BOOK REVIEW: Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn & Tracy Wolff

Back in the Burbs

BOOK REVIEW: Back in the Burbs
by Avery Flynn & Tracy Wolff


ABOUT THE BOOKS (from Amazon):

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.

My Review:

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I love rom-coms. Rarely do I ever laugh out loud while reading them, but this one got me.

Mallory’s aunt Maggie leaves her a house in the suburbs. It seems a perfect gift for Mallory who recently found out her husband has been cheating on her. Her life is a mess and she needs a reboot. The problem is…the house is a disaster. Aunt Maggie had a bit of a hoarding problem, and she wasn’t keeping up with the household maintenance…leaving Mallory with even more problems than she started with.

When she meets Nick, the grumpy neighbor across the street, things don’t start off well. But as she gets to know him better, Nick is actually a very kind-hearted guy who wants to help her. Can Mallory accept his help after all she’s been through?

Back in the Burbs is light-hearted and funny. I really enjoyed it.

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