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Book Review: The 80s Rom-Com Club

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Today I’m excited to talk about The 80s Rom-Com Club collection that released today. From the cover to the books in between the pages, we’ve got lots to talk about. So grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and let’s chat!


About the Book

Is there, like, anything more totally awesome than the fun, feel-good rom-com blockbusters of the 1980s? The women who make up the online Just Another 80s Rom Com Lovers Club don’t think so. Join these digital friends as they each live out their own swoon-worthy love stories, minus teased bangs and mini skirts, reminiscent of some your favorite romantic comedies from the most righteous decade.

THE FIX UP by Mikal Dawn: Henley Morris and Not-the-Movie-Star Brad Pitt are teamed up on a home renovation show with tools, limited time, and a budget. The home they’re assigned to renovate is a money “pitt” and they’re sure it’s out to get them. So is the general contractor. And don’t even get them started on the family of squirrels living in it…

FALLING FOR A PRICE by Bell Renshaw: Amie Lewis prefers writing about the escapades of others, but when a mysterious note arrives, it’s time to start her own adventure. Hiring Malcom Price, a handsome but obnoxious guide, is her first mistake. Being caught in the middle of his feud with Russian treasure hunters is the second. The third? Falling for him.

LAKESHORE WANDERING by Jennifer Rodewald: Hazel Wallace is working on a plan to keep her peaceful, remote life. When Bennet Crofton shows up pretending to be something he’s not, she knows she’s running out of time. Luckily for her, he hit his head and can’t remember a thing. With a sudden inspiration thanks to an 80’s RomCom, she’s got a whole new plan.

EVIE TYLER’S DAY OFF by Betsy St. Amant: When Evie Tyler plays hooky on her 30th birthday to complete the remaining 9 items on her “30 Before 30” bucket list with her best friend, she never expected her childhood crush—her BFF’s brother—to tag along. Red convertibles, impromptu concerts, and a hilarious comedy of errors collide into one day off Evie will never forget.

JUST LIKE THAT by Teresa Tysinger: New York City-based influencer Jane Holland is about to reel in the biggest partnership of her career. Life takes an unexpected turn when she’s needed in North Carolina to care for her niece. Will Jane find where she truly fits in her rural hometown—and with Andrew, her all-grown-up crush? Or, will opportunity draw her back to the life she always thought she wanted?

SURE ABOUT YOU by Jaycee Weaver: Editor, foodie, and 80s movies lover Isley Bradford lives by her trusty planner. Securing her dream job means traveling to a conference with the too-charming coworker she loathes. But with each bump in the road—some literally—he challenges her perceptions and makes her laugh. She’d had her future perfectly planned. Now? She’s not so sure.

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My Thoughts

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Let’s start with The Fix Up. I loved how Mikal Dawn did her take on the movie, The Money Pit. Doing a reality TV show was genius move imo and kept the book highly entertaining.

Falling For a Price was very reminiscent of Romancing the Stone. The adventure Amie and Malcolm went on had sparks flying—whether from bullets or romantic interest.

Evie Taylor’s Day Off might have been my favorite. Maybe because I felt my personality most matched up to Evie. I understand her biggest fear and applaud her overcoming it. But the nod to Ferris Bueller had me grinning just a tad. 😉

Just Like That gave me all the warm fuzzies as other stories by Teresa Tysinger usually do. I loved the Southern comfort in this book and love Jane’s IG feed. 🙂

Sure About You probably has my favorite hero of the collection. Nothing more endearing than a redeemed man imo. Jaycee Weaver did great on this nod to the movie, The Sure Thing.

Unfortunately I haven’t finished Lakeshore Wandering, but as a longtime reader of Jennifer Rodewald, I have no doubt it’s another great read.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.


About the Authors

Mikal Dawn is an inspirational romance author, wedding enthusiast, and proud military (retired) wife.When she isn’t writing about faith, fun, and forever, she is obsessively scouring Pinterest (with coffee in hand, of course!) for wedding ideas for her characters.Mikal lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two teenagers (she’s super proud that her adult child is adulting nicely in his own home nearby). Visit her at mikaldawn.com

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Emilie Haney grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a love for the outdoors that matches her love for the written word. Writing as Bell Renshaw, she publishes sweet romance. Under her own name, she writes fiction with strong themes of romance and suspense and believes that–no matter what–love fights for what’s right. Visit her at emiliehaney.com.

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Jennifer Rodewald/J. Rodes lives on the wide plains somewhere near the middle of Nowhere. A coffee addict, a chaser of teenage activities, and a storyteller; she also wears the hats of mom, teacher, and friend. Mostly, she loves Jesus and wants to see others fall in love with Him too. She would love to hear from you! Please visit her at authorjenrodewald.com.

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Betsy St. Amant Haddox is the author of over twenty romance novels and novellas. She resides in north Louisiana with her hubby, two daughters, an impressive stash of coffee mugs, and one furry Schnauzer-toddler. Betsy has a B.A. in Communications and a deep-rooted passion for seeing women restored to truth. When she’s not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can be found somewhere in the vicinity of an iced coffee. She writes frequently for iBelieve, a devotional site for women. Look for her latest romance novel, Tacos for Two, and more at betsystamant.com.  

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Teresa Tysinger writes contemporary romance inspired by grace on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time public relations professional and graphic designer. With a master’s degree in editing and book design, she enjoys working on many facets of indie publishing. She loves coffee, traveling, and of course reading. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog. Look for her 4-book Laurel Cove Romance series and more at teresatysinger.com

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Lover of Jesus, family, books, coffee, music, and crafting (in that order), Jaycee Weaver is perpetually pursuing at least one of her passions. She writes contemporary Christian romance stories featuring realistic characters in everyday situations where God is at work in big ways. She appreciates books where the characters face shortcomings, temptations, and adversity but always get their happy ending, so that’s what she writes. Visit her at jayceeweaver.com.

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Giveaway

The authors of The 80s Rom-Com Club are celebrating the release of this fun and nostalgic collection with a totally awesome #giveaway! Enter to win a throw-back movie night prize pack at https://teresatysinger.com/80srcc_giveaway/ through May 2.

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