Friday, 11 April 2014

Review: Dazed (Connections #2.5) by Kim Karr

We recently took part in the Dazed Blog Tour but unfortunately I was unable to review in time for our scheduled post due to illness. 
Scroll down to read my review and check out the rest of this fantastic series.


Title: Dazed (Connections #2.5)
Author: Kim Karr
Release date: April 1st, 2014


SYNOPSIS 

Jagger Kennedy never went looking for fame, he just fell into it. After scoring a major modeling contract, his clean-cut good looks and charm catapulted his career. But when his actress girlfriend breaks his heart, he moves to L.A. to try his hand at acting. He’s not looking for love—he just needs to make a change.

Aerie Daniels is a woman in control … until she meets Jagger. Her surprising connection with him leaves her dazed and it’s unlike anything she’s ever felt. But just when she lets her walls fall, she makes a startling discovery about Jagger that breaks her fragile heart into a million pieces.
To keep from losing the woman who’s changing his world, Jagger is willing to give up anything—including his career. But even that might not be enough to regain Aerie’s shattered trust…

**Dazed is a Connections Series Novella but it not necessary to read Connected and Torn prior to reading this. Also it has a beginning, a middle, and an end.**

Purchase links:  Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N




Simone's Review


*ARC received in return for an honest review

This is my first book by this author and I haven't read the previous books from this series, even though this story can be read as a standalone. I am already author stalking Kim Karr and adding the rest of the series to my TBR list!!


Dazed is a deliciously sweet and sexy short novella from the "Connections" Series, and I lapped it up in one sitting, this story had just the right ingredients to make it a fun, sexy, light-hearted read. Kim has a great writing style, that even though I have not read the other books in the series, I found I still connected with all the characters, and will now download all the other books to truly experience this series as Dazed has left me wanting more.     


 So we have Dahlia's best friend Aerie and River's very lip smacking, deliciously yummy  cousin Jagger, whose first meeting is sweet as a cupcake - with a bit of hot spice thrown in and the more this relationship cooks, it just gets hotter & hotter.


I do love a strong, kick Arse leading lady and, even though Aerie had certain issues she came through as a strong main character. She  needed  to control everything in her life which made her highly and, overly, organized. Then like an explosion to tip everything upside-down  Jagger walked into her life, bringing just the right balance of sexy, funny, good time, out of control to her life.  He showed her that sometimes you need to live a bit on the side lines and take risks to experience your hopes and dreams.


 “Jagger makes me nervous and makes me laugh at the same time. I have to say he’s unlike any guy I’ve ever met-witty, smart, and so good looking.” 


I just loved the way Jagger referred to Aerie as Alice in  "Alice in Wonderland"  the quotes were funny, witty and sexy all rolled into one.



“Just be careful so you don’t fall in like Alice.” He smiles, displaying his bright white teeth.
“Again, I’m sorry but I have no idea what you’re talking about.” I notice his eyes sweep over me and my heart starts pounding.
“Through the Looking Glass,” he responds in a dangerously husky voice.
This time when he speaks I catch an accent, ever so slight but extremely sexy.
So that just leaves me to say this book has left me like the title, Dazed!! So I'm off to download the rest in the series, and add the up and coming onto my TBR. 

Simone gives this a rating of ...



BOOK TRAILER 


Other Books in the Series



Connected (Connections #1)

What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 


Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.
When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?

TORN (Connections #2)

Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entwined history is about to test the strength of that love…
Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her ‘Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.

  River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain! But how many times can one broken heart be mended?  Will River and Dahlia be able to face the turmoil together or will they be torn apart?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  

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. 

I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outings use to be taking my kids to the bookstore or the library. Today, my oldest child is in college and my twins are juniors so they no longer go with me on these outings. And although I don't need to go to the actual store anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented—a Kindle, I still do. There's nothing like a paperback. So now my four year old and I make dates out of going to the bookstore--it's time I love and cherish.

I like to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I love to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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