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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 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. 4 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 Jean 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

    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:

  4. 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 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

  5. 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

  6. 4 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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    chloe ♡

    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 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

    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 a 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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lisa 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 heroes—good 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.

  10. 5 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

  11. 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!

  12. 5 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!

  13. 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 ”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.

  14. 4 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 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.

  15. 5 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!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)

    RTC Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for providing access to an arc in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 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.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stéphanie Louis

    What I liked This wouldn’t be me writing this review if I didn’t talk about the writing style. It was amazing. Easy to read, easy to get through and this book was so fast-paced that you can easily finish it in a few days or even on the same day if you have nothing else to do. But don’t do that! This book is so good you need to read it slowly so that it will never be over! Unfortunately, the end came pretty fast. I also loved the storyline. I mean of course as a bookworm you can be pretty sure, What I liked This wouldn’t be me writing this review if I didn’t talk about the writing style. It was amazing. Easy to read, easy to get through and this book was so fast-paced that you can easily finish it in a few days or even on the same day if you have nothing else to do. But don’t do that! This book is so good you need to read it slowly so that it will never be over! Unfortunately, the end came pretty fast. I also loved the storyline. I mean of course as a bookworm you can be pretty sure, that I will pick up a book if there’s the word bookworm or something else related to it. And you can also be sure that I will at least like the novel. I’m glad that I did because the idea of this book was amazing and I loved every single thing! The romance was perfect, the characters were great, everything was relatable and it was such a cute book! So sad that it’s over but I will read more by Lisa Brown Roberts in the future. The Bookworm Crush won’t stay the only book! The Bookworm Crush is the perfect book for us bookworms and that’s why it’s worth more than 5 stars! Overall, this is the perfect book for you if you are an avid bookworm like everyone in this book blogging community. If you liked The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Nina Waxman then you will also love The Bookworm Crush!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    When shy bookworm Amy whats to step outside of her comfort zone in order to win a contest to meet her favorite author, she enlists the help of confident surfer boy, Toff (who just so happens to be her lifelong crush, it's fine). As Amy gains traction in her online contest, she also has to confront the unavoidable tension between her and her "coach". Life doesn't always hand you your Darcy. But sometimes it does. What a cute read! I haven't read Roberts other novels, but this story was really When shy bookworm Amy whats to step outside of her comfort zone in order to win a contest to meet her favorite author, she enlists the help of confident surfer boy, Toff (who just so happens to be her lifelong crush, it's fine). As Amy gains traction in her online contest, she also has to confront the unavoidable tension between her and her "coach". Life doesn't always hand you your Darcy. But sometimes it does. What a cute read! I haven't read Roberts other novels, but this story was really easy to read and fun. I really enjoyed the characters and the alternating perspectives of Amy and Toff. I was able to read this one basically in one go, and it hit all of the contemporary romance checklist items that I needed. There's humor, book references galore, great family dynamics, and of course plenty of romantic moments. This plot was done very well. I will be recommending it book lovers, bookstragram addicts, and those looking for a breezy romance with heart.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    This book was adorable! FRTC **Huge thanks to the publisher for the advance copy!**

  21. 5 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 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!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mary Seaman

    ARC provided by Edelweiss The Bookworm Crush was a cute, rom-com that I think book lovers will enjoy. It had young characters that were dealing with grief, fears, and understanding the complexity of love. Some of the references/writing was cheesy and I found some of it predictable. However, I think it's a book that avid readers will enjoy since it relates to the bookstagram world. An easy, lighthearted read. Content warnings: grief, sex, and lot's of book/movie references

