My Very '90s Romance by Jenny Colgan Review

My Very '90s Romance
Formally Talking to Addison
By Jenny Colgan
Release Date: March 12th, 2019
William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

From New York Times bestselling 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.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

So I first read this book back in 2001, when it was originally called Talking to Addison, I was nearly 21 and was living and working in London, and I thought this book was perfection! I mean, seriously! Flakey-ish Holly falls for her nerd roommate while living in a house share with a group of people who all have their own issues! I thought it was hysterically funny, and in a sad way, I wanted to be Holly, and live her life, but thankfully I didn't.

Fast forward to 39-year-old me, and while I still think the book is funny, and well written while showing off Jenny Colgan's amazing talent, but I struggled with my feelings for Holly, and the ending was just...off, confusing, unbelievable, and unrelatable.

I give My Very '90s Romance 3 stars.




Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Little Beach Street Bakery, Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop, and Christmas at the Cupcake Café, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.



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