Dearest Series by Lex Martin

Dearest Clementine (Dearest, #1)Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I was worried about revisiting this series, because I really loved it the first time through, but that was 4 years ago. I’ve read so many books in the past 4 years, that I’ve found I’ve become a bit more demanding in regards to what I feel makes a good story.

Revisiting old favorites is like snuggling up with a puppy and your favorite blanket, but there’s always this 5% chance that the puppy could pee on you and chew up your favorite blanket, after which you may still love the puppy but you’ll be pretty frustrated.

So yeah, I took some fear into my second read, and it was all wasted anxiety, as I still absolutely loved this story. Lex Martin has a way of developing characters that really draws you in, and when you put down the books, it’s pretty upsetting to find that your brand new amazing friends are no longer part of your life.

Also, this story has an undercurrent of mystery/suspense that just added an extra touch to an already good read.

Book 328 read in 2018

Pages: 370

This novel is sweet and sexy with an edgy undertone. I couldn’t stand to put it down! Clementine is fascinating and relatable despite her harsh edges (probably because of them), and Gavin made me swoon constantly. Wow! That boy set a new book boyfriend standard.

Here’s the math:
2 parts sizzle
1 part snark
1 part giggles (me, not the characters…well, sometimes the characters but mostly me)
1 part mystery/suspense
Plenty of Awwwwwwww!!!! *swoon*
And a very memorable voice

I can’t wait to read more about Jax and Dani in Finding Dandelion!

Finding Dandelion (Dearest, #2)Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Apparently I didn’t review this book after I read it 4 years ago, which is a shame. This book deserves a review, so I’m happy that I revisited this series.

FINDING DANDELION is a story that will rock your face off. The chemistry between the characters is off the charts. Rereading these stories is reminding me how much I love well-written NA novels. I want to go back to college and do it all over again when I read these. I mean, not the stuff like studying and paper writing (blech!), but I’d love to revisit those social scenes and experiences.

Book 329 read in 2018

Pages: 310

Kissing Madeline (Dearest, #3)Kissing Madeline by Lex Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Happy to be burned again by this smart, sexy read. Every sentences makes me need another.

There’s also something to be said about the underlying theme and commentary on how women are treated in entertainment fields. It’s never in your face, and there’s no lecture about it. You just see things happen to the females in this story that would never have been done or said to a male coworker. I like the way these small injustices surfaced and gave me things to think about in regards to the progress women have and haven’t made in the workforce.

Book 330 read in 2018

Pages: 260

Scorching hot!

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