Friday, October 16, 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.

Thank you to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Did I like this book?

You know, I'm glad I gave this author another chance, because I really liked this book!  And yes, that sentence deserves an exclamation mark because I am really surprised by that fact!  After finishing the first in this series, "Just A Little Kiss", I didn't think I would read another Pizzitola book - that one was not bad, but it definitely didn't blow me away either.  The characters were stereotypical New Adult cliches, and I wasn't about to seek out another book in the same grain.

Colour me surprised to find that all the problems I had with "Just a Little Kiss" were completely eradicated with "Just a Little Flirt"!  It was like someone actually read my mind and said, "You know what?  We don't need another cocky, king-of-the-one-night-stand type of guy wooing the innocent virgin only to find himself falling helplessly in love with her and committing to her for life.  That storyline has been beaten to death in recent history, let's try something new and fresh!"  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for finally giving this reader what I've been asking for!!!

Anyhoo, now that I've expressed my happiness over the storyline, I need to gush a bit over the characters, especially one Mr. Cade Ryan.  Seriously, this guy is perfection on a stick - I fell for him like one of those monkeys jumping on the bed.  (Can you tell my daughter just entered kindergarten?)  He is just...gah, I don't even know!  I just loved how he was so nonjudgmental about Fallon's past, and understanding of her various hang ups.  Truly a great guy!  

And Fallon?  She's pretty cool.  Despite her reckless behaviour, her heart is in the right place, and I really enjoyed the growth of her character throughout the book.

Will you like this book?

If you are searching for a quick, sweet, not-so-typical New Adult read, I'd say give this one a go!

Will I read more by this author?

My opinion has been effectively changed with "Just a Little Flirt"!  I am now eagerly anticipating the next in this series by Pizzitola.

My rating:  3.5 stars

1 comment:

  1. It's good when a second book in a series is a good surprise, Roxy :) I enjoy NA novels, but I prefer those where there isn't too much drama.
    Great review!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews