Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin #Review

Title: Finding Dandelion
Author: Lex Martin

Genre: New Adult Romance
Series: Dearest #2
Format: eBook, 232 pages

Publisher: Lex Martin
Publication Date: July 9th 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 takes place around the same time as Dearest Clementine. We first meet Dani and Jax in Dearest Clementine since Dani is Clem’s roommate and Jax is Clem’s twin brother. Clem always talks about what a man slut her brother is so when Dani realizes the stranger she hooked up with at Clem’s birthday party is Jax, she decides to lie to Clem about it by not telling her. The fact that Jax doesn’t seem to remember that she is the girl he hooked up with at the club only solidifies this decision but doesn’t make it any easier. 

Dani decides to hang out with another guy to see if she can develop feelings for him while simultaneously getting over Jax. Jax gets really jealous but has no idea why. After hitting Dani with his car and taking care of her for a few days, Jax gets his memory back and realizes who Dani is. He thinks she is lying to him so he walks away. Dani has bigger things to deal with so she leaves town to go back home. Their story is one of many ups and downs but proves that love is worth it. 

I absolutely loved this book! Dani is so relatable with how she views herself. I would have thought the same thing she did when Jax didn’t remember her. I liked that the book was written from both Dani and Jax’s points of view so we are able to see what each one is thinking as the story progresses. I will say to make sure you have a box of Kleenex ready, cause there are parts that will make you cry. Lex Martin did another phenomenal job with Finding Dandelion. 

Rating: 5 stars