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- Print Length: 370 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lex Martin (May 25, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 25, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JRQ08HI
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,053 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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. I wholeheartedly suggest opening this book. - Becca Ritchie, author of the ADDICTED series
Funny, sexy, and hella swoony. A great love story with a strong heroine and heart-stoppingly delicious hero. I'll head back to college if Gavin Murphy is my RA. - AJ Pine, author of IF ONLY
DEAREST CLEMENTINE is a sexy story with an original heroine and a packed plot. Great start to a fabulous New Adult series! - Megan Erickson, author of MAKE IT COUNT
LOVED this book! The story has strong, thick sexual tension, great make out sessions and a boy worth swooning over. I was in book heaven. - Smokin' Hot Book Blog
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Holy Moly!!! DEAREST CLEMENTINE is one of the best books I've read this year. It is a unique and refreshingly sexy addictive story that was impeccably written. - Rumpled Sheets Blog
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“I feel weightless and a little buzzed from the euphoria of breaking through and being able to write again.” (66)
Then she meets Gavin, a guitar-playing hottie who is majoring in journalism and isn’t afraid of her bitchiness. The two writers connect. Gavin is able to help Clementine break through her guy issues and inspires her to write a killer romance story. He basically allows her to use him as a main character (they touch, they kiss, etc.) Oooo la la! Clem and Gavin are great together.
Story is in the POV of Clementine, who is a witty and candid. The fact that she is an accomplished indie author makes her a relatable character and, like me, she was published while in college.
Good New Adult Romance.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book and loved it!!
Enter Gavin, the sexy effing RA. Abs. Lips. Singing. All that. Yum. Slowly, he courts her, worming his way through her defenses, and making her open up. Their first kiss? OMG. Remarkable and memorable.
Romance novels have certain tropes, no? Wooing, bad decisions, misunderstandings, and so on. This book has them and I don’t want to give the plot away. But the thing is, this book remains honest, at all times. The emotions and reactions feel utterly believable because of the fresh, yet true style of the narrative.
And it’s also funny and smart. A classic line: “’Did you just use peer pressure as a verb?’ ‘God, you make me hot when you talk grammar.’”
Really, this is one of my favorite books from the past year. Give it and the rest of the series a read.
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.
Top international reviews
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one but I loved it!!
The storyline was really good. I'm sure you've read the synopsis but basically Clementine accidentally signs up for a romance writing class, she hates it but it's too late to do anything about it. Not long after she meets musician and RA guy Gavin! The romance between the two grows as well as a mystery begins to grow and unravel around them and they're closer to it than they realize!
OK so Clem was a cold B&%ch Well that's how she comes across at first. I was thinking how the hell I was going to connect with her but you get to know her more and in turn completely understand why she comes across the way she does. She is actually so lovable you just need to give her the chance. Dead set on keeping a distance from everyone but with great friends like the ones she has and a hot guy determined to break past her walls it's not going to be that simple!
" There is something so safe about being wrapped up in Gavin Murphy."
Gavin! Ah I loved him so, so much. He was the sweetest! And when Clem had no inspiration, Gav had the best idea to get her past her writers block. Ha! Charmer ;-) Gav was just so refreshing, the hero in books these days, even in college romances are thrown at you so aggressively. What I mean by that is they're extremely sexy, extremely alpha, extremely a*&hole, extremely whatever, you know what I mean! Everything they are is heightened by a thousand and there's nothing wrong with that, I still love that in my book boyfriends but Gav stood out for me because he was real, he was sweet and sexy and so damn swoony and he still had flaws but he's done in such a way you appreciate and love him more for the honest way Lex has written him.
"You probably don't realize this, but you're hard to forget."
This book was sweet and sexy. Hello library scene ;-) who doesn't love a library scene? It has a great story, the right amount of mystery and angst. Brilliant characters to love and others to hate. All in all this was a brilliant read!
