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My New Crush Gave to Me Shani Petroff

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You don’t need a Christmas miracle when you have a foolproof plan.

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October 31, 2017

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Charlotte “Charlie” Donovan knows what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He’s a star athlete, in the National Honor Society, invited to every party, and contributes to the school paper (where Charlie is co-editor). Basically, he's exactly the type of guy Charlie’s looking for. The only problem—he barely knows she exists.

But Charlie has a plan: Rig the paper’s Secret Santa and win his heart with five perfect gifts. Enter J.D. Ortiz—Teo’s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He’s easy going, laid back, unorganized, 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?

Excerpt

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 180 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 could do this. I could do this. No I couldn’t.

This was a stupid idea. I was going home. I should have just dropped Morgan off and kept driving in the first place. I’d just buy Teo a Starbucks card and some chocolate snowmen and be done with it. Operation Secret Santa was officially over.

I 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?”

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Paperback: $10.99
ISBN 9781250130327

E-book: $7.12
ISBN 9781250130518

Praise

"It’s light as powdered sugar and just as sweet." —Booklist

Romeo and What's Her Name:

"This has all the hallmarks of a high-school romance: a swoon-worthy male lead, a requisite mean girl, and plenty of backstage dallying and wacky miscommunication. Spunky Emily has great friends beside her, and it's this, even more than her budding romance with Wes, that makes this a worthwhile read. Flirty and fun." —Booklist

"Petroff’s latest offering, published by Macmillan’s crowdsourced imprint, will delight romance lovers with its fast pace and humorous tone. This sweet, lighthearted look at high school romantic foibles will be of particular interest to fans of books by Ann Brashares and Jennifer Echols." —School Library Journal

"[Emily is] the American Bridget Jones...this book is simply amazing!" —Jenn, Swoon Reader

"Such a sweet, funny love story. Petroff has a gift for writing romantic comedies." —Audrey, Swoon Reader

"I've always liked heroines who can laugh at themselves, and Emily will most likely rank as one of my most favorite YA heroines ever. Jill and Kayla are also spot on, I'd love to be friends with those girls :-) This is a unique story, and it has warmth and it has heart. " —Tin S., Swoon Reader

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7 comments on "My New Crush Gave to Me"

BellatheBibliophile on Dec. 14, 2016, 2:55 p.m. said:

BellatheBibliophile


This sounds so good, I love holiday themed romance books and this seems like a great read <3

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Kandy on Nov. 22, 2016, 4:43 p.m. said:

Kandy


ahhh october 31 2017 is so far away! :( Excerpt sounds good !!

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Shani Petroff on June 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m. said:

Shani Petroff


thank you so much!!

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Kristy Brown on Nov. 21, 2016, 11:13 a.m. said:

Kristy Brown


Love and Christmas, yay!

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Shani Petroff on Nov. 21, 2016, 11:41 p.m. said:

Shani Petroff


:)

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Masina Sebastian on Nov. 21, 2016, 9:55 a.m. said:

Masina Sebastian


Read the excerpt and i am in love with JD already! i bet he makes funny scenes. so excited for this!

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Shani Petroff on Nov. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m. said:

Shani Petroff


Thank you so much!!! J.D. was a lot of fun to write!

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