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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Steamy and sweet; an emotional roller coaster of a romance ride.

For Karma, she had found her role as being the girlfriend to the boy who was bigger than life, was everything she ever wanted and needed. Loving Braden had been easy and something she had intended to do the rest of her life.

Only, life had different plans for Karma.

After graduating high school and realizing som
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Published August 16th 2018 by Kingston Publishing Company (first published January 12th 2017)
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Book – Finding Karma
Author – Stacy M. Wray
Series – N/A
Publication Date – January 12, 2017
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Type – StandAlone
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I absolutely LOVED the premise of the story with Karma!! How often do we lose ourselves with “labels” --- The author did an excellent job of bringing that problem to the forefront of society today – especially with the age group Kar
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KristaReadsRomance
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**


Title: Finding Karma
Author: Stacy M. Wray
Genre: New Adult
My Rating: 4 smiling Braden Stars!
Swooning Level: 5/5


Karma felt lost. And she was not going to stop until she found herself.


Finding Karma tells a tale of self-discovery, redemption, second-chance love & empowerment.


Karma Mickelson doesn't want to live in the shadow of her high school sweetheart Braden Stewart any more. She wants to make her own choices. Karma loves

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Ashleigh
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being Braden’s girlfriend was a label that followed Karma around. Yes, she loved being his girlfriend, but she wanted people to see her as her own person, not just part of him. Braden is larger than life, the football star and all around nice guy, which means he’s always the centre of attention. Karma has never minded living in his shadow, until she realises she’s not making decision based on what she wants. It may have taken a road-trip with an unlikely ally for her to find herself, but she sta ...more
Tpagirl
Finding Karma is the first book I've read by Stacy Wray. I received a complimentary copy in return for an honest review.

Finding Karma is the journey of Karma Mickelson and Braden Stewart. The storyline starts out in present day with the surprised meeting of two people, Braden and Karma, where there is a teaser for an interesting history. Wray builds the story with detail and depth bouncing back and forth from present day to the past, until the stories intersect and we are brought up to speed wit
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Tiffany Marie
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free eBook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*


My Rating: 5 Stars


Finding Karma is a second-chance romance switching between 2006 and 2013. 2006 is when Karma and a childhood friend, Braden, are reunited for the first time since last seeing each other in 4th grade. Braden & Karma quickly move from just friends to something more. But when Karma decides she's not going to go the same college with Braden as he planned for them, Braden decides to end things with Karm

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K~Terror
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this journey with Karma as I followed her adventures and self discovery as she grew into her own person. Karma was so easy to connect with and care about. I felt like if you don't personally identify with her story, it's likely you knew someone who did. There was a lot of character development, building up the story to a point I wasn't able to put the last half of the book down. I loved all of the feels of this second chance romance and can't wait to read Ms. Wray's next book!
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
I truly cannot say enough about this story. It is a story of finding yourself, following your hearts and dreams, love, friendship, and second chances. I read this story a while back and loved it. I was asked to read it again after some changes were made and I fell in love with it all over again and more so than before. I loved how this story incorporates the past with the present to show the reader a story that is simply amazing. I have always be a believer in "what is meant to be, will be" and ...more
Mary  Meredith
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The blurb on Finding Karma is what drew me in. I was curious how it would all play out. I consumed this book, and quickly. I also found it left me hard pressed to find another good book to read after I finished this one. This story was one of the best coming of age, finding yourself stories I've read in a long time. Stacy kept the actions, reactions, and feelings relevant for the age of the characters. 

Karma is a teenager that is used to being a wallflower. While a genuinely great person, she de
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Babs
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Braden is a football king and Karma is his girl. She wants everyone to know her for HER not being his girlfriend and living in the shadow. She is not going to follow him to UCLA that is his dream. Once she finds out she wants to be a photographer and go to a different college she dumps her.

Years have passed and Karma’s photography has taken off and she is happy. When she applies for a job that can take her even higher in her career she is excited until she finds out who her boss is. The one and
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Erin Daniels
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karma was an absolutely beautiful read that left me thinking about it long after I finished it. What I liked most was the way in which the author focused on the ties that can connect two people, across the years and across a lifetime. This was done in a way that made me think about situations and people in my own life and what our relationships really mean. What I really appreciate is the fact that the author did not shove an over-sweetened, YA lovefest in the readers' direction. 
Karma and Brade
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Lisa
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of two young people and how they meet, fall in love, break apart, and find each other again. Lots of fun and made me swoon more than once!
Sweet love story.
AnneKR
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this book blew me away! I love second chance romances and this one is by far my favorite read. Karma and Braden formed a friendship when they were just kids, with Braden going through a devastating event and Karma being the only person to reach out to him. From then on, they were inseparable until one day Braden and his family moved away without saying goodbye. Karma was sad about losing her best friend. But time went on and now being a senior in high school, she is assigned to take picture ...more
Heather
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I really enjoyed this book. The description on Goodreads warns that it's not high drama, which I forgot until I just looked at it again. I wish I would have remembered that because I'm used to drama and I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. It never did. You know from the beginning how this story is going to go, yet it's still such a fun and enjoyable ride.

