⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Oh my stars, I loved this novella! This book has a late 80s/early 90s movie feel a la St. Elmo's Fire mixed with a dash of Mystic Pizza." - Laurie Anne, Goodreads
Can five friends grow up without growing apart?
Summer, 1991: Working at a beachfront hotel in their sleepy southern coastal town gives life-long friends Violet, Danielle, Whitney, Ford and Sully the chance to spend as much time as possible together after college graduation—and before real life begins.
One exceptionally busy night, each of them wrestles with potentially life-changing choices, all while serving guests at a wedding, searching for a lost dog, protecting hatching sea turtles, and managing a love triangle.
Don't miss this combo sequel to Grey's Boston Classics series and prequel to her new Carolina Classics series. It'll take you from the neon, big-haired 1980's into the boho, laidback 1990's.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I'll Stand By You introduces us to a new group of friends in the Carolina Classics series while wrapping up the stories for the gang from the Boston Classics series. I was so glad to get a final glimpse of the Boston Classics gang and to see what happens at Henry and Bella's wedding. This short novella seamlessly transitions between the two groups of friends and I was instantly hooked." - Amy, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Karen Grey has written a fun and emotional novella that serves as a "bonus epilogue" for her Boston Classics series as well as a prequel launching her new Carolina Classics series." - Rellim Reads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This novella is a farewell of sorts to the Boston Classics family and ushers in the Carolina Classic crew. This was a bittersweet read for me. Saying goodbye to Will, Cal, Jess, Bella, Ben, Lucy, Lilah and Ribsy tugs on the heartstrings. The Carolina Classics crew is wonderfully dynamic, genuine, and intriguing. I can't wait to read their stories. Karen intertwined the groups beautifully and gave each character a special moment to shine. I'll Stand By You is witty, fun, and so sweet." - Elizabeth, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Karen does a brilliant job of weaving so many character storylines together, and my favourite part of this one was having the previous series brought in and their storyline closed out, while the new crew was brought in and introduced, with so many plot points for each character given a sneak-peak and just a taste for their upcoming books." - Anni, Goodread
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I admit I was a little bummed when I realized the Boston Classics series was ending. Bummed for about two paragraphs into I’ll Stand by You and then I realized we weren’t losing Kate and Will, Ben and Lucy, Alice and Steve, Jessica and Cal, Henry and Bella but instead gaining Violet, Danielle, Whitney, Ford and Sully and another decade.” - Sally, Bookbub
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Brilliant! I’ll Stand By You was a fun, and witty introduction to Violet, Danielle, Whitney, Ford and Sully! Five lifelong friends fresh out of college and working one final summer together at a beachfront hotel before embarking on the next chapter in their lives.” - Joanne, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Sweet perfection! I'm so glad we got a peek into Henry and Bella's wedding reception, along with glimpses of the entire BC crew! Each chapter is narrated by a different new character which sets up numerous storylines for Karen's upcoming series! The ending will leave you happy, and super excited for all that is yet to come!” - JodiReadsnListens