"Baby, you haven't made out until you've made out in the stacks."
"...hot sex and a happily ever after. I don't do either."
Famous last words as when Clementine Avery meets Gavin Murphy attraction is inevitable. Because he's an absolute sweetheart - gentle, protective thoughtful and sexy. And whilst Clementine has her insecurities, she has fight and determination making her completely likeable; you simply can't not want them to find their happy ever after. But being NA, it's not plain sailing and with a nice dose of angst it held me captivated. Granted it isn't overly heavy of the sexual content, but the build-up and the romance was intimate, sexy and realistic. My only disappointment was how quickly certain elements of the storyline were tied up; some were gathering real momentum yet seemed rushed heading towards the finish line.
Lex Martin is a new author to me, but she has certainly ingratiated herself onto my list of authors I wouldn't hesitate to read again. And with a cast of secondary characters that injected humour and lighter moments, I look forward to reading Jax & Dani and Daren & Maddie's stories.
Gorgeous, thoughtful, darlin' Gavin. He makes my knees tremble.
Clementine is a feisty badass of a girl. OMG she climbs, She has abs. I want abs so bad.
This book was recommended to me by a book buddy Edz. I have never met her, but we share some similar tastes in reading. I bought it and left it festering on my kindle.
There's a back story going on to keep you guessing and sweet, sweet love developing. Heart racing kissing that made me melt. Oh the joys of a kiss! The ones that give you goosebumps and butterflies. The kisses that when you've been married for ever are rare.
"Clementine, I want to warn you." His voice is husky and deep. "I'm going to kiss you, and you're going to like it. A lot. But I want to be clear that I'm not going to sleep with you, because I want you to respect me in the morning."
Really lovely story. Likeable characters. Sweet. And a Maroon 5 reference. Life gets no better for me.
Lex has a new fan.
I got the warm and fuzzies just from the first base action in this, the chemistry the author created was amazing.
College senior Clementine is, at the beginning of the story, spiky and icy cold with everyone following a traumatic event in her past. She's unwilling to trust anyone. Gavin gradually breaks through her barriers by being all hot and emerald eyed and messy haired and fit and sweet and protective. I kind of loved Gavin to bits. Clementine's writing a romantic story but has no real life experience to base her story on so lovely Gavin gallantly offers to supply a little inspiration...
At the same time Clementine is in danger. Tbh that part of the story never really got very dark or scary it didn't matter because it gave lovely Gavin the chance to show off his growly protective side. Did I mention how lovely he is?
This was a really well written, enjoyable story that had some funny banter and slapstick as well as the love story. Recommended if you enjoyed Easy (different plot but similar vibe) or you're looking for a romantic escape that'll give you the warm and fuzzies.
This is a complete story with no cliffhanger but there are more in this series featuring different characters. I can't wait to read them.
Clementine is a spiky and snarky college girl carrying a shedload of baggage. She's a writer.
Gavin is a gorgeous, caring and patient guy, who's fancied her for ages. He's a journalist.
He is suddenly on her radar and she finds herself surprisingly attracted to him. What starts out as a friendship, turns into something more - something that has the potential power to break her. She tries to keep her distance, but he really gets under his skin.
Loved this story! I loved their sexy connection, their banter, Gavin's gorgeousness, and the things he says to her. Clem was a great character - real, fragile, brave and snarky.
A definite must-read.
I think this would appeal to any NA and older reader, it has a great storyline and although the characters are all at college, I didn't feel it was a college story. I felt it was more one about relationships, betrayal and redemption and love with some mystery thrown in.
It's a good read and great value for money.
There was something about it though, maybe her lack of trust in Gavin, that annoyed me. He's adorable!!
Loved the characters, I want a Gavin! Loved Clem, sweet girl behind her bitchy exterior. The sexting had me howling, so funny!
Loved that we finally got a piece of Gavin's POV, and a HEA....what more could you ask for :-)