Toxic by Kim Karr
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.
Toxic is the first book I have read by Kim Karr. I was gifted an ARC of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
I read incredibly quickly and I normally do 1-2 books a day. So it’s weird that this book took me 3 days to finish.
I think the thing was that it didn’t grab hold of me and refuse to let go!!! I didn’t feel like I had to read till 4am just to know how it finished.
Please don’t take that comment as me meaning this is a rubbish book, because I don’t.
I just didn’t really connect with the story which is a shame.
Phoebe and Jeremy are both reasonably nice characters, but they both have trust issues and this is the on-going issue throughout the whole book.
The first few trust arguments/mix ups were ok but the same argument then make up and break up just kept happening!!!
I’m glad it all ended happily in the end.
Toxic gets 3 stars from me.