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My New Crush Gave to Me

Narrated by: Shani Petroff
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
Regular price: $19.95
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Publisher's Summary

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 listeners 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 listen for those searching for some love and laughter along with their holiday spirit.

©2017 Shani Petroff (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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I loved it! It put me in the holiday spirit!

I adored this book and recommend it to anyone who loves the holidays!

I want to listen to this audiobook again before the holidays are over, maybe even read the physical copy that one of my best bookstagram friends sent me. I found excuses to be in the car, since that’s my prime audiobook time, just to listen to the rest of the story. If you’re looking of the perfect holiday recommendation, look no further. Christmas/Holiday books aren’t done enough in the young adult genre, so I praise Petroff for creating a story I want to read at any time of the year and enjoy as much as rewatching my favorite Christmas movies.

(you can find my full review on my blog, Moriah's Musings (dot) blog!)

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Cute story

Although the story line is very predictable I enjoyed the listen. Shani Petroff is a great narrator.

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CUTE STORY

this was such a cute story. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of Charlotte's trials and tribulations. It was a lot of fun to listen to. The author did a pretty good job with the narration as well. The story is sweet and funny.

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Ugh.

I only read this book for a friend book club I’m in. And it was so predictable and boring and I’m just so over this kind of stuff. Then again I’m nearly 30 and am not the target audience for this book. But I will say it was written very well! It’s just not my cup of tea. If I can figure out the entire plot of a book within the first 10 minutes it’s not going to be a fun read.

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4.5 Stars for this adorable YA Contemporary!

This book was so adorable! I loved the friendship between Charlie and Morgan. It's the kind of friendship we all want when we're that age.

Charlie reminded me a lot of me in always having to have things a certain way, and having to always be early or on time. She's so driven in everything she does and has a fun bubbly personality while also making sure to follow the rules!

JD is so adorable! I love how he teases Charlie while also doing little things for her. His relationship with his grandfather is also the sweetest thing!

If you love light and fluffy YA Contemporaries than this holiday themed read is perfect for you!

This audio was fantastic. Shani did a wonderful job of narrating her own book which I love! She made Charlie so fun and upbeat. It really brought the lightness to the story. I enjoyed listening to every minute of it!

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Enjoyable and sweet

4 star Review My New Crush Gave To ME by Shani Petroff

This was a sweet, feel good story that was written and narrated by Shani Petroff. A holiday story that will get you in the mood for the festive season and I enjoyed it.

I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions and certainly got some strange looks from fellow travellers.

This was a young adult story and I found it heart warming.

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  • Lorri
  • Springfield
  • 11-15-18

Shani has a new fan!!

What a great story, I am glad I listened.
I needed a good upbeat story and Shani did not disappoint!! I laughed so hard at times, my family thought I was crazy!!! And the ending, OMG it was FANTASTIC!!!
Want a great listen? Well go no further, you've found it.

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High school romance

This was a fun look at a high school crush and how the secret Santa gifts lets the very up tight girl find the right guy for her even if she doesn’t know it at first

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Loyalisa30

Shani Petroff! This was a great holiday story about what it means to be a true friend. JD and Charlie were a work in progress! However, Charlie was truly clueless and a bit selfish! Shani did a wonderful job as narrator too!

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 12-11-17

Very Cute <3

I really enjoyed this book .. it was so cute and fluffy, it was the perfect christmas read like watching a Hallmark movie, the story is so simple and adorable and I liked the chemistry between Charlie and J.D .. they are a cute couple and I really liked the binder gift .. it made my heart melt for these two
the narration was spot on and I liked that the author is rhe narrator and clearly she loves her characters and she voiced them excellently
I recommend this book if you want fo get in the Christmas spirit :))

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  • bluepits73
  • 01-20-19

Adorable YA Holiday Themed Romance

Almost all characters are in high school, so this is definitely a YA book. I don't really fit into the YA age group anymore, but I still loved it anyways. There are so many things to love about this book, from the adorable characters like Charlie and J.D. to the underlying messages/lessons the Charlie experiences throughout. On top of all of that, its Christmas themed. This is definitely a heartwarming holiday listen that had me grinning throughout and falling in love with these well developed characters. The whole story flows smoothly and the author ties up everything nicely at the end.

The author IS the narrator in this one, which is not very common. However, I am just as impressed with her narration as I am with her writing. This author could easily just be a narrator if she wanted to; she did such a fabulous job in this performance. Her voice fit Charlie perfectly and she was able to consistently differentiate between various characters throughout.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable and entirely adorable listen that had fabulous writing and narration.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Cassi
  • 12-11-18

Sweet and cute holiday YA romance

I really enjoyed this book! My daughter's birthday is Christmas day so I connected with it right away when one of the supporting characters had a Christmas birthday. This was so much fun to listen too. I loved it !

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  • terricj
  • 12-10-18

Feel good book

This books was fun and made me smile all the way thru. Well worth a read/listen if you want a warm and fuzzy feel good book :)