Title: Dearest Clementine
Series: Dearest #1
Author: Lex Martin
Release Date: April 18, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
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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.
DEAREST CLEMENTINE is a stand-alone novel with two companion novels. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.
I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I reached for Lex Martin’s novel. I guess, I felt extremely adventurous and decided to give Dearest Clementine a chance. I’m a fan of a little fluffy, yet sexy New Adult reads, so I thought it would be right up my alley. And it was! From the start to the end I grinned like a Cheshire Cat and had incredibly good time! I found this novel sweet, entertaining, enthralling and definitely something worth giving five star rating.
Dearest Clementine is a story about a girl who not only was brokenhearted once, but also stalked by her professor. Her live definitely is not very easy. Now, she’s bitchy, bitter and keeps people away. She doesn’t date, at all. And even though she looks like a model, and boys are drawn to her, constantly asking her out, she always says no. She does it in incredibly bitchy fashion. Sarcasm is her favorite weapon. Having only few close friends is enough for her, though.
Clementine is also a young and talented writer. After her first YA book became a bestseller, Clementine tries to write a second novel that will help her pay the bills. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have an idea for the plot. When she accidentally signed up for Romance writing class in her senior year, shit just hit the fun. How she, romance hater can write a sexy story about love?
Meet Gavin, sexy RA. He’s the guy that will help Clementine write her romance novel. He will be her inspiration…
What can happen when one very bitter and lonely girl meets sexy, funny and nice guy like Gavin?
LOVED this book! I adored the plot, that I found extremely exciting and heart racing. The characters were pretty awesome too. It’s great new adult novel! The story have strong, thick sexual tension, great make out sessions and boy worth swooning over. I was in book haven.
Some may say, that Dearest Clementine is a little predictable, and yeah, some things were easy to figure out, but I was too bewitched by slowly building romance to mind it. So if you just like me, love to read everything new adult, absolutely check it out. It’s a must read!
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