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Dearest Clementine (Dearest #1) by Lex Martin Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn't mind being called bitchy and closed off. It's safe. The Gentleman Mentor - Kendall KB . Knocked Up by the Bad Boy - Waltz, #1 Dearest Clementine by Lex When Clementine Avery swore off men, she had no idea she'd need real File; Original TitleDearest.

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The story she had published is an account of real events that happened to her during her senior year of high school, but has changed all the names and tweaked the information. Yet, it would be absolutely devastating if people found out that she really wrote the book, because her and her family has been in the public eye for a long time.

Because of her apprehensiveness about being in the spotlight with the press, she is very averse to meeting new people. Also, because of the bad break up that she wrote about in high school, she is also very averse to dating anyone. That is, until she meets Gavin, a RA and journalist that is also the newest member of her friend's band.

Clementine, being apprehensive about relationships, doesn't want to give Gavin the time of day, but she is struggling with writers block and an assignment in her new romance class and he is the only thing that helps give her inspiration. There is also a missing girl from Clementine's university and Gavin is writing piece after piece trying to help bring her home.

Clementine is also feeling very unsafe on campus, because she was sexually assaulted by a college professor her freshman year. Even though she had gotten a restraining order, he is back and is making it very apparent that he isn't willing to stop pursuing Clementine. We also are introduced to some amazing side characters that get their own spinoffs in this series, too! Jax, Clementine's twin brother and soccer star, gets to be the male lead in Finding Dandelion!

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Jun 14, Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed it and swooned hard over Gavin Murphy! So, the whole story was told to us by Clementine who had sworn off dating after her high school boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend and then her college writing professor crossed waayyyyyy over the professional line and finally resorted to violence and stalking.

Or a cheater. Or a stalker.

Yeah, guys suck. With no personal experiences to draw on and no real desire to ever have anything romantic to do with guys again, she had no idea what to write about. This was where Gavin Murphy came in. He was a sexy RA and guitarist in a band and he had his sights set on her. This guy was pure swoon and sweetness. Just friends, right? Meanwhile, there was a case of a missing student on campus that Gavin was investigating for the newspaper and everything began to get a little scary when Clementine became the next possible target!

I totally loved Gavin! This guy was fun, flirty, and oh-so-sweet. He was all about the endearments, flowers, little affectionate gestures, and all the little things that make us all swoon like crazy.

Never saw the appeal.

I always thought they were too mercurial. Too undependable.

Too capricious. Clementine had several totally understandable insecurities and I loved the way Gavin was constantly reassuring. Not to mention, he could be scary protective of his girl when needed too. I choose you. I want you.

He understood what she was scared of, respected her need to take things slow, and really was able to help rebuild her trust and heal her heart. You could tell from the start that he was ready to give them a long-term shot.

It was incredibly endearing! I will just mention that while there were a lot of hot kisses in this book and Gavin and Clem had a really great dynamic, there was not a lot of actual steam in this book. Overall, this was a really sweet read with a little bit of humor, fun, drama, and mystery. There was a lot going on in the plot and I sometimes felt like that overshadowed the romance. And finally, I did want a little more out of the ending somehow… but, I do promise that there is a fully resolved ending with an epilogue.

View all 30 comments. Apr 27, Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it. View 2 comments. April 18, Rating: No annoying friends-Check. That spells success. New Adult is easy to screw up but Lex Martin has done something noteworthy.

Somehow, I enjoyed her character despite that cold wall she put up to keep people out. She was just protecting herself against more betrayal. She gets her distant attitude from her family, her ex-boyfriend, and a horrible experience she had as a freshman in college.

They taught me how to shut out people. How to be cold. Shut off. Apparently, being a bitch is my only inheritance. Clementine has a small group of friends that she sticks with that are always trying to bring her out of her shell.

What she does do, is write. All she needs is the perfect inspiration-and his name is Gavin. He never got the chance to ask her out because she suddenly took a leave of absence from school when her life was out of control. How do you remember me? When she pushes, he pulls. When she distances, he meets her in the middle. Slowly he starts breaking her down, all in the name of her story inspiration She can't resist this sweet, hot, guitar playing, smart and sensitive guy.

