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(Dragonfly #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  706 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Love is stronger than distance...

Finishing senior year is supposed to be the best time in a person’s life.
Finishing senior year as Julian’s girlfriend should’ve been the icing on the cake.
Knowing the secret that could change everything for him is the only thing threatening to spoil it all.
Until Jack returns.

Anna and Julian are together at last, and it’s as hot and happy a
ebook, 274 pages
Published October 3rd 2013 by Leigh Talbert Moore (first published September 10th 2013)
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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*3.5 Stars*

A very sweet addition!

Watercolor is the third installment to the Dragonfly series, and although I didn't find it as alluring as the previous books, it was still a very sweet, entertaining read and a lovely addition to this series.

The story picks up directly where Undertow leaves off and the sole focus is back on Anna and Julian. The two are finally attempting to make it as a couple, and everything seems perfect. Except for that pesky, world shattering secret in Anna's possession ...
Leigh Moore
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's here at last--Anna & Julian's love story!

And after what Anna learned and agreed to do in Undertow, and Jack's unexpected visit home, they're facing some big challenges...

Hope you love it as much as I do~

Check out the NEW Pinterest Series Board that features real location shots, shots of "Julian's" art, teasers and more!


Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
12/13 - updated to 5 stars, I completed the book yesterday and I am still stuck on the ending.

Seriously, i need January to come sooner (well, let me enjoy Christmas with my daughter AND THEN JANUARY COME QUICK!!).

This is book 3 of 4 in the journey of not only Anna, Julian and Jack but also the past that brought them to where they are.

I'm looking for HEA's all around but goodness, from that preview I am thinking the past has indeed repeated itself?!

I'm pre-ordering book 4 now.

Love it.

Sara Swager
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After getting the first book in this series for free through BookBub, I purchased the next two in the series and fell in love with all of the characters! Ready through journal entries made the story even more amazing! I can not wait to see how the rest of the children react to the situation and to see how Jack handles his new brothers relationship with the girl he cared about.
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Ritroviamo i nostri amati protagonisti, Anna e Julian, alle prese con l’ultimo semestre dell’ultimo anno del liceo. Li abbiamo lasciati la notte di capodanno sulla spiaggia a baciarsi. Ebbene si ora stanno insieme. Esultate con me!

Anna, la conosciamo, futura giornalista e amica di Julian da sempre, ora si trova ad essere la sua fidanzata. Da ‘Undertow’, Anna ha il segreto dei segreti da custodire, segreto che collega Bill Kyser – Meg Kyser – Alex LaSalle. E’ torturata perchè vorrebbe confessare
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, romance
Blog Tour on my blog October 12th
Review + Interview + Giveaway

“Watercolor” è il terzo volume della serie aperta con “Dragonfly” in cui Anna e Julian sono amici che condividono un’attrazione crescente e proseguita con “Undertow” nel quale il cuore di Anna è stato spezzato e Julian sta aspettando di raccogliere i pezzi. Sono molto legata a questa serie, sia perché mi ha dato la possibilità di conoscere una scrittrice straordinaria come la Moore ma anche una
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
Favorite Quote(s):

“‘That dress is causing a shortage,’ he teased. ‘I was going to say just the opposite. Something’s on the rise…’ I winked getting into the car. He caught me, holding me against the car. ‘Girl, your mom’s already crying. Hearing you talk that way would only make it worse.’”

“‘Where are you?’ Julian said in my ear, holding me close for a slow dance. His hands were at my waist, and mine were clasped behind his neck. A touch of spice accented his usual beach sen. I smiled. ‘Right wh
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, loved, read-in-2013
Find this review and more on my blog...

After the secrets and lies uncovered in Undertow, I just knew I would be in for some serious drama - and likely more than a little angst - in Watercolor. Before starting the book, I mentally prepared myself for the return of Jack, what I assumed would be the reappearance of Anna's feelings for him, and the likelihood that I would want to strange each and every one of the characters I've become so attached to for their behavior in this book. I was ready.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-drcs
Watercolor by Leigh T. Moore
Series: Dragonfly #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: See Review
Release Date: September 28th 2013
Print Length: 274 pages
Overall Rating: 4 STARS


Watercolor is the third book in the Dragonfly series, and they must be read in order. If you have not read the first two beware of spoilers below.

