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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 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 coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols. He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him? To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers. But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?


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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 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 coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols. He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him? To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers. But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?

30 review for The Bookworm Crush

  1. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    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 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 become her 'coach' and teach how to become a winner. Toff knows that all Amy really needs is a bit more self-confidence. He is intrigued by the challenge and is gradually drawn into Amy's world which turns out to be surprisingly interesting. This was a very enjoyable read. To be honest, the author had me at the word 'kniffiti' (Amy's first challenge in the context), and then I just couldn't put the book down, until I knew how the romance is going to develop and what obstacles they will have to overcome. Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher (Entangled: Teen) for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.

  2. 5 out of 5

    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 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 Jean from All the Boys I've loved before and kiss him? Or this: Amy grabbed one of her latest favorites, a gay romance about the prince of England falling in love with the son of the United States president. Character 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 She didn't need a hero to swoop in to save the day. Escape plan or not, she could save herself. She hoped. Amy is the typical bookworm you could imagine. Clever, but really shy. Loves books and would love to discuss books with the world, but can’t leave her introvert comfort zone. But then there’s a competition and Amy knows - now or never. After a risky plan goes wrong, Amy is saved by Toff (short for Christopher - cute, right?), who shows her that she can do a lot if she’s just a little braver, a little bolder. Not just in the real world, also on the internet. And even though Toff is supporting her as “her coach” (Hahaha yeah, “coach” right?) she is having a huge character development within the book and I love it! She learns to believe in herself and it’s so wonderful to see her shine ❤️ Also Toff - this stubborn surfer boy. When it comes to love he’s a little bit slow. He does mistakes (everybody does, duh) and he realizes what he did, but always when it’s nearly too late to solve the problem and ask for forgiveness. But Amy (my babe💙) is a forgiving, loving, bookish cinnamon roll and that’s why even though it isn’t such a huge one like Amy’s, Toff has a little character development that makes him truly adorable. The side characters - starting with Braydon, Amy’s little brother and ending with a French chef - all had a purpose and pushed the story forward. The author did a great job with that. Relationships 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Amy and Toff. Bookworm and Surfer boy. Oh, this was so cute. It was adorkable, absolutely ADORKABLE 💜 But even if it had some drama in it, I had the feeling that we would have way less drama and misunderstandings in the world if we all acted like Amy or Toff. Even though they talked like really adults about problems, I still felt all the angst of teenage love. Writing style 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The bookish quotes, the adorable teenage love and all the feels made the book so enjoyable, but what also really helped was the fast paced writing style that urged me to read further and never stop. I had fun reading it and it really made me happy. So, if you ever need a bookish romance novel, just take this one. 💛 Also, Amy is all of us: She owned all twenty-five of Lucinda's books in hardback, thirteen in softcover, and five foreign editions, even though she didn't read German or french.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Syndi

