Mysterious and intense, with an explosive love story
smack in the middle!
2 fatal sides.
1 epic love.
7 days to survive.
They met in the face of danger. They weren’t looking for love. They both knew better. But they couldn’t stay away, and they fell hard.
He is heart-stopping handsome, fearless—and haunted by deadly ties.
She is breathtakingly beautiful, determined—and in harm’s way.
They should have parted. They didn’t. And now time is running out. One hundred sixty eight hours. That’s all that remains. While Logan McPherson fights to save them, Elle Sterling is forced to make a choice that could change everything.
When torn between right and wrong, tainted love doesn’t have a chance…or does it?
***This is the first book in the Tainted Love Duet. The second book, CRUSH, will release on November 16th, 2015 and is now available for pre-order. BLOW is a full-length romance told in dual POV. It contains mature themes, violence, and strong language, and thus is intended for readers ages 18 and up.***
It has been awhile since I have read one of Kim Karr’s books and after reading BLOW I’m trying to figure out why it’s been so long . I love her writing and the way she describes scene after scene after scene. She always paints a great image for me in my head while I’m reading through the pages and the lives of her characters.
Two lives mistakenly cross each other’s paths and immediate attraction between the two sparks, but being with each other is putting themselves and each other in danger.
Blow for me was like a mystery movie that I was reading and trying desperately to make predictions before any real information was revealed. I felt like I was helping out with finding out what was what and who was who from the very beginning. All the while witnessing with my eyes (because I was reading even thought this whole story was playing out like a movie in my mind) this intense chemistry between Logan and Ellie!
Logan thinks of himself as a monster because of a major tragedy that happened in his past that still haunts him to the present day. When he mistakenly meets Ellie, she strikingly resembles that particular person from his past. Logan knows that he should stay away from her, but also feels he has to protect her because she is in danger, not only because of the mess her sister has left behind, but because of what will happen to her if anyone from his past spots him with her. However, Ellie nor Logan can stay away from each other because even though they have just met it’s too painful for them to be apart for very long even though they know being together is dangerous, especially for Ellie.
For me a lot happens in this story, but at the same time not enough happened for me. A lot between Logan and Ellie happen, but with the danger surrounding them not enough happens for me. I love the mysterious aspect of it all and the secrets and investigations and yes there are some surprises, but also some predictable situations take place, but I feel as though it was missing some action. Then again there is a sequel coming and I just hope that what I felt was missing from BLOW will take place in CRUSH.
Overall, I love the story and how it is slowly unfolding. The way that Kim Karr wrote it definitely kept me intrigued the whole time and I was chomping at the bit to know the truth about this incident that Logan is trying to figure out while keeping Ellie safe.
I can’t wait to see what CRUSH holds for us readers.
The Tainted Love Duet
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