Dragonfly focuses on Jack, Julian, and Anna. Undertow, on the parents. Then in Watercolor the focus is on the blossoming relationship between Julian and Anna. But Anna i
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, reviewed
Holy macaroni! This is my favorite book of the Dragonfly series yet! Why? Oh, that's easy. Anna+Julian= LOTS of kissing. And we all know how much I like kissing. :D

Ok, in all seriousness. I love how much Anna has matured and transformed from the first book. She is no longer obsessing over Jack Kyser (the rich bad boy who kept jerking her back and forth) and she is starting a new relationship with Julian. All sounds perfect, yes? Not exactly. Anna has knowledge of a powerful secret that could cha
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
- "My biggest fear had been treating Julian like a rebound guy. Was my brain trying to tell me that was exactly what I was doing? Everything I believed felt shaken. It was like I’d been betrayed by my own body when I was completely unconscious and powerless."

•.. ♥★

The good: Intriguing, suspenseful, and there's much more romance featured between Julian and Anna which I liked. <3

The bad: Some minor pacing issues but nothing much if at all.

**A short, cute excerpt that made me giddy:

- “Tell
Chelsea (Starbucks & Books Obsession)
Wow. Watercolor was amazing. I mean, this series just gets better and better. While I enjoyed Dragonfly, I wasn’t a big fan of Anna and I loved Julian but he was barely prevalent in the book. Undertow was such a unique and different storyline and I loved getting to see the story behind Bill Kyser and Alex LaSalle and how their past affected Jack, Lucy and Julian’s life now. Watercolor was all about the growing relationship between Julian and Anna and it was fabulous. There was a ton of Julian an ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Watercolor,third installment in the Dragonfly series and it keeps getting better and better...

Anna and Julian are finally together.But their relationship is anything but easy.Julian starts doubting himself as a person and an artist.He also knows that his mom sneaks out in the middle of the night but there are sometimes that he just wants someone to talk to,someone like a father.

And then there's Anna.She's read all three j
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. When I began it, I thought I was reading the final installment of the Dragonfly series, however, it was not the last book. I wish I had known that (my fault entirely) before getting into Watercolor.

Watercolor was a good installment in the Dragonfly series. The reason I wish I had known it wasn’t the last book is because it seemed a bit slow, full of unrelated events, and I just wanted to get to the big reveal. I couldn’t imagine it only happening at
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have been eagerly waiting for this book since finishing the last. I knew there was going to be more romance, more drama and just more awesomeness and I was ready for it. In fact, I did something I don't always do, I started this the same day I received it. I know what you are thinking, that doesn't sound too weird or strange but when you are a book reviewer is sadly is. You rarely seem to have time to just pick up a book just because you want to read it and not because you have an obligation i ...more
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The Dragonfly series keeps getting better and better!!

Anna and Julian are finally together. However, the ‘happily ever after’ to their relationship still hasn’t found it’s way in. Anna is still keeping the secret of Julian’s father. It eats at her every day. More so now that Julian is really struggling with wanting to find out who his father is/was.

Anna and Julian’s relationship grows with each passing day. However, Anna finds her thoughts straying back towards Jack. Wondering how he is. Rememb
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.5 Stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review via Author

So I'm a huge fan of this series and was so looking forward to this book as I thought it was a trilogy so I was a bit frustrated to find out there will be a fourth book but hey I'm a huge Julian fan so another book will be just fine in my world.

With this book we FINALLY get to have Julian and Anna together with a few hiccups along the way.

As well as the truth FINALLY coming out.

This book was sweet and it felt a bit more like a bridge or fille
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 3 in the ‘Dragonfly’ series.
Anna and Julian are now together, but how long can their relationship survive when Anna is hiding such a huge secret from Julian – the real identity of his biological father.

This was a good YA contemporary romance, although I liked the romance more than the rest of the storyline.

I liked Anna and Julian in this story, and I appreciated how difficult it must have been for Anna to hide such a huge secret from Julian, espec
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book one DRAGONFLY hooked me in because Anna had this Nancy Drew vibe, and third grade me had a love affair with all the original yellow bound Nancy Drew books. I was even Nancy Drew for Halloween one year, (you know you read too much when...). So Anna's sleuthing tendencies made me totally love her. Anna's quest for the truth leads her to love, heartbreak, lust, heartbreak, and then serious like. With who? I'm not going to spoil it for you dear reader, if you haven't yet embarked on this journe ...more
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
The final book in this series, Mosaic, was just released, and now I’m scrambling to catch up. The whole series has been so solid, and its conclusion is bittersweet. I’ll definitely miss these characters. On the other hand, the tension has been building for so long now, I feel like they deserve a happy ending. It will be happy, right? RIGHT?!

