Book Review: Back in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn

Back in the Burbs would make for a fantastic beach read. It was incredibly fun and witty with awesome characters. Be sure to check out this entertaining new release and grab your copy today!

Book Review: Back in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn
Back in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn

Two powerhouse authors bring you a hilarious tale of one woman’s journey to find herself again.

Ever have one of those days where life just plain sucks? Welcome to my last three months—ever since I caught my can’t-be-soon-enough ex-husband cheating with his paralegal. I’m thirty-five years old, and I’ve lost my NYC apartment, my job, my money, and frankly, my dignity.

But the final heartache in the suck sandwich of my life? My great-aunt Maggie died. The only family member who’s ever gotten me.

Even after death, though, she’s helping me get back up. She’s willed me the keys to a house in the burbs, of all places, and dared me to grab life by the family jewels. Well, I’ve got the vise grips already in hand (my ex should take note) and I’m ready to fight for my life again.

Too bad that bravado only lasts as long as it takes to drive into Huckleberry Hills. And see the house.

There are forty-seven separate HOA violations, and I feel them all in my bones. Honestly, I’m surprised no one’s “accidentally” torched the house yet. I want to, and I’ve only been standing in front of it for five minutes. But then my hot, grumpy neighbor tells me to mow the lawn first and I’m just...done. Done with men too sexy for their own good and done with anyone telling me what to do.

First rule of surviving the burbs? There is nothing that YouTube and a glass of wine can’t conquer.

4 out of 5 stars

Back in the Burbs was such an entertaining and witty read. It was light and fun and had me laughing my way through. There's a nice amount of angst and drama mixed in as well as a whole lot of heart. This was a wonderful story about moving on, finding your path, and going after what you want.

I loved Mallory. I immediately felt invested in where she was at in life and what she was going through. She had the best internal dialogue with funny self-deprecating humor. I loved Nick. He seemed so grumpy but underneath he's totally sweet and caring and I loved how he was there for her. With Mallory and Nick, it was a case of opposites attract and I loved the fun vibe and banter that happened from their dynamic. I liked their growing chemistry and there was a pretty fantastic slow burn happening.

I thought Mallory had excellent character development and a lot of personal growth. I loved learning about Nick and what a solid, genuine guy he was. There's a lot of tension thanks to her ex and her parents and there were several times I yelled at my Kindle because they stressed me out, but I loved what developed from all that and how they came out on the other side. I loved new friendships and relationships that were forged and how revelations and secrets were revealed.

I thought this was a great story but the beginning did feel a bit drawn out, but once I got to that place where everything connected, it was awesome and flowed well. I liked the build to it all and I loved the evolution of the battle Mallory was having with herself. While I thought this was super fun, there were some serious undertones to it and I thought it was all handled nicely. There's definitely a romance happening but the story did have Women's Fiction and Chick Lit vibes mixed in as well that I really enjoyed.

This was a witty, fun, and fast-paced read and I enjoyed it immensely. I loved Mallory figuring herself out and what she wants out of life, forging a new path, and as a bonus, finding love!

Complimentary copy received from Entangled Publishing.

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