Book Review – Dazed (Connected Series 2.5) by Kim Karr

Book 2.5 Dazed

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…

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4-Stars

Dazed is part of the Connected series but is the novella story about Aerie and Jagger and can be read as a stand alone. 

What can I say about Kim Karr other than she mastered the art of storytelling from her very first novel and continues to give us wondering stories that we lose ourselves in and that leave us wanting so much more.

Jagger is beyond sexy, from his determination and honesty to his sweet and loving heart that is yearning to love again.  Even though he is very passionate and tender when he wants something he has all the determination in the world to not take no for an answer.  He has all different sides of him that I never got bored getting to know his character.  He has a tad of alpha male to him but also has a sweet side that you can’t help but fall in love with.

Aerie is focused on her career and doesn’t have a lot of spare time for things like a love life but slowly finds herself yearning for something more and something meaningful.  Not having the best track record when it comes to the opposite sex she doesn’t trust easily and guards her heart at all cost.  But there was something about Jagger that caught her eye and kept her in a daze from the moment she laid eyes on him stealing her indulgence.

Fate steps in and works it’s magic when he has Aerie and Jagger meeting again but this time he isn’t letting her get away so easily.  There love affair is a whirl wind of emotions and the chemistry is off the charts.  They each have a past that they both must overcome in order to make their relationship work.  There is drama, steam (oh boy is there steam), angst, butterflies and rainbows and Kim provides us with all the elements of a story we love.

When Jagger’s past is thrown into his present it causes Aerie to start questioning everything and slowly the walls around her heart that were once broken through finds themselves building back up.  Jagged is stubborn and doesn’t take no for an answer and isn’t willing to easily give her up.  He is a fighter and I loved that about him.

Dazed is a fun and easy afternoon read that will have your heart bursting at the seams because of the love you will have with the characters.  While reading about Jagger and Aerie I found myself in a daze of utter bliss.  Kim Karr always delivers and never disappoints, I am very eager to read more of the Connected Series and get to know and love the characters that she truly brings to life on paper.