Just a Little Crush
By: Renita Pizzitola
Releasing October 21st, 2014
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?
Reviewed by Kayla:
I would like to start out by saying that I really enjoyed this story. It was a great read. I finished it in a couple hours. I love a good afternoon read.
Good girls stay away from Ryder Briggs or at least they should. In high school Brinley knew Ryder and he was her first kiss at a stupid party when she was 15. Ryder can have any girl he wants and people think he does. But after he embarrassed Brinley four years ago why is he suddenly interested in her? Ryder never forgot her but he knew she hated him. Will he be able to show Brinley that things have changed?
This book was really good. I liked the characters and storyline. The story has a lot of different elements in it: love, secrets, friendship, misunderstandings, betrayal, forgiveness, and finding one's inner peace.
Quote: “His eyes flicked up and he grinned. “Your heart is racing.” I smiled back. “It kind of always does that around you.”
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars! I would recommend this book to my friends!
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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