The Replacement Crush

PDF The Replacement Crush Before I had a blog and so became a book blogger myself I thought reviewers were some kind of celebrities in the book world I highly admired them still do and wanted to

PDF The Replacement Crush Before I had a blog, and so, became a book blogger myself, I thought reviewers were some kind of celebrities in the book world. I highly admired them (still do) and wanted to become them.Which is why I think I would have LOVED this story if I weren’t a book reviewer/blogger. Those parts of the story are definitely charming – with the bookstore, book club, author mama, book blog and book reviewing. With the mention of ARCs and random, cool info about book-related subjects (e.g. sub-genres and werewolf sex, hehe). But because nothing was new to me (it would have been two and a half years ago), I wasn’t impressed exactly.However, I sure was charmed by this book. Everything was familiar territory (except maybe the snake-ish character who goes by the name of Jake), so I often wanted to hug this book.My main, main problem with it is the plethora of drama. Why, oh why? Please do take the title seriously. As you can imagine, Viv is looking for a replacement crush. Let’s face it, that’s another phrase for saying she’s looking for a ‘‘rebound guy’’.That whole situation brought shallowness to the story and Viv’s character. Because no one wants to fill in some place as the second choice, and so, it’s quite selfish of Viv to want a replacement crush in the first place.BUT ANYWAY, since I expected that, as it’s very clearly specified, I obviously cannot hold this against anyone or anything. Plus, as I said, it’s a charming story indeed. Although Viv and I are two very different people (despite our love of books), I still enjoyed following her trying to find herself some guy who could cure her broken heart.Jaz, her best friend, and her ‘‘startruckness’’ really made me smile throughout the story. I do really wander what it feels like to live in California. But it’d be too hot for me. I’m used to -40 Celsius degrees by now. Couldn’t give up my Canadian Winters for sunny, hot ones.To resume, I’ll say one thing: THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH is indeed immature and melodramatic at times, but this is a book I’d want to read if I were younger and not a book blogger, so I can’t possibly not recommend it. Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’. The Replacement Crush Viral Kindle True love can t be strategized.After book blogger Vivian Galdi s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart But nerd hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian s zing meter into chaos While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian worTrue love can t be strategized.After book blogger Vivian Galdi s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart But nerd hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian s zing meter into chaos While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter mission.Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.. Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year This and other angst filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life s painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.For sneak peeks, surprise giveaways, and fun bookish chats, join Lisa s private reader Facebook group facebook groups 21012. Good Books The Replacement Crush Before I had a blog, and so, became a book blogger myself, I thought reviewers were some kind of celebrities in the book world. I highly admired them (still do) and wanted to become them.Which is why I think I would have LOVED this story if I weren’t a book reviewer/blogger. Those parts of the story are definitely charming – with the bookstore, book club, author mama, book blog and book reviewing. With the mention of ARCs and random, cool info about book-related subjects (e.g. sub-genres and werewolf sex, hehe). But because nothing was new to me (it would have been two and a half years ago), I wasn’t impressed exactly.However, I sure was charmed by this book. Everything was familiar territory (except maybe the snake-ish character who goes by the name of Jake), so I often wanted to hug this book.My main, main problem with it is the plethora of drama. Why, oh why? Please do take the title seriously. As you can imagine, Viv is looking for a replacement crush. Let’s face it, that’s another phrase for saying she’s looking for a ‘‘rebound guy’’.That whole situation brought shallowness to the story and Viv’s character. Because no one wants to fill in some place as the second choice, and so, it’s quite selfish of Viv to want a replacement crush in the first place.BUT ANYWAY, since I expected that, as it’s very clearly specified, I obviously cannot hold this against anyone or anything. Plus, as I said, it’s a charming story indeed. Although Viv and I are two very different people (despite our love of books), I still enjoyed following her trying to find herself some guy who could cure her broken heart.Jaz, her best friend, and her ‘‘startruckness’’ really made me smile throughout the story. I do really wander what it feels like to live in California. But it’d be too hot for me. I’m used to -40 Celsius degrees by now. Couldn’t give up my Canadian Winters for sunny, hot ones.To resume, I’ll say one thing: THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH is indeed immature and melodramatic at times, but this is a book I’d want to read if I were younger and not a book blogger, so I can’t possibly not recommend it. Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

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  1. Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year This and other angst filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life s painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.For sneak peeks, surprise giveaways, and fun bookish chats, join Lisa s private reader Facebook group facebook groups 21012

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  1. Before I had a blog, and so, became a book blogger myself, I thought reviewers were some kind of celebrities in the book world I highly admired them still do and wanted to become them.Which is why I think I would have LOVED this story if I weren t a book reviewer blogger Those parts of the story are definitely charming with the bookstore, book club, author mama, book blog and book reviewing With the mention of ARCs and random, cool info about book related subjects e.g sub genres and werewolf sex [...]