    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

  4. 5 out of 5

    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! 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! God, he was a cliché . So was she, with her ridiculous crush on him. Maybe they belonged together after all, like the Instagram commenter suggested. Yeah, right. Amy is a heroine everyone can root for. She was sweet, shy, loved books, and she was not only a book blogger, but a bookstagrammer too. So I understood how she felt about wanting to win a contest to meet and interview her unicorn author. She knew that she had to step out of her comfort zone if she wanted to win. And who better to help coach her on winning and being confident then local surfer celebrity, Toff. It shouldn't matter that she'd crushed on him since they were little kids. Or that she got even more shy and nervous when he was around. But after the book started off with a huge bang, go raccoons lol!, I knew Amy had it in her to step up to the game and even possibly win. She wasn’t sure how much longer she could pretend to be immune to Toff— fake, real, and everything in between. Her resolve was fading, which was no surprise. When Amy and Toff were together, I couldn't stop laughing. There was a whole lot of banter and joking around going on. And even though Toff was the confident, flirty one, I couldn't stop grinning any time Amy would throw him off his game. Their interaction was smile inducing and I felt like I was in on all of their inside jokes. Btw Bonnie and Clyde was the cutest nicknames ever! As Toff helped Amy with the contest challenges and becoming more confident, I loved watching their friendship grow. Even if there were a lots of bumps along the way. He willed her to look him in the eye, hoping she could tell he was serious for once. She took a breath and met his gaze. The energy between them shifted, like an electrical storm descended right over their table, crackling with lightning bolts. Toff was charismatic, insanely talented, and absolutely gorgeous, but he had a guarded heart. He got through life joking around and not being too serious. And surfing, competing and girls were his life. But when Amy came crashing into it, she started to shake everything up. And as we slowly got to know Toff inside and out, I found myself falling even harder for him. Yes Toff had some growing up to do, but his progress pulled at my heart and made me love and root for him that much harder. Being with her felt so good. Easy. Fun. Fiery. Safe. Right. You guys, I loved every single tiny thing about The Book Worm Crush. Not only did we get to switch back and forth between Amy and Toff, but there was also so much book talk. And while this story was absolutely adorable, it had a strong emotional side too. I kept finding myself getting hit with all of the feels. I was sitting on a beach reading and couldn't stop crying. And then later on I was not just crying, but sobbing. This story truly has it all! As Toff sat across from her, she drank him in. Suntanned and smiling, blue eyes sparkling, he made her heart skip a beat. Confused or not, she was going to enjoy this. Enjoy him. Them. So if you're a fan of ya, romance, gushing about books or falling in love then definitely add this one to your tbr. With all of the book love sprinkled throughout the pages, I think book lovers will be just as obsessed about this book as I was. And while this book is a spin-off from The Replacement Crush, you definitely don't need to read that book first. This can easily be read as a standalone, but I fell madly in love with that book too. So I recommend them both! So when you pick this book up please come and obsess with me. I desperately need to talk all about Amy, Toff and of course penguins too! PS I loved Amy's younger brother, Brayden! He was sneaky, hilarious and constantly cracked me up. He is someone I'd love to read about when he's older. I can't even imagine all of the trouble he'd get into as a teenager lol. Happily Ever After, Happy for Now, whatever this was, Amy was embracing it. No regrets. PPS There's a video scene and it was so funny that I re-read that chapter four times. Yup, it was that fabulous! *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book, provided by the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* For more of my reviews, please visit:

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Brown Roberts

    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 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 heroes—good guys one and all, beta boys and squishy alphas. Some of my heroes have more swagger than others (like Toff in THE BOOKWORM CRUSH) but none of them are alphaholes. The road to an HEA or HFN isn’t easy, in books or IRL, but the more honest the relationship is, the more likely it is to last. Flirty banter and sparky chemistry helps, too. 😉 I’ll always believe in love—love borne out of friendship, honesty, respect, humor...and yeah, butterflies and swoons. And I’ll never apologize for writing romance.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Susan's Reviews

    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 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 thrown in. I rate this a 3.8 out of 5.

  7. 4 out of 5

    chloe yeung ♡

    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 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 has a plot fully independent of that of the previous novel, and the author threw in explanations whenever necessary. people who love us always find a way to show it while they’re here, somehow. i think they still find a way, even when they’ve moved on to the stars. amy, the protagonist, is a huge bookworm, and i could really relate to her (the bookworm part, not the being sweet part. i’m more salt than sugar, thank you very much.) i love books about bibliophiles, especially those who share about their reading experiences online, and it’s so amazing seeing amy become more confident through sharing her love of books on social media. she’s also super sweet and treats her friends and family with so much kindness and love, my heart practically melted. and also, i screamed every time she makes a bookish / film reference. red, white and royal blue was even mentioned – the author has sure done a lot of research on the latest ya novels: amy grabbed one of her latest favorites, a gay romance about the prince of England falling in love with the son of the united states president. the romance was also extremely cute. i loooove the opposites attract and fake relationship tropes and they are done so well in the bookworm crush. toff is a popular and confident surfer who spends about 95% of his time at the beach and never reads, while amy is a huge bookworm with a great love for romance novels, but is really shy and always lets her friend, vivian, do all the talking on their blog and booktube channel. amy and toff complement each other so well – toff slowly coaxes amy out of her shell and teaches her to believe in herself and speak out, while amy introduces toff to the wonderful world of reading. i was rooting for the two of them from the very beginning. ♡ i loved the whole plot and romance and setting, but sadly something really bugged me out and it was that none of the characters actually acted like teenagers. they sometimes say and do the most stupid things, and sometimes i forget they’re eighteen-year-olds because they act like they’re twelve. that put me off and really affected my enjoyment of the novel, so i can only give this book a 3.5 star rating in the end 😦 the bookworm crush was overall a very fun read (except for the teenagers not really acting like teenagers part), and i hope i’ll get to read more of lisa brown roberts’s work soon! the book will be released on the october 1st, 2019, and i can’t wait for the rest of the world to give it a try. this review first appeared on my book blog, marshmallow pudding: https://marshmallowpudding.home.blog/...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tijuana *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 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 relate so much to the character and it makes the reading that much more enjoyable. This one was executed very well. I love the main characters. Toff is such a cool dude. The hot surfer type character who Amy has secretly been crushing on forever. Again, super cute! The plot is solid, the romance was good, and its an all around fun little book. The reference to popular books throughout the narrative was very impressive. The author really impresses with her knowledge. Overall, this was a win. A solid YA that reads like YA and made me remember first loves and secret crushes. Two thumbs up! 4.25 Stars

