Title: Kissing Madeline (Dearest, #3)
Author: Lex Martin
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design by: Krista Ritchie
What’s the worst thing about wanting a sexy NFL football player? Everyone else wants him, too.
After catching my boyfriend getting deep-throated by a skanky cage girl, I’ve learned my lesson – never date a professional athlete. Never. Besides, I have more important things to worry about, like not blowing my shot to make it as a broadcast reporter. I won’t let anything get in my way, not even the new “it boy” of the NFL and my hot-as-hell neighbor.
What's the worst thing about getting death glares from his new neighbor? It doesn't make him want her any less.
I’ve worked my ass off to make it to the pros. The last thing I need is the complication of a relationship, especially since my last one was a total train wreck. But I can’t stop thinking about the feisty girl next door with the smart mouth. And I’d love nothing more than to show her what to do with that mouth.
Friends with benefits might be the best idea he’s ever had. Or the worst.
Kissing Madeline is a companion novel to DEAREST CLEMENTINE and FINDING DANDELION. Each book is a stand-alone.
Sanzana - Rating 5/5 Stars!
Yes, yes, yesss! Daren's comeback is soooo amazing and now i'm sad to say I love him and Maddie more than Gavin & Clem! See, when we first heard of Daren in the first book, Dearest Clementine, he is a total dick for cheating on her. I never, ever like judging people for their mistakes, because you only know half the story, even if the "bad" person seemingly has an excuse.
But when we read about Daren in this book, it all makes sense. Yes, his actions and how he coped with his problems ended up breaking Clem, but Clem would have never found Gavin and Daren, Maddie. This book is a perfect example of never judging someone based on their past, nice job Lex!
Okay now that that is over, let's talk about the book in general. It is a dual p.o.v. so we hear the story and events from both Maddie and Daren. Madeline is beautiful, smart, and very cautious of the guys she meets. Somehow, Daren breaks her walls, and she lets him. She lets him pentrate her in every way possible and he's all she can think about. On the other hand, Daren has always been facinated by Maddie's quirkiness and personally (and her body, duh). As he spends more time with her, he realizes that this girl is more than that. She's scared, and she doesn't want him to mess her up, even if the two can work things out. And he wants her. Despite the concequences. Despite what other people may think. Despite how wrong they may be for each other.
Kissing Madeline is a must read if you have read all the previous books in the series. Even if you haven't read the first two (which you should have because, god, they're all just as amazing), this book is a standalone. I feel like this isn't the end of Lex Martin and she will have another story to come. Right now, i'm just going to reread this book as many times as I can.
p.s. The sex scenes? Mmm, yeah, I think my insides warmed up a lot in the book. A good 9.5 in the intensity of passion and chemistry these two had.
Read Both Jena and Sanzana's Reviews HERE
Read Both Jena and Sanzana's Reviews HERE
Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn't mind being called bitchy and closed off. It's safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good. Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making out...in the name of research, of course. As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.
FINDING DANDELION (#2 - Jax and Dani) Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Paperback
When soccer all-star Jax Avery collides with Dani Hart on his twenty-first birthday, their connection is instantaneous and explosive. For the first time in years, Jax isn’t interested in his usual hit-it and quit-it approach. But Dani knows better. Allowing herself a night to be carefree and feel the intensity of their attraction won’t change anything when it comes to dealing with a player. So when Jax doesn’t recognize Dani the next time he sees her, it shouldn’t be a total shock. The fact that he’s her new roommate’s brother? That’s a shock. Dani doesn’t regret that night with Jax, just the need to lie about it. Since her roommate has made it clear what she thinks about her brother’s “type” of girl, the last thing Dani wants is to admit what happened. Jax knows he’s walking a fine line on the soccer team. One more misstep and he’s off the roster, his plans to go pro be damned. Except he can’t seem to care. About anything… except for the one girl who keeps invading his dreams. Despite Jax’s fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister’s friend, he can’t stay away from her, even if that means breaking his own rules. But there are bigger forces at work–realities that can end Dani’s college career and lies that can tear them apart. Jax realizes what he’s losing if Dani walks away, but will he sacrifice his future to be with her? And will she let him if he does?
About the AuthorLex Martin writes new adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
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