Today I’m participating in The Replacement Crush Blog Tour! I got a chance to read an advanced copy of the book and reviewed it below, and there’s even a giveaway that you can enter to win a copy of this adorable book!
The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date: September 6th, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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.
Star Rating: 3.5 // 5
Cover Rating: 9 // 10, so cute!
“What I needed was a Jake replacement. A replacement crush.”
The Replacement Crush was cute and quirky, but still held an important message.
Vivian is excited to go back to school and see the boy she fell in love with over the summer. But when she arrives, she learns that he’s already moved on with someone new. Heartbroken and unsure of how to move on, she decides to find a replacement crush with the help of her best friend, Jaz. The replacement crush must be someone who she can have fun with, but not someone she could ever fall in love with. The plan seems to be intact, until Vivian realizes that she’s falling for the new guy, Dallas, who’s perfect for her in every way except one: that she doesn’t want to fall in love.
“‘Why is it cool for Jake to be a total player, but whatever girl he’s been with is a slut? You ever hear of a double standard?'”
This was such a cute book that read like a teen romantic comedy. I loved Vivian, the main character, who was a book blogger (like me!). She was relatable, and I understood the reasons she made her decisions. If you’re crush finally started to seem interested in you, you would’ve made the same decisions as her and failed to see their true colors. She was optimistic and vulnerable, just like any teenage girl.
I loved the relationship between her and Dallas, and how it was obvious that they were meant to be together even though she was scared to admit it. I shipped them throughout the whole book, and I was very happy with the adorable ending.
This book was surprisingly feminist, which I loved! It brought up a lot of messages about double standards and what it means to be a feminist.
“‘Girls can be strong and independent, but still want to fall in love, but with the right person who appreciates all those qualities.'”
I do think this book is better for younger readers of YA, who can handle the discussion of sex. The vocabulary in this book was a little bit immature, with words like “amazeballs” and “McNerd” popping up frequently. While it was cute, some of the words were a little too cringe-worthy for my taste.
This book was the perfect cute, fluffy read, and I totally recommend if you’re looking for a quick, readable book.
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.
One (1) winner will receive
– A signed copy of the Replacement Crush
– Nerd Glasses Necklace
– Signed Poster
– Spock Funko Pop!
Have you guys read this book, or is it on your TBR?