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(Connections #2.5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,547 ratings  ·  364 reviews
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 chan
Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Intermix
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Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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5 Magnificent Stars
Arc received from author in exchange for an honest review
~~ This is a story which proves you can never escape the power of Love. For it’s intensity is strong enough to heal a broken heart.~~



Dazed was just the perfect tidbit I needed to soothe my craving for more of Kim Karr
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
A Connection Series Novella featuring Aerie Daniels and Jagger Kennedy (River Wilde's cousin) coming April 1, 2014.

Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review****

**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 advent
VB Book Reviews
4.5 Sweet Cupcake Thief Stars!!!

So, I pretty much became a loyal fan of Kim Karr and her addictive Connections series back when I read book 1, Connected; one of my very fave reads of 2013!

Kim Karr’s storytelling just has a magical quality to it that I have come to love. I become completely immersed in her books and form an instant connection with the characters and the tale. Dazed was no different. So, just like Aerie, I gazed into the looking glass, fell in, and embarked on the crazy journey i
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it

Short and entertaining read. I enjoyed Aerie and Jagger’s story. We meet Aerie is the previous books. She is Dahlia’s best friend. Aerie is sweet, smart, responsible...and always in control. She lives by her set of rules and doesn’t want this to change. Until Jagger. When she meets him she starts to feel things she had never fell before. He forces her to step out of her comfort zone and show her how to let go.

Jagger wants a change. Due to a woman that hurt him, he decides to change his city
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
**Dazed generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

As a total fan girl of Connected, Torn, and the super talented author, Kim Karr, I just knew Dazed wouldn’t disappoint. And it didn’t. Hooked from the very beginning over cupcakes, Dazed didn’t take long to read. It’s a novella centering around River Wilde’s cousin, Jagger Kennedy and Dahlia Wilde’s best friend Aerie Daniels. The titles of these books suggest a state of feeling. I love that aspect about
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 - Feeling a bit mis-lead stars.

I firstly want to be honest and say that apart from reading appx 16% of Connected I don't have a huge frame of reference for this author or series. Whether that is a bad or good thing I will leave you too decide, I will admit I was happily looking to spend my weekend reading through the books in order, but I couldn't get on with the writing in book one, so I jumped straight to Dazed, as it has been advertised as ok to read stand-alone.

