Back in the Burbs

Back in the Burbs Summary

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.

Book Reviews


Back in the burbs1 star

Horrible book nice idea so terribly written it’s unbelievable15

Samantha B. Sokol

Loving this new series from Tracy and Avery!4 star

Loving this new series from Tracy and Avery! Mallory has always done what her parents have wanted and thought what was best for her by marrying who she thought was the safe choice and supporting him, until she catches him cheating on her and her life is turned upside down. After the death of her great-aunt who she always adored, she’s unsure where to take the next step in life after losing her home and income due to her breakup and impending divorce, but somehow her aunt knew and left Mallory her home in her will. Trying to get the home up to code for the HOA since the home is in the suburbs, a place Mallory isn’t the biggest fan of, she meets her neighbor Nick who is a stickler for the rules. As these two butt heads, it’s truly an opposite attract situation, but also these two help the other grow and move on from the hurt and pain they’ve experienced. Nick helps Mallory with her divorce and getting what she deserves, as well as Mallory helping Nick move past the devastating past he had. Things were a little prolonged in the plot, but overall, I enjoyed the book, especially the surprises throughout the storyline, but it made the book that much more enjoyable while reading! Can’t wait to see if these characters continue! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.45


Funny5 star

I read a few rom coms and this one was no disappointment. Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff kept me laughing and captivated with the story. Mallory is great to watch out her life together and move on while growing. This was a great read that I could not put down. I was able to read it on my flight so it kept me entertained.55


Laugh out loud5 star

Well written, laugh out loud romantic comedy of a woman figuring out life after a divorce. Mallory is a strong, stubborn woman, she is just having trouble connecting with her true self. Thru inheriting her Great Aunt’s house, she learns about herself and grows independent while falling in love. Ms. Flynn and Ms. Wolff have done an excellent job of bringing the emotions thru in a realistic way. They have you feeling like you’re right there going thru everything Mallory is going thru. The story involves emotional baggage, references to cheating, a fun night of drinking games, and a sweet romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily giving an honest review55

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