Review: Kissing Madeline by Lex Martin
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.
REVIEW: This story is fantastic! It begins with a rough and emotional onslaught. Maddie comes home early one day and finds her boyfriend with another woman in their bed. She video tapes the whole ordeal to remind her how much of a jerk he is, just in case she starts to forget or think that this was all her fault. That is when she decides to move in with a friend. While there, she learns that an old crush lives next door. Mr. Daren Sloan, the Rebel’s quarterback and most eligible bachelor in Boston is her next door neighbor. The heat starts to fire up when he invites her to one of his parties but can they work through issues from their past or will it end in ultimate shambles?
I really enjoyed reading Maddie’s perspective of life. Since she is a reporter, she has to be professional about almost everything. When Daren waltzes into her life, she can’t help but be anything but professional if she wants to keep control of her body and career. The author really captures the emotions of falling really well. The out of control, stressful, nervous butterflies in the stomach feeling that rises is priceless and all-consuming. The story was engaging and I really could not put it down.
Kissing Madeline is the third in the series; it can be read as a standalone but I wouldn’t recommend it. This should be read in order so that the reader can understand the characters. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys romance and erotica. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, mainly due to the plot. This author always draws me in with her story lines because they are so creative and full of intense emotion. I rate this with five stars.
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.