Wednesday 2 April 2014

Blog Tour - Dazed by Kim Karr

Title: Dazed
Series: Connections #2.5
Author: Kim Karr
Release Date: April 1, 2014

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…

I seem to keep coming back for more of Kim's books. I am absolutely IN LOVE with Jagger. Adding him to my BBF list. 
I am always hunting for hot steamy sexy reads that catches my eyes. And this was one of those!

When Aerie meets Jagger the attraction is instant. 

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Jagger not having slept with anyone else since he had his heart broken by his past girlfriend and a hottie who can cook, made me love him even more. Aerie being clumsy and all was totally cute. Jagger always coming to her rescue when that happens gives me the tingles all over my body like a teenager, all blushing while reading that part of the story. 

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The story ended with an HEA, which I am a total sucker for. This book was kind of short but gives you all the details of how Jagger and Aerie fell in love. I am looking forward on reading more of Kim Karr's books. The short journey ended how I expected it to end.
~ Review by Kathleen
**4 Alice in Wonderland Stars**


Dazed is a sweet novella centering on Dahlia's best friend, Aerie Daniels and River Wilde's cousin, Jagger Kennedy.  I adored this book on its simplicity of connecting two people. The characters were likable and lovable and you couldn't help but connect with them. Jagger is really a sweet guy who helped Aerie to open up and try new things. I love how Jagger called her "Alice," since he took her on adventure of rediscovering herself. The only thing I have to complain about it was that it was too short. I honestly wanted to read more about Jagger and Aerie. Thank you Ms. Karr for another great story... Dazed was a sweet addition to the Connection series.

~ Review by Michelle

***4 Sweet Cupcakes and Dazed Stars!***

Dazed is a Connections novella and tells us the story of Aerie, Dahlia’s best friend, and Jagger, River’s cousin.

The scene at the first few pages got me all warm and smiling, it’s so cute and sweet that I imagined it happening like in the movies, or at least in one of those romantic TV show episodes.
Aerie Daniels

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The independent heroine, supportive friend, sweet, emotional girlfriend who finally found her missing O. She’s the niece of a former rockstar whose life is going to be in the movies and the daughter to parents who also worked in the entertainment industry.

Aerie is an easy-to-like to heroine, I even enjoyed reading all about her quirks and finding it adorable and funny. She sticks to the familiar, she likes order and organization to the point that she has her closet divided in half for “work” and “play” and she orders the same food in her most frequented restaurants. Aerie doesn’t trust easily and has reservations when it comes to her emotions, especially romantic ones. But when she’s committed to you, she’s fiercely loyal and supportive.

Jagger Kennedy

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*sigh* Jagger is the handsome, easygoing, and totally lovable cousin of River Wilde. He is a model-slash-actor from NYC and he was in town to maybe relocate and to audition for the part of Ian Daniels, for the movie, No Led Zeppelin. Jagger is spontaneous, likes to try different things, so imagine how that goes with Aerie’s Type A personality? Amusing!

He’s a also a very funny character but oh so, steamy, like fan-yourself-nonstop smokin’ guy.

The Alice Love Story

I love how Jagger calls Aerie, Alice and I love the scene how that nickname came about. There was no beating around the bushes, drama, frustrating denial of attraction between those two. Their chemistry is just there, open, welcome, all sugary sweet and spicy hot.

Their attraction grew into friendship, an easy one, and eventually moved on to something more. I liked how their characters and personalities were introduced to us and that they slowly moved up the relationship ladder instead of diving in straight to being one hot couple without preamble.

I enjoyed reading Jagger and Aerie, their story somehow felt like a full novel to me if only it delved more into what happens in the No Led Zeppelin movie and how Aerie deals with Jagger working with his ex instead of how it ended,. But it was still good and didn’t take anything from Dazed and instead left me hoping for another peek on how their love would grow and face bumps along the way.
Stars: 4 stars!
Recommended to: Everyone looking for a good, quick, romantic read. Dazed won’t disappoint!
POV: First person. Female POV.
Series: Yes. But novella and standalone.
Cliffhanger: No.
EXTRA COMMENT: I hope to see them more in the next book!
~ Review by Mara



#1 Connected

#2 Torn


#3 Mended

#3.5 Blurred

#4 Frayed

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


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