Tuesday, July 7, 2015

REVIEW: Toxic by Kim Karr **GIVEAWAY**

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.


5+++++ AH-MAZING Stars

I've been in a book slump recently not really wanting to pick my kindle up. And then I picked Toxic up and BAM I was amazed by this story and these characters and how REAL and palpable they were, how I felt everything they went through and how this story can fit in normally among our daily emotions.

This is a second chance romance and don't you just love these kinds of reads? they are full of angst have you pulling your hair, hanging onto the words as they arise, and most of all the heartache that comes right along with it. I just love this genre because you feel like you've know them from page one and I really felt I was unwrapping a present bit by bit while reading it. Am I making sense? But at the same time it was a heartfelt read that spoke to my heart and I'm telling you it’s a journey of emotions.

Jeremy McQueen is a bad boy, he's moody, raw, real and complex. I love broken heroes and Jeremy was just that. The story starts off from the past, one summer where Jeremy comes from a past where money isn't good and where he HATES money because of that, then we have Phoebe who does come from money, which results in an attraction of opposites. Basically,two people who fell for each other without actually knowing the truth about the other person but more so where Phoebe did not tell Jeremy who she was and what family she came from that I suppose ended abruptly. They had a passionate fire and water kind of relationship that ended with heartache.

Present day 5 years later they find themselves looking into each other’s eyes and just knowing who the other person is, yep they embark in yet another Intimate, raw relationship where they just can't seem to grasp each other. There are a few obstacles along the way Secrets and people that like to interfere.

When they are together that's all they think about, when they are apart they think of each other, this is the kind of deep and intense relationship that we at the beginning thrive to have I suppose. The kind of intense connection we crave reading romance novels, the kind of relationship that provoke feelings of LUST and LOVE and what's what? question what's real and what isn't.

This is a relationship about two people who just can't quite hold onto each other and can't quite trust each other in their actions, on life, jobs, careers and themselves, question what's right and what's wrong.

Except this book is about LOVE and EVERYTHING that surrounds love in themselves and in family as a whole, it had it all. This was also slow building I think because it was gradual I felt the effect of who they were and why they did what they did more INTENSE and REAL . For me, I just kept turning the pages and one chapter led to the next so by the end I really did UNDERSTAND them. This is also a book about taking chances and FIGHTING for what’s in our hearts. It’s about second chances and running along with it and believing in the one person who we want to believe in.

I think for me it was a storyline I got lost in, in the sexy and erotic enjoyment of the story that wasn't too much either that balances with the plot of the story, it is also a read based on characters.

I haven't read anything by Kim Karr before but I sure as hell will be going back and reading some of her previous books like the connections series which is damn exciting for me.

That. Is. All.... 
Katy Recommends this to all readers who love intense Love relationships that have you gripped to the edge of your seat.

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.

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