Novella Thursday: Just a Little Crush by Tracie Puckett

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By Tracie Puckett


Barnes and Noble





When a class assignment requires seventeen-year-old Julie to shadow someone on the in their future career choice, she’s overwhelmed by the decisions she’ll have to make. After all, she has no clue what she wants from life post-graduation. So when her Uncle Charlie, Oakland’s Chief of Police, suggests Julie fulfill her twenty hours of required job shadowing at the local police department, she’s thrilled at his solution. Thinking she’ll spend her days filing paperwork behind a desk, she finds herself quickly agreeing to his proposition. But Julie’s expectations are quickly turned upside down when she meets Luke, the young and handsome (albeit somewhat stubborn) officer she’s assigned to shadow on patrol.

With every hour she logs with Luke at the wheel, her feelings stir deeper, and Julie can’t help but wonder if what she’s feeling has developed into more than just a little crush.

My Review:  

Julie has been threw some tragedies in her life recently and as a way to try and pull her around, her Uncle sets her up to go on patrol with a young officer in his precinct.  The story was well written with a few logistical issues.  Is an underage girl really going to be allowed to go on police patrol with a young officer?  You be the judge. The story grabbed my attention which is always a good thing. It is a short story, so it didn’t take me long to finish, and that is when I got a little upset.  It abruptly ends. No warning, no winding down, it just stops.

Now sometimes that is not a bad thing, but this is a short story and there are other books after this one, so my question is, if book two picks up right where book one left off (which it appears to have done) why not just combine all of them make a novel and sell it accordingly.  Am I really going to pay the….


The ending was kind of like that. 🙂



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