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Dearest Clementine (Volume 1) Paperback – July 19, 2014
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"DEAREST CLEMENTINE will grip you in a matter of seconds, taking you on a seamless romantic journey, filled with laughs, steamy moments, and hypnotizing writing." ―New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Becca Ritchie --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Arielle DeLisle is a narrator, voice actor, and commercial producer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She has recorded more than sixty audiobooks, including dystopian young adult titles and Michael Wallace's Righteous series. She lives with her two young, dinosaur-loving kids and several mischievous cats.
Nelson Hobbs lives on the sand with a classical guitar in one hand and a glass of sangria in the other. His villa on the beach is lined wall-to-wall with a coveted library of romantic classics. His voice resonates in this paradise which has led to the natural transition to audiobook narrator. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
There is a lot of angst coming from different directions. To be honest, I thought the Darin angst wasn't needed and just put the angst level over the top like most NA novels currently. But, once I hit about the halfway mark, the author revealed the necessity for that angle which I was totally on board.
The humor was very clever! It reminded me of a much toned down version of Tara Sivec's humor to a certain extent. The dialogue was smooth and natural. Winking and smirking were at a minimum (really with all the smirking and winking going on in NA books the characters have got to look like they have facial tics....try it in front of a mirror....totally unappealing). Cussing was there, but it was natural and not forced 5 times in one sentence for shock value. The sex was steamy, but again natural and minimal which fit the angst involved.
I am REALLY looking forward to the coming books in this series.Read more ›
Gavin and Clem were just...amazing. Gavin was my favorite kind of book boy. If you know the kind of guys I write, then you know what I'm talking about. I LOVED him. I've already re-read the ending. I hated when it ended because I wanted it to go on and that rarely happens for me anymore.
Yes, there was drama, which I hate, especially with exes, but it was all justifiable. There was a few times when I was almost disappointed because cheating is unforgivable, but Miss Lex Martin pulled through, thankfully.
it never dragged, it flowed, the supporting cast was awesome and funny. I'm already working my way through book two.
6 out of 5, I'll be putting this on my signed shelf pronto, stars from me!
Dearest Clementine tells the story of Clementine; a college senior who was cheated on by her high school sweetheart, been stalked by her professor freshman year, and treated horribly by her parents. Clementine has trust issues to say the least and does not date or even care to look at a man. She focuses on school and writing her indie books. She closes herself to everyone and anyone.
Clementine meets sexy dorm room R.A. Gavin. He is described as a Henry Cavill lookalike if that tells you anything. Yum! He is just an all around good guy and those are the guys I love. He simply becomes friends with Clementine wanting to become more with her but knows slow is good. They have an adorable friendship/flirtation thing going on. This part of the book was very enjoyable and I was ready to give the stars 4.5 stars… than the end came and it all just went down for me. I hate to say it but the book lost me. I was only finishing it to see how it ends since I was invested 75% of the way already.
Clementine past comes back into play. From her ex boyfriend, the professor that was stalking her and the indie book that is basically a biography of her life plays a part. All this just happens at once and it is just way too much in such a short amount of the book left. It was all wrapped up so quickly and easily. I am afraid to say I just did not like the ending. Gavin is amazing of course but with so much going on I wanted more Gavin and Clementine’s story.Read more ›
The characters were easy to connect and relate to, their interactions were realistic, their relationships were well developed and their struggles were completely true to the age they're supposed to be. It's hard to create drama in a book that translates well on paper while not appearing too over the top to suck the reader in. Lex Martin does this well and with practiced ease.
Which is remarkable since this is her debut novel. AMAZING and worth every penny you may pay for it. So good in fact that I immediately purchased the second book in this series, (and no, this is not a cliffhanger book thank God) and loved that one even more.
Ms. Martin, be proud of the characters you have created, the world in which you have drawn and the emotions you have evoked.
Readers-go for it, you will not be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book in 2014 and wasn't till the f-Ing awkward anthology that I had read a funny piece from Gavin and clementine, once I read and loved their characters I said I need... Read morePublished 1 month ago by megan crisp
Characters are 5 star. Dialogue is 5 star. Story line, also 5 star. Did not feel like insta live to me. Definitely insta attraction. But that ha normal. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
DNF at 55 %, but it doesn't mean that it's really bad. There were just so many things going on (from family issues, to cheating ex-boyfriends, to creepy professors, to a missing... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristel V.
What an awesome story! I just love the twists this story has, and the characters. What I liked the most is that although this is a NA book, the story is so original the author... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I can't believe I just discovered this author! I recently read Shameless and I loved it. I finished and immediately went in search of more Lex Martin novels. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mrs.H
I was in a long "book funk." It seemed like for weeks I couldn't find anything that tugged my heartstrings but FINALLY, I came upon this cover & shot right to the reviews which... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shawnar1
This is my first book by Lex Martin and it won't be my last. I love a book that makes me want to sneak read at work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by stacey mcphilomy