He's not like the others. He makes her feel safe and protected and she's never had that before. I wanted that for her and so enjoyed their "inspiration kisses", their very believable relationship growth, and the sexual tension through all the uncertain feelings and emotions was just as great as the actual passion once he finally broke her down and got her to admit how she feels.

His words make my heart thunder in my chest, and I'm aching, everywhere. I've never felt like this before. Wanting him under my skin. The professor kept popping up and foreshadowed something menacing, which turned out to be kind of anticlimactic. There was a lot of build up which I though would involve Clementine more but that didn't happen. I did predict what was going on as well so there wasn't a big surprise but it did add something extra to the story.

This is not a fluffy New Adult about silly teens. It had some serious issues but at the same time, it wasn't overly dramatic. It had a nice balance to it. Summing it up: Great story, great couple. They were two opposite personalities that worked together and fit.

Lex Martin has a success here and I will definitely be reading the next book about Clem's brother. View all 16 comments. Jan 30, Becca Ritchie rated it it was amazing Shelves: First you have Clementine. Oh, Clementine. Bring in Gavin Murphy. Oh yes, Murphy. Not physically. The chemistry between them drives their romance forward like a speeding train. In short, Dearest Clementine will grip you in a matter of seconds, taking you on a seamless romantic journey, filled with laughs, steamy moments, and hypnotic writing.

And if you let go, I may try to steal him from you. Better me than his angry red-headed girlfriend right? Fawn away! May 07, Ash rated it it was amazing. This is the debut book by this author, and I am impressed to say the least. This was a great story, filled with great characters. I loved the main character He was just such a sweetheart. I definitely loved their friends I love when the main character has close knit girl friends, sometimes the girls in books can just be so catty.

Not here, these were true friends - through and through! This book had it all I really, really enjoyed this one!! Its another one that looked good, I got it free through kindle some time ago and its just been sitting there I wish I'd read it sooner, because its books like this that get me through book slumps!

I took off points in my rating because I thought the author could have gone a little bit more in depth on some of the stuff that went down, but it wasn't a big deal, you still get the gist of most everything, and it wasn't really important to the plot.

IDK, maybe it carries into Clementine's brothers story Looking forward to it. View all 10 comments. Aug 03, Chloe rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was so much more than I thought it would be! I could not put it down, loved it so much! I must say, this book really surprised me! I didn't know what to except when I started reading it and I'm very pleased to say that I enjoy it very much! It was light, sweet, funny and cute: I loved the supporting characters!

I loved how their relationship grew and how well the fit together! I love how he pull her out of her shell and show her that good man DOES exist in this world. Gavin is definitely a b I must say, this book really surprised me! Gavin is definitely a book boyfriend material: I very rarely take chances on new authors. Especially ones that none of my friends have read. With that being said I'm glad I took a chance on this one!!

I really loved it. I needed a light, funny, sweet, and with a dash of hot read today. This book delivered on all of those things. Great debut for a promising author! View 1 comment. What's it about? A totally awesome, exhilerating, sweet and funny romance about This book just sort of came out of no where and completely blew me away! Her survival instincts switch on to overdrive and Clementine becomes the bitchy ice queen that everyone wants to date All she needs to do is keep her head down and try to find inspiration to write a romance novel for her creative writing class.

Which she doesn't want to do, but is kind of stuck there for the semester. With her experience or lack thereof she has no idea how to write about a relationship blossoming, or worse She can't even come up with another word for penis! One day, when she's busy people-watching, desperate for inspiration, she meets Gavin, the sexy RA who just wants to see if he can get her to tell him her name. After a few hilarious encounters, the two become "just friends" spending time studying in each other's rooms, sharing pizza and some serious chemistry develops.

Gavin decides that he could help Clementine find some real "inspiration" for her book, for example with a kissing scene Laughing, I punch him playfully. That would be hot. Lex Martin's writing just glides across the page allowing the reader to get totally lost in a world where all her characters are so real. Gavin was just adorable There were some very funny and some very poignant moments as he tried to be patient and earn her trust.

His cheeky innuendos were perfectly spaced throughout the book and showed off Lex Martin's great comedic timing. I am so hooked already!!

And I think Darren's story comes out this month too!!! I'll be too busy falling in love again! The Worst bits: There were some references about Jenna keeping Ray interested which the feminist part of me wasn't too comfortable with. Funniest bit: Clementine learning how to send sext messages was very funny.

