Title: Big Shot
Series: Sexy Jerk World, #2
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2017
To believe one person can change your destiny sounds absurd. But it happened to me… twice.
Ten years ago I had no idea what I wanted out of life, until I met Hannah Michaels. She was a computer-engineering student ready to conquer the social media world, and I was smitten. Even though I knew she was taken, I had to have her.
Being the big shot that I was, I didn’t let her status stand in my way. It wasn’t long before my hands were on her thighs and my name a whisper on her lips. This smart, sexy girl inspired me to greatness, helped me grow into the kind of man I never knew I wanted to be. The man I am today.
Too bad I hadn’t grown fast enough to keep her.
Moving on wasn’t easy, but I knew I had to let her go. Eventually, I found someone to share my days and nights with, and together we had a daughter. My life was nearly perfect until my world turned upside down.
A single father has challenges, and one of those is learning how to calmly deal with your child coming home in tears. I had no idea the day I pounded on my daughter’s classmate’s door, Hannah would be the one standing on the other side.
The wild, burning desire that roared through my veins was unwanted, and yet impossible to ignore. Letting her in meant so much more this time around. Guilt hit me like a hammer. I hated myself. I hated her. The problem was I really didn’t hate her—I wanted her more than ever.
But this time around I can’t have her.
This time it’s my status that stands in our way. And going up against myself just might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Big Shot by Kim Karr
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"We do what we do. We get what we get."
Having already met this Big Shot briefly in Sexy Jerk, I was real excited to spend more time with him and learn his story. And I must say, I really enjoyed the way it was told in alternating past/present using both POV's. The author put me inside the heads of both characters and it was an experience that was both exhausting and rewarding. As always I was so invested I wore myself out wishing, waiting and worrying.
This second chance romance was an emotional journey that really touched me. The couple fell in love during college. They were so young, with their whole lives ahead of them. What happened to separate them was unfortunate and my heart hurt for them. I thought they gave up too easy. But they were young with lots of growing up to do. I guess those hard lessons had to be learned over time. And learn they did. The hard way.
Somehow, years later, they ran into each other again. Was it fate? The chemistry is still there, like it never left. Maybe it didn't, maybe it's still there...waiting. Is now their time? Can they get it right the second time around? Did they learn enough to make better choices? Or are they too damaged to overcome their past? Is their love stronger than the guilt that stands between them?
My mind's a mess, but in a good way. All my free advice and cheering from the sidelines was a workout. I had my heart set on things working out a certain way and had to strain mentally to help the characters out. Am I the only reader that does that? No, I didn't think so. It's an interactive process where we hope the author is on the same page and will make our wishes come true. But don't expect me to let the cat out of the bag. She didn't even tell you his name in the synopsis, so I won't either. I'll just let you meet the Big Shot and fall in love with him like I did. I wouldn't want to deprive you of the experience. I'm ready for more already. The line forms here...
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Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.
She grew up in Rochester, NY and now 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. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions--writing.
Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim's oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn't need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented--a Kindle.
Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.
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