  2. Happy book birthday BN 3.5 stars Nerd hot was most definitely a thing After a heartbreaking brush off from a long time crush cum night time summer affair, book blogger high school junior Vivian Viv Galdi, comes up with a plan to move on by turning her attention to a replacement crush Perfectly safe, zing free crushes Her best friends disagree, but Vivian will not be swayed She has her list of safe crushes, and she intends to find her date in said list for the annual Surfer Ball She won t add any [...]


  3. True love can t be strategized This was such a cute story I loved both Dallas aka our McNerdy, and Viv Viv is pretty much myself She has a cat named Hiddles She loves Star Trek She loves to read and runs a blog Wait was this story about me Well, minus the super adorable d hot Dallas But seriously now, I really liked the chemistry these two have, Viv s mom, her girlfriends, that super uper cute interview she did with Dallas when you read it, you ll get what I m saying , her friendship with Topper [...]


  4. Review found at awesomebooknutThis book was just so cute Add a side of nerdy ness and you ve got the perfect beach read Those who are fans of a fun, cute, contemporary books then you should totally pick this one up Vivian and total Trekkie and book blogger lives with her mom and works with her mom in a book store Every book lover s dream right well after a heartbreaking brush off from a long time crush whom she s been having a summer affair with Viv decides to come up with a plan to turn her att [...]


  5. I loved the premise of this book and was excited to read it.I really liked Viv when she wasn t focused on her mission She s smart and funny and loves books Bonus points for being a blogger Dallas was adorable and their chemistry was there right from the beginning There are a lot of great secondary characters I loved Viv s mom and sort of brother, Toff.Viv makes a lot of stupid decisions and even mentions that she s acting like a stupid heroine in a book Sadly, even though she knows she s being r [...]


  6. Vivian is madly in lust with the bad boy of her town When he dumps her, her heart is devastated She vows never to let her lustful hormones get in the way Her solution To come up with a Replacement Crush Someone she has a solitary no chemistry with That is until a new boy comes into town with his software building smarts and Clark Kent good looks, Vivian starts to realize that she can t help who she falls for.Well that turned out to be cuter than I expected Here s a book about slut shaming, makin [...]


  7. The Replacement Crush is the perfect summer read Light hearted and fun, it was definitely a cute read and one I really enjoyed Vivian spent the summer making out with her long time crush and is looking forward to the first day of school where they ll eat lunch together and kiss between classes but that s not to be, and her first day doesn t go quite as planned She decides that her next crush is going to be someone safe so she starts a list and makes a plan In the meantime, she ll work in her mom [...]


  8. If you like slow burn romances with a tons of metafictional elements and LOL moments, then you ll definitely want to check out The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Vivian is a bookstore employee, a book club organizer, and a romance novel book blogger, so as you can imagine, this book amounts to a love letter from the author to her fans and if you weren t a fan of Lisa s yet, you probably will be after you experience all things Vivian and Dallas She makes tons of bad choices when it comes [...]


  9. Vivian is a book blogger.She s obsessed with romance novels and spends her free time surrounded by them, from running a lonely hearts book club to working part time at her mom s bookshop to raving about hunky heroes anonymously on the internet Up until now, seventeen year old Viv s knowledge of love has come entirely from in between the covers book covers, that is But that changes when her long time crush, Jake, takes notice of her over the summer They start sneaking off for clandestine make out [...]


  10. I adore this book It is such a cute summer read, light, funny, perfect for reading a lovely afternoon in a coffee shop or a sunny day at the beach If I were to equate this to another summer classic it would be a banana split You know what you re getting, but you still savor every bite because, although it is a well known combination formula, it is still delightful And in some cases has its own little surprises and embellishments Is this book mind bogglingly original No, but hey it is fun and som [...]


  11. This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Nerd hot was most definitely a thing Oh goodness, I m not sure there are enough words in the English language to articulate how much I loved this book It was all the romance of Lisa Brown Roberts in true form, sprinkled with a Gil Girls and The O.C like crossover setting, and a nerdy love interest that reminded me of Dylan O Brien with glasses Yes this book was spectacular Girls can [...]



  12. This review was originally posted on Latte Nights Reviews.Would I finally get my happy ending or was this going to be an ugly cry ending Vivian is a book blogger, book nerd and Star Trek geek She has every book lover s job working at a book store, owning a successful blog, and holding book club meetings Her mom is an author who writes Mystery novels and is the owner of the book store Viv had a great summer with Jake Unfortunately, when classes start, he dumps Viv by appearing with another girl i [...]


  13. I received a copy via netgalley.3.5 star ratingQuirky, geeky lots of Star Trek references that sadly flew right over my head I wasn t big into the show or anything So I didn t get majority of them, sad I know but it had great bookish nerdyness in it, witty lots of banter and chatter amongst the cast of this story so it was nice that everyone wasn t shy nerds but had good banter and they had the artist, the book junkies, the all around mcnerd, a few sporty surfers So the variety was definitely th [...]


