Monday, March 23, 2015

Just a Little Flirt Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @readflirt @renitapizzitola

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Welcome to my post for the Just a Little Flirt book tour!  I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Flirt mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Flirt
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Crush #2


Saying yes has always come easy for Fallon. Now, as Renita Pizzitola’s steamy, poignant Crush series continues, 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.



My Rating: 3 Roses

I liked Just a Little Flirt. It was sweet and enjoyable and I thought it was a nice new adult read.

Fallon was an okay character. However, I did find myself frustrated with her on more than once occasion. She tended to assume the worst of Cade and, while that was understandable at first, it continued even after he showed how sweet and kind he was. And she came across as insensitive more than once. So, while I didn't dislike, she wasn't my favorite character.

Cade, on the other hand, was all that was perfect. He was so sweet, kind, understanding, and, honestly, a lot more patient than he could have been expected to be. I adored him.

The romance was good. While Fallon wasn't my favorite character but I did think they were a good couple. And they definitely had a bunch of chemistry that heated things up.

The story was good, though it was slower in some places. I enjoyed it and the ending was great. Romance lovers, this might be a book you'll want to look up.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Excerpt:

I’d always wanted to be beautiful. Not just above-average pretty or I-want-in-your-pants sexy. No, more like Audrey Hepburn. Classic. Flawless. The kind of beautiful people can’t help but admire. I wanted to leave a boy in awe. In breathless wonder as I passed.

And then I wanted that boy to chase me down, vie for my attention and battle his way into my heart because to know that kind of beauty and live without it would be tragedy.

But anyone who knew me, knew I wasn’t “that girl.” I was the girl guys took to bed, but never home. The one who made them feel good for a moment, but never a lifetime.

For college boys, I was basically the revolving door to sowing their oats. And I was okay with that . . . or, at least, I used to be. But the second I’d stepped through the doors of Memorial Hospital, I’d left it behind. This internship was my future, an opportunity to stay in Texas with a promise to never have to move back to Colorado.

Problem was . . . the hospital elevator had other plans.

Waiting at ground level, I pushed the up button and stared at the shiny metal doors waiting for them to glide open. Nothing. I glanced up at the glowing number four, begging for it to start its descent to one. But it didn’t budge. How long did it take for people to get on?

I checked my phone. My earliness could quickly creep to tardiness if the elevator didn’t hurry. Or made multiple stops. Or I got lost. Shit. The warmth of panic rose, creeping up my neck and singeing my ears. With a deep breath, I forced the anxiety back into submission and scanned the area for a stairwell.

Bingo.

I scurried toward the stairs, praying the three flights wouldn’t do me in. Exercise had slipped off the agenda freshman year, replaced by too much tequila and too little sleep. But really, it was only a few stairs. I could do this.

As I pounded up the second flight my breathing shallowed. And by the time I’d rounded the last landing, my calves burned and a fine coat of perspiration dotted my forehead. Were stairwells air-conditioned? Didn’t help it was summer. And I was wearing way too many clothes. Good God it was hot. The dress pants and button-down started to cling to my skin.

Forcing my legs to move, I sped up, ready to just be done.

A guy’s voice echoed around the corner.

I made the last turn and stepped right to avoid him. With his phone pressed to his ear, he didn’t seem to notice me. He spoke animatedly, either excited or mad, but as I slipped past he threw his arm out to the side. And I ran smack into it.

My body buckled as my gut took a direct blow into one solid freaking—and might I add, impressive—forearm.

“Shit,” he murmured, lowering his phone. “I’m so sorry. Are you okay?” His eyes were huge as they assessed me for damage. Nice eyes too. Dark blue. Like indigo, which contrasted nicely with his honey-blond hair.

Unfortunately, the wind had been knocked out of me, so all I managed was a nod and a super-attractive choking gasp.
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a $25 gift card and a Flirt mug and nail polish.
Good luck!

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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, with her husband and two children.


1 comment:

  1. Farrah, Thank you for hosting JUST A LITTLE FLIRT!

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