Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
The Replacement Crush is a standalone young adult (YA) romance novel written by Lisa Brown Roberts. It's about a high school junior named Vivian Galdi and a transferee senior named Dallas Lang. She loves romance novels, has an affinity for all things Star Trek, and runs her own book blog. After she's basically rejected by the guy she was mooning over, their summer "romance" denied, Viv decides to come up with a list of crush-worthy guys who she considers "safe". When she meets Dallas, though, she knows that there's no way he can be added to the list. His zing factor alone disqualifies him. But there's no denying that palpable connection between the book blogger and the hot nerd. Viv may be pretending that there isn't an attraction that exists, but Dallas intends to show her that you can't plan who you fall for because he's been falling for her and now he wants her to fall with him. Can he become her replacement crush permanently?
I enjoyed my first two Lisa Brown Roberts reads so I always look forward to reading whatever new novel she has, knowing that each experience will be worthwhile. I liked that Viv was a book blogger and that there was geekiness surging through her veins as well. I also happen to have a thing for nerdy hot guys, but Dallas was more than a nerd who happened to nice to look at. He was a genuinely great guy who seemed to be the poster boy for young adult book boyfriends. Viv and Dallas had that chemistry that you want your main characters to have, engaging in witty banter and fitting together like two puzzle pieces. Their zing factor skyrocketed and I enjoyed reading about how Dallas was trying hard to win her heart while Viv was trying just as hard to keep it intact and away from the temptation that was her McNerd. As always, Lisa Brown Roberts left me satisfied, thanks to a cute and creative story in The Replacement Crush. Four stars. ♥
Date Read: 14 September 2016
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