By Kim Karr
Release Date: July 7, 2015He 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.
Review: 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. Five years later, Phoebe's family hotel empire is in trouble and Jeremy has shown back up in her life. Phoebe knows that Jeremy is the key to saving the family business, but spending so much time with Jeremy makes it harder and harder for Phoebe to ignore their immense physical attraction. WIth their history, though, can Jeremy and Phoebe ever trust each other completely?
Holy smokes. Talk about heat. There is absolutely no doubt that Phoebe and Jeremy had chemistry. From the moment Jeremy walked back into Phoebe's life, Phoebe was physically aware of where Jeremy was at all costs. They didn't even touch for what seemed like forever, yet you could feel their heat and spark. And when the did get together…oh boy. I could definitely tell why Phoebe never forgot Jeremy! While I'm not normally a fan of second chance romances, I could not get enough of this story. There was such a complicated history between Jeremy and Phoebe, which made their relationship that much more intense and emotional. I loved how Kim Karr wrote chapters in the present and then chapters from their past relationship near the beginning of the novel so that we were able to really experience the beginning of their connection and understand the struggle Phoebe faced in the present.
While the story very much focused on Phoebe and Jeremy trying out a relationship again, there was an arsenal of amazing secondary characters that made up this novel. Phoebe had an amazing group of unique friends who I came to really care about and wanted to know more about. Jamie was fantastic and I wish we got to see more of Lily while she was off in France. Oh, and Phoebe's neighbor was so unique and I absolutely loved how she helped out Phoebe. On top of that, I loved Phoebe's obsession with Audrey Hepburn! As an Audrey lover myself, I smiled at every reference.
Not only did Toxic have an addicting romance and incredible chemistry between the main characters, there were lovable secondary characters and an emotional past to create a much more complex storyline. Every Kim Karr fan needs to pick up this book and if you haven't read any of Kim's books yet, you better get out and grab a copy of Toxic because you won't be able to put it down.