July 10, 2021

#BookReview: Back in the Burbs by @TracyWolff @averyflynn

Synopsis: 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 ever again. 

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


Rating: 5 Stars
My Review:  
This is one of the most hilarious books I've read all year!! I couldn't put it down once I started and I hated that it had to end.  I've never liked HOA rules so I totally relate to Mallory and her desire to tell the HOA where they can shove the stack of violations she inherited along with Great-aunt Maggie's house. This book has everything to make it a perfect rom-com. The characters are relatable and funny, there's one tragedy after another for our main character,  and a enemy to friends to romance between Mallory and Nick that will keep you laughing. I loved that Mallory was able to get her HEA. And I love Mallory's rule for surviving in the Burbs, "There is nothing that YouTube and a glass of wine can't conquer." 


"A hysterical (and oh so relatable) romp through suburbia! Once I started, I couldn't put it down." -Christina Hovland, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Back in The Burbs is warm and witty. A down on her luck heroine proves that home is where the wine is! An absolute charmer!" -Molly Fader, best-selling author of The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season

"An absolute gem of a book! Funny, relatable, and uplifting...like a thick slice of watermelon on a hot summer's day, Back in the Burbs just hits the spot." -USA Today Bestselling Women's Fiction Author Christine Gael"

"Equal parts swoony slow-burn romance and a hilarious but oh-so relatable love letter to the joys of sorting out your life. An absolute delight!" -Karen Booth, author of Gray Hair Don't Care

"Fierce, funny and full of delicious romcom banter. Back in the Burbs is Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff at their finest!" USA Today bestselling author Teri Wilson

Back in the Burbs is one of my favorite reads of the year! Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff deliver the perfect blend of heart, humor, and HOA violations to make Back in the Burbs a must-read for romcom lovers! There's something so relatable about Mallory and the way she tackles not only her divorce, but the HOA from hell, proving that when life knocks you down, sometimes you've got to send up an SOS and channel your inner Aunt Maggie." -Jennifer Bonds, author of A Royal Disaster

"Was totally absorbed from the start and read in one go. Warm-hearted & funny, sweet without being slushy." -Nicola B., Goodreads

"Authors Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolf have just the right amount of magic in Back in the Burbs. Magic, you ask? Chemistry, spice, and comedy combined with interesting and realistic characters. This is the case with Back in the Burbs...perfect magic!" -Tonya R., NetGalley

"Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff knock the ball out of the park with their hilarious and heartfelt collaboration, 'Back in the Burbs.'" -Lauren S., Goodreads

"Back in the Burbs is a must-read contemporary romance full of heartbreak, laughs, love, and lots of HOA violations. Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff knock it out of the park with this unputdownable read." -Siobhain P., Goodreads

"Both authors top my favorites and must-read lists and together they created a masterpiece in the contemporary romance genre." -Reviews by Saph

"Oh my gosh, I don't think I can say enough about this book!!! Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff is everything you didn't know you needed! It's got humor, self-reflection, a hot guy, a hot guy that listens, did I mention a hot guy?!" -Adrienne B., NetGalley

"I finished this book this morning and I'm still reeling.  I literally was crying then burst out laughing near the end of the book.  That's the kind of story Back in the Burbs is.  As they say, it has "all the feels". -Jeanne S., Goodreasds

"Back in the Burbs is EVERYTHING you want in a rom-com. It has a fantastic (and refreshingly new) storyline, many laugh-out-loud moments, and amazing first and secondary characters. I was devouring the book as quick as possible, but at the same time trying to savor each moment. I definitely will go back to read this one again, just because it's that good!" -Julia P., Goodreads

"Wonderfully written and utterly enjoyable." -Emily P., NetGalley

"Absolutely loved this read. Binge read it in one day and can't tell you how many times I laughed, swore out loud, and cheered." -Auburn N., NetGalley

"This is a fun, warm, hilarious, and ultimately empowering romantic comedy, full of wine, vibrators, HOA's from hell, and lots of heart." -Kath Read YA

"This book was ADDICTING." -M.C., Goodreads

"I seriously need a good laugh, and Back in the Burbs provided all the laugh attacks I needed this past week." -Tonya, Goodreads

About the Author

Tracy Wolff
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story―something with a rainbow and a prince―in second grade. By ten, she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore. A one-time English professor with more than fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing and dreaming up heroes. She also writes under the name Tracy Deebs and lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. Visit her online at tracywolffbooks.com.

Avery Flynn
Avery Flynn is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Find out more about Avery on her website (averyflynn.com), follow her on Twitter (@AveryFlynn) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/AveryFlynnBooks), and like her on her Facebook page (facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor).

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