Just A Little Crush Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Just A Little Crush Blog Tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

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?

My Review
Brinley is a good girl who studies hard and doesn't party. She wants to get good grades and get away from her drunken mother. She is doing good until she runs into the boy she gave her first kiss to in high school shows up. She was embarrassed by him and just wanted to not see him again. He didn't want her years ago but now he seems like he is into her. She knows she shouldn't fall for him but the more time they spend together the more she seems to forget what he did years ago. Ryder doesn't believe or want love. It didn't work for his parents. He never forgot Brinley. She is the girl he compares others to. When it seems he isn't the only one interested in Brinley he has to face facts and show her how he feels. Brinley wants to believe him but when some rumors come to light she wonders if she has just been used as another joke. Ryder will have to do everything he can to show her is for real and she can trust him but it may be to late.

Ryder is the good looking guy everyone either wants or wants to be. He has never lacked for women but Brinley is different than the others. Ryder doesn't believe in tearing his family apart no matter what he does know. He is a good guy who has a bad rep. He truly puts his heart out there for Brinley. He will do anything to protect her. Brinley has had a hard life. She never felt loved by her mom and only really had her grandmother. She is very smart and works hard at her goals. She is sexy in a girl next door kinda way and she doesn't see it. I liked both of them even when both where being incredibly stubborn.

This was a book I couldn't put down. I read it in one sitting as I had to see what would happen next. It seems every time Brinley has things going good something comes along and tears her down. She is a good person who doesn't deserve what life has thrown at her. I thought at first she and Ryder would be a strange pair but they actually are good together. Ryder has a lot going on as well and thinks he has to keep everything to his self in order to protect others. The more I learned about him the more I liked him. I have to say I don't know how Brinley handled waiting for him at times and vice versa. They clearly belong together and they lit up the pages with their heat. It is also a great story about never believing everything you hear. I have to say I hated to see this one end and I wanted more of them just because I enjoyed them both so much. Would definitely reread this book many times.

4 out of 5 Stars

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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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