Monday, 30 March 2015

Review: Just a Little Flirt by Renita Pizzitola

Saying yes has always come easy for Fallon. Now, in Renita Pizzitola’s steamy, poignant new novel, winning her dream job means saying no to the guy she wants the most.

Between all the parties and random hook-ups, Fallon Carr is this close to flunking out of college. But her internship working with pediatric patients means the world to her—especially since, at the end of the summer, one lucky intern will be offered a paid position. Determined to leave her bad reputation behind, Fallon even takes a bet that she won’t sleep with anyone from work. But there’s one little catch. . . .

Not only is Cade Ryan the hottest guy Fallon has ever laid eyes on, he’s a therapy dog handler who volunteers his time to visit kids at the hospital. So when he starts pursuing her, Fallon can’t believe her bad timing. The thing is, Cade is different. He’s not like the college guys who see her as a one-night stand, or the high-school boyfriend who took a part of her she can never get back. Cade genuinely wants to spend time with her—and not just between the sheets.

Fallon won’t let her growing feelings for Cade get in the way of her dreams. Besides, no guy can break down the walls she put up long ago. So what’s the harm in a little flirting? It’s not like she’s falling in love. But she may have seriously underestimated how complicated things can get when the perfect guy falls for her first.

ebook, 240 pages
Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Flirt/Random House 
Series: Crush #2
Genre: New Adult

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy from Random House via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Just a Little Flirt is the second book in the Crush series by Pizzitola. I did have the opportunity to read Just a Little Crush (the first book) in advance of this one but it is not necessary in order to follow along with the story. This book was about Fallon where the first book was about her roommate Brinley.

This is the type of new adult fiction that I enjoy the most. It follows the typical formula of this genre but the characters are true to age in their thoughts and problems and there is more than just sex on each page. In other words, it is more realistic and relatable than some other ones I have read.

I'll start with my thoughts on the characters...

I remembered Fallon from the first book and she had quite a reputation. Although I liked her, I wasn't sure how an entire story about her would play out. Lets just say that I didn't need to question it. Pizzitola did an excellent job at filling in her story so that the reader understood fully the reasons she did the things she did and made her extremely likeable. You got to really see her softer and more fragile side. You really couldn't help but like her.

Then there was Cade...sigh! I loved, loved, loved him! He wasn't the alpha male that is so often found in this genre but the genuinely nice and respectful guy that just happened to be hunky as all heck. Just when I didn't think I could like him any more he would do something to prove me wrong. Seeing as I'm a married woman I can just hope for someone like him for one of my daughters off in the way distant future.

The two of them together were a joy to read. The chemistry was off the charts and the build up left you breathless with anticipation. I thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn (because it wouldn't be NA without complications) in their relationship and routed for them along the way. When the pages heated up they burned, proving that their chemistry was just as strong between the sheets.

One more character that I feel the need to mention who was a big part of the story was Scout. I loved Scout and I had real tears at one point for him. That is all I am going to say about him. You have to read the book to find out more and I can almost guarantee that you will love him as much as I did.

To wrap things up I guess it is obvious that I really enjoyed this story. It was a quick read that I finished in one day. I can't wait for the next instalment!

About the Author
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.

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