Finding Dandelion (Dearest #2) by Lex Martin
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, New Adult, Sports, Romance
Published: 11 July 2014, Self-published
Pages: eBook, 273 pages
Source: Copy provided in exchange for an honest review
Finding Dandelion (Dearest #2)
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.
But 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.
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 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?
Lex Martin writes new adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
I love Lex Martin. She’s officially one of my favourite authors. I mean, how can one not love her?
Jackson Avery. Why does that name sound so sexy? *sigh* I mean, he’s sweet. Like, too freaking sweet.
Let’s talk about the writing first. One word – beautiful.
This book showed more of drama and I can tell you as a person who has read one too many dramatic books than in order to connect straight to my heart, you have to have that kind of writing. The emotions, the life in every word, the feelings. Lex just has that way of levelling up a word by explaining it. Like how she showed love. And here, this book showed that life just has a way to throw you love.
Okay, I don’t want to spoil anyone. Okay, how to do this?…
Next, the characters. I. Freaking. Love. Everybody.
Dani is way too talented, I swear, and she’s so adorable! I love how much she values her mother, and friendship. Jax is everything bad and what you can want. He’s hot and rich and is just… GOSH.
This is a case of good girl and bad guy thing and really, I don’t mind. I didn’t have a hard time connecting with the characters but of course, I’ve read the third book already. They’re all fun and lovable people.
The plot, as I thought, has a cliché backdrop. Although nothing was shocking or really a hard twist, the characters made up for that. The pace, too, was great. It was not too fast, not too slow either. I can say that there was a marginal growth in the characters as the story progressed.
Overall, Finding Dandelion is a cute, romantic, and emotional read. The characters were charming, unique, and real. I always say that flawed people are the best kind of people because they’re the ones who live. Not everyone lives a great life and not everyone lives a totally bad life. Finding Dandelion had characters who are real enough – believable, and most of all, they’re all lovely. The pacing was steady, nothing felt forced or lacking. Lex’s writing is brillant. This is perfect for people who are looking for love under some not-so-ordinary circumstances.Because love comes into your life right when you don’t expect it.