Every city needs a hero, but Detroit’s white knight just might be a villain.
A rough childhood branded Jasper Storm trouble. A bad boy. Not worth a damn. His love of cars was the only thing that could battle his delinquency. With the need for speed in his blood, he overcame his wayward ways. Mostly. All grown up, the broken city of Detroit hails him their shining star. And the man behind a new cutting-edge automobile is ready to turn this bankrupt town around.
Everything he does in life is fast. He talks fast, f*cks fast, and drives fast. But when one reckless turn brings him face-to-face with the childhood he has tried very hard to forget, he finds himself on the edge of wondering if he shouldn’t slow down.
Charlotte Lane was the tomboy who lived next door. She was his best friend. He was her protector. Then tragedy struck and she disappeared, forever—or so he thought.
Jasper has many reasons to hate Charlotte and keep his distance, but she’s infiltrating his every thought and he can’t stay away. Back in town with an agenda of her own, she should push him aside. Make him turn around. Walk away herself. Yet she can’t.
With the past lurking between them, they proceed with caution. That is until one sex-filled night leads to murder. When Detroit’s biggest ally suddenly becomes suspect number one, will Charlotte—the girl Jasper once kept safe—be the one to save him?
When a new Kim Karr book is announced, I don’t need to see the cover and I don’t even need to read the blurb. I know without any doubt in my mind that I’m going to read it, devour it and love it and Kim Karr’s latest novel Set The Pace does nothing but solidify this notion. Cementing Karr as an author that has substance, longevity and excels in creativity, Set the Pace will have your heart racing, as each chapter serves as a change of gear and a change in speed; a story that circles in your mind like the continuous loop on a track. Desperately seeking the finish line.
Jasper Storm is gorgeous and he is fierce, but underneath all that bravado is a vulnerable man dealing with all the lies, tragedies and unmet expectations of his past. Trying to over come all his hurdles Jasper is determined to finally turn a new page. Set against the backdrop of the disadvantaged and hostile city of Detroit, we witness Jasper’s journey, his desire and his tenacity to not let his heartbreaking upbringing set the tone for his future.
Charlotte Lane is back in Detroit and she’s never felt more out of place. She isn’t ready to bring light to her presence and even more so, she isn’t sure she wants to see Jasper Storm. Plagued by her own tragedy and her own insecurities, like a thief in the night, Charlie wants to get what she wants. But in an unexpected twist of mystery and perplexity, Charlotte and Jasper are thrown together, left to deal with their past, their pain and agonizing uncertainty of their future.
Under a cloud swirling in pain, lust, love and hope, Jasper and Charlotte’s connection is explosive and unforgiving. Their chemistry and passion is tantalizing and addictive, like magnets, they cannot be apart. Together they explore their pasts and are wishful about the future. But as the ugliness, treachery, violence and disloyalty of Jasper and Charlotte’s Detroit City comes to life; faith is lost, hope is dwindling and darkness is inevitable.
Known for her cliffhanger aficionado Kim Karr always has readers wanting more. Written with dedication and conviction, there is no hiding the love Karr has for her characters and their story. In a way that only Kim Karr can, Set the Pace brings to life a world where heartbreak and happiness co exist, showing the highs and the lows of an all consuming love.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic
Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It’s how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. 🙂
She grew up in New York 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 with the rest of her time embraces 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.
She 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.