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.
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!!
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