* Review * BACK IN THE BURBS by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * BACK IN THE BURBS by Tracy Wolff and Avery FlynnBack in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn
Published by Entangled: Amara on March 30, 2021
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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.


A laugh out loud, cry in your beer and love hard kind of book that will have your attention from hilarious start to emotional finish. You won’t want to put it down, and you’ll wish there were a few more chapters because you are enjoying this crazy cast so much. Bravo!

Mallory is an awesome character that is so relatable. She has just had her world snatched out from under her and there’s no time like the present to put on her big girl pants and forge her way through the diamond in the rough she just got handed.

Cheating louse of a husband pushing all the right buttons to see a side of her he’s never seen … check! Annoying neighbor being much too sexy for his own good and making her lust when she really just wants to wallow … check! Family members coming out of the woodwork to add their drama on to her own … check!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a rom-com with lots of heart and emotions. I wish I could see this group again because they were a whole lot of fun!


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