Hi All! It’s Becky. I first read about The Bookworm Crush a few months again. The description was super cute and I quickly added it to my TBR list. I finally got to listen to the audiobook and here are my thoughts.
Title: The Bookworm Crush
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
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Summary: Amy McIntyre loves books. She loves reading books, talking books, and getting her friends to read books she loves. Amy is desperate to win a contest and get the opportunity to meet her favorite author. Amy knows she needs help to make a splash and get noticed by the judges. She recruits Toff Nichols, a boy that she’s always had a crush on who knows how to get noticed to help her win. Toff reluctantly agrees to help Amy and as the two work through the contest challenges their friendship moves to attraction that may become something more. Can Amy and Toff overcome their past issues and find their happily ever after?
Review: I love the idea behind this book however I did not love this book. This book is about a teen girl who loves YA books and as a fan of the genre I thought this book would find a way into my heart however the way Amy’s book love was illustrated was awkward. There are dozens of references to other YA books throughout The Bookworm’s Crush which cute but slightly distracting and I assume it would frustrating for a reader new to the genre. Also, the tone of the book felt a little uneven. Amy is supposed to be an older teen who swears and partakes in sexual activities however she reads like a tween. She is naive and innocent in a way that doesn’t sound like someone approaching her twenties but instead sounds like a middle schooler. Amy’s love interest is supposed to be swoony but he just kind of came across as a jerk. The two’s interactions were not sizzling and I got to admit I was a little disappointed by their lack of chemistry and the fact that their flirty dialog wasn’t all that flirty. Plus, Roberts managed to hit one of my new pet peeves in which an author takes a book that, for the first 50%, appears to be tween-friendly then adds content that isn’t really necessary for the plot but which makes it impossible for me to recommend precocious readers. However, for fans of YA romance who are looking for a quick read this book is perfectly acceptable.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5
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