  9. 4 out of 5

    melissafandomworld

    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 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 romantic craving bookworm heart. This is a book you can pick up any time, any place and 'loose yourself in'. So far, I've read 3 books of Lisa Brown Roberts and I loved them all. I dare say I have a new author to put on my favorites list when it comes to ya contemporary romance and I really can't wait to dive into her other books that I haven't read yet. If you like a cute, light on angst, fluffy and sometimes a teeny tiny bit steamy romance story, this book is the one you need to pick up next. Lisa's way of story-telling had me hooked from the very first page and it was such a joyful feeling to follow Amy and Toff's story. It literally brought a smile to my face numerous times. Just the perfect pick when you're in need of an addicted lighthearted read! Go check out this author's other books as well! You can read my review of the Replacement Crush, the companion novel to the Bookworm Crush, here: the Replacement Crush REVIEW Follow me here: my BLOG | my INSTAGRAM | my FACEBOOK | my TWITTER

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Fitzgerald

    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.

  11. 5 out of 5

    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.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Annie ⚜️

    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.

  13. 4 out of 5

    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 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 YA novels sprinkled throughout this book. She's also a book blogger and bookstagrammer, so there's plenty of bookish acronyms and jargon slung around in this book. Like any truly great romance, this book is about Amy finding her "swagger" and coming out of her shell as much as it is about her fake relationship (trope alert! squee!) and budding romance with Toff. Ohhh, Toff. The sexy surfer baby-alpha. He also does a fair amount of growing up throughout this book, though I didn't love his character arc quite as much as I loved Amy's. Then again, I definitely relate to the bookworm who lacks self-confidence a lot more than the swaggering (is that a word?) champion surfer, so make of that what you will. Roff and Amy together are so cute, and I love how he teases her fire out of her. This book made me grin like an idiot several times, and also hurt my heart and had be on the verge of tears a couple of times. Upon finishing it I immediately went and bought the companion book, so that's pretty much a guaranteed 5 star rating for me! This is basically the second book in a series, as it's a spin off of the author's previous book, The Replacement Crush. It can be read as a stand alone, but there are some minor spoilers for the "first" book. An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own. Like this review? Check out more of my reviews on my blog, Elley the Book Otter

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jypsy

    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 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 a charming and entertaining read for the older end of the young adult spectrum.

  15. 4 out of 5

    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 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 sort through her feelings and whether or not Toff feels the same way. At the beginning, I was overwhelmed with this. Amy showed off just how big of a bookworm she was. References were made left and right. There were few sentences in there that didn't have some reference to pop culture. I can handle pop culture references, but that was too much. Luckily, it seemed to taper off as the story went on and was more focused on the competition and budding romance, but overall there were just too many references to me. The romance though was something I enjoyed. Amy and Toff's relationship was a slow-burn. These two opposite individuals who slowly grew to like each other after spending so much time together. Toff really helped Amy grow and break out of her shell. He found a way for her to find that confidence in herself. It was cute and really what kept me reading this book. Other than the romance and some of the relationships (mainly Toff and his dad), this book feel a little flat for me. There was nothing to really draw me into for long. With the constant references to pop culture it easily pulled me out of the story wishing the author would find another way to show how quirky that Amy was.

