I really love Renita Pizzitola’s books. It all started in August of 2014 when I requested Just a Little Crush on Netgalley. I loved the story, and I quickly got caught up in her writing. It wasn’t long before I was reading Just a Little Flirt, and then Just a Little Kiss. So when I saw a new Port Lucia spinoff series up on Netgalley, it took all of about a half second for me to request Addicted to You. And I enjoyed it quite a bit.
The thing is this: If you give me a series written by an author I enjoy, about a trope that I love, you can’t really go wrong. Friends-to-lovers is my thing, okay. I don’t even care how it happens, as long as it’s realistic. And this book is pretty realistic, at least in my opinion.
Isla and Colby have been friends forever. Unsurprisingly, Isla has developed a pretty substantial crush on Colby. But she’s never going to tell him, because why risk making things awkward and ruining what they have? Well, a stormy night and some drunken dares make it clear that Isla’s feelings aren’t entirely one-sided. But how much of Colby’s reaction is true feelings, and how much is just because of the alcohol? And why does Colby keep pushing Isla away?
I actually really loved both of the main characters in this book. Sure, they were absolutely infuriating at times, but I could totally understand their feelings. And although it was definitely frustrating to see them dancing around the idea of a relationship and just not communicating, I think it was actually pretty realistic for childhood friends who start to think about the possibility of something more.
Misunderstandings, miscommunications, and general angst abound as Isla and Colby try to figure out what’s best for their friendship, their families, and themselves. I can’t wait to see whose story is next in the Port Lucia series.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.