My New Crush Gave to Me
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.
Don’t do it, Charlie. Don’t do it. Leave now. It’s not too late. I turned around and headed away from J.D. Ortiz’s house, but I only made it about three feet before I made a one-eighty and was back at his doorstep. Do not push that doorbell. Don’t do it. You will regret it. You can come up with your own ideas. You don’t need J.D.’s help. You are better than this. Only I wasn’t. If I wanted to get Teo personalized gifts, I needed someone who knew him personally. But did it have to be J.D.?
I turned to leave again. Then back around. I may have repeated that move three or four times. I didn’t know what to do. But I couldn’t stand there forever. I had to make up my mind. I can do this. I can do this. No, I can’t. This was a stupid idea. I was going home. I should have just dropped Morgan o& and kept driving in the ‘rst place. I’d just buy Teo a Starbucks card and some chocolate snowmen and be done with it. Operation Secret Santa was o)cially over.
I’d made it down the steps when I heard the door open.
“So,” J.D. said, with one eyebrow raised, “did you just come to spin around at my doorway or did you want something?”
Crap. Why did he have to see me? “Don’t worry about it. Forget I was here.”
“Yeah . . .” He hemmed. “I don’t know that I’ll be able to unsee that.”
Then he mimicked my awkward turns back and forth. “If it’s dance lessons you’re after, I agree, you need them. But I’m probably not the guy.”
“Good to know,” I said and continued down his walkway.
“Wait,” he called after me. “Are you really not going to tell me why you’re here?” I have already made a fool of myself; should I just ask for his help? It’s not like it can get any worse. Only I knew that wasn’t true. Still . . . I was already there . . . “Fine,” I said. “I have an offering.”
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.