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.
Back in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff, Avery Flynn
Series: The Burbs #1
Published by Entangled: Amara on March 30, 2021
Genres: 2 Flames- PG Closed Doors, Contemporary Romance
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BACK IN THE BURBS by Avery Flynn & Tracy Wolff
Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn and Tracy Wolff is the first book in the Burbs series.
Mallory Martin Bach is through with men, especially ones trying to run her life. After catching her husband with a young paralegal, Mallory decides she has had enough and wants out. She never expected her soon-to-be-ex to take everything in her life away. With no place to live, no job and no friends left, Mallory thinks her life can’t get any worse….wrong….her favorite Aunt Maggie passes away. The only potential positive thing in Mallory’s life at the moment is that Aunt Maggie left her her house. When Maggie gets to the house she loved at a child, she is in for a big surprise. The house is in very poor condition and she has 47 HOA violations waiting for her to fix. Mallory also discovers a big secret her Aunt had been keeping.
Nick Holloway has had a rough last few years. Determined to move forward in his life he is trying to find a purpose. When the feisty Mallory moves into her Aunt Maggie’s home, Nick realizes he may have found his purpose. As Nick tries to help Mallory out, their chemistry starts to sizzle until they fall into a fun, friends with benefits routine. When things are starting to look like Mallory may have finally found her happy ending, doubts and fears start to creep into Mallory’s head and her world blows up because of her actions. It will take a lot of soul searching before Mallory realizes what she really wants out of her life and she will need to make some big decisions to finally get her happy ever after.
I just adored Nick! He was so sweet, calm and determined. He is the type of man any girl would love to have. I enjoyed Mallory and her determination to not make the same mistakes all over again. I think she found the perfect person for her when she met Nick. Together they are wonderful together. Overall this was a fun, wonderful story with a perfect happy ending.
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Reviewer: Sue is a retired IT Computer Programmer who loves to read just about any type of romance….Contemporary, Historical, Comedy, or Suspense. She tends to like sassy heroines and hot alpha heroes (although the occasional nerds are fun too!) with lots of fun witty banter. She lives in a small suburb of Cleveland, OH with her almost perfect husband. She has three adult daughters who all live nearby, with the oldest being married.