Cover Reveal + Excerpt: Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin

I've said this before, but I'll say it again and again...Lex Martin's Dearest Clementine is one of my favorite New Adult novels of the year so far! It has personality, humor, and heart...Swooning is encouraged. Laughter is inevitable. Book-love is guaranteed. ;) And now the Dearest series is ready to continue with Clementine's brother, Jax! Are you ready for this soccer-playing bad boy?!?


Krista Ritchie (yes, as in the Krista Ritchie!) designed the cover for FINDING DANDELION, and it is gorgeousss! When I first laid eyes on it, I might have started dramatically singing "Lady in Red"...Along with the cover, make sure to check out the Finding Dandelion excerpt and the giveaway! There are also links for the first book in the series, Dearest Clementine! Enjoy! ;)

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Release Date: July 11, 2014
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. 
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. 
Despite Jax’s fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister’s friend, he can’t stay away from her, even if that 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.
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EXCERPT
 
Reid and Ashley disappear as I get lost in his kiss. We stand there while bodies crash around us to the music, and I’m caught against him like a wave breaking on the beach.
 
I don’t know what possessed me to kiss this guy out of the blue and pretend that we were somehow together. Right now, I’m blaming the three apple martinis. I just couldn’t stand one more interaction with Reid where I stammered like some kind of loser.
 
Am I imagining it or did I just tell off my ex? It’s hard to think clearly when I’m pressed up against this beautiful creature. I trail my hands up along his tall frame, dipping the tips of my fingers against the hard ridges and planes of his chest. He looks good in clothes, but the thought of what he looks like without anything on does delicious things to my body. I try to burn the sensation of what he feels like into my memory.
 
When we finally pull back for air, we stop to look at each other. And then we laugh.
 
“Holy shit.” I put my hand to my mouth, for the first time embarrassed that I’ve been trying to swallow him whole for the last five minutes. “Hi.”
 
He grins back. “Hi.”
 
I don’t hear him so much as read his lips, which I can appreciate now that my mouth isn’t sealed against them. His head slants as though he’s pondering some deep thought, like maybe how he spent the last few minutes locking tongues with a crazy girl who doesn’t even know him.
 
And then my world slows down as I realize who he is.
 
Holy shit. It’s the sexy guy from the pizza place.
 
Jax.
 
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DEAREST CLEMENTINE
 
On sale for $0.99, limited time only!
P.S. Krista Ritchie designed the new cover for DC, as well!
 
 
 
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
 
 
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, this native Texan has lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
 
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