The story jumps back and forth between two timelines. Yo
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Treasa
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FANTASTIC!❤I LOVED IT!
WOW! Not at all what I was expecting but ended up giving me so much more than just words from a very realistic read! An amazing journey of love life and finding one's self and choosing a selfless act all for the one thing we all want in life the joy of being happy and the arms of real love! An emotionally gripping rollercoaster ride of twists that pull you deep into the heart and soul of this suspense filled read never losing your undivided attention till the last word has
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Holly M
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet, nostalgic, coming-of-age story! I adored Karma and her steadfastness to be her own person, despite her superstar, soccer player boyfriend's status. Their love story was sweet and steamy, and took me back to the days when bonfire parties were all the rage and high school sports and future universities were hot topics of conversation. Braden was swoony, successful, driven, the perfect book boyfriend. I appreciated the young love that developed, and the angst delivered when Braden and Karm ...more
Leo
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was truly a beautiful time piece that followed a beloved pair, Braden & Karma, over the years as they meet in childhood and onward through life as they spend together as a couple. Following in a dual tone, we get to learn of their personality and thoughts as they embark upon adventures and exciting stepping stones that solidify their bond and love. This was one of rarity that had me in tears but intrigued me as each grew in their own capacity as well as with each other. Truly heartwarmi ...more
☆Tweety ☆
Karma and Braden have known each other since they were kids, but Braden's sudden move out of Colorado Springs causes them to break apart, until they meet again during high school and start a relationship. They love each other, but despite this, Karma doesn't feel like she is living the life she wants to live, and this causes them to separate again. In the years they're far from each other, Karma does find herself and is finally happy, but she misses Braden in her life, although she tries not to ...more
Jessica Petrucci
Finding Karma at me hooked for the very beginning!! I love love love this book I am hoping there will be more..... I really loved this story from start to finish, I loved how this could happen to anyone and we all know someone who has that one person who got away! I can't say enough good things about this book!!! I really loved both Karma and Braden and thought the characters in the book were very well written!
Barbara
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second paperback of this Author I bought. Karma and Braden's second chance story has a woman discovering who she is after she and Brandon went their separate ways the first time. For a while, I did not like Brandon. I am so glad I took a chance on this Author when I saw the book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tanya
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She always knew she loved him but he is bigger than life. Life is so very good for them and after graduating she decides to go on a road trip. Life is about to get complicated for them. Love may not be enough. They break up and years later they meet back up again. Can they reconnect? See how they get on

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
R yatsko
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cute charming story story about young love never truly goes away...
Karma and Braden are sweet together and young...

Choices are made that breaks them apart...but this break taught them both about life and how important true love is...

Karma and Braden meet again years later and the spark, love has never left them..it just takes time for them to figure it out...

Taylor R
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ashley
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great second chance story

I was a little on the fence about forgiving Braden's actions, but by the end he won me over. This was a great story about self-discovery and second chances. I was emotionally invested in the characters by the end. Enjoyable read.
Deb
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful love story with teenage angst and romance. The characters were well written and the story believable. I enjoyed reading this story.
❤️Melanie
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very sweet and interesting read. I have to say not too much drama and it did drag a bit towards the end. Love the epilogue.
Meghan
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Finding Karma by Stacy M. Wray is a standalone New Adult novel and is told from the point of view of the main female character Karma Mickelson. Karma and her best friend Braden had an undeniable connection even as kids. When Braden's family unexpectedly moves away, Karma is heartbroken. But time moves on until Braden is suddenly back senior year. The two reconnect and a romantic relationship soon takes hold. Braden is by definition the perfect boyfriend. Kind, loving, an amazing student and star ...more
Dee Price
3.5
After fate brings childhood friends Karma and Braden back together again as teens, the two become an inseperable pair. But being the girlfriend of a star athlete isn't always easy and Karma starts to feel lost in Braden's shadow. When Karma chooses finding herself over following Braden to college, Braden hits Karma with a life shattering ultimatum that he may soon regret. But fate isn't done with these two, as years later a dream assignment once again puts these two face to face. Karma and Br
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Konica
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 I found this book to be a tad boring, but not a bad book.
Natasha Davis
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book – Finding Karma
Author – Stacy M. Wray
Series – N/A
Publication Date – January 12, 2017
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Type – StandAlone
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - I loved this story how often do you get a second chance at love,I liked that the book gave you a feel with the three meetings adding more in depth character so you felt you knew them.

Branden was someone I loved to hate he grew on my especially by the s
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Chasidy
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What's meant to be, will be. Love will always find its way.

Braden and Karma are high school sweethearts who want different things in life. Braden is a star athlete and is always the center of attention. Karma loves Braden, but realizes a lot of her choices are not made for her. After a road trip, Karma starts to question her and Braden’s future. Karma makes a difficult decision and decides they should go their separate ways. Will Karma take this opportunity to discover herself, or will she live
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Stacy M Wray loves writing and reading anything romance - Judy Blume being one of the first authors she read in middle school. After all, a world without love, heartache and angst would prove a boring place to live.

Lover of gray and white cats, craver of all things sweet, enthusiast of hiking and camping, wife of an extremely supportive husband, and mom to two amusing adult children, she realizes
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