  16. 5 out of 5

    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 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 with, grief. I thought I was safe reading the last 15% at work, but man did Toff pull at the heartstrings! I loved that we got both Amy and Toff’s points of view in this book. It made some of the things Toff did a little easier to accept, being in his head and knowing his reasons, instead of just seeing them from Amy’s pov. I liked seeing how Amy really blossomed in this book. It was partly thanks to Toff’s coaching, but mostly just on her own, as she grew more confident and more sure of herself. I enjoyed the back and forth between her and Toff, and how he helped her see what was inside her all along. And I loved how Amy made Toff see that romance and relationships weren’t a bad thing! I think all bookworms will enjoy this one, no matter your age!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    4.5 stars This was so so fun! I read it in 4 hrs and stayed up way too late reading!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Laurendoly6

    If I could give it 10 stars, I would!!! This book has a lot of feels! I would totally recommend this book to everyone!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    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 ”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 starts to happen. Enter Toff—the boy she secretly has a crush on but he has no idea. ”That was the problem with crushes—they weren’t rational." One night changes everything and they decide to start a fake relationship (one of my favorite tropes!!). I enjoyed all the swoony moments that happened between Amy and Toff. The book references were so fun to read about it because let’s face it, I’m a huge booklover. Always have been and always will be! If you’re looking for a light-hearted romance, Toff will the one you're looking for! *Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Riya Queen

    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 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 Austen. Book quotes, references and all book-related mojos brought a smile to my face. Not only that, Toff and Amy spending time together almost immediately made me smile. They were cute, they had chemistry and were totally awesome. #bonnyandclide. It was such a sweet and fluffy romance, although a bit on the steamy side, and it brought such joy to my romantic heart. Amy and Viv, her best friend, are book bloggers and bookstagrammers and all that good fun stuff. Her main aim was to meet Lucinda, her all time favorite author, the one who made her an avid reader. With Toff helping her out on her 'swagger', she does really well on the competition which gave her a chance to meet her officially and both of them are impossibly sweet together. I was smiling so much that my teeth hurt. Overall, a gooey, fun and fluffy read :)

  21. 5 out of 5

    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 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 started to open up and grow, I adored it. Plus the plot was completely charming. I’m always a sucker for the fake romance trope and this book did a fantastic job of utilizing it. It was also unexpected deep, dealing with grief, family relationships, and having the courage to reach for what you want. I also loved the positivity regarding romance books! So if you’re looking for a book that will make you smile (okay, and maybe tear up just a bit), definitely check out The Bookworm Crush! *Disclaimer: I received a digital advance copy of this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Marina

    Very cute book :)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lost in Book Land

    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 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 enough of. SPOILERS AHEAD Amy has always had a crush on Toff, the cute surfer player boy in her town. He kind of runs in their friend group but not enough for her crush to actually come true. Toff is Amy's best friend's boyfriend's best friend (wow that sounded complicated). Amy is your resident bookworm and Toff has never seen her in a romantic light, that is until now. Amy needs help, she wants to enter a book contest that is being hosted by the publisher. The grand prize is meeting her favorite author! The problem is Amy, is not outgoing, so she asks Toff to be her coach, help her learn to be more outgoing like him and help her win this contest. Toff is definitely game to help Amy win the contest but he never suspects that he might fall for her in the process! I absolutely adore Amy and Toff. I was 100% rooting for these two the entire book, like I was waiting with held breath for when they would finally actually get together as more than coach and coachee, or friends in the same friend group. Additionally, I thought this contest was super cute! One of the entries Amy works on for the contest is something called Knitiffti (which sounded super cute in the book and inspired a Google search where I learned so much more about my knitting hobby). I was totally swoony for this book and I even cried during one section (I am not spoiling which section, but it was definitely a tear-jerking adorable moment). I highly highly recommend this cute bookworm and surfer romance. I am giving it five stars on Goodreads! **ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much Entangled!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kris (frantic4romantic)

    If you want a book that keeps a dopey smile plastered on your face, look no further. This book gave me all of the smiles and out loud laughs. Toff was a smoking hot surfer who was everything a cocky boy is supposed to be. He even had a little bit of a broken backstory to add to his appeal. While Toff was a total swoon worthy book-hottie, he wasn’t even what I loved most about this book. And believe me when I say I loved him as a character. Amy. I LOVED her. Loved. She was shy but a little sassy. S If you want a book that keeps a dopey smile plastered on your face, look no further. This book gave me all of the smiles and out loud laughs. Toff was a smoking hot surfer who was everything a cocky boy is supposed to be. He even had a little bit of a broken backstory to add to his appeal. While Toff was a total swoon worthy book-hottie, he wasn’t even what I loved most about this book. And believe me when I say I loved him as a character. Amy. I LOVED her. Loved. She was shy but a little sassy. She was a complete book nerd and romance obsessed reader. It resonated with me... deeply. My explanation of her wouldn’t even do her character justice, so I’ll leave it to you to read and find out for yourself. It’s not even like she was really deep or complex. It’s just, if you’re a romance reader/fan girl — you’ll totally get it. Another thing I really loved about this book were the countless nerdy book and movie references. I am a complete nerd. I nerd out over authors, books, and movies/shows all of the time. So reading about other nerds nerding out? It’s like it was written just for me. I was laughing (really loud sometimes) at how relatable some of this book was. I loved it. I’m happy to give this book my first 5 star review of not only the year, but the decade. It’s a cute young adult contemporary romance full of sweet first love feelings and lots of kissing. I wasn’t able to put down!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dayla

    Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7 I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ___ 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 Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7 I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ___ 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 the blogging and reviewing community, has a hard time overcoming her social anxiety to express her opinions beyond a computer screen. When the competition of a lifetime appears, Amy must overcome her nerves in order to win a chance to meet her favourite author. But it won’t be easy and the only person she can really ask for help is local surfing pro, Toff--who also happens to be her longtime secret crush. When he agrees to help her, a lot of cuteness and flirting ensues. While yes, the cute and flirty moments are a lot of fun, I love that Roberts took this story a bit further by adding so much depth to her characters--even side characters. Toff isn’t just a pretty boy who seemingly gets every girl he wants, he’s a character that is dealing with his own anxieties stemming from his mother’s death when he was young. The evolution of him as a character and how his actions and fears all start to make more sense as more is revealed was really well done. By doing so, Roberts also made him a more complex love interest than just someone that the main character has put on a pedestal for us to love and adore. He’s not perfect and I personally love someone who isn’t because it makes them more real. Roberts does the same with Amy by giving her a well-rounded life rather than just one where her main focus is Toff. She has her friendships, her quirky family (especially her brother), and like I mentioned before, her social anxiety that makes her so incredibly relatable. How many of us escape into books to avoid the world, or our fears? How many of us have a voice that begs to be heard, but we’re too scared to make it louder than a whisper? The moment she finally does use her voice is so satisfying because we’ve seen her struggling to better herself and we can’t help but feel proud of her for her growth. The two characters worked off each other really well and unlike many other contemporary romances, there weren’t many unnecessary misunderstandings that served only to move the plot forward. The characters were logical and grew in the ways that they needed to. They had realistic hurdles they had to overcome and Roberts wrote it all very well. Is this an award winning novel? No, but it was fun and had a lot of depth to it. One more thing I want to mention is Amy’s love of Romance Lit. I am so happy that this is a topic in this book and that in speaking about Romance, the characters point out some popular arguments against the genre and some really good defenses. Amy proved that a storyline can change a person’s life, no matter the genre. You have to look past the cliches and bad rep and make your own opinion. If it wasn’t clear, I really enjoyed this book. I was in a weird place with my reading for a long time and I enjoyed having the feeling where I absolutely needed to sit down and read again. I always appreciate any book that does this for me, especially after a long reading slump. This is also my first true review in a while. So, thanks Lisa Brown Roberts for writing something I really wanted to review! Happy reading!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I was seeing a lot of good buzz for this book, and found my interest was piqued. Things I enjoyed: • A wonderfully bookish heroine • Baked goods • A fun contest with great challenges • A cute opposites-attract romance • Undying love of the romance genre • Knitfiti This book had a great premise, characters I liked, and an adorable romance. However, I found it so overloaded with fandom and pop culture references, which I struggled with, at times. I am glad I had picked the book back up, Rating: 3.5 Stars I was seeing a lot of good buzz for this book, and found my interest was piqued. Things I enjoyed: • A wonderfully bookish heroine • Baked goods • A fun contest with great challenges • A cute opposites-attract romance • Undying love of the romance genre • Knitfiti This book had a great premise, characters I liked, and an adorable romance. However, I found it so overloaded with fandom and pop culture references, which I struggled with, at times. I am glad I had picked the book back up, because once the romance picked up speed, the references seemed to taper, and I was able to enjoy watching Amy and Toff navigate their newfound interest in each other. It was cute and sweet and adorable, and I liked how much both Amy and Toff grew, and what a positive effect they had on each other. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  27. 4 out of 5

