Review: Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin
ABOUT THE BOOK: New Adult Contemporary Romance – Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content ***This is the second book in the Dearest Series and a stand-alone novel.***
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? ORDER OF BOOKS: Dearest Clementine, #1 Finding Dandelion, #2 Kissing Madeline, #3
REVIEW: After reading Dearest Clementine (Book One), I was not only enthusiastic, but ultimately thrilled to start reading Finding Dandelion (Book Two). Dani and Jax are the main characters in this sequel, which the reader should be familiar with from book one. Jax is Clementine’s brother and his reputation with the ladies is very poor. Let’s just say that he is categorized as a “wam bam thank you ma’am” type of guy, but Dani doesn’t know this when she decides to check off her “one night stand” on her to-do list. The emotions run on high which is intriguingly seductive; however, the darkness that lingers with both characters compelled me to keep reading. I would have to say that Jax’s gentle nature towards the women in his life that he truly cherishes is what renders me speechless. He is not only aggressive when he needs to be but the author really catches that attractive and compassionate side that all women want to see from their men. Another aspect that engages my interest are the comical personalities that the minor characters have like Trevor, Dani’s best friend. A couple of the quotes that the author uses to describe feeling or emotions will make the reader laugh which is imperative in a good book. It is difficult to get through a book without a little amusement in between it’s pages so I liked that the author could find it in this story. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book tremendously . I laughed, I cried, I gawked, and I may have squealed a little bit during the read but that is what makes these the best. The stories that you can relate to are the most entertaining and fascinating to read. I recommend this to all of the women in following my club page. Since this is classified as New Adult Contemporary Romance, it has some steamy scenes which might not be so appealing to men but who knows, they may enjoy it too! I give Lex Martin an outstanding five stars for her creativeness and ability to exceed my expectations again and I look forward to the wonderful Daren and Madelaine romance next!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lex is the USA Today bestselling author of Shameless and The Dearest Series. She writes contemporary romances, 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.