Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me
Shani Petroff
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.

For the next five minutes, J.D. and I attempted to detangle the lights in silence. Then we were forced to work together. “I think your end needs to go through mine. Here,” he said, showing me a big loop. “Walk through this.”
“That will just twist it in another direction,” I protested.
“Just try it.”
I did and guess what? I was right. “See.”
“No, we’re okay. I just need to go this way.” He moved around me to the left and pulled the strand of lights through another loop. “And now you need to go that way.”
“That makes no sense,” I said. “I’d be better off going the other direction and putting my end through there.” Before I knew it, he was going one way and I was going the other, and we were tangled up like in a bad game of Twister, only standing and wrapped in lights.
I was so close to J.D., I could smell him. A combination of shampoo, dryer sheets, Christmas tree, and boy. I cursed myself for taking a second whiff. Why would I try and smell J.D.? What is wrong with me?
“Get us out of here,” I said, and he circled one more time, only instead of freeing me from this mess, he brought me face-to-face with him. Well, my face to his chest. He was a head taller than I am.
If I didn’t know better, I would have thought he did it on purpose.
I put my hands up to push him away. Oh. His abs were a lot harder than I imagined. Stop it, Charlie. Move your hands off him. Eww. Why would you linger? The Christmas music was clearly affecting my brain.

Author Bio:
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.