Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Blog Tour and Giveaway: My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me
Shani Petroff
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: October 31st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

This sweet, funny holiday romance from the author of Romeo And What’s Her Name features cute boys, plenty of rom-com mishaps, and a determined heroine readers are certain to fall for. 

Charlotte “Charlie” Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He’s a star athlete, a National Honor Society member, and the most popular guy in school. Plus he contributes to the school paper, where Charlie is a co-editor. Basically, he’s exactly the type of guy Charlie’s looking for. The only problem is—he barely knows she exists. 
But Charlie has a plan: rig the paper’s Secret Santa and win his heart with the perfect gift. The catch? She has no idea what to get him. Enter J.D. Ortiz–Teo’s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He’s easy going, laid back, disorganized, and spontaneous—the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he knows what Teo wants, so she’s stuck with him. 
Yet, the more time Charlie spends with J.D., the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas? 
Shani Petroff’s newest young adult comedy of errors, My New Crush Gave to Me, is the perfect read for those searching for some love and laughter along with their holiday spirit.
This book was a cute little high school romance. I would give this story a 3-3.5 stars. This is the first book I have read by this author, her writing was good but the story itself didn't grip me from the beginning and have me begging for more, I am not a huge fan of YA so that may be part of my block with this book but it was a quick quirky read and I would recommend to others that are looking for a lighthearted book. 

When Charlie wants something she is determined to get it ... with the help of J.D. someone she despises she creates a plan to get J.D.'s cousin Teo to be her date to the Christmas Ball... when all seems to be going according to her plan she will realize some truths of her own and maybe it isn't Teo (the perfect man on paper) that is she is crushing on..

Get to one clicking to see what happens! If this author writes more than YA I would certainly read her again for sure.
First, I should say that I enjoy a good YA book. This one had the basic story I'm a sucker for. 

It is sweet and high school romance filled. You want the characters to make the choices to lead them to where you know they belong. I'm happy to have read this. However, I couldn't get into the main character, Charlie. I wanted to like her,but found my like falling short. I'm not sure why. 

All in all, worth a click if you are into YA books.

Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She’s the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the “Destined” series which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.