Review – Like It’s 1999 by Karen Grey

Posted December 9, 2020 by Carole in 2020 New Release Challenge, Book Reviews / 10 Comments

Like It’s 1999 by Karen Grey
Series: Boston Classics #2.5
Publisher: Home Cooked Books
Publication Date: December 9, 2020
Date Read: December 6, 2020
Length:  85 pages
Source: Author

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 pranks…
Just 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.

Available at: Amazon
My Review

I really enjoyed this novella!  I haven’t read a lot of novellas lately but there is something really satisfying about being able to sit down and read an entire story in a single sitting.  It is even better when that story features characters that you can’t wait to see again.  When I found out that this story would focus on “Hot” Steve, I just knew that I had to read it and it was everything I had hoped it would be.

“Hot” Steve and Alice are Kate’s best friends.  Both characters played a role in the first book in the series, What I’m Looking For, and it was fun to catch up with all the key players from this story in this novella.  Steve and Alice really are perfect for each other, trading movie quotes with each other at every opportunity, not to mention the chemistry that they share.  
The events in this story occur on New Year’s Eve in a number of years.  It was nice to see how much had changed in each of their lives.  I just couldn’t wait for these two to figure out that they needed to make each other a priority in their lives.  I was very happy about how things worked out in the end and happy to see this group of friends remained so close over the years.
I would recommend this story to others.  I do think that readers will get the most out of this story if they have read the first book in the series but it could work as a stand-alone story if necessary.  I definitely plan to read more of Karen Grey’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from the author.

The Series – Boston Classics

Book #1 – What I’m Looking For – My Review
Book #2 – Forget About Me – My Review
Book #2.5 – Like It’s 1999 – Now Available!
About the Author

KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

10 responses to “Review – Like It’s 1999 by Karen Grey

  1. If you end up with more than one comment I swear it's my computer!!! Okay, so again I will state that I need to read this novella because "hot" Steve is one of my favorite characters from the first book even though sometimes he made me roll my eyes…lol.

  2. Novellas can be really hit and miss but it's always a bit more of a guarantee when it's a book attached to a series I've already enjoyed. This sounds like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I barely remembered Alice but Hot Steve was a must read when I saw this novella. I enjoyed it too. I think also it's easier if you have the background of the first book. Fantastic review!

    Anne – Books of My Heart