2018 · Bookish · Contemporary · Entangled Teen · Lisa Brown Roberts · Romance · YA

Blog Tour- Book Review of Spies, Lies, and Allies:  I didn’t realize how much I missed Lisa’s writing until I started this book. 

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Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting––in a good way. But I can’t even think about him like that because fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous informant with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media…and I’m afraid it’s working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.


Purchase Links

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My Review

If you’ve read my “2018 books I want to read because I enjoyed the authors’ previous books“, or are following me on twitter, then you know that I was HIGHLY anticipating this book.

I was never a huge fan of Contemporary Romance, but Lisa’s storylines and writing style changed everything. Let me start the review.

Ugh, where do I even start? I didn’t realize how much I missed Lisa’s writing until I started this book.

Spies, Lies, and Allies is a Contemporary Romance that focuses on Platonic Love such as friendships and familial relationships! It is everything I have ever wanted to see in a story. The Father-Daughter dynamic is amazing, which is something that YA books lack.

The characters reminded me of those in The Breakfast Club, and without them, the story wouldn’t be the same. Their characteristics were very realistic and not phony. Everyone had their own flaws, and life wasn’t rose-colored.

What makes this book so Contemporary, is how the author effortlessly interwinds issues and changes that are ongoing right now. Nothing was forced; it was perfect. Also, the nostalgic chats that they had were phenomenal. A story where characters talk about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Shark Boy & Lava Girl, GIMME THAT!

I came up with something silly a while ago, and I still stand by it! Like all of Lisa’s books, this one, starring Laurel and Carlos, definitely has the Swiggle (Swoon + Giggle) factor!

This book means a lot to the author, and I was able to see that throughout the story. I am so proud of her for writing and finishing it!


 Enter the Giveawy here

Signed copy of Spies, Lies, and Allies + some spy-related swag 


About the Author


Award-winning romance author Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage catastrophes of tweezing off both eyebrows, or that time she crashed her car into a tree while trying to impress a guy. It’s no wonder she loves to write romantic comedies.   

Lisa’s books have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and the School Library Journal. She lives in Colorado with her family, in which pets outnumber people

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