Series: The Tainted Love Duet
Author: Kim Karr
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 21 Sept 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads
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. They never should have fucked. They did. 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 is an intensely emotional thriller. The characters are endearing though flawed by events in their formative years. Personalities and attitudes shaped by the families they have been brought up in. Although different circumstances both Elle and Logan have reached a point in their lives where they have to make a choice. They have to choose themselves and each other over the web they find themselves trapped inside created by others. The dual narrative aids in connecting with both characters and understanding their motivations as well as their reservations.
Kim cleverly crafts the plot to allow the reader to make endless assumptions as to the backstory of both characters. Revelations come piece by piece and are not at all expected.
Romance, family, the Irish mob, revenge and drug dealers alongside the theme of identity and finding your place in the world contribute to the edge-of-your-seat tension that is Blow.