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. I don't know how The Bookworm Crush got crushed out of my radar, but apparently it did until last month and aren't we glad this landed into my radar? Because in this house, we stan books that are purely bookish, with references that will bring nostalgia on a nice and shiny platter. (My The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review. I don't know how The Bookworm Crush got crushed out of my radar, but apparently it did until last month and aren't we glad this landed into my radar? Because in this house, we stan books that are purely bookish, with references that will bring nostalgia on a nice and shiny platter. (My favorites from middle school! The OGs of YA I --!!!) We also stan books with: 📚 a bookish protagonist 📚 seriously funny humor 📚 good roastings Lisa Brown's latest novel has all of these. The Bookworm Crush is the spinoff to The Replacement Crush , starring Amy as she enters a competition to meet one of her favorite authors of all time. But as someone who is never in the spotlight, she's not sure she can win. If she wants to win, she'll need someone who can push her into the spotlight. So she seeks out the help of someone who a) is a local surfer, b) has a lot of confidence and c) unfortunately, someone she has a crush on. Shenanigans definitely happen as is the case with most books. I don't know if I've worked this hard not to laugh at 2 in the morning. Lupe can vouch for me because I've essentially spammed her with a million reasons why she needed to add The Bookworm Crush onto her TBR. Lisa Brown Roberts incorporates so much humor into her latest novel that it was really hard not to wake everyone else in the house up. The Bookworm Crush is full of awkward moments, but it's also funny. There are two types of awkward books: the ones that are so awkward, it feels unnecessary and the ones that are awkward, but it fits and it's the good kind of awkward. But maybe it's because I'm awkward so I need validation. Amy is my validation. The Bookworm Crush really incorporates a lot of the bookish community. Seeing the different aspects of the bookish community represented throughout the book and incorporated brought so many feels. Although Amy focuses a lot of her time during the competition on bookstagram, she also has a book blog with her best friend, Vivian and they have a booktube. Lisa Brown Roberts incorporates the various lingo used throughout the community that fits with the social media age we live in and I loved it. I am screaming I am not fine I am definitely fine. I adored all the characters. They're just so lovable?! Amy, Vivian, Toff and Dallas have a really strong friendship (not so much Toff and Amy) and it shows clearly through their actions and dialogue throughout the book. Even Brayden, despite being a constant brat throughout the novel (but hey, sibling love, right?) will warm up with readers eventually. They're absolute cinnamon rolls and I'd hate to see them being thrown in a fantasy setting. Sometimes they sounded a little younger than they were, but I personally didn't find that a bother for me. Maybe this is because I really needed a light and fluffy read that would make me laugh, and The Bookworm Crush delivered. I'm definitely not that demanding at all currently. We like catching a reading Sophia who is easy to please, not let's rip this book apart. Overall I enjoyed The Bookworm Crush a lot and I'm really glad this book slid onto my radar. Lisa Brown Roberts' latest novel is perfect for anyone who wants a cute romance with a good dose of humor and a whole of book references. It's also perfect for those who have read The Replacement Crush and want to see more of Vivian and Dallas. This review was originally posted on Bookwyrming Thoughts

  24. 4 out of 5

    Babel

    Adorable. And a bookish girl's dream come true. I smiled and fangirled all throughout this story because it is sweet and relatable on so many levels. The first chapter is hilarious and throws the main characters into a whirlwind of a totally serendipitous, unexpected and charming relationship. He is a hot surfer with more charisma than a hypnotist and she is a redheaded booknerd in need of swagger. In the most spontaneous yet perfect match, they embark on a mission together to win a book contest Adorable. And a bookish girl's dream come true. I smiled and fangirled all throughout this story because it is sweet and relatable on so many levels. The first chapter is hilarious and throws the main characters into a whirlwind of a totally serendipitous, unexpected and charming relationship. He is a hot surfer with more charisma than a hypnotist and she is a redheaded booknerd in need of swagger. In the most spontaneous yet perfect match, they embark on a mission together to win a book contest on social media in order to meet the girl's unicorn author. Oh, the swoony plot. Loads of literary references, a pedestal for romance books, a girl who breathes book reviews and recs, the world of hashtags and bookstagram come to life. That's something I am also very much into, so it made me sigh and smile and just gush a bit. The contest takes Amy and Toff on photography missions and dares, along with flirty dialogues and embarrasing instances for the poor shy girl. I loved everything. The total crush she has on him but tries to hide, and the easy-going and lovable temperament he shows as well as his athletic good looks. It doesn’t stop there, though. He is going through a tough emotional time, and this girl and her books are going to be there for him. Just as he is for her with confidence boost and megawatt smiles. There are plenty of adorkable moments filled with bookish delights, romance genre talk and surfer boy seduction. Touching moments too, about family and love and anger and friendship. I'm sad to say that the swoony guy started to behave too much like an alphahole and a whimp towards the end, instead of the other way around as it should. That killed the mood somewhat. However, it matches with his teen problems and angst, and it shows off Amy 's new vigorous swagger. Good for her! She really spreads her wings and even gets not only what she deserves on her own merits, but the book-worthy boyfriend she wanted, flaws and good deeds and all. A perfect homage to book-loving fantasies with a healthy dose of empowerment and romance.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michelle (Love, Stars and Books)

