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.
Kissing Madeline is a companion novel to DEAREST CLEMENTINE and FINDING DANDELION. Each book is a stand-alone.
Maddie and Daren were both introduced to us in the earlier books in this series. Maddie is just beginning her career as a journalist and coming off a bad break up with her professional fighter boyfriend. She caught him in bed with another woman and as a result swears off relationships with professional athletes. Daren has just begun his NFL career after winning the Heisman Trophy. He has just ended a long relationship and decides to focus on football and avoid any romantic commitment for now. Maddie wants to be taken seriously and report on real, newsworthy issues. She ends up doing a weekly football segment with Daren and she's not happy about it. In addition to working together they discover they are also neighbors. The chemistry between them is potent and they begin a "friends with benefits" arrangement which in the beginning works great for them. Over time feelings develop and they begin an actual relationship but they have to do so in secret because it is a conflict of interest as they are working together. Both are still a bit gun shy about being together as a result of their past relationships. As a result, some issues arise and complicate things for them. I can't really divulge more than that because I don't want to give away any spoilers.
I really loved reading this book and I'm looking forward to what is next from Lex. She has a knack for writing books that aren't filled with unecessary angst. Everything that happens has a purpose and meaning to the story.
I'm giving Kissing Madeline five stars!