REVIEW - Toxic by Kim Karr

New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr turns up the heat in a smoking hot, emotionally compelling romance that takes you into the world of Manhattan's elite. Meet Jeremy McQueen, a sexy, intense, brooding entrepreneur who goes after what he wants, and Phoebe St. Claire, a socialite-turned-CEO who's been drifting through life searching for something she thought she'd never find again--the right man to share her future.
Phoebe St. Claire has devoted herself to saving her family's hotel empire--but her best efforts have not been good enough. With her whole world in turmoil, the tenacious go-getter turns to the once love of her life. Far from innocent, Jeremy McQueen was the guy from the wrong side of the tracks who her parents would never have approved of. Their years apart have only made the sexy bad boy more irresistible than ever--and their reunion is explosive.
 When she asks Jeremy to help her salvage her family business, he agrees immediately, with only one condition--he wants her in his bed.
But soon surprising circumstances leave Phoebe reeling. Was this fairy tale romance just too good to be true? Will Jeremy's secrets pull them apart all over again?

Toxic by Kim Karr
Let me start by saying I love second chance romance stories. Jeremy is a temperamental, dirty-mouth, hot bad boy with issues. He and Phoebe meet at a young age and are immediately attracted to each other. Both are at a turning point in their lives and they are at the opposite end of the spectrum with uncertain futures. Their very short relationship is abruptly ended with both going their separates way without them really getting to knowing each other.

Five years later, they meet again and this time they are on the same playing field but Jeremy still has issues......AND secrets, Phoebe is indecisive (and slightly nerve-wrecking) but both have lingering feelings and trust issues. But PEOPLE, please can we get it TOGETHER, the constant back and forth.....OMG.......can you say WHIPLASH!

It's EROTIC, EXHAUSTING, and ENRAGING ........but I still a page turner. I didn't rate it higher because Jeremy and Phoebe took entirely TOO long to resolve their issues, making it hard for me to keep the connection and keep rooting for them. A TOXIC love to say the least. An enjoyable read that won't disappoint.