Saturday 5 April 2014

DAZED - KIM KARR - Connections #2.5

© Bianca Janeane


150 pages
release date: 1 April 2014

CONNECTIONS Series Book #2.5

5 Stars

A Connection Series Novella featuring Aerie Daniels and Jagger Kennedy (River Wilde's cousin)

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…


 Aerie Daniels - we met her in the first 2 books. She's Dahlia's best friend - she's working at this music magazine and she's living in Laguna Beach and she's a bit of an OCD-freak ☺

Jagger Kennedy is River Wildes' long lost cousin - the 2 only met recently and have become fast friends, that's why Jagger is staying at the Wildes' place in Hollywood, while he's trying to get started as an actor in Hollywood.

Aerie & Jagger meet in a CupCakeShop ☺ not knowing who the other is of course.
They're both immediately and extremely attracted to each other.
Jagger is too beautiful for his own good - he's a horrible flirt and he turns Aerie into a blushing stuttering mess.

After the Cup Cake Incident they both meet again at the Wildes'.

Jagger is about to audition for a movie - for the role of Aerie's uncle - a famous musician - and he asks her out to talk about her uncle.
Aerie is not sure if it's only about her uncle or if he's interested in her too.
HE IS ☺ but Aerie doesn't really have much experience with guys - she never really got the whole 'sex-thing' ☺ until now ♥

They start seeing each other and Aerie just blooms - she lets go of some of her OCD-ish ticks and starts living (as in driving her car without a roof!!) and loving...

But of course things are not perfect....there's Jagger's mysterious EX - and maybe some secrets or at least some 'forgot-to-mention' details too...


I'm not telling you that of course!! GO READ IT!


It was way too short - I would've loved to read another 500 pages about JAGGER ♥♥♥♥♥ & Aerie!!
They were sooo great, just perfect! Jagger is such a hot & sweet guy! And Aerie...such a sweet and adorably klutzy perfectionist ☺

I laughed, I cried...

But most of all I just ENJOYED the little time I had with Jagger & Aerie!



And thank you for giving us another little glimpse of my darling River and his Dahlia!!

and now PLEASE HURRY - I need to read the next book ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



ARC Received for an honest review

I have been slow getting to this series, but in the past few weeks I have read both Connected and Torn, and have been eagerly awaiting Dazed.

And I was not disappointed!

I have loved Aerie Daniels since we first met her in Connected and Torn.  She is Dahlia's best friend and has been River and Dahlia's biggest cheerleader since... forever!

Jagger Kennedy is River's long lost cousin, and is just sex on legs.  Really, just throw me in a room with River and Jagger and this girl here would die very happy  :P

Aerie is very guarded with her heart, can Jagger be the one to tear down those walls and let them have their happy ever after?  Nope, not telling, you are just gonna have to read for yourself.

I love love love these two together.  They are sweet and funny and smart mouthed and witty.  There is also a tinge of sadness along the way.  Add in an ex with a plan,  an ex that caused a lot of heartache.... Jagger and Aerie might just be perfect for each other.

Along the way we might have some of these

 and maybe some of this

And of course I could never forget that we also get a bit of a snippet of River and Dahlia's married life ~sigh, I just adore them, I really do.

Ms Karr has drawn me right into the lives of these people, and I enjoy every scrap, every morsel that she gives us.  Her stories just flow off the pages, taking us readers along for the ride with her characters.

Now, thank goodness I have an advanced copy of the next book, Mended, because

Oh, and tell me you don't get this in your head at some stage while reading away!




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