Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
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.
Jax’s fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister’s friend, he can’t
stay away from her, even if it 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?
FINDING DANDELION, the second
book in the Dearest series, is a stand-alone novel. This New Adult
romance is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.
This book is another home run from Lex Martin! Ok, I know Jax is a soccer player but I'm not a soccer fan so I don't know all the lingo so baseball will have to do. ;)
From the moment I started this, I couldn't put it down. I literally read this in one sitting. Ok, seeing as it's Independence Day, my one sitting was slightly broken up by a freaked out down and rude neighbors setting off illegal fireworks. But I digress. This book is seriously unputdownable.
I cannot begin to describe how much I loved Jax. I fell in love with him in the first book and was beyond happy when book two belonged to him. Trust me. Jax is beyond awesome. If you haven't read Dearest Clementine, you can't even begin to comprehend his awesomesauseness because you haven't read book 1. This book just expands on it and cements Jax in your heart. Well...he did in mine at least.
I really liked Dani. In Dearest Clementine, I liked her but didn't get a great sense of her as a character. She seemed like a nice girl (sorry Dani!) and someone that would be a great friend, but with so much going on in Clem's life, there wasn't a lot of time to really develop a new bff. But that definitely played out here. Dani fit right in with Clem and Jenna. She's someone that was totally believable. She could have seriously pulled an Athena and walked right out of the author's head fully formed...she was that real (although, with that said, if any character was going to walk into existence, I would humbly request it be Jax. <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="" data-blogger-escaped-him="" data-blogger-escaped-totally="">
Lex Martin has a real talent for bringing secondary characters to life. Because she introduced another character that I'm totally smitten with...Brady. I know he met someone in this book, but Ms. Martin, I beg of you, please write a book for him!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
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