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Monday 19 September 2016

☀ The Replacement Crush - Lisa Brown Roberts

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Replacement Crush, a Young Adult Contemporary Romance by (, Entangled: Teen, 400 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Lisa Brown Roberts.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Lisa Brown Roberts will be awarding a signed copy of The Replacement Crush, Nerd glasses necklace, Button, Signed poster, Bookmark, Spock Funko Pop! to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


True love can't be strategized.

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.
His lips quirked and I knew — absolutely knew — he was remembering the overheard conversations about morning tongue action.
The close proximity to this mysterious, potentially nerd-hot boy was unsettling. I needed to focus on the job at hand.
"It's not a battlefield, Lang."
Something flickered in his eyes. "Yes it is, Vivian. And i play to win."
I caught him staring at me, totally eavesdropping. Nosy McNerd. My eyes met his. Nosy, hot McNerd.

Teaser: Excerpt

“You look quite well for a man that’s been ‘utterly destroyed,’ Mr.Spock.” —Captain Kirk


Monday, August 25

      “What’s with the outfit, Viv? Did a librarian and a hooker have a fight in your closet?”
      “Love you, too, Jaz.” I glared at my best friend. I knew my outfit said hot date way more than first day of junior year, but I didn’t want my mom to notice.
      My mom glanced at my tight jeans and cropped tank top. And the boring gray hoodie I’d wrapped around my waist in case I chickened out. She raised a questioning eyebrow. Wrapped in her faded plaid flannel robe, her dark curls as messy as mine, Mom looked more like my big sister than a mother. She didn’t look mad so much as confused since my outfits were usually unremarkable, just like me.
      “Have some sugar.” I waved a donut in Jaz’s face, hoping to distract Mom from my clothes.
      “Thanks,” Jaz said. “My mom never buys donuts.”
      “Tradition,” Mom said. “Part of the first day of school ritual.” She pointed to the poster board propped against a cupboard. “Speaking of traditions…”
      I didn’t have to look at the fluorescent orange cardboard to know what it said: “Vivian Galdi. First Day of Junior Year,” decorated with flowers and smiley faces. Mom wouldn’t let me leave until she’d photographed me holding the poster like one of those street cornerdancers waving gigantic signs pointing toward the nearest sub sandwichshop.
      “You gonna do this in college, too?”
      “Yep.” Mom stood up, tucking her wayward curls into a loose bun.“I’ll make you pose in front of a frat house with your poster.”
      I tugged at my shirt imagining Jake’s eyes skimming over my outfit. Jake, who’d suddenly noticed me this summer after years of barely acknowledging my existence. Jake, who’d lured me to a marathon of secret, after-curfew beach kissing sessions.
      Jake, who I’d been keeping a secret from my mom. My body flushed just thinking about his body wrapped around mine like a second skin.
      Mom frowned. “You okay, Vivvy? You look as if you have a fever.”
      Jaz snorted and I shot her a death glare. She was sworn to secrecy about Jake. I hoped he’d ask me out for real now that school was back in session, and then I could tell my mom about us dating.
      Since my parents had divorced when I was eight, Mom and I were tight. She knew as much about my boring life as most of my friends did.Keeping Jake a secret had weighed on me these past few weeks, but there was something about him that made me hesitate to tell anyone about our secret hookups, except Jaz of course. Seeing the concern in Mom’s warm brown eyes as she studied me sent a fresh wave of guilt snaking through me.

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About the Author

Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.

Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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