Most complex obstacle: Trust was the common thread that bound all the major and secondary characters together in this book and Martin does a great job of getting a message across without lecturing the reader through character dialogue. View all 4 comments. Jul 13, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Welcome to the book boyfriend list, Gavin Murphy.

This book really surprised me. We have Clementine, who is basically a big ole bitch, but for good reason. Caught her boyfriend boning her BFF, her parents suck, her brother sucks, oh and she had a psycho professor stalk her too. Not alot of reason to trust anyone. Until Gavin Murphy What a gem. I absolutely adored him. He is an RA at the dorm on campus and also a guitar player in t Welcome to the book boyfriend list, Gavin Murphy.

He is an RA at the dorm on campus and also a guitar player in the band that her roomie's boyfriend is in. There was def insta-lust going on but its a slow build. Clem is actually a writer, and she is struggling with writing her next book and her writing class in school. Gavin was definitely her rock throughout the story. He was patient and loving with her. And she was able to slowly let him into her crazy life. I also enjoyed the side story here that has some mystery to it.

I don't want to spoil anything but I felt it really added to the story rather than distract. I really loved the side characters in this as well, which rocks because the other books center on them: Adored her roomies. Jenna was awesome and dirty and her little creation of Outskank was genius. You see, Clem needed some help in writing about sex since she ain't getting any , so we got this fun little game to see which of her friends can outskank the other.

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Let me sink my meat into your bun hard and fast. I did have to dock down the rating, because of the lack of loving. Soooo 4. I am already moving on to book 2!! View all 18 comments. Jun 14, Maida rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm going to have to give this novel more thought before settling on a rating.

I was able to piece together a considerable chunk of the mystery beforehand; however, it did NOT diminish my reading experience. I think that the main reason why I'm vacillating in terms of my rating is the inexplicability of Clementine's family dynamics.

I needed more background information or something to help me connect the dots. But why? Are the readers r I'm going to have to give this novel more thought before settling on a rating. There has to be MORE to this story. Why is Jax so out-of-the-loop when it comes to his twin sister?

Jax referred to Clementine as the life of the party in high school, "the coolest girl" he knew. It's refreshing to read about a New Adult hero who is a far departure from the prototypical brooding alpha male. Apr 25, Jessica rated it it was amazing. I have only heard good things about Dearest Clementine, so I made sure to get to it as soon as I could! Clementine Avery has gone through a lot throughout her time in college. She's published a best-selling novel under a pseudonym and she's gone through avoiding a professor who stalked her freshmen year.

Now that senior year is here, Clementine has been struggling to write another novel. When she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class, Clementine has no idea how she can write romance when her own romances have crashed and burned.

When she meets Gavin, an RA she bumps into while trying to find writing inspiration, Gavin is more than happy to play the part of a book boyfriend if it'll help Clementine write. Clementine tries to push Gavin away, but the closer they grow, the harder it is to ignore how perfect they really are for one another. Seriously, he became one of my new favorite book boyfriends.

Clementine had her heartbroken in high school and had a scary relationship with an obsessive professor, so she was so wary when it came to guys. Gavin was so sweet and caring and took things slow when it came to a relationship with Clementine. Their time together was flirty and comfortable and my favorite parts were when Gavin would help give Clementine "inspiration" for her novel. While I loved the romance, I also loved all of Clementine's friends and her relationship with her brother. Her friends were so fun and it was cute how much they cared for Clementine.

I did think the whole mystery that really grew at the end took away from the romance that I was obsessed with, but it added some suspense that I didn't expect.

If you can't tell, this is definitely a new favorite of mine from Lex Martin. I love novels about writers and it was fun watching Clementine's journey of writing a novel that was way out of her comfort zone. Jun 14, Anne OK rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any one and everyone! Well, I do! Romantic suspense is my first choice in choosing a book every single time. Clementine not many female characters with that name but I love it! Being a trust fund baby has no meaning to her -- and the relationship with her rich parents is strained and close to zero.

She's holding more than one secret close to her vest and fears the truth ever surfacing. Adorable from head to toe, inside and out.

A great cast of supporting characters generates angst and suspense, along with humor and friendship in spades. This is the first story in what the author describes as a three-book trilogy with each book standing on its own. Lex Martin has written a fabulous debut novel that gave me goosebumps and left me smiling and satisfied beyond anything I imagined.

