It’s Just A Little Crush by Caroline Fardig

IJALC_CoverThis book truly is LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY! You will love the real, in-depth characters! Lizzie is a fantastic heroine! I kept reading snippets of the book to my husband, because I think everyone should enjoy her wit. I read him enough pieces that he now wants to read it too! This book truly does have a bit of everything – love, mystery, romance, and danger!

P.S. Look for another post on this book on August 19th!  Special treat coming up!! :-)

Here is the blurb:

The sleepy town of Liberty hasn’t seen murder in…well…ever. Residents are stunned when the body of a young woman is found strangled, and reporters at the Liberty Chronicle are thrilled, rather disturbingly, over the biggest news story to hit town this century.
Lizzie Hart has even bigger problems. Lately, she can’t seem to concentrate on her job as copy editor at the Chronicle with the new hunky investigative reporter, Blake Morgan, swaggering around the office. How can a girl work when she’s using all of her energy combating Blake-induced hot flashes and struggling to repress the giggly inner schoolgirl that’s constantly rearing her dorky head? It’s a good thing that Blake barely knows Lizzie exists.
After an odd string of events, however, Lizzie begins to wonder if Blake is really as fabulous as she has fantasized. When Lizzie and Blake find a co-worker dead, Blake’s personality changes completely—and not in a good way. Even though the police rule the death as an accident, Lizzie immediately suspects foul play and senses a connection to the recent murder. She is determined to bring the killer to justice, but is having some trouble getting her Nancy Drew on thanks to the pesky stalker she’s picked up—Blake Morgan. Wait, didn’t she want him to follow her around and pay attention to her? Not like this. Blake has turned from cool and smooth to cold and downright scary, making Lizzie wonder if he should be next on her suspect list.

I enjoyed Lizzie so much and found myself wanting to talk to her for real!  She is just so much fun and her sarcastic (sometimes snarky) wit had me cracking up.  I love that we really get to know Blake as well. When I first read about Blake, I was thinking he was going to be a typical shallow, arrogant man. Boy was I wrong!  He seemed so out of reach and I love discovering the real man with Lizzie.  I can’t WAIT for the next book!!  You better believe I will be on it as soon as I get more info on it! :-)

Something I wasn’t sure about was whether the mystery in the book would be good. You never know with a new author, but I have to tell you it was astonishing! I didn’t see that ending coming AT ALL! I LOVE IT when a book surprises me because it doesn’t happen all that often anymore. Rocks are thrown through windows, people are dying, bombs are going off, and in between it all you have this fantastic, witty dialogue!  This book was also a dream to read.  The writing is very smooth and I really didn’t want it to end.  Granted I wanted them to find and catch the killer, but we were having such fun along the way!

This is definitely a book I can see myself picking up and rereading every once in a while when I want some serious funny!

Buy this book!!!

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