    (I received a free eARC from Netgalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own) Book review: The bookworm crush by Lisa Brown Roberts (3.5 stars) The bookworm crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Genre: YA, Romance, contemporary Rating: 3.5/5 stars (Synopsis from Goodreads) This spinoff ofThe Replacement Crushfeaturing Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart. Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for a dream scholarship, and the only way to win is to transform from (I received a free eARC from Netgalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

 Book review: The bookworm crush by Lisa Brown Roberts (3.5 stars) The bookworm crush by Lisa Brown Roberts Genre: YA, Romance, contemporary Rating: 3.5/5 stars (Synopsis from Goodreads) 
 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 a dream scholarship, and the only way to win is to transform from sidekick to the heroine of her own life. 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? (Review) (DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.) I screamed at all the bookish references, the fake dating trope along with the references as I really related to the book within the first few chapters. This book is literally what I wished for in a romance and I am just- DEAD at how cute Amy and Toff are together. My heart was clenching and swooning so much, my favourite scene had to be the one where Toff is on pain meds, he was SO CUTE in that scene. I really swooned a lot and really enjoyed and related to the story. All fans of fake dating and bookish references should definitely check this book out!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Paige Bernard

    I received this as a free eARC from Netgalley. This is my honest thoughts and opinions. After having read The Replacement Crush last month and enjoying the cute rom-com feelings I gave TRC 4 stars and I was excited to have more of a focus on the bookish side of things. That bookish side bumped this book to 5 stars for me. This is a book for bibliophiles about bibliophiles. Audibly laughing out loud in spots and having that sense of connection to the protagonist Amy, as she attempts to navigate a I received this as a free eARC from Netgalley. This is my honest thoughts and opinions. After having read The Replacement Crush last month and enjoying the cute rom-com feelings I gave TRC 4 stars and I was excited to have more of a focus on the bookish side of things. That bookish side bumped this book to 5 stars for me. This is a book for bibliophiles about bibliophiles. Audibly laughing out loud in spots and having that sense of connection to the protagonist Amy, as she attempts to navigate a fake relationship (fake dating trope will always give me life) with her ‘forever’ crush Toff. Amy is an avid romance reader that advocates for romance novels and seeks assistance from Toff, the alpha-male to provide her with the confidence she needs to reach her goals. I loved her character and her development and the pop culture references were amazing. Subtly and explicit. However, if you don’t enjoy pop culture references, just be wary there are a lot in the first section but they do taper off as the plot picks up. Toff is struggling to come to terms with his dad taking new steps in his relationship as Toff is still grieving the loss of a parents and I felt it was dealt with really positively. Also, yes, Toff is mega-hot surfer dude that is 100% not my type but I fell for that cinnamon roll anyway! Can he get any cuter? Probably not. I’d burst. One final thing that cemented this book home for me was the use of consent was so prominent and the conversations around it were fantastic! I want to sing the praises of consent and how important it is to have on page for readers. Thank you Lisa for adding such a crucial component to the story! I stayed up until 4am reading this because I became so invested in the characters and how their story was unraveling.

