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Peek Inside The Replacement Crush

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 missions-An Vivian’s zing meter-into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where she works, Dallas wages a counter-mission. Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

The Replacement Crush

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2017 Athena Award for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction Finalist

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 works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.


Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

Praise

"Roberts has written another smart, charming teen romance...An entertaining, nicely nuanced depiction of teen relationships and challenges." - Kirkus Reviews

"Avid readers will appreciate the many literary threads Roberts weaves into the story: shegives Viv and Dallas jobs in Viv's mother's independent bookstore, her mother writes "a semi-famous series of mystery novels" under a pseudonym, and Viv is a book blogger and runs a romance book club...upbeat and entertaining throughout." - Publishers Weekly

"A light love story, full of fun, flirty, and friendly characters. Teens will see themselves in these characters and will root for a Dallas/Vivian match from the first chapter. A recommended choice for romance shelves." - School Library Journal

5 stars: "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 Gilmore 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." -Moriah Chavis, A Leisure Moment

5 stars: "In short, I loved it, from beginning to end. I read it in one sitting, and I couldn't put it down - it was that good." -Sophie, Where are the Books

5 stars: "Can we take a moment to acknowledge the fact that this book dedicates to book bloggers? This is a book blogger's dreams brought to life!" -Hadassah Harper, Haddie's Haven

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633755055
Release Date: Sep 6, 2016
Page Count: 368
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: friends to lovers

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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 replace... ...more

By Norah July 09, 2016

"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 (...and... ...more

By Bekah AwesomeBookNut September 02, 2016

Review found at: www.awesomebooknut.com

This 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... ...more

By Giselle September 15, 2016

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 wit... ...more

By Jaime July 15, 2016

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…... ...more

By Abby March 28, 2017

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... ...more

By Melissa (YA Book Shelf) June 11, 2016

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 amo... ...more

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,... ...more

By Moriah August 01, 2016

*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... ...more

By Genesis Sheli September 14, 2016

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... ...more

By Raven_Blake September 07, 2016

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... ...more

By Suze December 20, 2016

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... ...more

By Tressa March 21, 2017

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... ...more

By September 08, 2016

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4 “I want a McNerdy” Stars

ARC 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 y... ...more

By Aisazia November 28, 2016

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 boo... ...more

By Lisa (Lost in Literature) September 18, 2016

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... ...more

By Deniz September 05, 2016

"..to 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."
Lis...
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By Jazmen February 07, 2017

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 wh... ...more

By Kayla (Kdrewkthebookworm) December 24, 2016

*4.5 Stars*

Ever since I heard that this story followed a book blogger, I NEEDED it in my life. As you know, I myself am a book blogger, so I knew that the protagonist would be my soulmate. So, I placed a hold for it at the library and waited... waited... and waited... until one day, the text cam... ...more

By A Leisure Moment September 15, 2016

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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 Gilmore Girls and The O.C.-like crossover setting, and a nerdy love interest that reminded me of Dylan O’B... ...more

By Michelle September 23, 2016

**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**

The Replacement crush is a young adult contemporary romance by Lisa Brown Roberts. I heart this book. It has been so long since I have read a standalone young adult romance that was so cute and adorkable that it put a... ...more

By Stephanie August 25, 2016

This review was originally posted on In Wonderland My Thoughts
I really loved this book! I wish there were more books like this. You know the ones where the main character is a book blogger. Or the main character's parent is an author. Or a book that its setting takes place mostly in a bookstore... ...more

By Lynda September 14, 2016

Viv and her mother love books: her mother owns a bookstore and writes murder mysteries under a pseudonym, while Viv runs a romance book club and blog. Viv has been having a secret summer romance with Jake, but he won't even acknowledge her existence now that they're starting their junior year of... ...more

By Sophie June 06, 2016

Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

Vivian just has to face it: Jake never thought they were a thing, and it’s better to pretend that their summer “fling” never happened. In order to move on, she decides to build a “safe date” list, choosing boys that would not break her heart and sto... ...more

By Hadassah June 10, 2016

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

We have Vivian, a smart girl with smarts and a great personality. There is just one problem, after finally landing herself a kiss with her crush, she learns his true intentions on the first day back at school, and realizes she needs... ...more

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Lisa Brown Roberts

About the author

Lisa Brown Roberts

Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys...eventually. Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

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