Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Release Day Review
Kim Karr
Release Date: July 7, 2015
~ Synopsis ~  
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?


Sometimes you have to wonder if your life is too good to be true.
Is it real or just an illusion?
Does the man lying beside you really love you like he says he does?
If the answer is yes, you’re meant to live happily ever after.
If the answer is no, you’re living my life, and nothing will ever be the same.

What you do about it—that’s up to you.

Me, I’m in too deep and there’s no getting out.

I’ll take whatever I can get for as long as I can because I know when it’s over…

I’ll never find another man like him.


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~ Review ~
This was my first read from Kim Karr but let me tell you....it will not be my last.   I could not put this book down.  It was most definitely a page turner, curious to see what would come next for Jeremy and Phoebe. Toxic was more than just a love story.  This book will take you on a roller coast of emotions.  

Young love held captive to society standards and pretenses is never a good foundation but when you love so deeply that a lie of omission seems to be the better alternative, you should know your time is limited.

Trust....we all have issues trusting but when your trust is shattered into a million little pieces it is really hard to rebuild.  When saying "sorry" becomes the norm maybe it's time to take a step back and rethink things.

Jeremy and Phoebe were at times victims of circumstance, one never willing to put enough faith in one another to see past the surface.  Things are not always as they appear and sometimes you have to put faith in your heart and get out of your head.  

I loved the explosive chemistry that this couple shared.  Their connection withstanding the test of time.  As turbulent as their relationship was it was always based on love....maybe it was hiding under a coat of jealousy but it was always love.  

We watch as both Jeremy and Phoebe transform and grow.  Jeremy from a boy with a chip on his shoulder to a man with a thriving business and past that holds its own secrets.  Phoebe never forgot her summer love...he was always there lurking in her subconsious.   She was driven to save her family from her father's wrongdoings and in the process gained so much more.  Their journey may not be an easy one but it is so worth the ride.  Grab your copy of Toxic and see what everyone is raving about.  
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~ About the Author ~
I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I've always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.

I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outings use to be taking my kids to the bookstore or the library. Today, my oldest child is in college and my twins are juniors so they no longer go with me on these outings. And although I don't need to go to the actual store anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented—a Kindle, I still do. There's nothing like a paperback. So now my four year old and I make dates out of going to the bookstore--it's time I love and cherish.

I like to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I love to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart. 
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