Spies, Lies and Allies By Lisa Brown Roberts [Review]

Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love StoryRELEASE DATE: May 01st, 2018
AUTHOR: 
 Lisa Brown Roberts
GENRE:
Young-Adult,  Contemporary, Romance. 
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY: 

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.

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MY REV (Copy)

I loved Lisa Brown Robert’s Playing the Player and when I heard of this book, I knew I had check it out because it sounds so fun. Well, It did not disappoint me. I quite enjoyed   the story. It was an adorable read filled with cute romance, humor, friendship, family and lots of geeky references. I liked the plot. The characters were totally fun and I enjoyed the friendly banters between them. The main characters Laurel and Carlos were super cute and their romance was just adorable.  

Laurel’s father Mr. Kristoff is the head of Emergent Enterprises and also a total  workaholic who spends most of his time in his office and barely have time for his daughter. In order to spend more time with her dad, she asks him to let her join his company. He rejects at the beginning but after some persistence he finally gives in. In the company, she had to assist him on a college scholarship competition. To her surprise, her father informs her that she also get to vote the winner which is not something she signed up for. Now laurel’s job is not only to assist the new interns but also spy on them to find the perfect candidate who deserves the full scholarship. One of the intern named Carlos makes her heart flutter but fraternization on the Job means instant disqualification. As Laurel  spends more time with the interns, she gets to know more about them and she feels that everyone deserves the scholarship, but unfortunately only one can win the grand prize. Adding to that, someone from the inside is trying to sabotage her father’s company on social Media which can ruin the internship program.

I enjoyed all the characters in this book! Laurel, our main protagonist is a pretty likable character. She’s smart, funny, super sweet and a total nerd. Sometimes her actions annoyed me, but overall she’s a good protagonist. Her struggle to make one of her father’s employee laugh with her ridiculous jokes everyday was epic. She’s a huge Star wars fan and pretty much obsessed with everything related to star wars. I loved the father daughter relationship between Laurel and her father. She calls him Dad Vader LOL. Her father is also a star wars fan and it was fun watching them argue with each other using star wars references. I loved Carlos! He’s adorable, smart, and sweet guy who deeply cares about his family. The relationship between Laurel and Carlos was fun from the start. Their romance was totally adorbs and I absolutely loved their fun banters.

As for the supporting characters, I also liked the other interns Jason, Trish, Elijah, Ashley, and also Mr. Mantoni who works for Laurel’s dad. Jason is Laurel’s high school crush but he always gets her name wrong. I felt pretty bad for him after hearing his backstory. Trish is Mr. Mantoni’s daughter.  She’s  fiesty, snarky, and a total feminist. I didn’t liked her at the beginning because she was pretty much rude towards Laurel but eventally I grew to like her. Elijah is a total fun character who’s also a nerd just like Laurel. I think no one can hate this guy because he’s absolutely fun. Ashley is a smart girl with beautiful looks. Like Laurel, I also judged her character but she turns out to be a nice person. Mr. Mantoni is in-charge of the scholarship program. He’s pretty scary but not really a bad guy.

The plot was very much entertaining! The pacing seemed a bit odd to me because some scenes felt too slow but It didn’t hinder my enjoyment. Besides the romance, I’m glad this book also focused on family relationships and friendship. It’s a perfect YA contemporary read. Although the mystery was predictable, I liked how it brought everyone together. The friendship was well developed. At the beginning the interns didn’t get along with each other, but as the story progresses they become friends who’ll stand up for each other. There’s a lot of geeky references in this book, but even if you’re aren’t familiar with them  you’re still going to enjoy the story. The writing style was pretty good. I loved reading the book from Laurel’s pov. She’s hilarious throughout and I enjoyed her inner monologue.

Overall, It was a fun read and I really liked it! It’s a light-hearted story filled with drama, romance, mystery, family, and friendship. The ending was satisfying and nicely wrapped up. It has a slow start but in the end it’s totally worth it.

Recommend it?
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I highly recommend it to everyone who loves cute YA contemporary novels.


MY RATING:
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25 thoughts on “Spies, Lies and Allies By Lisa Brown Roberts [Review]

  1. Ashley @ Book Tales May 15, 2018 / 2:56 am

    Happy you enjoyed this one Raven! I haven’t read a contemporary book in what feels like forever, so I’m definitely planning to add this to my TBR! I’ve just been in a fantasy mood lately! 😂Great review, this book really does sound like a super fun read!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions May 15, 2018 / 3:53 am

      I’ve been in a fantasy mood too and totally neglecting all the contemporary books in my TBR. Thank you, this book was super cute and I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it. 🙂

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  2. The Candid Cover May 15, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    Ahhh! I love all the contemporaries! This is one that I will definitely be adding to my TBR. I am so glad that you loved it so much. 🙂

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  3. booksandblends May 15, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Great review Raven! This sounds like something I would like, definitely adding it to my TBR!

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  4. Marie May 15, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Oh that book sounds like a lot of fun – I’m so glad you enjoyed it so much and I love geeky references haha 🙂 I’ll have to check it out at some point 🙂 Thank you for sharing! 😀

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  5. Jen May 16, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Aw I’m glad you liked this book too. I loved how the relationship with Laurel and her father and Laurel and Trish developed also. They were great side stories! I still need to go back and read two of her books, I’ve been saving them for this summer. 😆

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions May 16, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      I loved the father daughter relationship too! It’s well developed! Laurel and Trish are quite the opposites. I enjoyed seeing them becoming friends. All the Lisa brown’s books are fun to read so I hope you enjoy her other books too. Happy reading! 😊

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  6. Beware Of The Reader May 16, 2018 / 3:16 am

    Lovely review Raven! One I would save for when I want light and fun 😉

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  7. theorangutanlibrarian May 16, 2018 / 5:26 am

    I’m so glad this was adorable and cute- I enjoyed Playing the Player too so definitely would like to check this out 😀 It’s good that this was so fun and had such great characters and plot. Wonderful review!

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  8. Aila @ One Way Or An Author May 16, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    This sounds like such a sweet and entertaining read! It helps that the characters are so likable, too. I might skip it just because I’ve been getting picky with my contemporary reads, but I’m so glad you enjoyed this one Raven!

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  9. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer May 19, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I really love fun in a contemporary. Family is important and glad a father-daughter relationship was included. Sounds like a lot of great elements to delight the reader. Thanks Raven for the great review!

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