Like It's 1999 Like It's 1999
Book 2.5 - Boston Classics

Like It's 1999

    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • $2.99

Publisher Description

★★★★★"This story is funny and sweet and sexy and transports you to the 1980's and 1990's. It keeps you guessing and wanting to shake Steve and Alice on more than one occasion. I loved it! I recommend this book and this series and this author without hesitation." -- Sally, Goodreads

Love 'em and Leave 'em Alice Kim and "Hot" Steve Lowell are perfect for each other. It'll only take them ten years to figure that out.

Just because they throw the most bodacious wedding party ever…

Just because they're perfect partners in pranksJust because they love all the same boss movies…

Just because they share one totally bangin' night of sex together…

Does not mean they'll break the One Time Rule.

Even if they do… they don't do relationships.
And they're never getting married.
Like, ever.

In this friends-to-lovers, marriage-pact novella spanning the last decade of the 20th century, life forces a playboy and a playgirl grow up—and grow apart—before giving them a chance to create a happy-ever-after they can actually be happy about.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end." - Bette, Goodreads

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Funny and sweet and sexy and transports you to the 1980's and 1990's." Bookbub

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is a love story between two commitment-phobic people, and it's delightful! I loved watching them grow up and learn what they want in life, and finally finding each other. Again. Though it took ten years." - Claire, Goodreads

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "Like It's 1999 is full of humor and on-point nostalgia references and movie quotes. Makes me long for the last decades of the 20th century when times were simpler and fun...Highly recommended as well as the other books in the Boston Classics series." - Comfy Chair Books

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  "Highly recommend it for all fans of contemporary(-ish) romance and romantic comedy." Laurie Reads Romance

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A funny, feel-good novella that is themed perfectly to ring in the new year!" Jodi, Goodreads

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "What can I say? I loved everything about this book! The author engaged me from the 1st quote and I enjoyed strolling down memory lane while reading this sweet and funny story." Goodreads review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Well written romance where timing is everything." Bookbub review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fun novella that took me back to the good old days!" Bookbub review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The perfect friends-to-lovers between a playboy and a playgirl." Bookbub review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"It's the perfect pick me up for an afternoon listen and if you are movie buff like me, you will love all the quotes!!" Bookbub review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Sweet, sexy, with lots of compelling funny characters that made you want to read more." Lost in Booklandia

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2021
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
152
Pages
PUBLISHER
Karen Grey
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
648
KB

Customer Reviews

Great start to a series! ,

The Boston Classics are the best!

Like It’s 1999 was fun, fun, fun, beginning to end. The Boston Classics started with a bang with What I’m Looking For and the story of Kate and Will, and this novella continues the tradition. Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Alice Kim is Kate’s best friend from childhood, and “Hot” Steve Lowell is her ex-coworker. Their nicknames say all you need to know about them and their approach to life so far. They each have a One Time Rule, and neither of them does relationships or intends to ever, ever, ever get married. So that makes them perfect for each other, and on New Year’s Eve 1988 when Will and Kate announce they are getting married and want both Alice and Steve to be in the wedding, the fact that these two can’t keep their eyes, hands or anything else off each other and hook up for one night of wild, steamy, amazing, fantastic (you get the picture) sex isn’t going to be a problem, right? There’s the One Time Rule, their shared aversion to commitment, and their absolute conviction that they won’t cause Will and Kate any problems by becoming a couple. But as they say, famous last words . . . .

Steve and Alice plan a wild wedding party complete with a perfect prank that frightens poor Will and Kate half to death. And they do just fine, thank you, with sticking to their Nope, Once Is All There Is rule. For a while, anyway. They toss movie lines and other cultural references back and forth and work together so well, having fun, knowing what to expect from the other, having sexy thoughts, letting little words like maybe forever creep into their minds – but wait. What about THE RULE? They have a little bitty slip again at the wedding, and while it’s amazing, they love it, it’s marvelous, etc. etc. etc., there is also a lot of guilt. So they make a vow, a pact. Neither of them is ever going to get married anyway, so if they are both still single in 10 years why not just go ahead and get married and be friends with a marriage certificate and those terrific benefits?

A lot can – and does – happen in 10 years. And here we are, Kate and Will’s anniversary, their children, Will’s ex-roommates and their children. And Alice and Steve. Still attracted to each other? Well, duh. Still single? No spoilers here. You’ll have to read Like It’s 1999 to find that out.

I listened to an audiobook version of Like It’s 1999. This series is at its best narrated. Hearing the words just brings it to life. Listening was most definitely a pleasure. This story is funny and sweet and sexy and transports you to the 1980’s and 1990’s. It keeps you guessing and wanting to shake Steve and Alice on more than one occasion. I loved it! I recommend this book and this series and this author without hesitation. I received a free copy of this audiobook and voluntarily leave this review. All opinions are my own.

aquatic buckeye ,

Romance that transports you

So fun to go back in time! Like all Karen Grey books, this one strikes a time period chord.

Twimom227 ,

A New Year’s treat

I fell in love with “Hot Steve” while reading the first book in Ms. Grey’s Boston Classics series, What I’m Looking For. He is a special “guy’s guy” with a heart of gold, becoming one of Kate’s best friends. In that book, we also met Alice, Kate’s long-time best gal pal. In Like It’s 1999, the pair team up to help plan Kate’s wedding and they realize they are quite the pair. However, neither wants a relationship, marriage, kids, etc. So they shy away from anything more than a one-night stand.

Like It’s 1999 is a special story that spans a decade. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting, but everything I needed. Steve and Alice are meant to be, but like Harry and Sally, it takes them a while to figure it out. We see them joke and bond, and because the story’s POV is split between the two, we also learn about their fears, making them relatable characters that I really care about. Each struggles to find him/herself and their individual journeys, filled with ups and downs, are necessary for them to blossom into who they are meant to be. Ms. Grey gives readers just enough of both the highs and the lows for me to experience and feel it all.

While the novella is a standalone story, I’m glad I read What I’m Looking For first because I got to know both characters before coming into the book. There is a lot of emotions and story packed into the shorter format. I highly recommend grabbing Like It’s 1999 as a New Year’s treat.

My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot

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