Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book Review: DAZED by Kim Karr

Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: April 1, 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 needs to make a change, and the last thing he’s looking for is love…

Aerie Daniels is a woman in control … until she meets Jagger. Her surprising connection with him leaves her stunned, and it’s unlike anything she’s ever felt. But just when she lets her walls fall, she makes a startling discovery about him that breaks her fragile heart into a million pieces.

To keep from losing the one woman he can’t bear to be without, Jagger is willing to give up anything—including his career. But even that might not be enough to regain Aerie’s shattered trust…



REVIEW

4.5 HEARTENING STARS!

I really enjoyed this book! It was fun, sexy and heartening. Aerie and Jagger's story was a lovely one filled with moments of self-searching, risk-taking, and accepting love as it comes and finding bliss because of it.❤️

Aerie is Dahlia's best friend so she appeared in Connected and Torn. She was such an amazing friend to Dahlia then that I really got to like her a lot. Now her own story is a little heartbreaking and I loved reading about it. Aerie has been greatly disappointed in life and from those disappointments she learned not to trust easily ever again. Moreover, she learned to become a woman in control of all her actions and emotions. That was her way of keeping herself centered even though deep inside that life style didn't feel as satisfying. But everything in her world changes when she meets Jagger Kennedy, a free spirited man that just completely dazed her.

Jagger is River's cousin and he made his first appearance in the Torn Epilogue. From the moment I read about him I loved him. He's a model and of course he is irresistibly gorgeous but he also has an irresistible personality. Jagger has acting aspirations and that's one of the reasons that brought him to L.A. but in coming there he never thought he would find his second chance at love.

The Connections series is indeed about connections because that's exactly what Aerie and Jagger had. An intense and alluring connection that drawn them together from the very first time they met. It's Jagger's free spirit personality and seductive ways that slowly break Aerie's walls and introduce her to new experiences and possibilities. He makes her feel like she has never felt before and even though that's a little scary for her she just can't resist it. Unfortunately, Aerie's past and someone from Jagger's past threaten their relationship and Aerie has to decide if her dazzling man is worth fighting for.

I loved Aerie and Jagger together, they were perfect for each other. It was that type of relationship where one complements the other in a beautiful way. The steamy moments between them were both magical and right down hot and I loved reading them. Those were some of the scenes I just wanted to read again and again. They were truly connected to each other both emotionally and physically. ❤️

After having finishing Connected and Torn I loved seeing Dahlia and River again here in Dazed! They make a few appearances and I was happy to see them so in love still. I kind of miss them but the cool thing about the Connections series is that they should appear again in the next books so I really look forward to that. :)

Dazed is a novella and even though it's a short story it still had all the components of a captivating love story. Kim Karr just knows how to write romance beautifully and making stories engaging. Just another beautiful book from a very beautiful series! ❤️


Favorite Quotes:

"Our bodies are aligned in such a way that I swear I can feel the beat of his heart and the throbbing of his pulse, or maybe it's mine."

"I feel connected to him in a way I've never experienced. And my desire for him soars unlike anything I have ever felt."

"I watch him in the same dazed state I've been in since the first time I laid eyes on him and think...if Alice hadn't been curious she'd have never fallen, so I'll lean forward every time because I know he's the one who will be there to catch me." 

CAST/TEASER


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. <3

Find Kim Karr on:

CONNECTIONS SERIES
#1 - ConnectedAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#2 - TornAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#2.5 - DazedAmazon * Amazon UK
#3 - MendedAmazon * Amazon UK (June 3)
#3.5 - BlurredAmazon * Amazon UK (Aug 5)
#4 - FrayedAmazon * Amazon UK (Sept 2)
  
  

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