Monday, September 10, 2018

My 90s Boy Band Boyfriend by Jennifer Griffith {Review}

My '90s Boy Band Boyfriend by Jennifer Griffith

Kindle Edition, 519 pages
Published August 30th 2018 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
Teenage singer Oakley Marsden is having a rough week. Pop-star Hudson’s rough week is twenty-three years long

Sixteen-year-old Oakley just wants to win a spot on TV’s The Next Radio Star. But when her bad audition goes viral, going back to school is a nightmare.

Even more humiliating, she discovers her own mother was a boy band groupie. Cringe. And Mom still has a thing for a nineties boy band killed in the tragic plane crash twenty years ago.

When things can’t get worse, a strange beggar guy ends up carrying Oakley home—and Oakley’s mom loses her mind. She’s convinced he’s the long-dead popstar Hudson Oaks, frontman for Girl Crazy and Mom’s long-lost love.

And the guy isn’t denying it. Curse him.

Oakley has to save her mom from this impostor before Mom does something insane—and before Oakley starts falling for his charm too.

My 90s Boy Band Boyfriend is a standalone story and book 2 in the Super Teen Queens series. It’s another hilarious teen fantasy with a romantic twist by clean romance author Jennifer Griffith. Great for fans of Kelly Oram and Judy Corry. 

My Review: 4.5 Stars

I was a teen in the 90s and boy, did this book take me back to those days...the days of boy bands, big  curly hair, and baggie jeans. Oakley learns a lot about her mom's obsession with a certain lead singer of the band Girl Crazy, who supposedly died in a plane crash 23 years ago, when she tries out for a singing competition. When said guy, Hudson Oaks, shows up, everything gets a little crazy--hormones, danger, and a hidden mystery.

Although this story isn't completely believable (hello, time travel?), it's certainly entertaining and fun. My inner self is still around this age and it was fun to be transported back for awhile and pretend that it was me in this story. I loved the development that Oakley goes through, especially as she deals with her bullying classmates and a budding attraction. Of course, Hudson is my favorite. His young Tom Cruise looks, charming personality, zest for life, and determination to find justice wrapped him around my heart.

The zingy chemistry sputters to life at times, but there really isn't much that comes to fruition. I loved the intensity and sparks of feelings, but would have loved a few more kisses. Overall, this was a very fun and very entertaining read.

Content: mild romance; mild violence

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