Review: The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts || Blog Tour + Giveaway!


Welcome to my tour stop of The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts hosted by Chapter by Chapter. You can view the full tour schedule here.

Title: The Replacement Crush

Author: Lisa Brown Roberts


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook

Published: September 6th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.


There are some books that are just perfect for you. The Replacement Crush was that for me! I loved every single thing about this book and I enjoyed every freaking moment of it.

Vivian or Viv is a hopeless romantic but after she gets rejected by her crush, she decides to take a logical approach towards love so that her heart would be safe this time. She makes a list of potential targets despite the reluctance of her best friends. But she can’t get Dallas, the new guy in town and the McNerd as her friends call him, out of her mind despite the fact that he’s not on the list. When they start working together, Viv can’t deny the attraction between them but will she ever let anything happen between them or will she let her fear hold her back?

The plot was absolutely fantastic! I enjoyed it sooo much! There were so many factors in this book that I absolutely adored. I loved how the story was executed, in a neat and perfect way. Viv’s heart is crushed after she gets rejected by her crush so she forms a plan for the replacement crush and makes a list of targets. Despite the warning from her best friends that love can’t be strategized, she decides to move forward with her plan. In comes Dallas, the new guy in their school who also starts working in her mom’s bookstore to make a database. I loved the chemistry and the angst between Dallas and Viv! It was sooo freaking perfect! Both were so stubborn, everybody could see it except these two!

I loved with all the characters in this book. Viv was a great character, I could understand her insecurities and I loved to see her growing more as a person throughout the book. Especially in the end, the way she rounded things up, was hilariously epic! I loved Dallas, he was soo swoony! C’mon who doesn’t want a hot McNerd in their life! He was caring and I loved how he challenged Viv. Jaz and Amy were the perfect best friends, I loved Viv’s bond with them. It was seriously so good. I also adored her relationship with her mom, they were more like friends and I loved how they understood each other.

Overall, The Replacement Crush was a greeeeat read! I loved the plot and the characters and I was hooked from the very first page. The romance between Dallas and Viv was so sweet, I loved how their relationship proceeded. The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I seriously enjoyed this book sooo much! I can’t wait to read more by this author.

Recommend it?


Author Bio:

LisaBrownRobertsLisa 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.

Author Links:

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• Signed poster
• Bookmark
• Spock Funko Pop!

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Sooo guys what do you think about this book? Do you want to read this book? Is it already in your tbr? Have you read any other books by this author? If yes, then how was your experience? Share your thoughts with me!

ARC Review: Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts – Blog Tour + Giveaway!


Welcome to my tour stop of “Playing the Player” by Lisa Brown Roberts hosted by Itching for Books Tours. You can view the full schedule here.

PlayingthePlayercover-3Author: Lisa Brown Roberts

Tittle: Playing the Player


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young-Adult

Page count and format: 400 pages, Ebook

Release date: September 14th 2015 by Entangled Teen

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley as a part of the book tour in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: PicsArt_1431077933984

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The Good Girl Vs. The Player

Round one begins…

Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she – the most organized, prepared student in school – spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she’s ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don’t ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…

Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She’s all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…

Then the weirdest thing happens. There’s chemistry.A lot of it.

But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…


Playing the Player was totally a cute read. It was light and funny at times as well. Usually I avoid light romances but I’m glad I read this book, it was exactly what I needed. This book will make you smile, laugh and swoon.

The story revolves around a girl named Trina who is serious and likes to stay organised. She loves her nanny job as well but during the recent summer they engage Trina with a partner who is Slade because his mother wants to see her son grown up and getting out of his “usual habits”. So Trina not only has to babysit 2 kids but rather 3. She is reluctant at first but after a lot of convincing she finally agrees. They head off with a rocky start but Trina realises that he may be doing a better job than her. Slowly as they come to know each other, they realise the other person is not bad at all as they had thought and they grow closer to each other without even realising.

The plot was good. Well, it was a bit clichéd- the good girl falls for the bad boy and he finally redeems himself. Frankly, I will never get tired of this plot structure cause I’m a sucker for bad boys, atleast fictional ones. 😛 The fact that it had the same plot structure didn’t matter at all in this story because I loved how the author executed everything. It was absolutely perfect. I loved the small moments between these two. And the two kids they had to babysit were totally hilarious and crazy but thankfully these two were there, otherwise they would have never got to know each other. The misunderstanding before the ending, oh my god, I thought that was never going to end. They both acted childish instead of talking maturely with each other. I was relieved when they finally came back to their senses and solved the problem.

This book was a character based novel and I definitely loved each and every one of the characters. Trina was a relatable character. I liked her so much. Though she was too much constricted at times but that was only because she was afraid of showing her vulnerability to the world but she finally trusted Slade enough to tell him her biggest secret of her fear of water. That was really sweet. And Slade, he’s one gorgeous swoony guy. He seemed to be cocky at first but as I came to know him more, I saw a different guy beneath his outer facade and he’s really a humorous person, good at heart and great at handling kids too. These two were really cute together. And I definitely loved the chemistry between them.

The writing was smooth and easy to read. I was never bored for a second and I devoured this book in two sittings. I was finishing a chapter and thinking of taking a break instead I found myself turning pages after pages without being able to resist to know what happened next.

Overall, this book was light, fluffy and a cute read. The plot was good although a bit clichéd, the characters were awsome, the romance was cuteeeee and the writing was smooth and the pages flew by easily. I liked the pace which was neither too fast nor too slow, it was absolutely perfect for this cute love story.

Recommend it?

Yes if you are in the mood for light and fluffy romance.

Author Bio:

LisaBrownRobertsLisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys…eventually. 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.

Author Links:

Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram

Pre-Order Links:

Amazon || B&N

Giveaway– Nanny Survival Kit (nail polish, lip balm, journal, summer scrapbook stickers, love scrapbook stickers, love quote bookmark) for US winner or a $20 Amazon Gift Card if international.

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