My Very '90s Romance

A Novel
Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Jenny Colgan comes a hilarious romantic comedy about a down-on-her-luck florist whose future begins to bloom when she takes on the challenge of helping to transform her nerdy roommate.

Holly is a frustrated florist whose life doesn’t seem to be coming up roses. Fleeing a roommate situation from hell, she moves in with a motley crew of friends - Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to match; and Addison, a gorgeous computer geek who spends his days communicating with his online girlfriend and anyone who worships at the altar of Jean-Luc Picard. From the moment Holly catches a rare glimpse of Addison, she’s smitten. The only problem is how to get him to swivel his chair from the computer screen to her adoring gaze. 

After a series of false starts - involving a new friend and mathematician, Finn - Holly coaxes Addison away from his computer screen and out into the open. While “out in the open” spells disaster for Addison, curiously, her own future begins to bloom. Holly and her friends make desperate attempts to connect with Addison, drag him away from his fiercely possessive girlfriend, Claudia, and get him to communicate with the real world. 

With Jenny Colgan’s trademark wit and a cast of unforgettable characters, My Very '90s Romance will capture your heart.

©2001 Jenny Colgan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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So disappointed

I have read most of Jenny Colgan’s books and eagerly awaited this one which I ordered for pre-sale. I don’t know what happened but this book just does not have the characters, interest etc. that are in her other books. I would not recommend this book.

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Not one of her best

Holly is really hard to like. Her persistent meanness about Claudia is persistently superficial and shallow. Referring to her as "Moby DIck" and saying things like, "Let's hide behind Claudia" is downright shameful, in every sense of the word. Really, Jenny Colgan? Addison proved to be the only one with the depth to look beyond her exterior. This is the first time I've seen Jenny Colgan's writing as lazy. She gets some basic facts wrong that would not have been hard to get right. For instance, she uses Star Trek and Star Wars references interchangeably. Also, she seems unaware that you cannot have full-on conversations with someone who is on a ventilator (even if he does claim to be God). Generally, it's a good story, if not as good as the author's other books.

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Not my favorite

This book is well written, the story and theme were just a bit young for me. Love Colgan’s work though.

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Had potential

I have read or listened to every book by this author and love them all. This one was a little disappointing. Lucy Price -Lewis is my favorite narrator and while part 1 of this book was really good, part 2 lost me. It went did hill and got a little silly. The book is quite funny and still enjoyable but not my favorite. Still a huge fan of her writing.