Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Blurb: Meet Jeremy McQueen, a sexy, intense, brooding entrepreneur who goes after what he wants, and Phoebe St. Claire, a socialite-turned-CEO who’s been drifting through life searching for something she thought she’d never find again—the right man to share her future.
Phoebe St. Claire has devoted herself to saving her family’s hotel empire—but her best efforts have not been good enough. With her whole world in turmoil, the tenacious go-getter turns to the once love of her life. Far from innocent, Jeremy McQueen was a guy from the wrong side of the tracks and her parents would never have approved. Their years apart have only made the sexy bad boy more irresistible than ever—and their reunion is explosive.
When she asks Jeremy to help her salvage her family business, he agrees immediately, with only one condition—he wants her in his bed.
But soon surprising circumstances leave Phoebe reeling. Was this fairy tale romance just too good to be true? Will Jeremy’s secrets pull them apart all over again?
Thoughts: This is the first book I’ve read by Kim Karr and I can say I wasn’t disappointed. The title Toxic was appropriate as this is a very intoxicating read. This is the story of Phoebe and Jeremy. They come from different backgrounds. There story is full of passion, romance and has just the right amount of mystery to keep you spellbound.
I was constantly on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was coming next. What would happen when the lie that was hanging between the two of them came to light? What impact would it have on their relationship? Would love when out or would they lose each other for the second time in one lifetime. The past always has a way of coming back to haunt you. Can they move forward from the past filled with lies, betrayal, and most of all hurt? Can they rebuild the trust between each other? Can they learn to love each other or will lust be the only thing between them?
This is a very well written story; the characters were well defined and though flawed they were each to root for in their pursuit of love. I highly recommend you read this book if you haven’t read a Kim Karr book. You won’t be disappointed.