From the pretty cover to the very last page, this is one of my favorite reads this year — across all genres. Tricia Santos. I simply loved this book Clementine is your typical college gal. Sort of. She was recently stalked by her old professor and now she is trying to move forward and work on her second novel.

Gavin, an RA, is helping Clementine with her novel. Clementine I liked Clementine. I love that. Overall What I loved so much about this book was chemistry between Clem and Gavin. Lex Martin really took her time in building up the relationship and characters. Clem and Gavin forge a friendship based on the fact they both have a passion of writing.

Gavin gives Clem inspiration for her novel and thus they continue to work together. However, Clem is closed off and pushes Gavin away. You will laugh out loud many moments and get sucked into their relationship. There is a bit where Gavin and Clem were annoying, but it added some heated tension. Jul 19, Fanny rated it it was amazing.

Descubri este libro hace muy poco tiempo, al principio empece a leerlo pensando que seria la tipica historia de amor en la universidad, pero no, es muchisimo mas, una historia maravillosa que enamora desde el primer parrafo que lees. Gavin es un protagonista tan dulce, tierno y perfecto que te hace preguntar si existira alguien asi en la vida real, me encanto su caracter divertido y que fuera tan bromista, me rei muchisimo con su ocurrencias.

Clementine fue una protagonista maravillosa, me encanto Descubri este libro hace muy poco tiempo, al principio empece a leerlo pensando que seria la tipica historia de amor en la universidad, pero no, es muchisimo mas, una historia maravillosa que enamora desde el primer parrafo que lees.

Clementine fue una protagonista maravillosa, me encanto que a diferencia de otras protagonistas de otros libros, ella no necesita a nadie, es autosuficiente y muy fuerte, en ningun momento me molesto nada de ella, al contrario en muchas ocasiones la comprendi y comparti sus puntos de vista, creo que ha sido una de las protagonistas que mas me ha gustado de todas las que he leido.

Hacia bastante tiempo que no lei un libro y no le encontraba ninguna pega, pero a esta historia no pude encontrarle ni el mas minimo detalle que no me gustara. Leer este libro fue una de las mejores decisiones que he tomado respecto a lecturas ultimamente, por supuesto seguire leyendo esta increible saga y cualquier libro que escriba esta nueva y maravillosa autora. Jul 19, Amanda rated it it was ok Shelves: Clementine, or Clem, has hardened her heart. After asshole boyfriends in the past, a family that barely acknowledges her these days, she's not keen to trust anyone.

Her best friends and Tropes: Her best friends and her roommates , Jenna and Harper have helped her out of the worst anxiety and depression.

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Still, Clem won't trust people, and she most certainly does not need a boyfriend. When she meets Gavin, he's the new member of her roommate's boyfriend's band. And, like Clem, he's a writer. Well, a journalist student whereas Clem, under a penname, is a bestselling YA author a fact very few of her friends know of. Gavin is interested in Clem from the start, and he tries to get under her skin, and slowly, he does.

Every single one. But Gavin is different somehow.

Sexy but sensitive. Strong but gentle. Easygoing but somehow intense. He can turn me inside out with one look, one touch, one kiss. One of the biggest issues this book has is that it doesn't present any realistic development, neither for the characters or the plot.

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This quote above is the entire reason for why Clem is able to let Gavin in, and it's unrealistic in itself. Gavin is literally perfect in Clem's eyes, and he's supposed to be to the reader as well, but I'll get to that soon. But back to the character development. Clem's development relies solely on Gavin, and his ability to be "perfect". It's thanks to him she's able to trust again, it's thanks to him she steps out of her bubble, it's thanks to his presence she's able to confront her own brother.

It's unrealistic that she goes from not trusting anyone to letting Gavin in without any trouble at all, to opening up to the world. If her friends had played a bigger role, it could've been realistic, but since Clem's friends only purpose is to make her engage in sexual activities, or flirting, or trying to attract men, it's just a sad representation of female friendship. When I say there's no realistic character development, what I'm really saying is that Clem's character isn't offered any realistic development.

Gavin, the love interest, doesn't get any at all. He's perfect from the go, and, like other NA heroes, has about as much personality as a shoe box. He's sexy, every girl wants him and every girl who does is somehow shamed for it even the heroine wants the same thing eventually , he's smart, kind, strong, manly, possessive and jealous, good at sex, etc..

