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The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts


The Replacement Crush. I love that this book about a book blogger who is not afraid to break the mould of pretentious book characters reading only the classics. I’m a little sceptical that so many books feature YA characters who read only Victorian classics.

Did I tell you it’s about a book blogger? (yes!). Viv is a mega layered character who puts her foot into it more often than not and tries very hard to avoid being hurt by potentially dating out the ‘zing’ zone.

The only thing that let this book down is the author’s passive treatment of abuse, which should never be tucked under the carpet without the strongest message about how wrong it is.
4 Star

Recommended age: 13+

Title: The Replacement Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Publication Date: 6 September 2016The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Review copy

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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.    — Abstract from Goodreads.com

The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.


  1. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Wha ha ha! That is a good and very valid point… I will most probably also like this book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Yes, I always find it interesting that YA heroines are SO well versed in the classics. I actually liked reading classics when I was a teen, but I also loved some good fantasy! 🙂

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