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Just a Little Flirt
     

Just a Little Flirt

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by Renita Pizzitola
 
Saying yes has always come easy for Fallon. Now, as Renita Pizzitola’s steamy, poignant Crush series continues, winning her dream job means saying no to the guy she wants the most.
 
Between all the parties and random hook-ups, Fallon Carr is this close to flunking out of college. But her internship working with pediatric

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Saying yes has always come easy for Fallon. Now, as Renita Pizzitola’s steamy, poignant Crush series continues, winning her dream job means saying no to the guy she wants the most.
 
Between all the parties and random hook-ups, Fallon Carr is this close to flunking out of college. But her internship working with pediatric patients means the world to her—especially since, at the end of the summer, one lucky intern will be offered a paid position. Determined to leave her bad reputation behind, Fallon even takes a bet that she won’t sleep with anyone from work. But there’s one little catch. . . .
 
Not only is Cade Ryan the hottest guy Fallon has ever laid eyes on, he’s a therapy dog handler who volunteers his time to visit kids at the hospital. So when he starts pursuing her, Fallon can’t believe her bad timing. The thing is, Cade is different. He’s not like the college guys who see her as a one-night stand, or the high-school boyfriend who took a part of her she can never get back. Cade genuinely wants to spend time with her—and not just between the sheets.
 
Fallon won’t let her growing feelings for Cade get in the way of her dreams. Besides, no guy can break down the walls she put up long ago. So what’s the harm in a little flirting? It’s not like she’s falling in love. But she may have seriously underestimated how complicated things can get when the perfect guy falls for her first.

Praise for Renita Pizzitola’s 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553395112
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2015
Series:
Crush Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
41,826
File size:
5 MB

Meet 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, with her husband and two children.

