is a female pilot and I am awed by that in itself. I also like men who are all business when it needs to be but also will love fiercely! And we got both in this story.

Tinklee Pinkerton has a Military Family. Her dad is out of the military but is now into Politics. Her mom loves her daughter. They all lost Colin, Tinklee’s brother, in the same jet that Tinklee is in training for. Tinklee believes that Colin died in the
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Jamie Rae and I have to say that I am hooked. Being a military spouse, I am very hesitant to read many military related stories, but I am so glad that I read this one!!! Jamie did such a good job of sticking to reality in this book that I felt like it was a real life story.
Tinklee is having a hard time dealing with her brother's death and has vowed to prove that his accident was not his own fault. Tink is in classes learning to fly the same jet that took her brother's
sil ♡ the book voyagers
6/1 You have bewitched me, Jamie Rae.

17/3 My review:


When I first saw this book I didn’t think it could be this way. The way everything turned out. I’m like seriously speechless by this book. It left me with a big black hole instead of my heart. I’m all over it, in love with it, crazy about this book. It’s so good, guys. Go pick it up right now!!!

At first, those first chapters, honestly I thought of it kind of too fast and so much happening in
Mignon Mykel
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 / 5 stars!
Full review (from blog tour stop, with Tink's top 10 lesson's learned!) is at

CALL SIGN KARMA takes on a familiar theme of a military person having immense guilt after losing a fellow military person (...that's me being 'politically correct'; as a Marine brat, I can't tell you how many times I've heard "I'm not a soldier; that's Army" -- so I can't say 'fellow soldier' because that is upsetting to people...). The difference in this book is Ja
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JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind--to create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they've finished reading.

Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren't pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts

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