Wednesday 4 March 2015

❤ The 27 Club ❤ Kim Karr ❤

© Bianca Janeane


• release date: 3 March 2015
• 448 pages
• erotic Romance (with a bit of mystery)

5 Stars

You don’t know when
You don’t get to choose if

When it’s time to join
you’ll know.

You might think you want to be a member
but trust me this is one club you don’t want to join. It’s not a place where people go to live out their deepest, darkest sexual desiresthere are no handcuffs or blindfolds.

The 27 Club only admits those who die young and tragically. My brother was recently bestowed membership and joined many of our ancestors before him. I know I’m next. This is my destiny, and I was ready to yield.

But then I met Nate. He awakened a sensuality in me that had never been explored, never satisfied. I knew then I could no longer accept my destiny. Nate’s presence controls me. I’m overwhelmed by his touch, his words; my every thought is consumed by desire. I believe he was brought into my life for a reason.

Nate doesn’t believe in destiny.

But I do.

And if there’s a way to cheat it
I must.

 Zoey just lost her brother Zachary - Z. He died at the young age of 27. And he's not the first one in their family history to die at that exact age. Their mom, grandfather and a few other people, a few generations back, also died at the age of 27. And now Zoey just can't handle her life anymore because she's so afraid to die. She's afraid the family curse will kill her very soon.
But then she goes to Florida, to take care of her brother's belongings and to find out if he was at least happy with his life there, knowing he might die soon.....and that's where she meets Nate. Her brother's best friend.

Instant attraction on both sides.

Could this hot guy finally be someone who makes her want to fight to survive this year?

But Nate is not without his own problems.... will he be able to help Zoey fight for their life?
And what kind of secret life was her brother hiding in Florida?
Nothing really makes sense....


NOPE . . .
I'm not telling you

I don't want to spoil anything....
But nope - no Cliffhanger - it's a standalone Romance!


I wasn't really sure what to think of the book once I read the blurb....and saw the cover. Because both blurb and cover are totally weird...they don't really fit with the story in my opinion :/ At least in the beginning of the story ☺ Especially the shushing mouth on the cover? It looks a bit like weird porn meets Pretty Little Liars ☺ But yeah - after reading more, the secret part makes a bit more sense - but still the cover is not really gonna make it on my favorite list ☺
And another tiny little thing that I didn't like - but that's just my own weirdness - I don't like Florida - I don't want my books to be set in Florida :( It's just so hot and humid and I'm sweating just reading about it :/

But I really liked the story.
First we meet poor Z - who obviously dies - which we already find out in the blurb.... And which is really sad, because we could've really fallen in love with him :/
Then we get to hear about Zoey's problems via her therapist.

And then Zoey finally starts with her POV.
She wants to clear out her brother's house in Florida - only it's not really his house - he lied a bit about everything.... The house belongs to Nate.
And while Nate is showing her Z's favorite places and a bit more about her brother's life, the both of them kind of fall in love with each other.... But Zoey doesn't want that really, because she believes she's dying soon. And Nate - he has his own demons and reasons for why a relationship with his best friend's sister is not something he should want.

But of course both of them not really wanting it, doesn't stop them from doing it ☺☺☺

It's a really interesting story.... with lots of things happening at once.
Zoey trying to survive another year - Nate trying to keep her from getting too close and the whole secrecy about Z's life...and how Nate & Zoey try to get to the bottom of it all. And so much more.

I really enjoyed reading it...

THE 27 CLUB was a surprisingly erotic & moving & adorable Romance!
I totally fell in love with Nate & Zoey!!!


ARC received for an honest review

Waking up to find a new Kim Karr book waiting for me - woot woot!! What a morning!

I have to say, when you look at the cover for The 27 Club, I felt it did not really fit with the story inside? Though as I read further I could understand the "ssssh" aspect of it.  But this might just have been me.

I was shocked when things happened to Z - I guess I shouldn't have been but still, gah!

My heart hurts for Zoey for the longest time whilst reading this book.  The hurt, the grief, the belief in the 27 Club.  What a horrible thing to have hanging over you your whole life. I just wanted to hug her till she felt better.

Then there is Nate.  You can't help but love Nate from the minute you first meet him.  I wish we could have got more of Nate and Z before things happened, I reckon I would have really loved Z too.

The UST between Nate and Zoey **fans self**. Boy oh boy things are soooo steamy between them.  You can feel that if they ever get their act together it is going to be hot hot hot.

But secrets and lies never make for a good combination when it comes to a new relationship.  OMG I just wanted to shake some sense into both of our darlings.  Their reasons for keeping apart just - meh, I don't know.  I wanted them to get together so much!

There is so many little stories going on in the main story here.  There is Nate's family issues, Zoey trying to survive the next year, what was the secret Z has been hiding from everyone?  All made for an intriguing story.

I felt that the story flowed well, and the plot lines all intertwined quite seamlessly.  Everything leads to another tidbit in the big picture.

So, while I really liked The 27 Club, I don't know, I just felt like there was something missing for me, but I am not sure what it was.  I just wish I could put my finger on it!

I enjoy Ms Karr's writing.  Since the minute I first picked up Connected I have been keen on what she has next for us.  


and now PLEASE HURRY KIM - I need to read whatever comes out of your computer next, asap!
P.S. that will be TOXIC - coming July 7th ☺

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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.


 If you haven't read any of Kim's other books - try the Connections series!

1 CONNECTED  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

TORN  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

DAZED  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

MENDED  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

BLURRED  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

 4 FRAYED  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

5 FLAWED late 2015
|  goodreads  |

6 PERFECTED (title will be changed) ealy 2016
|  goodreads  |



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 manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.

I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outings use to be taking my kids to the bookstore or the library. Today, my oldest child is in college and my twins are juniors so they no longer go with me on these outings. And although I don't need to go to the actual store anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented—a Kindle, I still do. There's nothing like a paperback. So now my four year old and I make dates out of going to the bookstore--it's time I love and cherish.

I like to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I love to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart. <3