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’s Connections Series. I was
over the moon with excitement when I received the ARC for Aerie and Jagger’s
love story. This novella was a pleasant surprise.
The Cupcake Thief
There is something magical in Kim Karr’s
storytelling. I become immersed within
the tale and an instant connection is sparked between the characters and
myself. I feel their emotions, and when
the story is over, I have a difficult time letting them go. Dazed was no different. So, I gazed into the
looking glass, fell in, and started on the crazy journey into the lives of
Aerie and Jagger. And at the end, as always, I am longing for more…
The character of Aerie Daniels differs from what we were
introduced to in Connected. To me, she
portrayed strong-willed, confident woman who supported her best friend Dahlia through
a most difficult time. That may be so,
but we see a different side to Aerie – her vulnerability. As a child, her
parents neglected her. Her only meaningful
relationship was with her Uncle Ian.
Spending time with Ian during her teen years, she met her first love (who
lived near by) and experienced a great heartache. Feeling the bite of betrayal,
Aerie distanced her self from her uncle and the unpleasant memories of her ex.
This riddled her with guilt.
Aerie’s love life is severely lacking because of the
scars she bares. She vowed never again to surrender herself to another
man. Believing it will only lead her to
pain, she built walls around her heart to protect herself. Walls which stood firm…. until Jagger.
Meet Jagger Kennedy, River’s adorable cousin. He is tall, dark, handsome, has a great sense
of humor and sexy as hell. He is a perfect fit for Aerie, if she would only
stop trying to fight the allure. He too had experienced heartache in the past,
but his attraction and deep feelings for Aerie are so powerful, he would stop
at nothing to assure she remains in his life, in his heart and in his bed
Jagger is a force to be reckoned with and his charms are
nearly impossible for Aerie to resist. So, like Alice in “Through the looking
Glass”, Aerie’s adventures with Jagger bring her life and heart to places she
never would have imagined. They are
truly a sweet couple.
I thoroughly enjoyed Dazed,
my only wish is that it was longer for I can never get enough of this
series. I’m looking forward to Mended
and jumping into Xander Wilde’s life.