Friday, March 10, 2017

Book Review - Addicted to You by Renita Pizzitola

ABOUT THE BOOK

In a sweet, sexy novel for fans of Abbi Glines, Monica Murphy, and Christina Lauren, the author of Just a Little Kiss tells the story of two friends who each want more—and the love triangle that's holding them back.

In the sleepy fishing town of Port Lucia, everyone knows everyone, but Isla Diaz really knows Colby Callahan, with his blue-gray eyes and the tousled brown hair always tucked sexily into his cap. After all, Isla has been crazy about Colby ever since she can remember—even if he treats her like a kid sister. Now, without her best friend, Felicity, around, Isla spots a golden opportunity to take things to the next level . . . or at least wrangle a kiss out of Colby.

By random chance, a tropical storm is headed toward the coast, leaving them stranded together overnight—and there's nothing to do but drink. As the evening wears on, Isla gets the feeling that her not-so-secret crush may finally release her from the friend zone. With her dreams finally coming true, Isla isn't about to pump the brakes, but is this just a one-time thing? What if the next morning, she needs more than Colby's prepared to give?

Little does she know, Colby would like nothing more than a real relationship with Isla. She's always been the one. But there's a very good reason he's been keeping his distance. Someone else loves her too, someone who also means the world to Colby: his brother.

Praise for the novels of Renita Pizzitola

“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, on Just a Little Crush

“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, on Just a Little Crush

“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 Weeklyon Just a Little Kiss



REVIEW


I've become a fan of Pizzitola's books over the first couple in this series.  I have the expectation with New Adult Romance that there will be a fair amount of misunderstandings and whining because that is realistic and typical for anyone in their early 20's.  I had a harder time getting past that in this book than in previous books and it sometimes kept me from staying in the story.  Part of that is because the story was just thin in this book.  The characters were still interesting and the chemistry between Colby and Isla is undeniable, but that is pretty much the story with a few misunderstandings mixed in.  I still enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more by Pizzitola, but this didn't stand-up to her earlier books.


OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Renita Pizzitola is the author of New Adult Contemporary Romance and Young Adult Fantasy. When not writing, she can be found feeding her caramel macchiato addiction and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She lives in Austin, Texas. 

Renita welcomes emails from her readers. To learn more please visit www.renitapizzitola.com