★★★★★"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.
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
The minute I finished the first book in Karen Grey’s Boston Classics series, What I’m Looking For, I immediately wanted a book about “Hot" Steve. While I don’t think you have to read the other books in the series to enjoy Like It’s 1999, I do think that you’d appreciate some of the references more if you’ve read or listened to at least book 1.
Like It’s 1999 is a fun novella featuring Kate’s best-friends “Hot" Steve and Alice as they become co-bridesmaids…er… bridespeople for Kate & Will’s wedding. Grey’s writing style definitely works for me and in this case there were some parallels in my relationship with my personal “Hot" Steve. Hubby and I are known for constantly throwing movie lines at each other, we started dating on New Year’s Eve, and once we got together everyone was pretty much, “What took you so long?”
While this is a relationship slow burn, Grey gives us a few steamy scenes and lots of interactions to know that Steve & Alice could be great together. They have a lot of fun and the movie lines definitely kept me grounded in the late 80’s. Unfortunately, the timing isn’t right. For 10 years. We get to catch up with Will & Kate and get a peek into their future. Or, maybe their past? (insert Back to the Future time-bending here) No worries. Steve & Alice’s story gets a cute and happy ending.