He's also prone to drop casual sexism from time to time. Sounds familiar? It's because he is. He is all this from the start, and he's the same at the end. When it comes to secondary characters, Jenna and Harper, Ryan Jenna's boyfriend , Jax Clem's brother , and a few others, they have no personality either. Jax especially should've been more fleshed out as it could've helped make Clem's progress more realistic and the support coming from somewhere besides Gavin. He gets his own book second in the series so maybe that's why he didn't get as much time or development, but that was a big mistake.

Jenna, Clem's best friend, is a joke. She's the stereotypical sex-obsessed friend whose purpose is to push the heroine toward hot sex and hot men , and not much else. As said, a poor representation of female friendship. Moving on to the plot. The overall plot is Clem learning to trust Gavin. Which is the problem, because the story is focused on making Clem trust a guy and not people in general.

It's also focused on that Gavin himself makes her trust him, even when she's said she doesn't want him but of course, in his mind, she wants him since all women wants it even when they say no, right? You'd think that the friends that helped Clem to the extent of her not needing her anxiety medicine would play a part in helping her trust people, but no. It's all about Gavin's perfect persona that makes Clem trust people. A very troubling message: The secondary plot is about a missing girl.

Gavin is covering this for the school's newspaper, but after several months the police is out of leads. I will discuss it more, but it's inside the spoiler: He took her under his wing and helped her write her first book. As time went, he began coming on to her, and when she said no, his obsession began. It ended with him moving away, and she got a restraining order on the professor.

Now the professor is back and teaching at the uni again which, is unrealistic as well, an quite offensive toward the university as the author uses a real one for the setting. He's also taking a new student it appears under his wing.

Clem realizes this, and is worried, kinda, about the student. Yet, she doesn't say anything to her, because there is no good timing. Yup, Clem doesn't tell another female student that the professor stalker, assaulted, and tried to rape her, because Clem can't find the right time to tell her. Clem quickly found a way for the reader to lose all respect for her. It's a poorly written mystery as more or less anyone will realize who's behind it from the go.

It should've been left out of the story. Dearest Clementine never had the chance to be something unique, or new, in the NA genre. It's full of sexism, misogyny, poor plot, no character development, and the usual carbon-cut characters. The writing overall is decent, nothing spectacular, but definitely readable. Unfortunately the book and story focused on all the wrong things, ending up in a mess. Jun 10, Anna Banana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can't believe I waited so long to read this!

I've had this book sitting on my kindle for over a year but once I started reading I couldn't stop. Gavin is as perfect as all the reviews say he is and I actually really love the heroine as well and feel like I can relate to her so much. Her roommates are awesome and I can only hope they all get books as well.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was the miscommunication and the unnecessary drama that happened about halfway throu 4.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was the miscommunication and the unnecessary drama that happened about halfway through the book.

I would've liked to see them together for much longer instead of taking a break. Especially Daren. I don't know how the characters are just forgiving and forgetting what he did, like, what the hell?! I mean for goodness sakes, he's engaged to her best friend whom he cheated with! Meet Clementine Avery: But with a student loan and tuition to pay off as well as love and danger lurking in the air, how will everything turn out?

Moreover, what will Clementine do when her next 4. Moreover, what will Clementine do when her next writing assignment requires her to step out of the box and test her limits? Read and you will find out!! My thoughts: While I did add this book to my TBR shelf on goodreads, I had been totally skeptical about it because it had derived from a fairly new and upcoming author. Lex Martin does an astounded job of painting a vividly original and captivating about a girl who may have had a few bad stops in her life but is working to claim her own independence and place in this world.

The only downfall to this book and reason for the -. But that's just me. A lovely, lovely read Lex!! Thank you!! Review to be posted on my blog as soon as I can find an opening! Oct 20, Syndi rated it did not like it Shelves: Can not click with everything. Characters are super confusing. The story build up can not support the characters development. Jun 11, Lindsay rated it it was amazing Shelves: You [were] lost and gone forever, [Oh my Darling], Clementine.

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I can't count the number of times that song went through my head as I read. I serious loved this book. I really liked Clem.After her first YA book became a bestseller, Clementine tries to write a second novel that will help her pay the bills.

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