My Rating: 4 stars/5
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.
Disclaimer: I received this novel in exchange for an honest review and this in no way affects my opinion of the book.
When I was invited to join this blog tour, I thought this sounded like a cute idea for a novel and I was not let down. I read this novel in one day and stayed up well into the night to finish it as I just could not put it down.
When Vivian goes back to school after the summer and having spent the last few weeks sneaking out after curfew to meet her long time crush for make out sessions, she learns that she was just a fun way to spend the time, not a long term commitment. Broken hearted, Vivian comes up with a plan to help her forget Jake and calm her pesky hormones.
I found her plan to find a replacement crush quite ridiculous but it made the story fun and interesting regardless. Since she refuses to include anyone that she might actually enjoy, that keeps Dallas off her RC list. Even though you can tell they both like each other, they acted as silly teenagers do and completely ignore that fact.
This is the second novel in a few weeks that I have read that has the MC thinking about/commenting on the guys muscles and how big/defined they are. I seriously must have gone to the wrong high school as all the guys at my school were normal, scrawny guys.
The relationship between Toff and Vivian gave me life. It was so nice to read a novel where the female main character and a male character were friends and had no underlying sexual tension or were just that, friends. He was the big brother she never had and I absolutely adored it. I was also really pleased by the fact that Dallas and Toff were friends and that Dallas never once showed a hint of being jealous of Toff and Vivian’s friendship.
This quirky, fun novel will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you dying to finish in one sitting.
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.