Book Review: Blow By Kim Karr


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?

Blow BannerThis review is going to be short–which isn’t neccesarily a bad thing.

What I didn’t like:

I have to say it took me a while to get through this book, though it wasn’t too long. It wasn’t the novels fault, either. I’ve just been busy. But I did get through it and I have to say that I did enjoy it.

Blow was my first Kim Karr novel. It’s a category romance with plenty of steamy parts and semi-surprising plot twists.


There were some parts of this book that I found dicfficult to read. All of those parts took place in Elle’s disgusting childhood flashbacks and for the simple reason that it was difficult subject matter.


As I read, the scenes felt pointless and it turned out that they were. At least in this first book. Blow is the first of the Tainted Love duet (CRUSH is book 2) and maybe the plot points from those scenes will carry over.


And there were a few places where I just had to put the book down and walk away because I couldn’t relate or tolerate what Elle remembered happening as a young girl. One of them in particular just seemed downright unrealistic. 

tumblr_ls5fia1oC71qgdbito1_500What I liked:

As an author, when I am reading, I have a tendency to fall in love with sentences and though that did not happen a single time in this book, I did fall a little for Elle and Logan.

They are a great couple! She’s strong where he’s weak and together they make eachother better. They’re both strong, intelligent people that make the most practical choices they can in the midst of impractical and often dangerous circumstances.

If you’re looking for a light read with a semi-predictable plot, then you might like BLOW.

BLOW was well-written and the characters were developed but I probably won’t read it again. I may not even read the sequel. Who am I kidding?! I’ve already got it loaded up in my library.

I am giving BLOW by Kim Karr, three stars.


Actually, I’m half-way through chapter 5 of CRUSH! I’ll let you know when I finish …




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