Quote-tastic Monday (19): DEAREST CLEMENTINE by Lex Martin

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by Lex Martin

dearest clementineHis room smells like him, like fresh laundry and some kind of sexy-ass shower gel. He drops our bags into the chair at his desk.
“Your room is pretty neat for a guy’s.” Eyeing him curiously, I’m more than intrigued about what else I’m going to learn about him tonight. His desk is organized: a laptop, several reference books, a giant mug of pens, and a board with notes and concert tickets pinned across it.
I get a good look at that coffee cup. It reads, “The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.” I try not to laugh. Oh my God. He’s a geek who jokes about verb tenses.
“Can I get you something to drink?” Gavin pulls out two bottled waters from his micro-fridge and starts to hand one to me, but when I reach for it, he doesn’t let go. Instead, our fingers stay coiled together. He stares at me, those dark lashes fanning across his tanned skin, and his close proximity sends a spark through me like fire raging through a forest after a drought. My head twists up to look at him, and he smiles devilishly before he lets go and brushes past me.
Uh, make that a hot geek.




Why is this quote fantastic?

The text in the coffee mug totally made me smile! And just in case you’re all curious, and this maybe a little spoiler-y, Gavin writes for the university’s student newspaper and he’s pursuing a double major in journalism and English.  *gosh, talk about a dreamboat…*


Book Summary:

Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn’t mind being called bitchy and closed off. It’s safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good.

Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making out…in the name of research, of course.

As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.

DEAREST CLEMENTINE is a stand-alone novel with two companion novels. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.

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