Turn It Up by Kim Karr ~ Review
Title: Turn It Up
Author: Kim Karr
Series: The Detroit Love Duet
Follow Jasper Storm and Charlotte Lane as their epic love story continues to heat up the pages in this childhood friends to lovers romance that began in Set the Pace.
Charlotte Lane was the tomboy who lived next door.
Eyes the color of the summer sky.
Mounds of curly blond hair.
A little bit of sassy and a whole lot of sweet.
She was my best friend. My confidant. My salvation.
But when circumstances tore us apart, it put more than just miles between us. I hated her. Blamed her for my worst nightmare. And I never wanted to see her again.
Then one wrong turn brought her back into my life and now she’s under my skin. In the midst of all the chaos surrounding us, she’s what’s changing me. Practically bringing me to my knees. Driving me to want to be a better man.
But nothing is ever easy.
And as our worlds begin to crumble…so do we.
Our bond withstood the test of time, but when the future brings the unexpected, it will either draw us closer or tear us apart.
Can we weather the storm?
Meet Jasper and Clare in
Set the Pace (Book One)
I have been waiting for Kim Karr’s Turn It Up since I finished Set The Pace – wanting to delve back into the world of cars, mystery, love and mayhem in Detroit. And once I opened it I didn’t want to stop until I knew it all!
Turn It Up picks up right where Set The Pace leaves off. YES. You need to read Set The Pace first. This is a duet and everything is wrapped up at the end of Turn It Up. I promise!
So we have childhood best friends Jasper and Clare… they were inseparable growing up – until their lives and families tore them apart. They haven’t seen each other until Clare comes back to town as an adult. Now they are together but their lives are in chaos – mystery, deaths, attacks, imprisonment, false accusations and just plain drama! As they make their way through all of this (yeah that’s all I’m giving you because really. don’t you want to read it for yourself?) it can rip them apart if they choose to go it alone or it can bring them even closer together.
I think what I loved about Turn It Up was while it was full of action and I was NEEDING to know what happened – who was at the root of it all – it also centered on relationships. The two together just made the book click for me. We see Clare and Jasper’s relationship deepen, and mature as they relearn each other and come to terms with their own baggage. They are just plain good for each other and help each other grow into the best version of themselves. And let me tell you they are smoking together – as they take their foot off of the brakes and go full steam ahead… together! They cannot get enough of each other, and I couldn’t get enough of them! And Clare and Jasper isn’t the only relationship dealt with here. We get such great moments with all of the side characters. As the mayhem hits everyone involved and they are forced to confront the ghosts from their pasts as well. I adored seeing these and it added so much to the story. (Though I do hope we get to see some more of them in the future.. hint, hint 😉 )
I definitely recommend this book – this duet. You don’t want to miss this thrilling ride!
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
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.