Just a Little Kiss
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In this sizzling novel of Renita Pizzitola’s Crush series, Felicity knows that “Summer Boys” are only good for one thing. But what if hooking up with the right guy could lead to a fresh start?
Like most of the residents of her dead-end beach town, Felicity Daniels doesn’t know what she wants from her future. Instead of college, she’s waiting tables at the local grille where she’s more likely to run into the guy who was the love of her life—until one decision changed everything. Now as this year’s tourist season kicks in to high gear, Felicity realizes that whatever she wants isn't going to be found here.
Mason Hayes is the quintessential Summer Boy: hot, impulsive, and born without strings attached. While in town helping with the family fishing charter, he plans to have a little fun—and hopefully get over a certain girl. He’s never had a long-term relationship, but when he meets Felicity, he wonders if he’s found the girl who could change that.
With her heart still in repair, Felicity’s happy to have a distraction like Mason, but her best friend thinks he could also be her ticket out of this town. What’s the harm in using him to escape more than just her boredom? After all, he is just a Summer Boy, and they never stick around. But after one kiss, Felicity wonders if only one summer with Mason will ever really be enough.
Advance praise for Just a Little Kiss
“In the tradition of new adults everywhere, Felicity and Mason stumble through their new relationship as it transitions from a summer sweetness to autumnal angst . . . [with] charming secondary relationships and [a] beautifully detailed setting.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Just a Little Crush
“Brinley and Ryder are the perfect combination of sweet and hot. They’ll have you pulling for second chances.”—USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers
“Be prepared to swoon hard over Ryder in Just a Little Crush, Renita Pizzitola’s impressive New Adult debut. Brinley and Ryder are drawn together in an almost hypnotic way and I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the utterly sexy, sweet, romantic, and scorching moments between them. I loved it!”—Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series
From Publishers Weekly
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"Everything happens for a reason."
"Everything happens for a reason."
I am a firm believer of this quote.
NA Author Pizzitola continues to amaze me. Well-developed storyline. I have seen these characters mature through each book in this series. Geez, I have tears running down my cheeks.
The growth and development of relationships. Trials and errors we encounter. Compromises and sacrifices we make.
We have this picture of how it should be, but every relationship is a challenge and work.
Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend this brilliant read.
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
The true test of love is not always ‘Will you fight for it?’ The real test of true love is often ‘Are you willing to give it up?~ #TiffanyReisz
Will he kiss her?
Felicity and Mason meet through his cousin, who is one of her best friends. Even thought he is warned to stay away, his feelings are too strong and he pursues her anyway. Or is it she is pursuing him?
Mason is instantly attracted and tries to come up with a away around his cousin's warning to stay away from her. Felicity does not know about the warning and approaches him on her own. Mason takes that as a green light and it all begins.
Felicity is not sure where her future leads to. She only knows she needs to get out of this dead beat beach town. Only without more resources and education - she does not know where to go or what to do. She does however see a hot summer boy just waiting to be kissed...
Mason comes to town to help his injured uncle. He has to be back to college in the fall, but for now there are women and exploring to do. He sees his neighbor and falls so fast!
Truly an inspiring story! The relationship of these characters touches and amuses while giving you a real romance. I enjoyed turning each page.
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
engaging and honest characters that readers will recognize and want to know.
I’ve been following this series from the beginning, and Renita Pizzitola has managed to create engaging and honest characters that readers will recognize and want to know. In the third book, Just a Little Kiss, we have Mason’s story. We first met Mason back in Just a Little Crush, he had his own crush on the heroine Brinley, but realized soon on that it was one-sided, and the two became fast friends. Fortunately, his sense was rewarded, and we get to see his story here.
Mason is a stand-up guy: in touch with his feelings and aware that he can find a love of his own. A summer job offer with a fishing boat service brings him into a new environment, and he’s finding himself ready for a summer fling.
Felicity is a local girl, a waitress at the diner, and one with a passion for her ‘summer boys’. She’s not interested in long term, and the influx of summer only workers fits her plan perfectly: no muss, no fuss. But then she meets Mason – and he’s more than just a summer boy…..
These two have the chemistry, and despite the rather mature attitude they both project about relationships, they are young and make some mistakes that perfectly fit their actual ages: neither one is perfect or without issues, but they do manage to finally get it together and actually discuss their issues, rather than flounce off in a snit. Both characters grew and learned from their drama, and while it may seem that I am downplaying angst and drama, these two really don’t have an overabundance of either. Pizzitola wrote these characters with care and deliberation, and both they and their relationship grew in ways that felt plausible and natural. A wonderful installment, and leaves the door open for more, should other characters get a chance to have their moments.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.