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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola

Just a Little Crush (Crush, #1)Publisher: Loveswept
Pages: 252 pages
Genre: New Adult
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Good girls stay away from Ryder Briggs . . . or, at least, they try to. In Renita Pizzitola’s emotional novel of heartache and seduction, one college freshman just can’t get enough. 
Brinley Dawson doesn’t drink, she studies—and despite the accusations of her alcoholic mother, she’s still a virgin. But if Brinley’s life is so put together, why is she freaking out to be going to college with the gorgeous, green-eyed jerk she kissed on a stupid dare in high school? Ryder Briggs can have any girl he wants . . . and the rumors say that he does. So why, after publicly embarrassing Brinley four years ago, is he suddenly acting like he’s interested?

Ryder never forgot Brinley. In fact, those perfect seven minutes permanently raised the bar for what a kiss could be. The truth is, Ryder doesn’t dare get too close to anyone. He knows how that worked out for his parents. But when his roommate takes a shot at Brinley, Ryder can’t contain his jealousy. Now he must do the hardest thing he’s ever done: forget about sex and convince Brinley his feelings are real.

Brinley isn’t sure whether she believes Ryder, but for the first time, her body isn’t playing by the rules. Then she discovers that she’s an unwilling part of a cruel game, humiliating her all over again—and Ryder might be to blame. Has Brinley’s little crush turned into a huge mistake . . . or has she found the one guy worth trusting with her heart?

My Review:

Intro: I’ve had a bit of blogger block lately. Actually, just plain old writer’s block. I can barely write a text. Or an email. Or a to-do list. It’s sad. But luckily that means I have been reading lots to quell the boredom and maybe get some inspiration to review. Be prepared of an overload of reviews…if I manage to write a complete sentence that is.


Heroine: Brinley: I had moments where I really liked her and moments where I couldn’t stand her. There were just some aspects of her personality that did not work for me even though I generally did like her. She just came off as shrill to me in some instances and if there is one thing that I cannot stand, it is a shrill heroine. I am just thankful that it was not a constant shrillness. And I did end up loving her. 

Hero: Ryder-I loved him. He is a reason to read this book. He was a sweetie pie. With a bit of an edge. But a sweetie pie nonetheless. He was a great hero and he was the reason I got so into the book. Serious hero crush happening here.

Chemistry: I loved Brinley and Ryder together. They had a certain sweetness about them that I really liked. But even more so, I liked that they had some misunderstandings and angst. I’ve been reading so many books lately where it’s just smooth sailing all the time and that just bores me.

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Conclusion: I love this book. So much. It’s a bit predictable but not in a bad way at all. It’s probably why I like it so much. I enjoyed both Brinley and Ryder and the writing was excellent. I can’t wait for the next book. Hopefully about Mason.

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Author Info
Renita Pizzitola is the author of New Adult contemporary romance and Young Adult fantasy. When not writing, she can be found feeding her caramel macchiato addiction and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting and I am happy to see you are out of your funk! I think it's been going around!



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