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Just released today by Two powerhouse authors. Tracy Wolf and Avery Flynn 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.
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Fly Girl and NicuNurse’s Review
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Their agreed-upon rating: 5 of 5 Propellers!!
NICUnurse’s Review of Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff
Back in the Burbs is the new rom-com from what I am dubbing the dynamic duo of Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff. While they are both fairly new-to-me authors, I’m already a fan of both of their works, so diving into this book was a no-brainer for me.
In the midst of a painful divorce, NYC girl Mallory inherits her great aunt’s house in suburbia. While it holds bittersweet memories for her, it’s a veritable disaster. Faced with no job, an anemic bank account, and a hoarder’s paradise inside the newly-inherited house, she decides to pull up her big girl panties, throw up a one-fingered salute at her parents, her vindictive almost ex-husband, and her new community’s HOA and make the house her new home despite the evil HOA breathing down her neck. What follows is hilarious banter coupled with some real emotion and character growth, all within the backdrop of the generalization of today’s suburbia.
Back in the Burbs is a true gem. The combination of the witty banter, the soccer moms of suburbia, and the chemistry between Mallory and Nick makes this a page-turner. Even the minor characters play significant roles at one time or another throughout the story. And you can’t discount the friendship with Mallory’s former high school acquaintance, the fabulously flashy Angie. We all need an Angie in our lives at some point. Someone who won’t let us wallow, pushes us to get out of our shell, and does everything they can to help us bounce back when we hit rock bottom. In a nutshell, a true friend.
I couldn’t devour this book fast enough. Both main characters have something painful and life-changing they are facing or have faced, Mallory most recently. And while this is a rom-com, there’s no lack of emotional angst, either. As a bonus, these two amazing authors have written together so well that you can’t pick out who wrote what. It’s a beautifully woven-together story about what happens when life throws you the most unexpected and painful curveballs at you all at once (and what happens when you add wine––and more!––to it) and how a once strong woman gets her life back and triumphs in the end. A must-read for sure!
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff 5 out of 5 propellers!
Connect with Avery Flynn
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are great with a quip and relatable heroines who are feisty, fierce and fantastic.
-Courtesy of her website
Connect with Tracy Wolff
Tracy Wolff is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over sixty novels that run the gamut from young adult action adventures to new adult romance and from women’s fiction to erotica. A long-time lover of vampires, dragons and all things that go bump in the night, Tracy loves nothing more than combining her affection for paranormal creatures with her love of writing tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines.
When she’s not writing (which is a rare occurrence), she can be found trying out new recipes, offering make-up tips online, wandering comic book/gaming stores with her sons, and watching movies or plotting stories with her besties. A one time English professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family. Her most recent work, the young adult vampire novel, CRAVE, “is about to become fandom’s new favorite vampire romance obsession” (Hypable).
-Courtesy of her website