I’m not so sure about never-ending happiness after reading this third installment. It felt more like someone had lit a fuse and I’m just waiting for an explo
Roxanne Kade
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Every time I think about the Dragonfly series, I get goose bumps! I feel so much a part of the lives of the characters in this series and I was super excited to get the chance to continue their journey with them in, Watercolor.

This book had all the drama and intrigue as the first two books, and my heart was in my throat the entire time as poor Anna had to navigate her new romance with Julian while fighting her feelings for Jack; also having to keep the huge secret that was revealed and finally c
Kelly Mccurdy
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Dragonfly series, it continues on with Julian and Anna's relationship. Anna is struggling with the huge secret that she has held from Julian. She desperately wants to tell him who is father is, but she told him that she wouldn't. This is the senior year for both her and Julian. They want to make it perfect and be together all the time.

Anna starts to think about Jack a little more, starts to dream about him. Then there is a run in with Jack at a basketball game. Ann
Paula  Phillips
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anna was in love with Jack Kyser until he broke her heart and then tragedy struck which evidently led Anna into the arms of Julian LaShelle. Watercolor starts off with a dangerous secret of who Julian's real father is and what it could cost him if he was to find out. Anna is the only person besides Julian's mother and father who knows the truth and now Anna has been forced to keep her mouth shut about the truth. As the book goes along and Anna and Julian get closer and closer, we read as Anna s ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was definitely more happy with Watercolor, than I was with Undertow. I wanted to get back to Anna and Juilan's story, and that's what we got here. They are such a cute, young couple. I enjoyed reading about their relationship, the ups and the downs. Anna is holding on to so many secrets, that I was surprised she didn't crack. That's a lot of pressure for a teenager, and I thought Alex and Bill were horrible to put her in that position. Julian's mom was so stubborn and adamant about not telling ...more
Reading in Black & White
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Watercolor by Leigh T. Moore because I’ve been waiting to see how Anna and Julian’s story would further develop. In the first two books (Dragonfly and Undertow), Moore did an exceptional job of making sure the reader felt a personal connection to the teenage characters, but somehow in Watercolor, I felt myself rooting for (elder) Mr. Kyser.

The book moves along at a steady pace. It is sweet, captivating and with just enough drama to keep you interested. One thing I find q
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Like the previous two books, I absolutely loved Watercolor. I am so completely attached to these characters and their stories. Watercolor was the perfect blend of drama and romantic anticipation. The whole series is actually. There's no way I could keep the secret from Julian. I'd feel like I was betraying him in a major way. Plus, Anna still has the letter from book two, so I was on pins and needles through most of the book. I just knew someone was going to f
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014

Intriguing, suspenseful, and there's much more romance featured between Julian and Anna which I liked. They were so sweet together and had such great chemistry. Watercolor met my expectations.

Leading up to "Watercolor," I felt that where "Dragonfly" set the stage for the story and "Undertow" served as the catalyst where many secrets of the past were brought to light; "Watercolor," on the other hand, was more so where characters' choices and secrets fluctuated and culminated altogether.

Cielo Marie
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
i fell in love with them too..

this book really made me fall in love with Julian.. his character just seems so gorgeous the way he looks up on things,and the way he loved Anna, i just cant get enough of them.. And Anna loves him so much,though at times she seemed a little preoccupied with Jack,but then again I know that he's the one she's gonna end up with,and im certain about it.. i cant wait to read the next book, though it frustrates me 'coz i still have to wait next year for 'mosaic'to come o
Lisa Survillas
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aw, senior year is almost over and so much is happening for both Anna and Julian. Going from best friends to lovers is a difficult transition when you are holding in a secret. Anna struggles with keeping the secret and does all she can to convince his parents to tell him the truth.

Anna and Julian struggle through typical teenage relationship drama and have to find a way to work it out. On top of it, graduation and college in different directions is looming. Their story is sweet and so not over!
Fida Islaih
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*may contain spoilers*

I love a good laugh. I like Anna's mom. I hate to see her having to keep a secret. I hate seeing him hurt again. I hate seeing then both hurt. I'm glad their mutual hurt didn't last long.

Lucy almost found out, but just knew about the current affair part and really connected with Lexy. And I'm glad the secret is out. But as most things, it came in an unexpected way. Lastly, I especially loved the surprise/painting he made for her.

I can't wait for the last book. There was a
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