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  • Back in the Burbs

  • The Stuck in the Burbs Series, Book 1
  • By: Avery Flynn, Tracy Wolff
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (223 ratings)

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Back in the Burbs

By: Avery Flynn,Tracy Wolff
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
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Publisher's Summary

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 35 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 again. 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 47 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 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. Well, unless it’s your hot neighbor.

©2021 Tracy Deebs-Elkenaney and Cassandra Corcoran (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Fine to pass the time

There was a little too much introspection and internal monologue and I found myself skipping 30 seconds at a time to get to the actual storyline.
Was enough to pass the time in the car.

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back in the burbs

Great story.

suspence, romance drama.

loved it

overcoming the odds and standing true to herself.

relected so much on my life.

thank you

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Back in the Burbs.

Good story line with lots of comedy. I love a book that gives me a laugh.

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Entertaining

Nice ‘holiday read’ when you need to escape into an easy novel. Easy flow of a story line.

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Easy, great listen

Thoroughly enjoyed the ease of this storyline. Recommend as a nice summer book read with a cold Rosé

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Feel Good Book

The book started a bit slow. But when it got into, it was such a feel good warm hearted book really enjoyed it and would definitely read another book from this author. the narrator was terrific and really made me feel like each character had their own personality.

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Really enjoyable

I really enjoyed this story. I also liked the narrator and thought they were great at conveying real emotion and making me believe in the characters.

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Monotonous

Predictable, cringy monologue. Stuck with it until chapter 7 to give it a chance but couldn’t listen any longer. Apologies, just my opinion.
Light read for teens maybe?

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Loved every minute

Such a great, fun and light read.
Loves the characters. Hidden gem for sure and definitely recommend

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Loved it

Loved it. Great book, I also really loved the comical side too… quite funny. 5 stars

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