  27. 5 out of 5

    T.H. Hernandez

    Another home run by one of my all-time favorite young adult authors, Lisa Brown Roberts. In fact, THE BOOKWORM CRUSH is her best to date. This spinoff of THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH features Dallas’s best friend Toff, aka Flipper, and Viv’s best friend, Amy. Amy is on a mission to win a social media contest and meet her idol, romance author Lucinda Amorrato. Amy totally bombs it, literally and figuratively, on her first challenge, and it’s Toff to the rescue. He helps her escape from the police after Another home run by one of my all-time favorite young adult authors, Lisa Brown Roberts. In fact, THE BOOKWORM CRUSH is her best to date. This spinoff of THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH features Dallas’s best friend Toff, aka Flipper, and Viv’s best friend, Amy. Amy is on a mission to win a social media contest and meet her idol, romance author Lucinda Amorrato. Amy totally bombs it, literally and figuratively, on her first challenge, and it’s Toff to the rescue. He helps her escape from the police after her yarn-bombing of a park bench goes wrong. While the two have known each other forever, Toff only sees Amy as Viv’s nerdy book friend, but Amy has crushed on Toff for years. She’s shy and socially awkward, but she’s not a pushover. She reminds me so much of my own teen daughter I instantly loved her. But if she wants to win this contest, she’s going to need some swagger, and no one brings the swagger like Toff. She enlists him to coach her, knowing how dangerous this can be to her heart. Toff has his own demons, though. His father is getting married again. To Viv’s mother. And a much a he loves seeing his father happy again, he isn’t happy about the wedding. He just isn’t sure why. The more time Toff and Amy spend together, the more Amy realizes her silly crush might just be something more, and the more Toff wonders how he never really noticed Amy before now. She has a fire and a spirit he admires. And when she starts to bring that swagger he so carefully coached, well, he feels things he never felt before. Things that are as exciting as they are confusing. Plot The main plot is definitely the romance between Toff and Amy, but the contest is a strong subplot as is Toff’s future on the pro-surfing circuit and his coming to terms with his dad’s upcoming wedding. Told in dual POVs, we get deep inside both character’s. Every subplot supports the main plot, building tension, conflict, and complexity, making this more than just a lighthearted romance, though it is definitely that. But the subtle weaving of the subplots into the main plot makes this a story with depth. Each plot and subplot has enough contention and setbacks to keep the story moving and riveting. The Characters The characters are amazing. These may be my all time favorite young adult characters. Toff is adorable a clueless surfer, albeit a bit of a player, but he never leads girls on. Which is why Amy’s reaction stuns him more often than not. And Amy is everything. Not only is she sweet and shy, but also passionate and driven. When she finds her swagger, she also finds strength and determination, never willing to just settle for whatever her longtime crush is willing to offer her. He love of books and devotion to her favorite author is endearing, but watching her come out of her shell made her someone to root for. Top Five Things I Loved About THE BOOKWORM CRUSH 1. Amy. She’s funny, passionate, strong, brave, and smart — everything I want in my teen heroines. 2. Toff. He’s cute, funny, easy going, and a little clueless, but adorably sweet. And when he makes the big romantic gesture, he goes big instead of going home. 3. Surfing. I’m no surfer, by any stretch of the word, though I’ve tried it more than a few times. But my former roommate was a surfer and the whole surf culture is like a time warp for me. The lingo, the life, all of it brings back some of my favorite memories from that time in my life. 4. Books. As both a reader and a writer, books are life. The book-centric nature of this story wrapped around my heart and hugged it. 5. Growth. I loved watching both Toff and Amy grow through the story. Amy became the fierce competitor she always was, and Toff learned to accept that life and love evolve. Bottom Line My favorite LBR novel and the best YA contemporary I’ve read in 2019. Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Joanna

    “Crushes were a curse, shutting down brain cells, derailing plans.” This was absolutely adorable. The Bookworm Crush was such a cute read. It had a sweet slow burn, fake relationship romance with two adorable characters and a very fun plot. I loved how the story highlighted both of the main characters passions - romance books and surfing. It was super fun to be able to relate with all the book loving references! Amy McIntyre is adorably shy and reserved. She’s a hopeless romantic, a dreamer, but “Crushes were a curse, shutting down brain cells, derailing plans.” This was absolutely adorable. The Bookworm Crush was such a cute read. It had a sweet slow burn, fake relationship romance with two adorable characters and a very fun plot. I loved how the story highlighted both of the main characters passions - romance books and surfing. It was super fun to be able to relate with all the book loving references! Amy McIntyre is adorably shy and reserved. She’s a hopeless romantic, a dreamer, but most of all a reader. And she has the hugest crush on the most popular surfer in Shady Cove. Toff Nichols is extremely good looking and popular. He’s the top surfer in Shady Cove and total troublemaker and player with a heart of gold. “She rolled her eyes, but he pulled another smile out of her, which felt like a win. Weird. She was the one trying to win something, not him.” Being the booknerd that she is, Amy enters a competition for a chance to meet her favorite romance author, however, she lacks the confidence to complete the prompts on her own. Enter Toff, who is pure confidence. Amy takes a risk and ask for Toff to help her win the competition. Here begins the cutest relationship ever. I loved how their relationship progresses from friends to more. The story is told in dual POV so we get to be inside both Amy and Toff’s heads as their feelings for each other grow - especially Toff’s. If you enjoy the fake relationship as well as friends to more trope, you’ll definitely enjoy The Bookworm Crush! *A huge thanks to Entangled Publishing for providing me with an eARC for review. All thoughts are my own.*

