Can heartbreak be cured by... The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway) @chapterxchapter @LBrownRoberts @EntangledTeen


If you're a Trekkie fan or familiar with Star Trek then you'll find little nuggets in this story for you. If not, this was still a fun contemporary YA. Read my full thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

The Replacement Crush
by Lisa Brown Roberts
YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 400 Pages
September 6th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Summary

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.

  
   
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My Review

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 (both of the book and Star Trek variety), lots of drama, and a sweet romance, then you might fall in love with this one.

The beginning of this story started right into the drama with Vivian falling for a player when she should have known better. I wanted to so roll my eyes because I thought anyone would see that coming. Seriously, why are girls so silly sometimes and why are some guys such jerks? Anyway, the friends and the humor and the totally hot Dallas with all the banter, kept me going. I also loved the Star Trek quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The play off of Spock's Vulcan advice was also fun (although by the end, it was a little overdone). The chemistry was right on and clean. The drama was definitely present although a little overdone towards the end as the story felt a little stretched out. There were also a few things that didn't quite work for me (like Vivian not talking to her mom about something towards the end or her mom not saying anything about scratches on Vivian's face - it's like that whole thing kind of disappeared). The ending was really fun and I've now got a song stuck in my head (good thing it's a classic).

In the end, was it what I wished for? It was a fun and enjoyable read. I would have liked it cleaner and some things not quite so over-the-top, but again, definitely entertaining with a swoon-worthy, but sweet romance as well as plenty of moments that made me laugh.

Content: Some innuendo, attempted rape, some swearing (including a few f-bombs), references to gay relationships.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher on NetGalley through the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author


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.

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.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

One (1) winner will receive
· A signed copy of The Replacement Crush
· Nerd glasses necklace
· Button
· Signed poster
· Bookmark
· Spock Funko Pop!

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