Review: Big Shot by Kim Karr

Posted July 27, 2017 by Shannon in Reviews, Shannon / 0 Comments

Review:  Big Shot by Kim KarrBig Shot by Kim Karr
Series: Sexy Jerk World #2
Published by Self Published on July 27th 2017
Also by this author: The 27 Club, Toxic, Blow
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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.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

I was in the mood for a good second-chance romance.  BIG SHOT definitely looked like it was going to check all my boxes, so I jumped into Hannah and Jace’s story.  Told in alternating POVs, both past and present, we get the full history of Hannah and Jace.  How they became friends, what made Hannah turn her back on Jace and how they come full circle ten years later.

Jace was the perfect broody, angsty hero.  He was such a tortured soul and despite how he may act I wanted him to get his happily ever after while at the same time realizing it’s OK to find love again.  He had such a big heart, which was evident in his interaction with his daughter and Hannah’s son.  It may have taken him a while, but he figured out what was important.

Hannah was interesting.  She had a hard time letting go of the things she had one in the past, especially when it came to Jace.  She knew how she felt about him but those things were all tied up with Ethan and how she grew up.  All that made it hard for her to deal with Ethan now.  I could understand why she was torn, but at the same time frustrated that she painted those with money with such a broad brush.

While I enjoyed this book, I was looking for more between Hannah and Jace.  Their past played such a large part in their future, but it felt like what happened between the two of them and Ethan was truly dealt with.  Add in Ethan’s guilt over his feelings for Hannah versus his wife and I expected a little bit more angst and emotional drama.

About Kim Karr

I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I’ve always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.

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I am a lover of alpha males with dirty mouths, strong heroines putting alpha males in their place, and the Chicago Blackhawks. I'm a proud hockey mom who can often be found at the hockey rink cheering on my favorite forward, with my kindle close by.

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