Getting Over Jack Wagner Author:Elise Juska Where are all the real rock stars? Eliza is looking to date a rock star -- though she uses the term loosely. None of her boyfriends have been famous. Most have unbearable habits and overbearing mothers. A few only played show tunes. Still, they're intense. Pierced. Tragically stubbled. With a predilection for dressing in black. Eliza finds them ... more »deep -- in theory, anyway. But in reality, none comes close to the object of her original rock-star crush: actor/crooner Jack Wagner. When her latest catch turns out be another mama's boy, Eliza begins to realize love is nothing like her favorite '80s song. Is she ready to face the music? Just as Eliza is planning her next move, she's dealt an emotional triple-whammy involving her sister, her best friend, and a horrific blind date. That's when she realizes that only by taking a good look at her past -- and her tape collection -- will she ever be able to hear a different kind of song and live a different kind of life.« less
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What an absolute crack-up, especially if you came of age in the 80's. The pop culture references will make you laugh out loud. The plot wears a little thin in spots but the shtick seems to carry it along. Very funny book to read for anyone who's thirtysomething!
This was just okay for me. I liked the 80s/90s pop culture references and the "fun" part of that. The story was a little too cute-sy for me. It also meandered off in a totally different direction at times. I felt like I was pulling it back into something coherent. Not a bad book, just not my favorite - I think it needed tidying up.