  14. I really, really wanted to like this one The premise sounded so perfect But the main character kind of ruined it for me She even refers to herself as TSTL too stupid to live and writes a note to her blog readers about how she s the idiot girl you re always screaming at to stop the crazy Sure, the book had its moments, but those were far and few between And I kept having to check when this story was written because the text speak and phrasing made it feel OLD Plus, I didn t like the subtle digs a [...]



  15. Uuhh I even think I m being generous with this rating It s just that the whole plot was silly, and when it does get serious, it s not handled the way it was needed to.I did smile at certain points with the love interest, but the main character is beyond foolish so yup, kinda think this read was not good for me.



  16. 4 I want a McNerdy StarsARC via NetGalley.Thank you, Entangled Teen Well, Lisa Brown Roberts I m becoming a fan.A few weeks ago maybe a little longer I read Resisting the Rebel by this same author, and let me tell you, it was sooo good and sooo hot Go read it Here s my review in case you re still in doubt.Anyway when I saw The Replacement Crush had been written by Mrs Roberts too I immediately developed a serious case of grabby hands I wanted it, and I wanted it bad Thankfully I got it and it di [...]


  17. Actual Rating 3.5 Stars Same Review Also Posted In My Blog Dreamy Addictions ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and this is in no way influenced my rating This book was cute and fun to read At first I had my doubts but I m glad I gave it a try and it turns out to be better than expected The plot was obviously predictable but the story was written in a way that kept my interest through out I really enjoyed all the nerdiness and the witty banters between V [...]


  18. Vivian s mother is a writer who also owns a bookstore That means Vivian has her dream after school job She spends as much time at the bookstore as she can and her favorite genre is romance She writes about it on her blog and she runs a book club Vivian prefers reading about love in books, her own love life is messy and she certainly didn t get her happy ending She was in love with the same guy for years and when he finally noticed her he used her and broke her heart She s done with love and make [...]


  19. THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH was somewhat unexpected The heroine is a bookworm who finds that the new guy who helps out at her mom s bookstore connects with her over Star Trek, among other things There s a great group of friends, a fantastic mother daughter relationship, some serious book geekishness with a book club and a book blog, one loser of a guy, and then some nice twists and turns to pull off this contemporary romance If you enjoy your YA reads with some serious chemistry, plenty of geekishness [...]


  20. Vivian spent the last part of her summer lying on the beach, kissing her long time crush It was wonderful until he pretended like he didn t know her on the first day of school Broken hearted, Vivian makes a list of potential replacement crushes, but she makes sure they re not the type of guys that could break her heart again In the meantime, fireworks start shooting off every time she s around Dallas, the new boy in school Since he could definitely break her heart, she isn t going to entertain T [...]


  21. This review was originally posted on The Book Hookup here Disclaimer An eARC of this title was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review However, that did not influence this review in any way All thoughts, quotes, and opinions will be of this version and not of the published edition Quick Thoughts and Rating Actual rating of 2.5 stars I could cry because I wanted to love this one so damn much I mean, bookish girl, nerd hot guy, and a scheme to get them together Yes [...]


  22. I m a huge, huge fan of Lisa Brown Roberts and I might have gotten a little swoony when I met her at the RWA conference here in San Diego last month Obviously I jumped at the chance to read and review The Replacement Crush and I was not disappointed Vivian Galdi is broken hearted after a hot couple of weeks at the end of summer making out with her long term crush, Jake, on the beach But when school starts, popular Jake has already moved on to new surfer girl, Claire leaving Vivian not only devas [...]



  23. One word to sum up the book is Adorkable I especially enjoyed this book, not because of it s sweet, lovely romance but the addition of the humor and nerd references definitely added bonus points for me I loved how the main character is a book blogger and how she makes references to romance book heroines and herself I felt they were spot on and I may have once or twice found myself thinking similar thoughts in my personal life.The main character is sweet and likeable You can t help but like Viv, [...]


  24. Vivian, the daughter of a bookstore owner, has lived her life surrounded by books She even has a book blog where she reviews books romance books, for the most part She keeps this part of her life pretty quiet though, as the idea of reading romance books comes with its own insinuations in her beach town Most of the other students are surfing and hanging out at parties, while she s living it up in her mother s store, head always stuck in a book She s totally my kind of girl After Vivian is heartbr [...]


  25. the book blogging community, this book is for you I m in awe of your passionate love of books and the time and dedication you give to reading and reviewing Thank you for your ongoing support for authors and for all your reviews the go go boots, the granny shoes, and all in between Lisa Brown Roberts, Acknowledgments, The Replacement Crush.I am one of those weird geeks who read acknowledgments I love this one And let me tell you This book is an ode to the book reviewers Vivian is a blogger and a [...]


  26. People may think me harsh when it comes to reviews But, I like to think that I m just honest I don t know about you but I definitely want to read a review that is true to it s word, literally I don t want to read a review by a reviewer I can t trust to be honest about what they ve read for whatever reason I don t want to get carried away but there s a point to this I ve seen some of the reviews for this book, and I have to say I m a bit surprised Most of them are positive but the ones that are n [...]


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