DNF Unfortunately – Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola #Review

Posted September 9, 2015 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 20 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

DNF Unfortunately – Just a Little Crush by Renita Pizzitola #Review
Just a Little Crush

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Series: #1 Crush
Genres: New Adult Romance
Released on October 21, 2014
Pages: 251
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I chose this one while I was new to NA and wanted to try many new to me authors and established my tastes for what I liked and didn’t like in the genre. At this point, all that has gelled. This one has been sitting a while and unfortunately, when I finally picked it up to read, this one fell on the not so like side for me. I want to be clear that this book and the author are rated highly and itโ€™s just my personal quibbles that seem to be at fault here.

The story opens with Brinley Dawson attending a party with her best friend, Mason. They were invited by a guy who is interested in Brinley, but she is not interested in him. They are only going so Mason can meet a girl he is interested in. Brinley doesn’t drink because of her alcoholic mother and she is still a virgin. In fact, after a certain fiasco back in high school that was painful and haunted her until she graduated, it left her on the innocent side of things when it comes to guys and gals. So it is with mixed feelings that she encounters the guy responsible for her high school horror story at the party. He extricates her from Noah, the guy interested in her and then seems to be interested in her even though she has seen him with the slutty beauties who put out and he takes what they have to offer.

Alright, so that’s as far as I got.

This is told first person perspective and I think it alternates between the hero and heroine though I only read from her perspective.

What got to me was the way the heroine is drawn and how the situation was shaping up. I think ultimately, I felt too old for this story. The heroine is an innocent and virgin sexually, she is naive with not a lot of street sense though she thinks she’s down with the worldly wisdom, she misreads people often it seems, and she’s crushing on a guy she claims to hate while letting a guy she isn’t into get his hopes up. The drama is bubbling in that pot and all set to boil over, probably more than once if I were to hazard a guess. I don’t have the patience to see it through.

The writing was easy to read and pulls the reader in. The college setting, actions, and characters were drawn well, and would probably do nicely for me any other time. I think those who love the Contemporary NA College Romances might want to give this a go.

I rec’d this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the childrenโ€™s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Red Iza
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I don’t think it would be for me too, so thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sophia Rose
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Yep, I took it for the team and spared you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Red Iza
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That’s so thoughtful of you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Red Iza
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I don’t think it would be for me too, so thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sophia Rose
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Yep, I took it for the team and spared you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Angela @ Simply Angela
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I’m in my late twenties and I have a hard time connecting to the characters in most NA books. It’s rare that I pick up a NA read.

Sophia Rose
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I feel sort of bad because this one sat for several months. I was eager to try it when i signed up for several NA authors to try their books, but lately, I’m not in the mood for the drama that the late teens and early twenties can dish out. I think if I keep my NA reads to one every few months; I’ll be alright.

Sophia Rose
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I feel sort of bad because this one sat for several months. I was eager to try it when i signed up for several NA authors to try their books, but lately, I’m not in the mood for the drama that the late teens and early twenties can dish out. I think if I keep my NA reads to one every few months; I’ll be alright.

Blodeuedd
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Oh well, it happens

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, time to grab another book.

Lanies Book Thoughts
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NA can be a serious hit or miss, but at least you tried;)

Sophia Rose
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Yes, that is what I’m discovering, too, Lanie!

Sharonda
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Dont feel bad Sophia, I feel like Im too old for most NA reads too, lols. Its a tough genre

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, it is tough to find ones that still have the spirit of that age group without feeling to juvenile to me.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Ehh I don’t think the leading on one guy and crushing on someone she hated would work for me. Bummer it was a miss for ya.

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, it didn’t set well with me, either. And I was rolling my eyes so hard at her ‘I got this world by the shorthairs’ act when she didn’t have a clue.

Lola
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It’s hard when you’re new to a genre to know whcih books work for you and whcih not. I am that way now with historical romances, I’ve had a few good ones, but also one DNF already. Sounds like a lot of drama set-up, I don’t like it when girls aren’t clear and someone she isn’t interested in get’s his hopes up, sometimes it’s better to be clear from the start. I am not a fan of the love/ hate situations either, although I am currently reading a book that handles that well and realistically. I do like NA books,… Read more »

Sophia Rose
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It is hard to figure out what you like or don’t like in a new to you genre. I’ve found a few NA authors I really like and others that are decent and a few that are too much drama for my tastes. I guess it comes down to that, taste. It’s not that certain books are ‘bad’ so much as not my thing.

I’ve found that I like NA with other things going on in them, too, Lola! Thanks!

Lola
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It’s hard when you’re new to a genre to know whcih books work for you and whcih not. I am that way now with historical romances, I’ve had a few good ones, but also one DNF already. Sounds like a lot of drama set-up, I don’t like it when girls aren’t clear and someone she isn’t interested in get’s his hopes up, sometimes it’s better to be clear from the start. I am not a fan of the love/ hate situations either, although I am currently reading a book that handles that well and realistically. I do like NA books,… Read more »

Sophia Rose
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It is hard to figure out what you like or don’t like in a new to you genre. I’ve found a few NA authors I really like and others that are decent and a few that are too much drama for my tastes. I guess it comes down to that, taste. It’s not that certain books are ‘bad’ so much as not my thing.

I’ve found that I like NA with other things going on in them, too, Lola! Thanks!