Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story (Paperback)
Laurel Kristoff spends the summer working for her father’s company, assisting the five interns trying to win a scholarship. One of these interns is Carlos, the attractive (and very distracting) intern with whom Laurel can have no relationship due to her father’s “no fraternizing” rule. Laurel is a super Star Wars nerd, funny, and smart, making her narrative charming and witty.— Emily U., Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member
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.
About the Author
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way. She lives in Colorado in a house full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.
Twitter@LBrownRoberts or visit her at her website, www.lisabrownroberts.com
5 stars: "Ms. Roberts wrote a hella-awesome story with just the right amount of steam and sass and diversity... If you love sexy guys, savvy girls, and a sassy romance, then this book is for you! Highly recommended!" —Victoria Bunce, Teacher/advocate
4.5 stars: "If you like sweet romance and Star Wars, this book is for you. Super quick read with adorable characters and lots of geeky references." —Lissa Hawley, Goodreads Reviewer
4 stars: "The characters start to come to life with a friendship and romance that readers will enjoy. The story is a cheesy, sweet and fun read that readers will be able to read sitting by the pool, soaking up the sun." —Book Him Danno
5 stars: "Well done and looking forward to reading more by this author." —Sarah, Educator at Canisteo-Greenwood CSD
4 stars: "The Breakfast Club meets The Apprentice. [...] Spies, Lies and Allies is a charming, witty read. It's for the inner geek." —Danielle, Chapters Through Life
4 stars: "I loved it a lot and found the storyline really realistic but still packed with humour, friendship and romance." —Kayla, Goodreads Reviewer
5 stars: "Loved it. Great pacing, engaging characters, original plot. [...] Fabulous." —Pascale, Goodreads Reviewer
4.3 stars: "I've been on a huge contemporary kick ever since April started (read about 6 so far) and this is definitely one of my favorites! [...] The plot is really entertaining. I loved the friendships that developed and all the Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, Scooby Doo references. I don't even like Star Wars (sue me), but I found the characters' fascination with it absolutely adorable." —Camilla, @RoyIsReading
4 stars: "While I love a good romance, it was nice to read a book in which it wasn't the sole focus. Really, I felt like the author focused more on family, friendship, loyalty, and the difficulties of growing up." —Melena Torretta, Goodreads Reviewer
5 stars: "[O]ne of my favourite novels I've had to review yet!" —Viv, Goodreads Reviewer
4 stars: "If you're after a cute contemporary read for the summer, and want one that has a wide variety of cast, and extremely enjoyable plot, then Spies, Lies, and Allies is a book for you." —Sophie, Sophie Reads YA
4 stars: "Lisa Brown Roberts has a done an excellent job of making Laurel's voice that of a young lady with little work experience. She had a very black and white construct of how the world should be and work. I think this is actually a wonderful novel for young adults because it lets them know that not everything is so one sided in the business world." —Kat, Skip to the Best of YA Literature
"A cute contemporary with a great family focus, a fun friendship vibe, and a sweet romance." - Samantha at We Live and Breathe Books
"The Breakfast Club meets The Apprentice." - D.M. Duncan's Blog