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Just a Little Flirt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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KristiHulsey More than 1 year ago
This story was just as good as the 1st book. I love these companion novels. They are so cute and so steamy. They were just so great to read. I love books you just cant stop reading. This was one of them. Cade as a book boyfriend was so great to read. I just loved how easily he was described. He was hot and handsome, with huge muscles. He is the ultimate book boyfriend. Then Fallon was also described as a hottie, she is a partier likes to hook up with different men. She has a few problems. Which I liked how Cade and Fallon worked together. It made their relationship strong. I love how this author writes her books. This is her second book I have read by this author. It was just so good and easy to read. I cannot wait to read book 3 in this series. This is a sexy steamy type of book. So if your not into steamy sex scenes dont read it. There isnt like alot of them but there are a few. Some of the scenes are swoon worthy and they really get to emotionally. Cade is just this sweet romantic guy. It really gets to you. I just fell in love with Cade and Fallon in this story. This is a must read series. This is a new adult contemporary romance. Its definately New Adult because they are in college. MUST READ!!! Totally worth it. http://hulsey2007bookblog.blogspot.com/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suprisingly loved it more than the first one
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gaele More than 1 year ago
I read the first in this series late last year, and somehow I didn’t mark this one out to read on my calendar. That is a problem solved, and Just a Little Flirt by Renita Pizzitola is on the dock today.  In the first story, I found Fallon to be more of a go-getter: a balls to the wall sort of party girl with a significant contrast in approach and personality to Brinley. But somehow something changed, and while Fallon is no innocent, she’s been portrayed as more of a victim, if not of other people most certainly of her own rigid adherence to a strange set of behaviors. See Fallon doesn’t enjoy the reputation she’s earned as a party girl that is up for everything, she doesn’t enjoy sex and would stop at foreplay if she didn’t feel that it was unjustly  leading boys on by not following through. I think she worried more about what they WOULD think of her should she say no than holding on to the questionable things that are said about her by giving in.  Sadly, she’s not alone in that belief, but her decisions in this book were odd and didn’t give me the sort of warm  fuzzies that I had for Brinley.  BUT – you couldn’t help but totally want to materialize Cade to keep him for your very own.  Cade is everything that Fallon needs and deserves, she just isn’t sure she can deal with the  possibility of yet another letdown.  Cade is a nice guy, not in that can’t get a date better as your best friend way,  but an honestly nice guy that works with therapy dogs in a hospital setting, is good with kids, and doesn’t have  a string of women in his past or present.  He’s one you take home. And keep. Preferably not in a locked  closet – but that’s your business.  So the dance and attraction is confusing and frustrating for Fallon, and her decision to not date/sleep with anyone she works with at the hospital puts Cade firmly in the no touch zone. But, instead of thinking it through and talking TO Cade, she debates a hook up to forget.  Old habits are hard to break.  Of course, this is a  romance and the wonder that is Cade does work its magic on Fallon – but OH what a frustrating journey.   Even as she grew and changed, she still clung to her old ways, and her self-doubt was typical if over the top, making her an interesting character with plenty of emotion for the reader, just little empathy. A solid 3.5 star read bumped because of the frustrating emotional roller coaster Pizzitola created for me. I received an eArc copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated  for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of the New Adult sub-genre because I have yet to read a New Adult book that did not have me annoyed at or bored with the juvenile antics or whining of the characters and the angst-driven story-lines. Well, that is until Just a Little Flirt. Honestly, I was not expecting much when I started reading it, but it was a pleasant surprise and actually has me rethinking my stance on the genre.  Fallon Carr is a well-known party girl but all the partying and random hook-ups have distracted from her studies and her grades have tanked. With the start of her internship at a pediatric ward, she vows to keep her party-girl lifestyle separate from work and not get involved with anyone at work. Her end goal is the paid position that would be opening up at the end of the internship. The first test of her resolve comes when she realizes that the hottie she had a run-in with on her first day at the hospital also volunteers at the pediatrics wing and she would be working closely with him. Fallon's first encounter with Cade Ryan and his panty-dropping smile and sexy arms cost her her shirt which she didn't mind much because she thought he was a visitor. Now that she has to work with him, she has a hard time keeping her mind on her job.  This is a very enjoyable coming-of-age story and the characters were very well-written. Both characters exhibited a lot of maturity for their ages and Cade is the boyfriend every girl of Fallon's age dreams of - fun, patient, kind, attractive and he's also good with kids and dogs. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow slowly and also that it was not just about hopping into the nearest bed. They took the time to get to know each other and become friends. Even though Fallon's self-esteem issues caused her to nearly ruin what she had with Cade, I love that he was willing to give her time to work through them. I found myself smiling a lot as I read this and will recommend that anyone on the fence about the genre start here.  *I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Just A Little Flirt is a Must-Read! Hands down this was one of my favorite reads of this year so far, from the characters to the plot line, Renita Pizzitola delivers a sizzling romance that will leave you wanting for more. In her newest novel, Pizzitola delivers a story of new beginnings, and the possibility of finding love when you least expect it to be.  Just when things couldn't get worse, Fallon Carr is about to fail college miserably if she doesn't get her life back together. When she gets an internship at a hospital, she is determined to be the best, and leave her old live behind, especially when there is a possible job at the end of her internship. But that soon changes when she finds herself drawn to Cade Ryan, the therapy dog handler, and the one that she accidentally bumped into on her way to her first day at the hospital. Not knowing if she is going to see him again, Fallon decides to forget about him, and even takes a bet with one of her friends that she is not going to sleep with anyone from work, especially Cade. Little did she know that that was going to be a hard promise to keep.  