If you don’t want to read The Replacement Crush for booknerd Vivian, read it for Dallas. I really love him! I mean, here’s a cute, nerdy guy that stops at nothing to get the girl. He’s not arrogant, he’s just THAT GUY. The good guys always come in last. *sighs* This was a really cute book, but I had some issues with our girl. Viv is brokenhearted over playboy, Jake. I get it, she’s young so she is destined to make dumb decisions. Her great plan is to go for the guys who really don’t do it for her. I get changing up the game, but this was a stupid idea to begin with. Dallas made me keep reading, and the fact that Viv is a book blogger kept me reading as well. I also think the story is too long, but that could just be me. That whole attempted rape scene just came out of nowhere.
I think that Dallas deserved more than what he got. The chemistry between him and Viv was there from the start, and I don’t like that douche bag Jake stole the show. Viv was a little over the top in her attempts to find a guy NOT TO HER LIKING, and she missed out on what could have been some explosive scenes with Dallas. In the beginning I really liked her character. Everything was all about books and romance and it was just so cute that by the time the drama started, I was in too deep to stop. I like how it ended on the romance between Viv and Dallas, but more of that around the middle would have been great.
Overall, a cute-but-dramatic read. I recommend this to readers who like cute nerdy guys and girls who discuss books. Viv isn’t all bad, but some of her antics made me want to scream.