Review – Turn It Up by Kim Karr

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September 27, 2016 by ceresbooksworld

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Turn it up by Kim Karr

Book two in the Detroit Love Duet

Publisher: Self published

Publication Date: May 16th, 2016

Cover Designer: Hang Le, By Hang Le

Source: Paperback bought on

Rating: 4,5 hearts


Synopsis (from goodreads)

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?


The book begins with Jasper in prison and Charlotte … Oh no I won’t tell you but I’m waiting for this book since the end of Set the pace because this was a cliffhanger.

The life isn’t easy for Jasper and Charlotte, the past comes back and Jasper is more in love. The problem is Charlotte and her fear, fear of losing the one she loves and fear that nobody can love her.

Charlotte in Turn it up decides that her past isn’t so important, I don’t know if this is a good thing because the culprit is unknown but for her it’s a great change. She moves forward in her relationship with Jasper and I love that. I also like the friendship between Jake and Charlotte, due to the end of the last book.

Jasper is a good man, he doesn’t want to hurt people and he wants mostly to protect them, like a mama bear. I really like the love he feels for Charlotte, they aren’t only lovers, they are also friends and that’s a good thing for both of them. His friends are always here for him and he won’t be alone even if he wants it.

A lot of things happen in Turn it Up and some are surprising, everyone will see the past came back and they won’t be alone to confront it. I think that the friendship between Jasper, Jake, Drew and Will is very important in the story, they are best friends and they were here for each other’s in the past and will always be in the future, no matter what.

Kim Karr has a real talent for writing sex scenes; they are so hot and sexy that you feel everything in your bones. Her characters are well described and they seems so real, what happens to them could be happening to everyone. The love story is beautiful, it’s slow and strong because of their past together.

The end is just amazing, this duology was good and the only advice I can give you is to buy the second book before reading the first one. You will want to know what happens to Charlotte and Jasper because they are perfect together.

Quick word: A beautiful romance with broken people who must learn to trust and love again.

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 her family. She currently work 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.


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