New Release + Review: Toxic by Kim Karr.

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Happy Release Day to Toxic by Kim Karr!!


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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3.5 Stars

First of all, I am going to say that this is the first time I have ever done the half star thingy. I usually have a solid grasp on what I want to rate a book I have just finished, but not so much with Toxic. It was definitely better than a 3 star, but it was missing a bit of something that I give to 4 star reads. Can I give it a 3.9??

Number two, Toxic is HOT!! I made the mistake of reading chapter 15 while sitting in a Marie Calendars, and wow, it was hard to not fan myself!! If I rated it on heat alone, it would be a high six, if not a seven.

Overall the characters are really likeable, especially Mrs. Bardot. (Every girl needs a woman like her in their life!) The group of friends are very realistic in the fact that their friendships have changed over time, and real life has affected the levels of closeness. I found that part to be very interesting, and not typical of most books. It’s definitely a plus, and it had my full interest.

The only thing stopping me from totally loving Toxic was the whiplash inducing levels of angst. Jeremy and Phoebe would seem to put their past mistakes behind them, then not five minutes later it was in between them again, causing some kind of misunderstanding. The first half of the book, I was okay with it. It was understandable what with their past being built on lies and all. The problem is I like some angst, but for me, this was just a little too much, too many times. BUT, BUT, BUT, if you like lots of angst, this book will definitely be for you!! Don’t let my aversion to it stand in the way, because other than that, this was a fantastic book. 

If you are looking for realistic friendships, heart breaking angst, and panty melting heat, look no further….Toxic is the book for you!!

About the author:
6644044Please feel free to check out my author page on facebook.

You may also contact me at

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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