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3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  2,633 Ratings  ·  432 Reviews
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
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by NAL Trade
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Katy Loves Romance ❤️
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5+++++ AH-MAZING Stars
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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 a
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Jeremy McQueen.
He wasn't just any boy- he was "the boy". The only one I never should have met, and the one I'd never trade meeting for the world.

It's been over a week since I read Toxic and it's taken me this long to be able to sum my feelings and clear my head enough to rate it. If I can describe this book for you in one word, it would be exhausting. I was absolutely emotionally spent when I finished it. I spent a good 40% of it feeling like I want to rip my hair out. And this is com
♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
Let me just say that the title of this book is SPOT ON and that I had a hard time rating this one. This book was definitely emotional in a way that takes hold of you. On the other hand, the characters frustrated me. They tested my patience. But...that was part of its appeal, which is why I gave this 4 stars.

Toxic tells a story about Jeremy McQueen and Phoebe St. Claire. They met years ago during St. Clare's summer break at the Hamptons. Jeremy is from the wrong side of the tracks and hates the
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

I really enjoyed Toxic!!The tittle is so perfect,it suits the story!I haven't read a lot of books by Kim Karr but so far this is my favorite book from her!This book was unpredictable and this is what I loved more!!Toxic is


Phoebe met Jeremy the summer she graduate high school.Their connection is instant and they spend an amazing night!After this they are together until something happens that will tear them apart.Now after years Phoebe was ready to get married to Dawson but she c
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Phoebe St. Claire came from New York’s elite family. At 26, she replaced her father as the CEO of The Saint Corporations. However, the once booming hotel empire was quickly crumbling and she was desperate in saving her family legacy.

Hope came in the form of Jeremy McQueen. Five years earlier they had a summer fling that left her reeling. Now he’s back, she saw he had the expertise to
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 21, 2015 Jacqueline's Reads rated it it was amazing
5 “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” STARS

OH MY GOD!!!! What a Fantastic READ!!!! I love Kim Karr. I’ve read all of her books and I was SUPER excited with this one. I love the cover, I love the blurb and I just simply LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!!!

It has all the elements you are looking for in a read. There’s LOVE, slight ANGST, CRAZY Plot and STEAMY scenes.


Phoebe and Jeremy had a crazy fling. They were reckless, but had fun. The only thing though, Phoebe kept a secret.
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
So I started this book and was really enjoying but the constant unnecessary drama due to poor communication over and over really began to turn me off. Phoebe needs a punch in the twat and Jeremy needs a junk punch.

How many times can you cut off your phone and ignore people and then expect everything to be fine.

The book had a little bit of a gossip girl type feel because they are the elite in NYC. Phoebe and Jeremy's relationship is definitely toxic and they are screwed for the future.
T's Book ~ Tanja
Jun 10, 2015 T's Book ~ Tanja rated it liked it
Okay so right up front, I will admit this isn’t my favorite type of read. WAAAAAAAAY too much back and forth - enough to make you dizzy. In the beginning I really enjoyed Jeremy and Phoebe. Toxic is told in flashbacks and present day exchanges. It is obvious the Phoebe has never gotten over her first love and is realizing that she is settling for her current one.

What ensues is a mystery, a romance, a betrayal, a dizzying array of thoughts and accusations, and ultimately a matter of trust.

I am su
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
♦ 4.5 "Lost and Found" Stars! ♦

I was looking for a good read, a good stand-alone read and I didn't fail when I decided to read Toxic by Kim Karr. This the story between Phoebe St. Claire (the now CEO of her father's business and fiancée of another man) and Jeremy McQueen (her bad-boy sweetheart from a young lovely summer holidays at the Hamptons).

This is a second-chance romance and it is beautiful to read between the past and the present situation of the main characters. Phoebe and Jeremy, both
ARC provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

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TOXIC!!! When we hear the word, toxic, automatically we associate it with danger and something we need to stay away from. But in Kim Karr's newest release there is nothing TOXIC about this book because I absolutely LOVE LOVE this book. More like dangerously intoxicated!!!

As one of my favorite authors, Kim Karr never fails to deliver an angsty romance that will keep readers like myself spellbinded and addicted. And in
Dec 03, 2014 Fran rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

The back and forth between the two main characters gave me a serious case of whiplash.
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 01, 2014 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
New standalone with an intriguing blurb!

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...?
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.

I know I should walk away, but I can't.

I’ll take whatever I can get for as long as it lasts.
I know when it’s over…
I’ll never find another man like him.

♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
TOXIC by Author Kim Karr
(A Standalone novel)

The blurb sounds so good! I need to experience my first Kim Karr is what I'm thinking! I love a good stand alone story!

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Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jun 09, 2015 Ang (Sizzling Pages) rated it it was amazing
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ARC Received in exchange for an honest review

4.5 Intoxicating Stars

Once again Kim Karr delivers another intense romance filled with plot twists and laced with all I’ve come to love from this author…Intrigue, drama, angst and intoxicatingly sizzling passion. Toxic tells the second chance love story of Phoebe St. Claire and Jeremy McQueen. They were once secret lovers, sharing an all-consuming blazing desire, then bitterly torn apart by falsehoods and misconceptions. Now, they are destined to
Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from author via blog tour*

4.5 ★

Whew... the angst... the intensity... that was exhausting...

