My New Crush Gave To Me
by Shani Petroff
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Plot: 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? (2018, Amazon.com)
Review: This was a fun Christmas read, even if it was a little predictable. I must say that Charlie was a little annoying at first. She was always mad at J.D. for something. But, she does become more likable as the story progresses. Petroff does a good job in putting us in Charlie's head. She is very much a teenage girl with a serious crush! It's almost to the point of obsession, but in a funny way. The story was completely in Charlie's POV, which made sense for this story because the plot twists would not have worked if we got in J.D.'s head. Overall, it was a cute, clean, Christmas-themed story. I would recommend for ages 13 and up!
*I received a DRC for an honest review.
Rating: 3.5 Hearts!