The Bookworm Crush | By Lisa Brown Roberts





YA Romance | Book Review

The Bookworm Crush
Published: October 29th, 2019
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?



My thoughts






Narrative and Plot







The Bookworm Crush is a YA romance with the bookworm falling for the popular guy with a side of fake dating trope. It is adorable and light hearted. The voice is pretty evocative which keeps you going.

The pacing is great. That’s to say I finished it in two days. It has baking , books, and young love. What more can you ask for?






Characters and Conflicts






Toff has been Amy’s childhood crush and when he becomes her competition coach in the summer for a contest, things change. Toff is dealing with his own issues regarding his future and family. As far as the characters go, this is about two sweet teenagers who slowly fall for each other.




The conflict is pretty much your YA romance cliché but like I mentioned before it is adorable , fluffy and innocent. It would make for a great beach read particularly if you’re into surfing. The ensemble cast compliment the story very well. And not to mention, the whole book lover theme going on. Bookish people love to read about other bookworms. So that’s a win.












Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a quick one time read for me. I liked the setting, the romance and the whole light optimistic vibe of the story. If you are looking for a quick beach read in the genre, give it a go.






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