That-said I started it wi
Cherry Hurtado
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
****arc provided to my blog for an honest review*****

~~~ A story that was written for everyone who doesn't believe they can love~~~

Dazed was beautifully written. The emotions the characters go through are so real. The way the author makes you feel the happiness that the character is going through or the sadness in her heart is amazing!

I loved Aerie and Jagger story! It was a perfect mix of emotions! Everything about their story was amazing. These characters make you fall for them from the first
Kelli C
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Jagger Kennedy Stars

This was short and oh so sweet! What started as a little flirtation at a bakery and some cupcake swindling turned into a full on romance of perfection!

While I will admit that Aerie has not always been my fave character...Jagger Kennedy has caused me to overlook her crazy type-A self! This sweet, sexy, confident man with his easy laid back swagger and trivia filled mind is fabulous. Aerie did not stand a chance against him...I do not think any female would!

I loved how the
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of the Connected series!

Jagger, um yeah, Jagger. When I think about Jagger, pictures of a certain other Jagger come to mind. Anyone remember Jagger Cates from GH?

And even though he’s much older now, (recently turned 42 years young), he still looks sexy as hell!

Any GH fan will tell you; this man had all sorts of swagger. His presence graced GH for a little over two years when he was in his early 20’s but he sure made one beautiful impression. Not only an actor but also a former Calvin Klein underwear model, I can’t help
Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
They had two things in common… broken hearts and cupcakes. And with those two things, what could possibly stop them from jumping right into each other’s arms? The cupcakes alone would have had me falling in love. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one!
Aerie has a very controlled life. She knows what she likes, she knows what she wants out of life and she doesn’t deviate from her routine. But what she does not expect is for some guy to distract her from her mission… those cupcakes. But he does. I would h
Geri Reads
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 I-like-it stars!

The Cupcake Thief

Jagger Kennedy is a successful model who moved to LA after his relationship with his actress girlfriend ended. There he meets Aerie Daniels. An explicable connection grew between them strengthened by the fact that Jagger was River's cousin and Aerie is Dahlia's best friend.

The spark that started the day they had met only grew fiercer as Jagger and Aerie spent more time together, giving in to their attraction to one another. But when Jagger's past threatens t
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Got our arc from Ms. Karr for an honest review and blog tour love it!!

Short, sweet and delicious..Ms. Karr you my dear can write! Full review to follow!

Dawn's Dazed Review
Tara OG
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love me some Kim Karr...See my full review below..

Tricia  Santos
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for honest review**

I seriously did not expect to love this book as much as I did. It’s only a novella, for crying out loud. But I was hooked on Jagger and Aerie from 10%. Don’t tell River, but I might even love his cousin more than him. Which is ridiculous because we only get Jagger for a novella, in contrast to River’s two books with Dahlia. But, I guess this novella showcases the power of Kim Karr’s writing and the fact that her books get better each tim
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Dazed by Kim Karr is the latest release in the Connections series. This is the perfect title for this story, and the couple featured in the novella. Kim Karr has maintained her excellence and delivered another compelling and realistic romance in this series. Her work is witty, smart, fun, sexy, emotional and very realistic. Dazed captures the reader’s interest on the very first page, and keeps them hooked until th
Mara De Guzman
ARC received in exchange for an honest review
Review on behalf of Give Me Books

***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

The independent heroine, supportive friend, sweet, emotional girlfri
Emily McGee
I will never, ever get tired of reading Ms. Karr's books. There is something inexplicably amazing about them. Dazed is just as captivating, and lovely as the other books in the Connections series. Kim Karr still managed to pack the same amount of punch in this novella, as in her full length books. Of course, I wanted more, but I always want more with any of her books. Jagger and Aerie did no disappoint. I felt like they kidnapped my heart and soul and wouldn't give them back. I endured every emo ...more
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star read from Kim Karr! This is only a novella but its fun, flirty, and moving. The author never ceases to amaze me how she can bring out so many emotions in me in such few words. It doesn't take half of a book for me to connect with her characters and I love that.

In Dazed, we get to see a whole new side to Aerie. We already knew she is best friends with Dahlia and very loyal and kind of a prude. But in Dazed, we get to see what made Aerie that way. What happened that she felt the ne
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Dazed is another sexy and charming new adult romance from Kim Karr - another fantastic addition to the Connections series.

This time it’s the turn of Aerie to find a little love in a difficult world. Aerie, if you recall, is Dahlia’s best friend and has stuck by her through thick and thin. She’s a type A personality, likes to be in control of every part of her life to the point of OCD, she’s a little untrusting and she’s never really enjoyed sex.

Enter stage left – Jagger Kennedy. Jagger is not ju
Sheyla ✎
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

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Aerie Daniels follows a routine, including what side of the closet she dresses with. She also keeps her heart guarded from loving again. Once she was naive and her innocence left her heartbroken. If someone had told her that buying cupcakes will change her life she would've laughed. However, this is exactly what happens. An encounter with a man that leaves her speechless and without her favorite cupcakes.

Jagger Kennedy is River's cou
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4.5 wonderful stars

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 Rive
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thank God the Connection series continues on as we have attached ourselves and have fallen in love with All of Kim Karr's characters. Finally a story about our beloved Aerie Daniels, Dahlia's sassy, beautiful, ambitious, career oriented best friend. Life for Aerie was going along perfectly with no distractions just as she likes it and has come attuned to, that is until actor/model JAGGER walks into her life. And boy, his presence is known!!! Aerie's life as she knows it will be shaken up a bit a ...more
Erotica Book Club
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

Dazed (Connections #2.5)

by Kim Karr

Expected release date 1st April 2014

This is a novella Jagger & Aerie

When Aerie was younger she was really hurt by an ex boyfriend and that has left her with big issues trusting men, Jagger has gotten his heart broken too and moves to LA to stay with his cousin River and his wife Dahlia who happens to be Aerie's best friend.

There is an instant attraction between them but Aerie tries to push Jagger away because of her trust iss
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
Amazing novella! Kim Karr does it again. Huge bonus preview for Mended (Book #4) is excellent.

ARC kindly provided by in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. 5.00 Stars. HEA. No cliffhanger. This book is part of a series…but can be read as a standalone.

Dazed (Connections#2.5) is the latest installment in Kim Karr’s Connected series. Dazed is the story of Aerie (Dahlia’s best friend) and Jagger (River’s sexy model/actor cousin). Have no fear River and Dahlia fans…they are n
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Jagger Kennedy is all I'm saying ;)



Here's my thinking this series can't possibly get any effin better, in walks the cousin Jagger Kennedy

So if you've read the first two books in this series you of already met Aerie, Dahlia's best friend.

Another heart-wrenching, beautifully written story from Karr

She certainly has a keen eye for details and for bringing out the ugly emotions in the best of us. This will pull at your heartstrings like it did mine.

In DAZED, we learn the story of Aeri
Heather andrews
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I must say Jagger has some swag when it comes to the ladies, and one in particular, "so about lunch tomorrow. I thought you should know - I really want to see you gain. It's not just about your uncle." I mean River that boy can only get you so far in life but I know that Jagger is grateful to be related especially when it comes to getting a chance with Aerie, "he bites his lip and the sight takes my breath away. "That makes me one lucky bast**d to be his cousin." He's teasing me back. I'm alread ...more
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 & 1/2 Stars from Kota for Kota's Book Kollection

Dazed is book #2.5 in the Connections Series by Kim Karr. For those of you who have read my previous reviews of Ms Karr’s books Connected and Torn, you will know I am a fan of her writing style and story telling ability. Dazed is no exception. This is a great novella to get you back into the swing of the Connections Series, and add a little more spice to the collection.
Jagger - well hello there – what a hottie! And Aerie, what spunk she shows wi
Flirty Reader
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This book was a little better than the first book, and honestly I didn't bother reading the second book int the series. The novella told me enough to be able to understand. While I didn't feel my review would be more on the positive side, I decided to leave my only review here and not on my blog or Amazon.

I didn't connect with these characters. I don't know if it's the writing style or what. The formatting was whacked again. The amount of mundane detail really bogged down the story, so much in
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

I have been deeply invested in Kim Karr's Connected Series, ever since I read the first story in the series, Connected. This story became an instant favorite of mine, and I absolutely love and adore Dahlia and River! Then, when I read the sequel, Torn, I knew without a doubt that I would be reading every story in this series, because I was hooked! Dahlia and River's friends and family of secondary characters have grown on me, and have reserved a special place in my heart. I love all
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“Since when do you wear the clothes from the wrong side of your closet to work? If you’ve told me once, you’ve told me a million times,” and she air quotes, “‘My work clothes are on the left and my play clothes are on the right.’ And, Aerie, I know that purple suede dress is from the right side.” 0 likes
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My body tingles in every place possible, as the warmth of his breath passes over my mouth. I look down at what I’m wearing. Skinny denim jeans like the ones Dahlia helped me pick out a while ago, a tight gray sweater with one of my grandmother’s glass pendants hanging from my neck, and low, black ankle boots. “Really? In this outfit?”

He cages me in and I can feel his hard c**k against my stomach. “It’s not the clothes, it’s the way you move in them.”
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