    Princessofbookishkingdoms

    Omigod, that book was amazing! Love the charakters (yes, all of them!) & the Story! It was cute, emotional, with just a tiny bit of drama and pure perfection ♥️ Omigod, that book was amazing! Love the charakters (yes, all of them!) & the Story! It was cute, emotional, with just a tiny bit of drama and pure perfection ♥️

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Mandina

    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 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 my fellow book bloggers. I loved how all the supporting characters were just as vivid and interesting as the main characters, and having them there really just enhanced the story and filled it all in. I have to say that sometimes it is nice to have what you think of as normal families like Amy's, because there are still families out there like that. Parents that are happily married, a younger brother that is a normal younger brother, etc. But to have real life issues right along with that. As someone who grew up with a pretty normal family, issues like one parent losing a job and needing to find one actually is something I did deal with. So it was nice to read about that, and get a chance to read of a teen with a similar lifestyle and dreams as when I was one. I was supposed to read the book that this is a companion to when it came out, The Replacement Crush, but I never had the time. After meeting Viv and Dallas in this one though, I know that I need to make the time to go back and read their love story as well. I'll be sure to share this book with my readers and bloggers in the school where I'm a librarian, and to recommend it at the bookstore where I work. This review first appeared on Lisa Loves Literature.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Julie (Struck by Stories)

    This review was originally posted on Struck by Stories (https://www.struckbystories.com/arc-r...) WHAT I LOVED: • AMY!!! You know that feeling you get when you just connect with a book character? Not only are both Amy and I super shy bookworms/bookstagrammers, we are both diehard fans of the romance genre! I’ve never seen another MC that likes romance books before, and I feel like it’s important to encourage romance novel positivity & acceptance, and I will NEVER stop praising my favorite genre 😍 This review was originally posted on Struck by Stories (https://www.struckbystories.com/arc-r...) WHAT I LOVED: • AMY!!! You know that feeling you get when you just connect with a book character? Not only are both Amy and I super shy bookworms/bookstagrammers, we are both diehard fans of the romance genre! I’ve never seen another MC that likes romance books before, and I feel like it’s important to encourage romance novel positivity & acceptance, and I will NEVER stop praising my favorite genre 😍😍😍 * The #bookstagram & social media aspects! Did I mention that Amy happens to be both a book blogger & bookstagrammer???? This, above all else, was what immediately attracted me to the book (I mean, how could I, a fellow book blogger/bookstagrammer NOT read this book?) I especially loved how the author tied in many book world terms (like OTPs, HEA/HFN, #bookfacefriday, etc.) into the book as well. * The fake-dating trope!! While not my favorite romance trope, I still have a lot of love for it! I especially enjoyed how Amy and Toff turned into a viral Twitter ship (#BonnieandClide) through the Instagram contest (and you know that I was right there with all of the other shippers!) WHAT I . . . DIDN"T (**SPOILER AHEAD!!!**) • While not a huuuggeee issue for me, I wished that Toff didn’t spend so much time being non-committal to Amy! It was clear at about 40% that he was in love with her, but he spent so much time in denial that I started getting the *slightest* bit annoyed with him. OVERALL RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! While not a huuuggeee issue for me,

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Cuypers

    Original review This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Teen! The Bookworm Crush is a Young Adult Contemporary about Amy, a bookworm, and Toff, a surfer. The Bookworm Crush is a spinoff of The Replacement Crush, but can be read as a standalone. The Bookworm Crush is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Brown Robers and I really liked! I love reading books where the protagonist is a bookworm and I’m a sucker for the fake dating trope! The book was s Original review This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Teen! The Bookworm Crush is a Young Adult Contemporary about Amy, a bookworm, and Toff, a surfer. The Bookworm Crush is a spinoff of The Replacement Crush, but can be read as a standalone. The Bookworm Crush is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Brown Robers and I really liked! I love reading books where the protagonist is a bookworm and I’m a sucker for the fake dating trope! The book was such an easy and fun read. I really liked the main characters. Amy is such a book nerd, and she wants to win this contest to meet her favourite author. I think it was so cute how much effort she put into the contest. Toff is your typical surfer guy but he’s also really nice and wants to help Amy. I think Amy and Toff had an amazing connection. The Bookworm Crush was a good Contemporary read and I didn’t expect anything else because it’s published by Entangled: Teen. I really like their books. I recommend The Bookworm Crush when you’re looking for an easy read with some cute romance!

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