Rock Fiction Coveting: I Love the 80s by Megan Crane

Posted: June 26, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Susan’s a child of the 80s, and she says she doesn’t miss them. I’ve seen her iPod and her Spotify. She’s for real.

Me, I’m younger than that. So a book called I Love the 80s is going to be interesting, right? Check it:

Live in the now, they say, but for Jenna Jenkins, the now sucks.

Her fiancé dumped her, and she’s lacking the drive that might lead to a promotion at the eighties-themed cable station where she works. The only thing keeping her sane is her obsession with a brooding rock star, and an era, that died twenty-odd years ago. But then lightning strikes—literally—and sends her back to the year and the man she’s loved her entire life. Jenna has no choice but to take action to save Tommy Seer, lead singer of The Wild Boys, from the tragic accident that only she knows will claim his life.

But the real Tommy Seer is very different from the one who’s spent all this time starring in her favorite fantasies. As Jenna falls deeper into Tommy’s world—under his spell all over again, only this time without the schoolgirl crush—she realizes that his death was no accident. Can she find a killer, prevent a murder, and save the man she loves without everyone thinking she’s crazy?

And who thought shoulder pads were a good idea, anyway?

Okay, none of this is new. We’ve seen this plot a million times. Seen the girl with the crush on the rocker who finally meets him and shazam, it’s love. Seen the time-travel to try to change the future.

But in Rock Fiction? We saw time travel with Annie Seaton’s Hot Rock. I didn’t love that one, but that wasn’t because of the ideas. So bring this one on and let’s see time travel redeem itself.

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