Tuesday, May 19, 2015
"N.A. Tuesday": Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin
Genre: New Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary Romance. 370 pages.
Price: $0.99 (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Lex Martin. May 25, 2014.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: . 6
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on June 16, 2012)
Loved this book from beginning to end. The characters were fun, loving and had there issues too, which made for a great story. The book is definitely N.A. due to language and a scene or two, but it's worth a read when the main girl is full of insecurities and the man for her is about as perfect as can be if she'd just just accept he's her Mr. Right.
Protagonist of the story is Clementine Avery, Clem for short, is know as the Ice Queen, who doesn't date anyone and runs the campus bookstore like a dictator. Clem has built a wall around her life and heart. She had been hurt, emotionally and physically, one too many times by those closest to her, so Clem has settled into just getting by and trying to write her next best seller. Sadly Clem finds she has a bad case of writers block and can't come up with anything new. In enters Gavin Murphy, the hottest RA but also the sweetest gentleman Clem has ever encountered. Clem is used to being hit on by jerks and has no problem being bitchy to men, but Gavin turns her to mush and pulls down her defenses. All of which scares the crap out of her, because Clem has many reasons why her guard is up. One of which entangles Gavin and Clem in a mystery on campus about a missing student, which could be a breaking point for them or strengthens their relationship. You'll just have to read it to find out.
Overall, absolutely loved the book. Clem is an amazing character because she represents a realistic modern girl. Too many times the main female actions don't align with their past making a reader question their realism despite it being a fictional novel. However, this book portrayed a young woman with realistic issues, who has to work through her problems and admit she has them. Clem isn't honest with people outside her room mates, but opening up to Gavin shows just how vulnerable she is willing to be and allows readers to get to know her and see how broken she is by her past experiences with men and her family. So if you want to read a great N.A. with a great cast of characters, a main character working through her issues and a wonderful book boyfriend named Gavin, then this book is totally worth your time.