The course of true love never did run smooth.
Like, for real, dude.
When a socially awkward finance-hotshot—aka me—grudgingly walks into Boston's famous Cheers bar to do happy hour with the insufferably misogynistic guys from work, I don't expect the cute bartender to salvage the rest of my never-ending workday with a cleverly disguised mocktail.
I especially don't expect him to talk Shakespeare to me.
Fate keeps bringing us together, just like the star-crossed couples in the plays Will loves to quote. But while the chemistry between us may be stronger than a stiff Cape Codder, it's clear that on paper, the math doesn't add up.
I can't help wondering if we're capable of an ending happier than Romeo and Juliet's. He's living in a dream world while my feet are planted firmly on the ground, and I can't risk my heart again on a guy who'll bail when the going gets rough.
Even if he does rescue me from a murderous juggling clown.
Fans of Lucy Score and Meghan Quinn will love this smart, feel-good, sweet-and-sexy romcom set in the late 1980's—an era of big hair and bigger egos.
♥ Independent Audiobook Awards Finalist 2021 ♥ AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award ♥
★★★★★ "This is a fabulous read that'll take you back in time, make you swoon, and serve you with a heavy dose of nostalgia." —The Rogue Reviews
★★★★★ "This is my first book by Karen Grey and I'm hooked." --Rellim Reads
★★★★★ "This story was bodacious! Totally Tubular!" --Live, Laugh, Love and Books
★★★★★ "I felt like I was in a time warp and I loved it." --Betty Loves Love
★★★★★ "A very character-driven book that took me back to when I was just starting out in the workforce in the mid 1980's (one of the best decades!). Take a trip back in time when people actually left messages on answering machines (before texting was a thing) and enjoy!" --Comfy Chair Books
★★★★★ "Well-written, great lovers, real life. Even took me back to the bad old days of working in the '80s when it was OK for old men in your office to tell you your blouse would look better if you didn't button so many buttons! Seems like a good time for a reminder that things really have changed for the better."--Peggy, Goodreads
★★★★★ "I loved the 80s nostalgia of this novel. I enjoyed how Will and Kate's relationship slowly evolves and feels realistic even in modern times."--Kathy, Goodreads
★★★★★ "Ah, the 80's...pagers, answering machines and waiting days for a call, oh my!" --Kathryn, Goodreads
★★★★★ "This book was a delight. It is a well crafted romance set in the 1980s between two characters who seem to exist in separate worlds yet can't deny their attraction to each other."--Christine, Goodreads
★★★★★ "This was a really cute blast from the past. I loved to read a book placed in a world where there were no cell phones available, people used pagers, and answering machines were a regular thing."--Alex, Goodreads