Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Book Review: THE 27 CLUB by Kim Karr

Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: 3 March 2015


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.



This standalone really surprised me. It is a romance story, a very hot one indeed, but it's not your typical fall-in-love-easy kind of romance. This story is mysterious and a little dark and it is that darkness that brings the characters together in some unconventional yet intriguing ways.

“Destiny—that hidden power that controls fate. Even though it’s a path I don’t want to be on, I’m not certain I can stray from it. It owns me—I don’t own it.”

Yes, destiny and forces out of a person's control are the big themes in this story and they manifest right from the beginning when tragedy hits the heroine, Zoe Flowers. After suddenly losing her loving brother, Zoe is truly devastated but also convinced that her family is cursed and that she will soon be next to follow her brother's path. Therefore, while grieving she tries to come to terms with her impending future but then circumstances bring her to meet her brother's spellbinding and irresistible best best friend, Nathaniel Hanson, and he immediately ignites something in her she thought it was long lost. . . Her desire to live.

“Being with him has allowed me to see a different side of life, a side I never knew I was missing—a more sensual side that I want to explore.”

So Zoe embarks into a very passionate affair with Nate and her worries almost seem to escape her when she's with him. Well, almost. The cloud of her presumed fate keeps overshadowing her but it's Nate's presence that makes all the difference to her. So much so that she starts to question her destiny and what it will mean to actually want to change it. That's when things start to get more emotionally complicated for Zoe because how can she changes her own fate? And also, how is it possible to fall in lust so fast?

“I just stare at his lips, longing to kiss him. My body is filled with so many wants and needs, and all these new urges I've never felt before. And all I want is just for him to set me free.”

This book was sizzling. The intensity and passion are quite strong here that they mostly make the book feel like an fiery erotica novel. I really enjoyed that from the book, those hot scenes were so well written that they kept the story very enticing. Moreover, the core of the story is very realistic I thought, since the fear of dying or just the idea of death is something most of us can easily comprehend because it happens all the the time around us. But what makes this book especial is how several opposite themes throughout the story  are beautifully blended together, like: darkness and light, passion and fear, death and love, and grief and hope. Such combinations and the ultimate message at the end are really what makes this story unique and captivating for me. ♥

“Love, it comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s patient, sometimes it’s kind, but sometimes it emerges in the depths of something dark.”

I very much enjoyed The 27 Club. This is the kind of read that doesn't follow the norm of what's expected from a typical romance and that totally worked for me because I love to be surprised. The unique story, the broken characters, the darkness, and the scorching passion all make it a very intriguing-hot read I sure would recommend. And again this is a romance story and it has a beautiful HEA. ;)

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