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeraca

    I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss. This is my honest review. Amy is a shy, timid person who loves to read romance novels and run her book club. When it comes to books, and anyone who has the same love for books, she opens up and is a completely new person. But her personality is about to change, because she NEEDS to win this competition to meet her all time favorite author. And to do that, she needs confidence, swagger, and a lot of followers on social media. The best person who can I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss. This is my honest review. Amy is a shy, timid person who loves to read romance novels and run her book club. When it comes to books, and anyone who has the same love for books, she opens up and is a completely new person. But her personality is about to change, because she NEEDS to win this competition to meet her all time favorite author. And to do that, she needs confidence, swagger, and a lot of followers on social media. The best person who can teach her how to do all of that is her long-time crush, Toff. The friend of her friend, the almost brother to her best friend. The guy she's seen from afar, but never got the courage to talk to before. And she's determined to become a new person - maybe even brave enough to tell Toff her true feelings? Toff is a big deal. He loves to surf, he's good at surfing, and everyone knows who he is. He wants to go professional and surf with the circuit, even though his dad wants him to go to college. When he catches Amy running from the cops, he's amused and when Amy asks for his help, he's game to play. What he doesn't expect is to like hanging out with bookworm Amy. She's fun, she's sassy when she lets loose, and she's easy to talk to. But Toff is afraid of commitment, so when reader fans think they are dating, he wants to pretend they are. Life is going well for him, he's liking this new friendship/relationship that he has, and he doesn't want to screw it up. But good things don't always last, and Toff needs to deal with some deep feelings about commitment and love before he can even THINK about being the best person for Amy... I always adore books about fellow book lovers, and Amy is the true definition of a book lover - to the max. While I always like these novels, I seriously LOVED this one! There was just enough of book loving, adventures, romance, and humor, while also having some serious topics that need to be conquered in this book. I was so entrapped in this book that I didn't even realize how much I was smiling and laughing out loud until my boyfriend asked me what was so funny. The relationship between these two characters is sweet and cute and fun and overwhelming of feelings. Every book lover who has a book boyfriend will fall in love with these two - especially Toff because he is pretty amazing. There are a lot of great messages in this book that can relate to a lot of readers, and I was no exception. This is a book that I'm keeping because I know that I will want to read it over and over again - that's how great this was. I really can't explain in more detail why I like this novel. There were so many reasons, but I'm just stunned by how much I loved it, and I DEFINITELY will be recommending this book to other book lovers when it's released! I am so, so glad I got a chance to read this novel, and I now need to find more books, past and future, of this author to devour them :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennette Reid

    Such a fun and flirty feel-good book. I ship Bonnie and Clyde so hard! I've been waiting for this book for what feels like an eternity and The Bookworm Crush did not disappoint! Though the story continues from where The Replacement Crush leaves off, it can still be read as a stand-alone. But if you haven't read that, do yourself a favour and grab both! Amy, a romance-loving introvert asks her best friend's soon-to-be step brother and long time crush, Toff, to help her with her confidence so she Such a fun and flirty feel-good book. I ship Bonnie and Clyde so hard! I've been waiting for this book for what feels like an eternity and The Bookworm Crush did not disappoint! Though the story continues from where The Replacement Crush leaves off, it can still be read as a stand-alone. But if you haven't read that, do yourself a favour and grab both! Amy, a romance-loving introvert asks her best friend's soon-to-be step brother and long time crush, Toff, to help her with her confidence so she can win a contest. The more time they spend together, the more Amy risks her heart. Filled with rich characters that you can relate to, a realistic plot, a touch of teen angst/drama and some sillyness, this is such an entertaining read that I can't wait to re-read it just to experience it again. It's been a good while since I've finished a book and immediately wanted to start over.

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