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The Replacement Crush

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,397 ratings  ·  311 reviews

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 w

Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Entangled: Teen
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Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Before I had a blog, and so, became a book blogger myself, I thought reviewers were some kind of celebrities in the book world. I highly admired them (still do) and wanted to become them.

Which is why I think I would have LOVED this story if I weren’t a book reviewer/blogger.

Those parts of the story are definitely charming – with the bookstore, book club, author mama, book blog and book reviewing. With the mention of ARCs and random, cool info about book-related subjects (e.g. sub-genres and wer
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
Happy book birthday!!!


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 replacement crush. Perfectly safe, zing-free crushes.

Her best friends disagree, but Vivian will not be swayed. She has her list of safe crushes, and she intends to find her date in said list for the annual Sur
Norah Una Sumner
"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 hot) Dallas. But seriously now, I really liked the chemistry these two have, Viv's mom, her girlfriends, that super-uper cute interview she did with Dallas (when you read it, you'll get what I'm saying),
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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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 with her mom in a book store. Every book lover's dream right? well after a heartbreaking brush-off from a long-time crush whom she's been having a summer affair with. Viv decides to come up with a plan
I loved the premise of this book and was excited to read it.

I really liked Viv when she wasn't focused on her mission. She's smart and funny and loves books. Bonus points for being a blogger. Dallas was adorable and their chemistry was there right from the beginning. There are a lot of great secondary characters: I loved Viv's mom and sort of brother, Toff.

Viv makes a lot of stupid decisions {and even mentions that she's acting like a stupid heroine in a book}. Sadly, even though she knows she's
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 with his software building smarts and Clark Kent good looks, Vivian starts to realize that she can't help who she falls for.

Well that turned out to be cuter than I expected. Here's a book about slut shaming
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I really liked the synopsis of The Replacement Crush but found the story just okay. I felt it was a slow starter. Vivian manages to hook up with her long-term crush only to find he is a player. Now she wants to replace him with someone more worthy. She is a nerd and a blogger. She wants to dress more grown up and wants to be noticed by boys. She wants to find a safe boy who is reliable rather than giving her that zing feeling.

There's a new boy at school and he seems to be in all the places Viv u
Jaime Arkin
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… but that’s not to be, and her first day doesn’t go quite as planned. She decides that her next crush is going to be someone safe so she starts a list and makes a plan. In the meantime, she’ll work in he
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 amounts to a love letter from the author to her fans (and if you weren't a fan of Lisa's yet, you probably will be after you experience all things Vivian and Dallas). She makes tons of bad choices when it c
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
DNF @ 85%

This was like a 3 star read until there was an attempted rape just so the hot guy could save the girl. not here for it.
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
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 love has come entirely from in between the covers... book covers, that is. But that changes when her long time crush, Jake, takes notice of her over the summer. They start sneaking off for clandestine ma
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
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, although it is a well-known combination/formula, it is still delightful. And in some cases has its own little surprises and embellishments.

Is this book mind bogglingly original? No, but hey it is fun -
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*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 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 spectacul
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I really, really wanted to like this one. The premise sounded so perfect. But the main character kind of ruined it for me. She even refers to herself as TSTL (too stupid to live) and writes a note to her blog readers about how she's the idiot girl you're always screaming at "to stop the crazy." Sure, the book had its moments, but those were far and few between. And I kept having to check when this story was written because the text speak and phrasing made it feel OLD. Plus, I didn't like the sub ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
there was nothing wrong with this book, but it didnt feel very original. classic girl-meets-boy. a good book for what it was.

3.5 stars
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
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 meetings. Her mom is an author who writes Mystery novels and is the owner of the book store. Viv had a great summer with Jake. Unfortunately, when classes start, he "dumps" Viv by appearing with another
Suze Lavender
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 own love life is messy and she certainly didn't get her happy ending. She was in love with the same guy for years and when he finally noticed her he used her and broke her heart. She's done with love an ...more
I received a copy via netgalley.

3.5 star rating

Quirky, geeky (lots of Star Trek references that sadly flew right over my head I wasn't big into the show or anything. So I didn't get majority of them, sad I know.) but it had great bookish nerdyness in it, witty (lots of banter and chatter amongst the cast of this story so it was nice that everyone wasn't shy nerds but had good banter and they had the artist, the book junkies, the all around mcnerd, a few sporty surfers. So the variety was definit
Apr 18, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 12%. I have absolutely no patience whatsoever for Vivian.
3.5! I liked this a lot! Like I said before, once I get to my computer, I will write and share my review.
Ok I realise this book has problems, and really it's more like a 3.5 star read if i felt like being objective, which I don't, because whatever faults there were with this story, it kept me smiling pretty much through out.

One of the main issues I had with this book is that it felt too long for a ya teen contemporary. Honestly if the MC didn't keep making the same silly decisions over and over and over I'm pretty sure this could have been cut down to a 300 page count. I like a stubborn character t
Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
Uuhh.... I even think I'm being generous with this rating. It's just that the whole plot was silly, and when it does get serious, it's not handled the way it was needed to.
I did smile at certain points with the love interest, but the main character is beyond foolish so... yup, kinda think this read was not good for me.

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 you’re still in doubt.

Anyway... when I saw “The Replacement Crush” had been written by Mrs. Roberts too I immediately developed a serious case of *grabby hands*. I wanted it, and I wanted it bad. Thankful
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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 it turns out to be better than expected. The plot was obviously predictable but the story was written in a way that kept my interest through out. I really enjoyed all the nerdiness and the witty banters
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary, ya, 2016
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 geekishn ...more
Dena (Batch of Books)
Aug 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: clean-romance, ya
Vivian spent the last part of her summer lying on the beach, kissing her long-time crush. It was wonderful—until he pretended like he didn’t know her on the first day of school. Broken-hearted, Vivian makes a list of potential replacement crushes, but she makes sure they’re not the type of guys that could break her heart again. In the meantime, fireworks start shooting off every time she’s around Dallas, the new boy in school. Since he could definitely break her heart, she isn’t going to enterta ...more
This review was originally posted on The Book Hookup here .

*Disclaimer: An eARC of this title was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. However, that did not influence this review in any way. All thoughts, quotes, and opinions will be of this version and not of the published edition.

Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 2.5 stars! I could cry because I wanted to love this one so damn much. I mean, bookish girl, nerd-hot guy, and a scheme to get them t
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so this was a really really cute and funny contemporary story about teenage-love-drama. And normally I’m not all that into the drama, but the way it was written with the addictive writing style, the humor, and the amazing characters.. It just makes this story work. I was hooked right from the start and just didn’t want to stop anymore once started.
The characters are so much fun to read about. From ‘McNerd’ aka Dallas – our male ‘lead’- to Vivian - our female lead - and all of the other
T.H. Hernandez
I'm a huge, huge fan of Lisa Brown Roberts and I might have gotten a little swoony when I met her at the RWA conference here in San Diego last month. Obviously I jumped at the chance to read and review The Replacement Crush and I was not disappointed. Vivian Galdi is broken hearted after a hot couple of weeks at the end of summer making out with her long-term crush, Jake, on the beach. But when school starts, popular Jake has already moved on to new surfer girl, Claire leaving Vivian not only de ...more
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Lisa Brown Roberts’ award-winning YA romantic comedies have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. Her latest book, SPIES, LIES & ALLIES, is a romantic comedy about dads and daughters reconnecting, secret crushes, and unexpected friendships.

Lisa's teenaged self tweezed off all her eyebrows, crashed a car into a tree while trying to impress a guy, and
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