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Title: Back in the Burbs
Authors: Avery Flynn, Tracy Wolff
This is romantic comedy at its best! It is a story filled with family drama, betrayal, adultery and secrets but still manages to turn itself into a fantastic heartwarming romance.
After catching her husband cheating, Mallory Martin Bach is rethinking her life, her choices and what happens next. She’s left him but has also now lost her job as she was the office manager at the law firm they set up and she has little in the way of savings. Inheriting the home in the burbs from her beloved but eccentric great-aunt Maggie is a welcome surprise – till she goes there and discovers her aunt was a hoarder and the house is in serious need of repairs, there are taxes to pay and rules being broken. Not only that but the grumpy neighbour from across the road has a go at her for not mowing the lawns before she’s even had time to unpack! Whilst this isn’t the greatest of introductions to the neighbourhood, she’s determined not to give in to her Dad and sell up, she’s going to make a new life for herself – without men – here in the burbs . . . she hopes!
This is a story filled with striving to do your best, despite the lack of support given by others…. Making a fresh start, not giving in to demands and learning to stand up for yourself …… Learning new skills, thanks to YouTubers!! It is also about family secrets being revealed, getting to know new people and learning to trust yourself and your judgement – but being prepared to apologise when you’re wrong. It is such a fun story, despite some of the heavy issues involved and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. If you’re looking for a light hearted but moving look at life and living, complete with several HEAs, grab yourself a copy of this delightful book and be prepared to start laughing!
Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
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.