What I learned from the 1st Kim Karr read is that the blurb doesn’t tell you all, which is good. Also, the degree of emotions ends up being more than I anticipate, which is, again, good. And true enough, this is what I got with this 2nd read.

Phoebe and Jeremy have a long interrupted history. Having met when they were young, things not working out, and meeting again by chance years later, the
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰






TOXIC is the story of Phoebe and Jeremy.
And what a story it is.
We don't meet Jeremy until Phoebe has told us a little about her life. Her life after Jeremy.
She's from a rich hotel family (who might be in financial trouble very soon, due to her father being in prison!) she's more or less happily engaged to Dawson, but she's not happy. She keeps thinking and daydreaming about Jeremy...Questioning her life and decisions...
A few weeks after she ends things with her fiancé, Jeremey is the one who res
5 Intoxicating Stars!!!

Give Me Books
Jun 20, 2015 Give Me Books rated it it was amazing
Toxic by Kim Carr is the story of Jeremy and Phoebe, who fall in love at a young age and meet again years later. History doesn’t always stay in the past when it comes to love. I cried, laughed, and maybe even thought about screaming at my Kindle while reading this book.

I fell in love with these characters. The bond that they have is something that we crave as humans, and these friends are family. They take care of each other through thick and thin. Loving someone doesn’t always mean that it wil
Jun 28, 2015 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: july-2015
This started out pretty good.

Phoebe meets Jeremy the night of her 21st bday party. She comes from money, he comes from struggle. She doesn't tell him her last name, because for some reason he doesn't only hate her father, he hates rich people in general. They start a hot and heavy relationship until one day she sees something and over reacts, so then he over reacts, and pretty much that was the rest of the book.

I did like Jeremy, he wasn't from wealth, but he had ambition and was determined to
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
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This was a very refreshing second chance romance.
Phoebe is a woman born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has always wanted to live a life not guided by her parents, but circumstances have forced her to take over the family's hotel chain. She has a boyfriend but their relationship is not what she dreams. Knowing that she will not be happy with Dawson, she breaks the engagement off, choosing to live on her own. Her past collides with her future with a force when fate brings her face to face w
Jun 11, 2015 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Angst lovers rejoice! Toxic was HELLA angsty and completely unputdownable. I devoured it on Sunday in one sitting refusing to leave my house until I was done. I tried to leave, but I found myself trying to get presentable with my Kindle in my lap so I could keep reading. I finally gave up and realized Jeremy and Phoebe's fate was more important than me going to Target. Kim's writing sucked me right in to the high-class world of the Upper East Side, the Hamptons, and the world of VIP. She had m

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4.5 stars

Ah, Toxic. How I love thee. You took me by surprise with your fast paced, twisty plot. Characters who, I not only admired, but rooted for from the beginning. Whose chemistry and (frequent) hot -n- sexy scenes lit my kindle on fire. Your angst kind of irritated me at times though - but this pesky detail I can over look.
Whew, this book y'all.

Toxic really did take me by surprise. I was expecting an angst filled second chanc
Nina & Georgana The Literary Gossip
Jul 05, 2015 Nina & Georgana The Literary Gossip rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Second chance romances really are a favorite of mine. For some reason they almost give me hope that sometimes the one we think that got away….really didn’t. Kim Karr framed this scenario seamlessly in her latest release Toxic. She gave us one woman’s plight of holding on to that perfect memory of her one true love perfectly. I absolutely loved this book. It was one of those books that ran through all my emotions of happiness, sadness, joy, anger and peace…and I loved every minute of it.

If Phoebe
4 “Toxic Fairy Tale” Stars

I fell in love with Kim Karr and her Connections series. She can write angst and desire and true soul deep love like she was born to do so. When I received the chance to read her newest standalone, I was a little giddy. After reading the second chance romance synopsis, I was hooked.

Toxic is the toxic fairy tale of Phoebe and Jeremy who first meet on college summer break in the Hamptons. Phoebe, from wealth and privilege, hides who she really is because of Jeremy’s obvi
Jan 07, 2015 Ela rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Too much going back and forth for my head but overall a cute story, although I think the reason(s)for their "breakup" was in my opinion too overrated and made more complex than needed to be.
Kim Karr
May 26, 2015 Kim Karr rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Get ready to meet Jeremy McQueen and Phoebe St. Claire!!! I can't wait to share them with you!!
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DNF @21%

"review" later.

I received an Arc in exchange for an honest review
Apr 01, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Kim Karr can do no wrong. Seriously. I am so in love with her Connected series and enjoyed The 27 Club, so I definitely had some high expectations for Toxic. I did not expect such an intense, hot book with major emotion between the two main characters. Needless to say, I loved every second of it.

Phoebe St. Claire fell head over heels for Jeremy McQueen and their intense attraction to one another. But her secrets caught up with them and their relationship was over as quickly as it had started. F
Jun 29, 2015 Nathalie* rated it liked it
Did not love it :(
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