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 ...more
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5+++++ AH-MAZING Stars
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 se ...more
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 ...more
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.
RELEASE DATE: July 7, ...more
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!
RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2015
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
If Phoebe ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
3 Too much angst but it's title is Toxic so I shouldn't have been surprised stars!
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of NAL | Penguin Group
So I should have known with the title Toxic that there was going to be some angst. This book started off a bit slow for me. It felt like forever until the main male character made an appearance and by that time Phoebe wasn't winning me over. I did like this book but Phoebe's character had highs and lows for me. As well as the inner dialogue at times wa ...more
Let me tell you, this book will take you on so many highs & lows that you might feel seasick at times. Jeremy & Phoebe meet in the summer, in the Hamptons, on her 21st birthday. They are both so young, with issues and insecurities. But also with a passion that neither had ever felt before. She was, "drawn to him like a bee to honey." Their chemistry was off the charts, but it wasn't enough. Secrets and suspicions tore them apart, but they never ...more
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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 man ...more