August 11, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Set the pace by Kim Karr
Book one in the Detroit Love Duet
Publication date: February 19st, 2016
Source: Ebook from Inks and Scratches
Rating: 5 hearts
Synopsis (from goodreads)
Jasper Storm was the bad boy next door.
Trouble—with a capital T.
Regardless of how other people perceived him, he was my hero. He protected me. Shielded me. Kept me safe. And I would have done anything for him.
Fate tore us apart—leaving a world between us, and both our hearts broken.
Now Jasper is Detroit’s white knight, a reckless rogue turned sexy savior, pulling the city and himself out of destitution.
Everything he does is fast. He talks fast, f*cks fast, and drives fast.
I know I should keep my distance. That I should stay away. There’s too much history between us. Too much left unsaid.
Yet I can’t resist him.
Just being near him is a thrill—his perfect body, our incredible explosive chemistry, the enticing danger that follows him everywhere he goes.
But then the city turns against us, and we can’t hold on.
When it’s us against the world—will our love survive?
This book was a very fast reading, it’s full of action and you don’t have a minute to rest.
Charlotte is back to Detroit, she lives here when she was young and leaves with her dad but her heart was in Detroit with Jasper. It’s magical to see that a young girl of 8 years old is capable to recognize her best friend. Charlotte works in a blog, and I find that very cool but she also has another motive to be here. She wants to clean her dad’s name. I like her, she’s nice, smart, she doesn’t always make the good choice but she loves Jasper more than anything.
Jasper had a difficult past but now he is a very productive man, his car The Storm is ready to be sold in the world. Sadly for him, he is a man who loves girls, many girls and problems will come. I like Jasper, he’s smart and he is a hard worker, he is also very impulsive. I like how he wants to protect Charlotte, it’s very romantic.
The romance is not here in the beginning, it’s more the old friendship between Charlotte and Jasper. The past of their fathers separate them a little and Jasper had a hard time to not accuse Charlotte. But in the end he put his head in the right place.
Jasper has some wonderful friends, Will is the quietest and the most composed. Drew is the funniest and he does not care about many things. Jake is the most protective, he doesn’t see the relation between Jasper and Charlotte in a favorable light. I like them, there are real friends, they protect each other no matter what happens.
The characters are very interesting and the intrigue is well written, there is a lot of questions and some answer. I knew since the first part of the book who but I need the motive now. The next volume promises to be explosive because the end of Set the pace is horrible, I need to know that he is going to take place because my heart bleeds.
Set the pace is a romance with an investigation and an awful cliffhanger. Kim Karr is really good because I need Turn it up right NOW, she can let me like that with an end like this. Fortunately the next book is planned to be release on May 16th, and I’m waiting impatiently for this date.
About the author
She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. She currently works part-time with her husband and full-time embracing one of her biggest passions—writing.
She wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, she always find time to read.
She loves little black dresses, black high heels, and red lipstick. She likes to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.
Connected was her debut novel and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble , iTunes and Kobo. Torn is the sequel to Connected. It is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.
She has also released two stand-alones, THE 27 CLUB and TOXIC. Last year she released the Tainted Love Duet (Blow and Crush). And just recently released book 1 in the Detroit Love Duet, Set the Pace.