Bad Ex Karma by Donna Cummings

25349306Published: June 8th, 2015

by: Self Published

Genres: Adult-Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick-Lit

Format: Kindle

Source: Gift

My Rating: 4 Stars

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The dating gods must be crazy.

I’d thought my five-year anniversary would include a fancy dinner, some great sex, and maybe fending off a marriage proposal. Instead, it was the worst sex ever, and at the restaurant, my boyfriend broke up with me.

It’s like I’ve been cursed with Bad Ex Karma. Whenever I try to date a new guy, he ends up with a concussion or a trip to the ER.

My internal “disaster consultants”, the What Ifs, completely missed the clues leading to the breakup, so now they’re working overtime to protect me from another potential heartbreak. My two best friends set me up on dates while assuring me it won’t put men on the endangered species list.

There’s one man who seems completely immune to the curse: a sexy chef named Jonathan. He keeps popping up in my life, and he stirs up the most delicious feelings. Maybe Bad Ex Karma isn’t such a bad thing after all. . .


My Thoughts


Bad Ex Karma was a treat to read. I love the friendship, humor, and romance that was so well laid out. This is my first book by this author, but I’m positive that it won’t be the last. Coming in at 159 pages, this little gem kept me reading until the last page, nonstop. 

Delia has just been dumped by her boyfriend of 5 years, and the bad sex that started her day has only made things much worse. There’s heartache, but she has her two best girlfriends to help her get through this ordeal. And so the weeks following the breakup are hard, but she manages to continue on with her life. She has a job that she loves; and how can she not, when there’s great wine involved? Being a winery tasting room manager has it’s perks, alright. But, Delia’s friends think it’s time for her to get out and date again. They set her up on blind dates that start out all bad. Not only does she she her ex with his new fiance’, but another date ends with a concussion, and she’s sure it has to do with her. Her theory of her “bad sex karma” is making her a little paranoid. It doesn’t help that she has Worry, Fear, and Dread in her head every moment making her doubt everything in her life. She meets Jonathon at the Farmer’s Market, not knowing that he’s a chef at the restaurant she sees her ex at, and she’s outside in the parking lot venting when he sees her. And again at her job. Coincidence? I think not. Next thing she knows, she’s on a couples dinner date, and it goes from there.

Delia was hilarious to me on those blind dates. I love how she did at least try to go out and get back what she once had; confidence. Lots of mishaps happening, and her girls were just egging her on. I love that they were there for her when she needed them. I think the friendship here is what really makes this one special. And, of course, we can’t forget Jonathon. He’s a hottie and a chef, what else is there to say? I think they found each other at the right time in there lives. I would have loved it to be a little longer, in terms of where their lives headed, but it was so sweet and romantic, that it turns out to be enough. If you want some humorously-ever-after romance, this is the perfect read to grab. Definitely recommend!

16 thoughts on “Bad Ex Karma by Donna Cummings

  1. I read the synopsis of this one and I could already tell it was going to be a lot of fun. I’m so glad that you were able to enjoy this one. It sounds like a good laugh and I feel like the main character is one I would be able to get along with quickly and easily. I think we all need a good laugh book like this one and I actually am going to add it to my tbr now 😀


  2. Poor thing! Breakups are no fun so I can def relate to her on that level! OHHH And a blind DATE?? Yeah, never been on one of those nor do I want to ever try one… I just have feeling that it would be super weird and awkward? Plus, I’m not good with talking to others that I don’t know right off so I know I WOUD BE SUPER DUPER AWKWARD…


  3. I’ve actually read a couple of books where the heroine has this job and it’s always fun! Sounds like this one was really good and I like the friendship focus! Great review


  4. Love seeing a story about a woman who has a break-up, but can move on. The friends aspect does sound like a great part.


  5. Great Review. This sounds like a fun and easy read,my kind of book when I need something light. Thanks for putting it on my radar 🙂


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