Sunday, July 12, 2015

*Review* TOXIC by Kim Karr @authorkimkarr


He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr turns up the heat in a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new novel that takes you into the world of Manhattan’s elite.

In Toxic, Jeremy McQueen, a sexy, intense, sometimes brooding entrepreneur goes after what he wants—the woman he left behind years ago. Phoebe St. Claire, a put together, in control socialite-turned-CEO has been drifting through life searching for something she thought she'd never find again—the right man to share her future.

Our passion was boundless. Our lust untamed. And our desire endless. He was the only man who ever made me feel alive. Then, I betrayed him.

When he reappeared, I didn’t question it. Trust rarely survives the wrecking ball, so when he let me in back in—I didn’t hesitate.

Maybe I should have.

What began as a bid to save my family business, turned into a second chance at love. It felt so romantic. Working together, side by side, with the man I loved. My dream come true.

Nothing is as good as it seems.

We had our issues, but then again, every couple does. It wasn’t jealousy, or our too-hot sex life that I should have been worried about.

It was his darkside.

I never saw the end coming, until it slammed me in the face. The question is—did he? 

Was revenge his plan all along?



I love Kim Karr and her writing always pulls on your heart strings, takes your emotions on a roller coaster ride and leaves you in a whirlwind by the end.  Toxic is a great story however, I have one suggestion: don't read the blurb before you dive in.  Just trust that it is a powerful story of second chances and dive right in!  I think the blurb set me up to expect a different kind of story and I spent most of the book waiting for the other shoe to drop and that threw me out of my reading pleasure (for a bit).

Toxic is a stand alone book that throws a lot at the reader!  We get to meet Phoebe and Jeremy in Toxic and watch how lies, mistrust, jealously and past issues can lead to emotional whiplash and one pretty fabulous story.  I loved the depth of emotion in this story, really making the reader feel connected to the characters and the struggles they are going through.  I love a second chance story and this one, though angsty, is a good (and steamy) one!

Toxic has a lot going on, my main critique of this story would be at times I was lost in the amount of information and characters thrown at us.  While I loved the cast of characters, it wasn't until the second half of the book that I think I finally sorted them all out.  The angst was pretty intense at times, but Kim Karr gives good angst!  Even though the blurb on the book had my expectations going in one direction and riding an emotional edge for most of the book, it was a hot, emotional and hard to put down read!

If you are a fan of Kim Karr Toxic is a must read for you!  If you have never read a Kim Karr book, love second chance stories that will leave you all twisted up emotionally, then Toxic is for you!  Treat yourself to a great summer read and 1-click Toxic today!