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Like It's 1999 by Karen Grey
Series: Boston Classics #2.5
on December 9, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
I’ve been enjoying the Boston Classics series, so it was interesting to read a novella about two side characters. It is set in the 1990s and the characters are both friends of Kate from the first book, What I’m Looking For. Alice is her best friend from college, and Hot Steve is one of her co-workers.
Novellas can be difficult as they are short without as much time to develop characters or the world. I would recommend reading at least the first book to enjoy this more and be more aware of why you want to read more about Hot Steve. I enjoyed all the cultural references tremendously.
I loved learning more about Alice and Hot Steve. They really go through the wringer and it’s a rough road. We get the added benefit of seeing how Kate and Will progress in their relationship, careers, and have children.
Alice and Hot Steve get to know each other at the start which is when they help with Kate and Will’s wedding. They get along very well and enjoy their time together. The story spans the next 10 years and their personal and career struggles. Finally, Alice and Hot Steve see each other again at Kate and Will’s 10th anniversary. At last, they are willing to look beyond their former issues to consider a relationship which is what they always wanted.
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