Tamie Reviews: The 27 Club by Kim Karr

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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I thoroughly enjoyed The 27 Club by Kim Karr. It’s very different from her Torn series which is a personal favorite of mine, but the characters are just as compelling and worth your attention.

Right off the bat there’s an interesting premise to this story. At the very young age of 27,  many family members within Zoey Flowers ancestry die tragic deaths. That’s exactly what happened to her brother Zach, and it is his death that brings her to Miami where he lived. There she first meets her brothers best friend Nate, though they communicated in the months following Zach’s death through emails. There’s chemistry between them from the get go, but both hold back for different reasons.

Nate is incredibly sexy. He’s intense and broody and a little mysterious, and I loved every single minute of getting to know him bit by bit as the story unfolds. There are reasons why he holds himself back from really jumping into a relationship with Zoey, even tho it’s clear that he cares for her beyond the initial and very palpable sexual attraction he feels. Zoey is fascinating to read as she often walks a fine line between fragility and uncertainty versus great strength and determination.

The sexy times between these two is fabulous, but it is the friendship and blossoming romance that give this story its depth and heart. It’s certainly a story that gives voice to the notion that it’s important to embrace every moment, to live rather than just exist, and that sometimes you just need to let go of the past and love in the present.

I’m giving a high recommendation to The 27 Club with a 4.5 rating, and urge you to experience for yourself all that this book has to offer. A great story, awesome and well-developed characters, and high passion and heat. Side note- It has an excellent epilogue!

 

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Tamie Xo

 

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