McNerdy: The Replacement Crush

ARC Review: The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Title: The Replacement Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Pages: 400
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publish Date: September 6, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: 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.

I received a free copy of this book for a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. 

NOTE: I had so many feels at the end of this book (which was when I decided to write this review) so I hope this review is somewhat coherent. It's just one of those books that had me squealing long after I closed it.

The Replacement Crush is probably the cutest book I’ve read in awhile. It was one of those books that made you have a cheesy grin on your face through parts of it. In other parts, I was screaming at how stupid she was.

This book had everything: hot nerds (McNerds), rock stars, Star Trek jokes, bookstores and bookworms, school drama, journalism, and even a talent show. Pretty much take an epic moment or item and you could probably find it in this book.

This book never bored me (and I do bore easily when reading contemporary.) I was rooting for Dallas since I met him. Can I have a McNerd please? This boy could literally do anything. Cellist, coder, had manners, hot, he had me swooning every time he cracked a super nerdy joke. He added a lot to the story, but he may have been a perfect polly (Or whatever the male version of that is).

Vivian’s plan of finding a replacement crush was dumb from the get-go. I knew it was a bad idea, but she didn’t. Taking advice from Spock probably wasn’t the best idea. Viv was a kind soul. She helped her mom run their bookstore. She was friendly with the homeless guys. She overcame a weight issue. But when it came to the guy that she’d been crushing on for years, all of her judgement flew out the window. I’m talking flew.

The Replacement Crush captured exactly what it’s like to be crushing on someone when hormones take over. You start finding every guy attractive and whatnot. Also, you lose some of your better judgement when dealing with boys you know deep down are jerks. And this was the story of how Vivian had to learn to deal with those.

She was so focused on finding her perfect match, she ended up hurting everyone in the process. All to get over some measly crush. In this process, she didn’t think about her friend’s happiness or others. She was using people just as Jake used her.

I just really enjoyed reading this story. It made me smile. I really need to read more books with nerds; they’re just great. The Replacement Crush was adorable. The plot just had me dying for more.


One (1) winner will receive:
A signed copy of The Replacement Crush
Nerd glasses necklace
Signed poster
Spock Funko Pop!

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.

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