The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

5-stars
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: The Replacement Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Series: None

Synopsis:
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.

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Review

After reading The Replacement Crush, I’m 100% sure I have found my ultimate book boyfriend!

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Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

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…

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Right away when I saw the title of this book I knew right away it was going to be amazing! I loved Playing the Player so much!

Playing the Player gave me everything from a lighthearted book to a butterfly-inducing romance! It was the kind of book that wouldn’t make sense to have a book two, even though you really want it to. It was also the kind of book that you read so fast to see what happens next, but you also never want it to end.

When Trina, the organized good girl, needs money, she takes a deal on babysitting and mentoring her “partner”, Slade, the careless playboy, who she can’t stand, and try to teach him not to be so careless. Things start out a little rocky to say the least, but soon after, Trina starts to realize that Slade might be a better nanny then her and things heat up between them.

One thing that I really admire about this book and all the other books that do this is when they switch between the boy and girl point of view. And in the back of my mind I think “Wow, that must be so hard to write in a guys point of view as a girl, and vise versa!”

One thing that I needed in this book is more of Trina and Slade being a couple! Slade was such a player until Trina and him we together. I feel like if the book had a little more it would talk a lot more about their relationship.

 

Butterfly Rating: 4 stars

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I think if I had a little more to Slade and Trina’s relationship it would be a 5 star rating. The butterflies this book gave me despite that, I couldn’t sit still. I was so eager to find out what happened next and when I was done with the book, I re-read my favorite parts! You know a book is good when you read parts over again that gave you butterflies before, and then after reading it again giving you the same butterfly sensation! And this book did just that!

 

Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars

4-stars
Slade, despite his sense of fashion and the shoe lace he uses to tie his hair back, he still gets me, and I do agree, no one is immune to his charming spell, not me or Trina!

 

Age Recommendation: 13+

 

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How to (Not) Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts

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Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

How to (Not) Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts

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Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.

Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.

But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself… if she has the courage to follow it.

Synopsis from Goodreads

Review

How to (Not) Fall in Love is one of my favorite books right now. It was so perfect in so many ways.

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Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts

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Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts

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Spirit committee leader Mandy Pennington is secretly in love with her best friend, Gus, but when he hooks up with her archenemy at a party, she decides to win him over once and for all. She just doesn’t know how. But who better to help than hot loner Caleb Torrs?

Caleb’s got his own problems, but when he sees Mandy pining over Gus at a party, he thinks she’s finally smoked the spirit stick and lost her mind. Maybe he has, too, because he just asked Mandy to be his fake girlfriend.She’ll get her loser friend’s attention, and he’ll get his stalker ex off his back.It’s a win-win.

But soon one fake date blends into the next and before he knows it, he actually wants to kiss Mandy. For real. Too bad their plan is working, and Gus is finally noticing the one girl Caleb just might be falling for…

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Resisting the Rebel was so amazing! I loved everything about it and the plot was perfect. (And not to mention Caleb!)

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Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

book review

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

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Goodreads Synopsis

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…

 

Review

Right away, when I saw the title of this book, I knew it was going to be amazing! I loved Playing the Player so much.

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