ARC Review – TOXIC by Kim Karr @authorkimkarr

ARC Review – TOXIC by Kim Karr @authorkimkarrToxic by Kim Karr
Published by: PENGUIN GROUP Berkley NAL / Signet Romance DAW
on July 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.



What an incredibly inTOXICating read…a spellbinding, passionate, and erotic romance that will keep your mind in overdrive. I’ve become addicted to Kim Karr’s writing! TOXIC will keep you guessing and picking up on clues from the very beginning. What IS the truth? How will it END? When the ending draws near, and the truth rears its ugly head, your jaw will drop! Get ready for quite an experience with TOXIC.

Toxic was such a well written story, leaving us on the edge of our seats, yearning for more! It’s angst-filled, emotional, and incredibly sexy. Great, GREAT colorful characters, superb twists and turns, and an all around intensity that leaves me gasping for air. Kim Karr does romance right, giving her readers exactly what they expect from such an incredibly talented author.

TOXIC is a tale of two people coming from completely different worlds. They find companionship in one another. Like turns to lust. Lust turns to an incredible passion, and that passion turns into a love neither of them can deny. One night it just all falls apart and they are driven away from one another, only to be reunited years later. They are different people, but their world just got a lot smaller, and the passion they shared long ago, burns brighter than ever.

A reunion turns into a reunion of the body, and it’s too bad that Phoebe St. Claire can’t remember a lick of it. Their past of hurt, betrayal, and lies lingers in the background and the trust will have to be rebuilt. There are some lies that you just can’t move past. Can someone survive losing the love of their life twice in one lifetime?

Phoebe and Jeremy’s love is the type of love that I will ALWAYS stand up and root for!

If you haven’t immersed yourself in to Kim Karr’s world, NOW is your chance. TOXIC is a hot, emotion and passion filled stand alone romance you do not want to miss. Karr has a way with words that will intrigue you and keep you captivated the whole way through.

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About Kim Karr

Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions–writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim’s oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn’t need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented–a Kindle.

Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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