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Set the Pace (The Detroit Love Duet Book 1) by [Karr, Kim]
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Editorial Reviews


"What a ride! There is so much adrenaline in this book, so much heat; no emotion was left untouched! Loved every second!" ~KatyEvans, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Sexy, Thrilling, Heart Pounding and UNFORGETTABLE." ~Books and Boys Book Blog
"Filled with suspense, dynamic characters, and heat, I absolutely loved this one!!" ~Penelope Douglas, New York Times Bestselling Author

About the Author

Kim Karr has always had a love for reading books and writing. She majored in English in college, then earned an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. Visit her at

C. J. Bloom is an actress and voice-over artist. She can be heard on commercials, video games, and promos. C. J. comes to narration with a passion for performance along with the capability to span several genres, from romance to children's literature and thrillers.

Born in Tunbridge Wells, U.K., Sebastian York spent much of his youth as a military brat throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S., which spurred a very adventurous sense for travel and faraway places. He has a pilot's license and operates small flying tours over New York City in between his narration work.

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  • File Size: 1296 KB
  • Print Length: 421 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 098894197X
  • Publication Date: February 19, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C0SQEX6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Set the Pace is the book one in The Detroit Love Duet by Kim Karr. Set the Pace is a ride you should get on. It is fast-paced, passionate, and suspenseful.

Charlotte Lane and Jasper Storm were the best of friends who lived next door to one another. They could always count on one another when things at home were not always the best. Jasper's dad worked at Charlotte's dad's automotive plant. When an explosion at the plant happens, Charlotte and Jasper's worlds were torn apart. Jasper loses his dad in the explosion and his best friend just disappears.

Twenty years later, Jasper has turned his life around. He and his buddies are on the cusp of starting a new automotive business that could help rebuild Detroit. The citizens of Detroit are looking to Jasper to be their Knight in Shining Armour. The 20-year anniversary of the explosion is bringing back old ghosts, including that of Jasper's long lost best friend, "Charlie."

Charlotte has returned to Detroit as a blogger for The Detroit Scene. Unbeknownst to Charlotte, her co-worker, Eve is doing an expose on Detroit's Knight, Jasper Storm. Eve will stop at nothing to get to Jasper, including seducing him. An after party has the boys partying hard, which leads to an encounter between Jasper and two women. Jasper passes out and lets the two women continue their night.

The next day is the groundbreaking at the sight where Jasper's dad passed away. He decides to go for a drive to clear his head before all the hoopla. In driving to his old neighborhood, he sees a car broke down on the side of the road with a beautiful woman under the hood. He pulls over only to discover his long lost friend, Charlie. Bitterness towards Charlie has Jasper spewing nasty things to her before leaving her.
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Ok I might have said this about the last book that I reviewed for Kim, but honestly, this time I'm for real! This is hands down her best book she's written! It's imaginative, charismatic with a touch of sultry sass and a mysterious twist you won't see coming! I was glued to the story of Jasper and Charlotte from beginning to end, and then to find out this is just the beginning! GAH! I'm sitting up and begging for more of Jasper in my life!

This is a little different then either your once friends turned lovers, or even second chance romance, which it is kind of both in a way. I truly believe after getting to know Jasper and Charlotte that if they weren't torn apart by the tragic happenings of their childhood, they would have ended up together in the end. They had that connection as children that truly drew them together. The protector always prevalent in Jasper's need to take care of the younger Charlotte, or well as he used to know her as Charlie.

Jasper is jaded, he's one of Detroit's bad boys, trying to make something of himself and revive a town that once thrived and flourished. He's been through the ringer since the tragic death of his father. But to see the man he's trying to become, the man he wants to be despite the tactics of others to keep him down, is endearing as much as it's commendable. Jasper has spent his life's work and every penny he has into building a prototype for the fastest sports car to hit the streets. But there is only one thing that stands in the way of his dreams.

Charlotte's life was dismantled by the mistakes of others. Something that she could do nothing about as a child. Left to her own devices and in the care of her aunt Charlotte has come back to her roots, where it all started.
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4.5 Cocktails

Kim Karr once again create a storyline and characters that pull you in right from the very beginning. Set in Detroit, SET THE PACE takes on cars and friends-to enemies-to lovers.

Jasper is an adrenaline junkie car maker who pushes the envelope. With this three best friends, he's putting his past behind him and pursuing a dream his father was never able to achieve. On the eve of what should be one of the greatest days in his young life, Jasper finds himself surrounded by death, the past and his old best friend Charlie.

Charlie is Charlotte Lane. She lived next door to Jasper until she was eight and was sent to live with her aunt. She's come back to Detroit determine to prove her father's innocence in the plant explosion that killed many, including Jasper's father. She never envisioned she's run into Jasper again, but when her job has her front and center on Jasper's biggest day, she discovers she still holds a soft spot for her old best friend.

Jasper and Charlotte. I don't think there is anything I could say that would convey ow much I enjoyed them. Even when they were pushing each other away, that bond they had as small children still shined through. And that bond grew as they got to know each other as adults. The playboy Jasper had been, mere days ago, goes away and he's committed to the one person that feels like home.

Kim Karr knows how to write a suspenseful storyline. The backdrop of broken Detroit. The mystery surrounding the plant explosion twenty years before and how those personally affected now find themselves embroiled in another Detroit mystery. I was immediately hooked and found myself questioning those around Jasper and Charlotte. Who was behind what was happening and why.
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