Friday, April 3, 2015

Review: The 27 Club by Kim Karr

The 27 Club
by Kim Karr
Published:  March 3, 2015
Publisher:  NAL Trade

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 desires—there 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.

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My Thoughts:  I love Kim Karr's Connections series and couldn't wait to find out what she had in store for her readers in The 27 Club, especially after  reading the synopsis.  I don'the really know what I was expecting  The 27 Club to be like, but it was nothing like I would have imagined.  It is really rather tragic, while at the same time is  what the story centered around.  Yes, there is death, mourning, and learning to live and love again, but there is also life, happiness, and discovering what love is all about.  

The main characters are Zoey and Nate, and I did enjoy getting to know both of them.  I loved watching them as tragedy brought them together, and how they coped and recoverd from that tragedy.   Both are damaged, and both experinse healing.  Zoey focused her life on what she belived was her destiny, and Nate helped her to swith her focus from death to life, while Zoey helped him to overcome his own demons.  

I think contemporary romance fans will definitely enjoy this book.  It has romance, great characters, and a attention-capturing story line.  Definitely add this one to your TBA list.

“There’s nothing to see through. Feel this.” His lips skim down my neck. “This is me.” He presses his body to mine. “All of me.” His voice is low and seductive.” 

“He feels so real. He’s what I crave. He’s what I want. He makes me feel alive.” 


  1. I haven't read anything by Kim yet, but I def wanna give her Connections series a try. I do love reading about tragedy and healing. Great review!

  2. I've been reading positives for this one. It's on my TBR and I can't wait to read it.

  3. This is new to me but I am so glad you liked it so much! Great review. :) Happy Friday Ellen!

  4. I'd heard some disappointing reviews on this one and was thinking about skipping it. Guess it needs reading after all. Great review.

  5. I haven't heard of this book or author before now but it sounds like something I'd enjoy.

    I'm pleased to haer you enjoyed this Ellen.

    Sharon - Obsession with Books


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