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Kissing Madeline

Dearest Series #3
Series: Dearest, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (390 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

What's the worst thing about wanting a sexy NFL football player? Everyone else wants him, too.

After catching my boyfriend getting deep-throated by a skanky cage girl, I've learned my lesson - never date a professional athlete. Never. Besides, I have more important things to worry about, like not blowing my shot to make it as a broadcast reporter. I won't let anything get in my way, not even the new "it boy" of the NFL and my hot-as-hell neighbor.

What's the worst thing about getting death glares from his new neighbor? It doesn't make him want her any less.

I've worked my ass off to make it to the pros. The last thing I need is the complication of a relationship, especially since my last one was a total train wreck. But I can't stop thinking about the feisty girl next door with the smart mouth. And I'd love nothing more than to show her what to do with that mouth.

Friends with benefits might be the best idea he's ever had. Or the worst.

©2015 Lex Martin (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"One of my most anticipated reads of 2015 and Lex Martin certainly delivered." ( Smoking Hot Book Blog)

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Good series

I listened to all three books and loved them all. The narrator did a fantastic job on this story. I’m so thankful the author cleaned/ ended the series in the epilogue to wrap everything up! So cute that their will be twins again and a boy to grow up with just like the main characters when they were young. Also I loved getting a small update on the old characters lives where they are now since I fell in love with each of their stories

Solid series

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Love Darrin!

I love how sweet and funny this big football player has turned out to be! Sexy, witty, and thrilling. I’m all for a happy ending.

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I enjoyed this story

This was a nice, steamy, romantic story. I liked both characters, respected them and felt the feelings and thoughts they had were understandable and rational. That means alot to me as so often I am left scratching my head as a character is written doing irrational things just as a plot device. First time with this author, I will look for more.

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Good Young Adult romance.

“Kissing Madeline” is the 3rd book in a series but a standalone, and it’s the first one I’ve read, out of order. It didn’t matter that I had not read the other novels in the series. It was easy to follow.

This is a story of young adults (recent college graduates in the workforce), news reporter Madeline, and football player Darren. Darren is a minor character from the first book in the series, Dearest Clementine.

“Kissing Madeline” was a well-written, pleasant romance, but for me it didn’t quite reach the emotional heights of Lex Martin’s newer books “Shameless” and “Reckless.” Perhaps these last two are examples of her growth as a writer. Having said that, I still enjoyed Kissing Madeline and I would recommend it for lovers of Young Adult romance set in the football (NFL) world and broadcasting.

The narrators were new to me, and I liked their performances.

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Nice story line, not overly raunchy

Easy listen. Just little things bothered me...like the characters talking about their "tummies". It seemed out of place.

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Sweet story

When I first started this series I didn't know Darren would be getting his own story but I am glad he did. I just don't get why he stayed with Victoria as long as he did. Nice easy read.

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What goes up.....you know the rest

Let me start off by saying the overall series is great. I just thought that the first book set the bar high.
Kissing Madeline is an enjoyable girl next door story. Nothing too earth shattering in the way of storyline, it's kind of predictable. This book seemed more about the sexual relationship I'm pretty sure that there were more visits to the lady garden in this one. I'm disappointing in Daren's story. I wanted interaction with the ex's and the family problem made no sense. It seemed forced I think I would have liked it better if the author didn't make an excuse and only used the fact that Clementine simply withdrew from him and he handled it all wrong. I recommend that you finish out the series especially if you have the Romance Package it's not a bad listen it just didn't have the same Wow Factor as the first book and the backstory seemed undeveloped and I won't lie I wanted a chance to meet Veronica in this one.

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4 1/2 ✨

I didn’t give this book a perfect 5 star rating because this book was a little predictable. However, it’s the good kind of predictable.
This is a touching story with a good cast of characters; some from previous books. This author has a writing style similar to Kristen Ashley except there is less action and drama. I think this book is definitely worth the time spent listening.
-V from Kansas

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Sexy, sweet, and exciting!

This entire series has been so heartfelt and wonderful. Kissing Madeline was no exception. I am often hard pressed to come up with my favorite book boyfriend, but there’s no question that football heroes are at the very top of the list. Daren was everything: strong, sensitive, and just a little bit damaged. I loved how his history played out against Maddie’s relationship history. I loved the sweet, honest relationship they built together. I found the mystery running through this one to be timely and interesting. In all - a perfectly satisfying audible experience!

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Ok I read the 3rd book.

Ok regarding what I posted earlier, there are a lot of similarities. I moved through the last book, because I just wanted to listen to the last few chapters. I guess I just wanted to find out what happened to the gang.