ARC received from
author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
I am a HUGE Kim Karr fan and
was thrilled when first hearing about her new suspense filled romance standalone.
I love when authors take risks and gift their fans new and exciting stories. I
had feeling it would be nail bitingly edgy and I needed to get my hands on it
ASAP. The 27 Club is a drama filled read with countless mysteries and several
plot twists. It is a departure from her norm, but no less attention grabbing.
Without giving too much away,
this is a story about destiny and self-discovery. Zoey Flowers (the heroine)
believes she is fated to die at the young age of 27.These fears are not unfounded, since recently
losing her brother Zach, as well as other family members, at that age. Turing
27 herself, Zoey’s obsession with death is all consuming as she still grieves his loss. During her temporary stay in Miami to collect Zack’s belongings, she
soon discovers her brother led a mysterious life. Thus begins the quest to piece
together his secrets and the circumstances involving his accidental death…she
needs answers soon, before she become the club’s next member.
I liked Zoey, but found she
lived a little too much inside her head, shrouding her existence in so much
darkness. It was sad to see her outlook on life was poisoned by the thoughts of
a family curse. Here enters Nate Hanson, her brother’s best friend and a bit of
an enigma himself. There’s an instant attraction and Zoey makes it clear she
wants him desperately. He’s handsome, sexy and controlling; the perfect man for
a quick and steamy fling, since she isn’t looking for a long-term relationship.
There’s some sexual tension, which I always savor, as Nate battles their
connection. But when they finally succumb to the passion, these two sizzle. This
couple had chemistry, and Nate was oh-so dominating and hot.
I adored the way Nate took
gentle care of Zoey in her time of need. She began to blossom as the bonds of
their relationship grew stronger. Under Nate’s wing, Zoey reassesses her
outlook and slowly begins to live and thrive. In her determination to unravel
her brother’s and Nate’s secrets, she discovers herself and is opening her
heart to love.
“Let me help you live
wild and free.”
Her road to self-discovery
was inspiring. For me, this story reinforces an important message; enjoy the
gifts life has to offer despite hardships. We may not have control over
destiny, but like Zoey, open our hearts to love, joy and happiness.
The 27 Club was a fascinating
read and quite the roller coaster ride. Buckle up for Zoey and Nate’s journey - Kim
Karr is known for her deliciously descriptive and detailed writing style, which
I absolutely enjoy. If you are a lover of suspense with a sexy twist, give this
read a go because it had all the makings of an interesting novel…mystery,
intrigue, tension, passion and an engaging cast of characters.