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This spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart.

Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn't spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy.

The solution? A competition
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Entangled: Teen (first published February 3rd 2015)
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Samantha (Bookwyrmsam) I think it's fine for older teenagers. For younger ones it depends on the maturity level. There is a lot of kissing, and a brief non-descriptive sex s…moreI think it's fine for older teenagers. For younger ones it depends on the maturity level. There is a lot of kissing, and a brief non-descriptive sex scene.(less)
Lenni Jones Yes. I read this one without reading the first book. There are a few things that could be considered somewhat spoilers, but nothing too big of a deal.

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Toni
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, romance, 2019
A very cute sequel/ spin off to 'The replacement crush' by Lisa Brown Roberts. This time Amy MacIntyre, Vivian's best friend and co-blogger, gets her own chance at HEA. Amy has had a crush on Toff Nichols, Vivian's future stepbrother, for a very long time, but they seem to have very little in common. Toff is a gorgeous surfing champion with plenty of charisma and 'swagger', and absolutely no interest in books. When Amy decided to participate in a social media book contest, she asks Toff to becom ...more
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

There were legit reasons she prefered book boyfriends over reallife boys.

Story 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Did you ever wonder if there’s a cute romance book between a bookworm and a surfer boy?
Well, look no further, because this is the one.
A book full of bookish quotes, bookish tropes and a lot of cute romance. A book full of bookstagram and bookyoutubers and book clubs.
It was so adorable and it made me really, really happy. Definitely recommend.
Just look at this:
Maybe up her fake girlfriend game?
Pull a Lara Jea
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Syndi
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For YA romance book,this book is OK. This is actually rom com book. What works for me is that stupid cute innocent banter between Toff and Amy. Bonnie and Clyde. Although the story is not believable with all of that insta lust, for YA fans, it still OK.

I wish there is more depth with this book. Some kind of twist with more moral message. Well anway.... it is still a enjoyable read.

3 stars
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Surfer Boy + Bookish Girl = Cutest Story Ever!

I laughed, cried, sighed and fell madly in love, so it's no surprise that The Book Worm Crush became an instant favorite! This story was the perfect mix of being cute and fluffy while also being deep and emotional. And with characters that leaped off of the pages and easily stole my heart, sigh, I absolutely loved this book. If you're looking for one last summerish read or if you love ya romance that is swoon worthy then definitely pick this one up!
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Lisa Brown Roberts
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hello, lovely readers!

It’s not the easiest time to be a romance writer, yet here I am, five-starring my own book, but more important, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️-ing romance.

I’m deeply aware of the important cultural sea change brought about by the #metoo movement and its impact on my favorite genre.

It’s more important than ever to write stories about those who earn love by opening up, risking vulnerability, and giving without expectation of receiving.

If you’ve read any of my books, you know how I write my he
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Susan's Reviews
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written, often amusing, but overly long. Amy and Toff are a cute couple, but polar opposites. He is a surfer god, and she is a book nerd, intent on winning a contest to meet her favourite author. I thought their collaboration on making Amy more popular on instagram, etc., were adorable. I loved the references to her favourite books, and the Elizabeth and Darcy/Pride and Prejudice parallels were enjoyable. This is more suited to younger teens. Good clean fun with the odd make out session thr ...more
chloe ♡
i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

3.5 stars

when i received an email from entangled teen telling me that the replacement crush was getting a spin-off novel, i was so excited. but then i realized that i remember absolutely nothing about the book except for how cute it was, and i was worried that it would ruin my reading experience for the bookworm crush. fortunately, other than the setting and the characters, the bookworm crush ha
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
The Bookworm Crush is my first book by Lisa Brown Reynolds and now I want to go back and read the first book in this world!! This was super cute! It’s been a long time since I’ve read a really sweet and fun Young Adult novel and this one certainly hit the spot. Huge props to the author for making me fall in love.

Here’s what I loved:
The trope is an absolute favorite of mine. The fake relationship trope is like my catnip. Not to mention books about booklovers are an absolute favorite. I can relat
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these losers are supposed to be 18 but act like they’re 12 💀
Stephanie Fitzgerald
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Hesitantly, to Y.A. readers, with adult guidance
The follow-up to The Replacement Crush; Toff and Amy are the main characters in this sequel. It was a good read, because I liked the “continuing adventures” of the teens from the first book.
*Red Flags*
I would hesitate to recommend this book to the audience for which it was intended, young adults. There is a lot of underage drinking and some rather descriptive instances of teen sex. Adult guidance is needed with this book.
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
This was super, super cute! I’d have given it five stars but I really hated the side storyline of his dad remarrying.
Annie ⚜️
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
So I accidentally picked this one because I loved the cover and the title not realizing it was a YA romance about 18 year olds. I read it anyway and it was very cute and very sweet.
Elley Murray
GUH, this book. It's probably an older teen YA book because of some serious-times making out and lead up to sex, even though the actual sex scenes are fade-to-black. The characters are approximately 17 (summer before senior year of high school). This is one of those prime examples where YA really needs two separate categories, one for young teens and one for older teens.

