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.
Review: Just when I thought I had this mystery all figured out, Caroline Fardig proved me wrong. I honestly had no idea how this book was going to end. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
I absolutely love the characters in It’s Just a Little Crush. The main female character, Lizzie Hart, is a fiercely independent copy editor in her home town of Liberty. She is crushing on the new investigative reporter, Blake Morgan. As fate has it, they begin to snoop around together after someone is murdered in their small, boring town. As events unfold, the story only gets better.
Lizzie’s friends at the office, Janet and Hank, are hilarious. Hank does a great job of making the office scenes very lively. The office terror, Bethany, is a not-so-liked woman that seems to be on everyone’s hate list, especially Lizzie’s.
The story line was amazing! You would never expect a copy editor to be the one to solve a murder mystery. Fardig mixed humor, romance and mystery in the most perfect way. Seriously, if you haven’t read It’s Just a Little Crush, do it! There is never a dull moment in this awesome book.