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My 5 star review of The Pact by Karina Halle


The Pact by Karina Halle
Date of Release: December 30, 2014
Purchase: Amazon | B&N STILL JUST .99 CENTS!!!!

It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.

Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

5 Huge GINORMOUS Stars!

And to think Karina wrote this while on vacation!  Seriously, ridiculously, inanely good.

This is not her usual gritty writing style.  This is a story of about love, about second chances and about having fate step in and make you realize that it was right in front of you all along.

Linden had my heart from the minute I realized he had a Scottish accent and I loved Stephanie’s care free attitude, changing her hair color to suite her current mood.

My Linden
My Steph
Watching them evolve from the friend zone to the forever zone was beautiful.  Of course they had many trials and trepidations like many couples do.  But they must realize if it’s worth it.  Friendships get broken, new ones are created and many many heartfelt moments that just make you want to hug a stuffed animal.

“Linden, There is a space in my chest that I’ve never noticed before.  It’s like, all this time, I’ve had a whole other heart in there and that heart holds a whole other world.  I never really noticed it because it was hidden.  It wasn’t activated.  It wasn’t shining and so I couldn’t see it.  But now it is.  You’ve made it shine, Linden.”

Karina’s writing has such a profound way of touching your soul.  It’s so utterly breathtaking that you find yourself weeping, letting the words just consume you.


Halle-Headshot_thumb1_thumb1Karina Halle

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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