Cade wasn't looking for anyone in particular to date, he is determined to finish with College, and volunteer at the hospital with his dog. But the minute he sees Fallon, he immediately is drawn to her outspoken personality, and beauty. That was enough for him to do everything in his power to spend more time with her, and take the flirting between them into something more. But with Fallon being determined to stay friends with him, and the gossip in the hospital, is going to make things difficult for the two of them to start a real relationship. There were a lot of things that I loved about this book! The story line flows nicely throughout the story, from beginning to end, I was intrigued with the characters, and it was hard to stop reading. I enjoyed Cade's personality the most, he is caring, smart, handsome, and he loves his dog! When he learns the real reason why Fallon is desperately wanting to move on, he is supportive, and understanding. On the other hand, Fallon has recently ended her relationship with her boyfriend, and taking the internship at the hospital seems like a good idea to start over. When she finds herself competing for the job at the end of the internship, she gets to see what the other interns are capable of when they find themselves wanting the same things she does. Fallon then gets to see who her real friends are, and who is worth fighting for in the end. The ending of the book was probably the sweetest scenes in the entire story, it brings everything together, and makes it perfect. Overall, the story was great, it had a good flow, and the romance is on point. I highly recommend giving it a try. :) *ARC provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.*
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
Fallon, Fallon, Fallon – I loved this girl ever since I have met her in Renita Pizzitola’s first book: Just A Little Crush. She was the girl who has the courage to do whatever she wants, and whoever she wants. Not only that, I love the fact that she’s a loyal friend to Brinley. Now, it was her time for her happy ending. First, she got her dream job having that internship in the hospital being with children. Not only that, she met a wonderful man who is unexpectedly off-limits because he’s someone she works with. Slowly, our wild Fallon is finally having some directions in her life. After closely flunking out college, and having the internship with pediatric patients with the chance of having a paid position after the summer, she was determined to finally be a good girl. She and Mason took a bet that she wouldn’t sleep anyone she works with, except there was this hot, sexy, and irresistible Cade. Cade is the total boyfriend material, not only that he was handsome, but he’s great too: sweet, thoughtful, generous, and understanding. HE DIDN’T MIND HER PAST! Instead, he was focusing on the present. On what they have right now. He sees her past her insecurities and imperfection: who wouldn’t love a guy like that? Can Fallon resist a Cade-like temptation? Renita Pizzitola once again wowed me with this book. It was sweet, romantic and you can’t help but love both characters despite their individual flaws. I love the change I see with Fallon, and her determination to be different, to change for the better. Some may have led her in making bad decisions, but it made her better in the end, it made their relationship stronger. If you want to swoon, to have that great experience of falling in love with the perfect man of your dreams, this is the book for you!
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I didn't love this one quite like I loved the first book, but I still really liked this book. I think the main thing I didn't enjoy was the whole party girl aspect. I don't enjoy reading books that have to do with a girl who gets drunk and sleeps with guys, and she doesn't even enjoy it! And she keeps saying she feels fine about it, but everything she describes doesn't sound like she does, and it seems like she's forcing herself to be the party girl because she has poor self esteem; even though she portrays herself as so confident, and I felt the book missed the mark on showing how it really wasn't a good choice for Fallon to be that way. If a girl wants to sleep around, fine, but she shouldn't have to get trashed to do it, and close off her emotions. I don't think the situation was really dealt with. It's a problem. I loved the Scout scenes, such a sweetie, and I think Cade is wonderful; I like reading about a nice guy for a change. I liked the glimpses of Brinley and Ryder, and I hope they are in future books as well. Fallon grew on me as I kept on reading, and I loved the scenes with her dad; they were funny and heartwarming. It's too bad Fallon's sister didn't wise up in time, but a book may be in the works for her, and hopefully a book for Mason. I liked that Fallon and Cade meant volunteering, and the way they meet was really cute. All in all this was a sweet romance with characters who had some life to them, and I enjoyed reading it, and I will definitely read any further books in this series, or by Renita Pizzitola.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review This is the story of Fallon, the roommate of Brinley from the author's first book, Just A Little Crush. Because of that book, I had a preconceived notion of Fallon as the stereotypical college party girl that likes to get around. Because of this, I was a little hesitant to read the book. However, I'm very happy that the publisher sent me an invite to try this book through NetGalley. I think it shows how good an author is when they can take a character not necessarily liked and turn her around and make you really sympathize with her. This book starts in Fallon's life shortly after the first book ends. It's the first day of orientation for her internship at a local hospital. On her way there, she's running late and, literally, runs into Cade Ryan, a volunteer at the hospital. Cade is everything Fallon feels she isn't and doesn't want to hook up with: a genuine good person. This internship gives her an opportunity to find something she really enjoys and can be good at so she's determined not to screw it up and let her partying ways ruin it for her, which means avoiding the perfect Cade. The only problem is that he makes it hard to resist With this book in Fallon's POV, it gives the reader an opportunity to feel what she feels and find out why she is the way she is. She does a bit of growing and healing in this book with the determination on Cade's part to not let her quit on him. In the beginning of the book Fallon appears to be very self assured when it comes to everything in life, especially getting any man she's after. The farther the book goes, the reader experiences Fallon's deep insecurities as they come out when she finally faces her feelings. Excellent book. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review* It was a sweet, but strengthening novel about a girl who rediscovers herself in the person she wants to be rather than the person people have seen in the past. Fallon: It's funny how we saw sneak peeks of her in Just a Little Crush, but I was so focused on Ryder and Brinley that I didn't notice her. But I always wondered what she was going to reveal in her book. She is a bit of a party animal as we saw in the last book.  But now she wants to change her image which means no more parties and especially guys. But that causes a problem when she meets Cade on the way to her internship at a local child hospital. She is caught off guard at the persistence of how Cade goes after her. She learns that she loves herself when she is around Cade and can leave the past in the past.  Cade: He's unlike anything Fallon had seen in a guy. Ever. He's the complete opposite of the guys she slept with. He's sweet, gorgeous and wants Fallon for the one thing she's never given a guy- her heart. Final Thoughts: I really this book and loved the characters and loved finding more about Fallon. And the amount of times I swooned over Cade was unbelievable.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Just a Little Flirt opens when Fallon meets Cade in the stairwell of the hipspital where she is starting as a intern as a child life aid and he volunteers with his therapy dog Scout. They become friends which leads to them dating and eventually a adult relationship. Fallon transforms from an unfocused player into a mature, responsable adult. I really enjoyed reading this book, because it was funny, well paced, and realistic. The supporting characters were well developed and added a lot of dimension to the story. I reccomend this book to fans of new adult romance.
BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I did think that it could've been a bit longer, but it was still a very good read. The writing was solid and no details were left out. The characters were put together from past to present so there was no questions there. It was just a matter of whether or not Fallen and Care were going to take the leap and who would go first. Loved Scout! But then again, I have my own Daisy so the fact that the dog was a big part of the book was a huge bonus for me!  I felt like the drama that surrounded Fallen and Cade at work could've been elaborated on a bit. Even though Fallen was being the bigger person and trying to let it go and show them she wouldn't let it affect her, I felt like there could've been more to that part of story. Can't wait for Just a Little Kiss! *I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
books-n-yarn More than 1 year ago
A cute and light read with some seriously sexy scenes...Fallon and Cade have an instant chemistry that at first didn't click for me. Cade seemed too well balanced for Fallon's lack of self-confidence in a tough outer shell. Fallon's insecurities often irritated me and there were many times I wanted Cade to find another...but then they'd have some seriously hot encounters and I'd think just maybe, Fallon would get it. I enjoyed how author Renita Pizzitola made Fallon's character with some character flaws she owned up to.  So often people portray themselves as someone they're not.  This is a good new adult novel that may help some early twenty-somethings realize that they can be who they are and there will always be someone out there that will love them, sluttiness and all.  ;)
SantanaBlair_TheBookNerd More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in the CRUSH series by Renita Pizzitola. I had stumbled across the first book and absolutely loved it and the great characters. I pointed out in my review of Just A Little Crush that there was a standout in the book for me and that just happened to be Fallon. When I found out that Fallon was getting her own book in Just A Little Flirt, I couldn't help but put this on my anticipated reads list.  The anticipation and the wait were totally worth it.  "I was the girl guys took to bed, but never home. The one who made them feel good for a moment, but never a lifetime."  Fallon is a party girl with a reputation due to her fondness for hook ups. After her grades drop, she is determined to turn it all around starting with the internship she's landed in the pediatric department of the hospital. Determined to keep her reputation in her past she makes a friendly bet that she'll avoid sleeping with anyone from her job.  But then she meets Cade Ryan. Cade, also a volunteer at the hospital, pursues Fallon determined to win a chance with her. But unlike all the other guys Fallon is used to, Cade is less interested in getting into her pants and more interested in getting hold of her heart.  "The only thing I've ignored is the desire to give in to this."  I walked into this book pretty sure I was going to love Fallon,  then I got to see the layers I already expected her to have and my feelings soared. Fallon uses her flirty reputation as a shield for her heart, and keeps the baggage from her past as a wall to keep guys at a distance. That didn't stop me though. I loved her "say what's on her mind" attitude coupled with the vulnerability that she tries to hide.  Speaking of love... Cade Ryan.  I am fairly certain that if you look up book boyfriend, you'll find Cade Ryan listed. There's a certain type of guy who can pull off adorable and sexy at the same time and Cade is definitely one of those guys! I'm pretty sure he had me swooning almost the entire book. His persistent efforts in attempting to get to know Fallon were sweet, but it was the patience he shows her... the reassurance he provides... that took hold of my heart.  As I mentioned before this is the second book in the CRUSH series but it can totally be read as a standalone. I am fairly certain I would have loved it either way but having the extra background knowledge of Brinley, Ryder, and Warren, made those bonus moments with them extra sweet. While the story is told from Fallon's POV, I was very pleasantly surprised to read the epilogue, but that's all I'm going to say about that *wink wink*.  Renita Pizzitola definitely has a great ability of crafting awesome characters that always make my list of characters I would love to hang out with in real life. I without a doubt would recommend these books for those who love a good college love story.  I am giving Just A Little Flirt 4.5 Stars and I cannot wait to check out the next one!
psee More than 1 year ago
4.5 Forever Stars This is the second book in Pizzitola's Crush Series. I am really glad Fallon is center stage in this book because she really became a great friend to Brinley in the first book, despite my initial thoughts that Fallon was a skank. Fallon is trying to escape that reputation and she is hoping her internship as a Child Life Aide will be the first step in the right direction. Those steps however had her running into one of the most gorgeous guys she has ever seen and despite concerns for getting involved in the work place, she can't deny her attraction to Cade. Even more,she has been burned before so she is not really looking to get hurt again. Cade is an all around great guy. This good looking dog handler spends his time volunteering at the hospital. He is attracted to Brinley and is willing to spend time with her any way she is willing. But if a guy is as great is Cade, will he be just as willing to over look Brinley's colorful past. I absolutely love Pizzitola's writing style. This sweet read has just the right amount of sexy, balanced with some funny moments and that little bit of angst which makes you wonder how things will work out. I find that I was able to breeze through the story because I simply enjoyed what I was reading. Brinley and Ryder have some appearances in the story and of course Mason is present for some good nature banter with Fallon. Can I tell you how excited I am that Mason will be getting the next book, I am certain he will make a great hero. So for those looking for a sweet love story with a hero that is truly deserving of that title and a heroine who actually is more of the bad girl turned good by the love of a good man, I highly recommend this book. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.