As a 33 year old lady I super loved this book. Amy is a ride-or-die romance reader, and there are allusions to several popular
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Melissasfandomworld
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a cute, fluffy and endearing contemporary romance story! Loved it! After falling in love with this author's story telling when I read an ARC of the replacement crush, I was so excited to see the author was going to tell Toff and Amy's story as well in the Bookworm Crush. It was definitely not a disappointment. Whereas I still love the Replacement Crush a bit more though, this was still a truly wonderful read that I'd recommend to any romance reader out there, from the bottom of my ...more
Laurendoly6
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If I could give it 10 stars, I would!!! This book has a lot of feels! I would totally recommend this book to everyone!!
Jypsy
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Entangled and NetGalley for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Bookworm Crush
By: Lisa Brown Roberts

*REVIEW* 💖💖💖💖
The Bookworm Crush is a spin-off from a book I haven't read, but it's fine as a standalone. Amy and Toff-seventeen, young love, etc. Toff is a hottie. Amy lacks self confidence. This story is fun and engaging but predictable. I liked the bookstagram bits and what not sprinkled throughout the story. I think this book is
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Erin
2.5 stars.

TW: mentions of past parent death from cancer


Amy is ready to compete for a chance to meet and interview her favorite author. To do that, she has to break out of her shell and step into the spotlight to be noticed. She has never been good at that, content to live in the world of her books. So, she turns to a competition coach. Amy has always had a crush on Toff which makes it difficult for her to focus when he agree to help her. When feelings start to come into the picture, Amy has to
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Shannon
The Bookworm Crush is such a cute book. As a bookworm and bookstagrammer myself, I loved the whole premise of this story. Fun bookish and pop culture references, talk about book reviews and arcs, book bloggers and vloggers- if it made my heart happy at this age, I can’t imagine how much I’d love this as a teen-age bibliophile!

For the most part, this was a light-hearted, fun read that any bookworm will enjoy.
But there were also some heavier, more emotional parts dealing with, and coming to terms
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Anubha (BooksFullOfLife, LifeFullOfBooks)
It talked about everything from twitter to Instagram, the thing is internet is not the only thing important about a bookworm but an actual book is. Not even a single instance where Amy is reading and how she feels when she is reading. Such a hoax in the name of a book based on bookworms. If I had to read a romance only I'd pick literally any other book cuz this was highly disappointing and boring.
Saima Taher  Shovon
This was one of those warm kind of book-with real kind of situations-where you can relate with so many things.

This book was way too cute. This book reminded me why i fall in love with books at first place. All those raw emotions about books and love for books-worked for me as a mirror.
Kristen
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This was so so fun! I read it in 4 hrs and stayed up way too late reading!
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
”She was a bookworm, not a daredevil.”

I feel as if I just read a book about my life—book blogger/reviewer life and all. I, too, am also way more comfortable with my nose in a book. They’re just so much easier to deal with than regular people! All jokes aside, this was beyond adorable.

Our heroine, Amy, is without a doubt my spirit animal. She’s nerdy, loves books, and she’s a major book reviewer! In order to meet her favorite author, Amy must participate in a competition. It’s where everything st
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Riya Queen
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another day, another cheesy YA contemporary romance I fell in love with. Christopher, or 'Toff' was a hot surfer guy who messed around with girls. Amy Mclyntyre was a nerdy sweetheart whose world revolved around books and she loved romance. First and foremost, this book was super relatable and ridiculously cute. all of us as readers, can completely relate to Amy and there were several references scattered throughout the book about other famous novels, especially pride and prejudice by Jane Auste ...more
Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
The Bookworm Crush was a completely adorable and heartwarming YA romantic comedy. If you’re a bookworm, you’ll definitely recognize some aspects of yourself in Amy. I actually hadn’t read The Replacement Crush prior to reading this one so I can vouch for the fact that you can still understand 100% of the events in this book without that background. But there’s a decent chance you’ll want to go back and read it afterward.

I wasn’t quite sure about the romance at first but, as the characters start
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Marina
Apr 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute book :)
Dayla
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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When I received a copy of The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts in the mail, I was really excited because it looked so stinking cute. The cover is in the same style as so many recent romance releases, which immediately caught my eye--even though it threw me a little off because this is a Young Adult contemporary romance.

Amy is a bookworm who, while having a big voice in
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Lost in Book Land
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hello Again!


I am excited to be talking about this book! I feel like I have been dragging my feet in reading it for so long (if you follow me on Goodreads you know) up until like this past weekend I have been reading this book super slow. I honestly do not know why I loved this book. I think it was more to do with my mood and me and less to do with the book. But I am so glad I stopped dragging my feet and finished this book. It was an excellent read, full of cute adorableness that I can not get e
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Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

Holy moly! I don't know that I have the words to properly convey how utterly perfect this book was. The feel-good feeling that is buzzing in my chest right now is so massive that it could fill a black hole. This book will give you all the bookworm feels.

This book had me completely hooked from the first page. No joke. I was completely engrossed with the story and the characte
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Lisa Mandina
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I loved this book to death! This is the book written for book bloggers and readers alike. Especially those in love with romance books. Amy was so much myself as a teen, except it was just reading in my teenage years, and now as an adult there is all the social media and blogging that I totally would have been into back then, since I'm loving them now. Reading about all the assignments Amy had to complete in order to win the contest to meet her favorite author was just like hanging out with ...more
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