Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

In this brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a young man back home to the small town, crazy family, and first love he left behind.

Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit.  Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.

Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night.  And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.

my thoughts:

Talk about a fun, hilarious, sweet, and engaging story! I absolutely LOVED The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot.

Becky is living her life, working hard, enjoying her family, friends and boyfriend (the lumbersexual).  Basically, life is good.  And then, she gets a text from her sister with a link to a newspaper article about her ex-boyfriend's parents getting arrested for trying to pay for dinner with a stamp.  Crazy, eh?  Well, it gets even crazier when she gets an email asking her company to do a job for her ex's family.  This is the same ex who was her first (and only) true love - the one she could never get over, even after her he smashed her heart to pieces ten years ago.  Yep, the ex who left town and became a rich and famous golfer - the kind that dates models and snags advertising deals.  So, what does Becky decide to do?  Take on the job and treat her ex cordially.  Except, sometimes exes and old feelings that never really went away shouldn't mix.  Hmmm....looks like The Boy being back in town just might be what Becky needed.  And that is all I will say about his terrific story.

Told via text messages, emails, Amazon reviews, etc., The Boy Is Back tackles love, family, and friendship in such a fun and unique way. I just loved turning one page of texts to find an Amazon review of a porcelain kitten - talk about creative storytelling.  And the characters were so much fun to get caught up with - all of their personal dramas were relatable, realistic, and entertaining to read about.  I LOVED this book!  It was laugh out loud funny and unputdownable!  I would definitely recommend The Boy Is Back to fans of the Boys series, fans of Cabot, and anyone looking for their next great read. 

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: The Boy Is Back
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Brandie said...

I have been debating on getting this one because it sounds awesome. I tried buying it this morning, but it's only compatible with Kindle Fire, not my Paperwhite. I have a Fire, I just don't like reading on it. I love that the book is all text and emails!! Those kinds of reads are so addicting. I think I'm gonna cave and buy it. Thanks for sharing, Nadia!

Lark said...

Her books always make me laugh.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Brandie, I really enjoyed this one. I've never read the Boy series before, but this one was just so much fun that now I have to read them all :) I loved how it was all emails and text messages - it made it such a fun and quick read. I know what you mean about reading on your Fire, I don't like reading on mine either. Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think of them :)

Lark, that's good to know. Just from this one alone I can see that they will be fun to read :)

bermudaonion said...

I could use a fun book like that right about now!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Kathy, that's why I enjoyed it so much. It came at the right time:)

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Fun and unputownable sounds like a fabulous combination! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Heather, it really was a fun book! Thanks for having me on the tour :)