When I Think of You
An 80’s Baby Short Romance
Author Dee EIlls
Genre: #Romance #80sRomance #Instalove #SmalltownRomance
My Rating: 4
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Kindle edition: 70 pages
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Mandi Locke doesn’t know yet what she wants out of life–but she has a good time trying to figure it out. Never taking much seriously–besides Ralph Macchio, the Thriller album, and Tab–her days are spent working at Pine Star Cinema and her nights dreaming of a place better and bigger than Pine Grove.
Noah Teller is ready to get out of this town after he graduates college. Until he lands a job at the Pine Grove Galleria and meets Mandi. The two couldn’t be more different but whenever he thinks of her, he sees a future. A future that he will do whatever it takes to make happen.
Welcome back to the 80’s baby. Put away the Aqua Net and slip into something a little more comfortable with one of these eleven couples as they fall in love in Pine Grove.
4 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
When I Think of You takes place during the 1980’s. Oh boy, was I brought back in time. The 80’s was the best of times for me. I was still finding myself, hanging out at clubs, going to movies, and experiencing my first tastes of alcohol. Don’t get me started on the music. My favorite possession was my Sony Walkman! To this day, I listen to 80’s music almost daily. While this book cannot be described as 80’s overkill; the references were done moderately as not to take away the focus of the story. But truthfully, I wouldn’t have minded if there was overkill, lol.
The 80’s Baby Series will start releasing by the various authors next week. I am so excited to read more!
Mandi and Noah
Both main characters are 24/25 years old and come from the small town of Pine Grove, Louisiana. Noah left to go to college in Boston. Other than visiting his parents now and then, Noah has no desire to make Pine Grove his permanent home. Not only is the small town a bit stifled, the economy is poor. In less you want to make a career as a mall employee, the younger generation wants out. Noah was planning an internship for the summer but his father called him home to spend the time in Pine Grove. Noah’s mother is sick so he doesn’t hesitate to come home to see her and help out where he can. I loved Noah. He was a great hero. So sweet and attentive and patient. He took one look at Mandi and his whole outlook on life changed. She became the focus of his future.
Mandi was a sweetheart. She was fun and loyal. During a break from school, she takes a job for the Summer in the Pine Grove movie theatre located in the mall. It wasn’t how she wanted to spend her Summer but Mandi viewed her job as a means to an end. She wanted to go to film school in Baton Rouge and make her screenplays into successful movies.
Mandi and Noah’s attraction was instant. The chemistry between them was so intense. However, despite the fact their relationship started off with a conflict, they took things slow. The slow burn was perfect. Truthfully, in short stories, there is only so many words you can write when you’re given a limit to length. And I thought the author did a nice job incorporating emotions, plot, and conflict, culminating in a satisfying epilogue. This book was very short but had all it needed to be enjoyable. There is even an option to read a bonus chapter at the end of the book.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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