The Boy Is Back

The Boy Is Back

Book - 2016
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Reed Stewart thought he'd left all his small-town troubles - including a broken heart - behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, a decade ago to get rich on the pro golf circuit. Then a news story that goes viral on every gossip site on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return with a vengeance. Now everything Becky Flowers and Reed thought they knew about themselves (and one another) has been turned upside down, and they - and possibly the entire town of Bloomville - will never be the same.
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780062490773
Characteristics: 357 pages ;,24 cm


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Apr 09, 2019

From the previous comments - it must be me!! This was the most disgusting apology for a book I have ever attempted to read! I guess reading mostly a series of text messages is how most people live these days. I did try but this was most definitely not my style of book, too bad looked as if it could have been a really good story.

Jul 21, 2018

Fabulous. This leaned more into the family dynamic side than the romance side, but both doses were hearty and I fell in love with this set of characters as well. I want more in this universe, Meg! MOREEEEE. I love when there's already been contact between the love interests- no need for all sorts of introductions and boring small talk. And of course, the formatting of the novel takes my heart by storm. I'll say it again- epistolary novels will always and forever grab me and refuse to let me go. Kind of like these characters did.

VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 17, 2017

Another amusing trifle from Meg Cabot, this is part of the "Boy" series. It was funny, pleasant and breezy and if you like her other adult romance novels you will enjoy this one, too. It is an epistolary novel, told entirely through correspondence. Unlike the long letters used in old Victorian novels, this one is told through emails and texts. This style often adds to the humour and while I definitely wouldn't want all novels written like this it makes for a pleasant variation. This would make a great beach read or vacation book.

BostonPL_LauraB Jan 30, 2017

This was a fun, light-hearted romantic comedy/family drama told entirely through emails/texts/community bulletins/newspapers articles, etc. Had a good time reading it and finished it in one go during a layover and plane ride!

ArapahoeMarcia Jan 05, 2017

An entertaining book. You won't believe what some of these characters post on social media!

Nov 27, 2016

So book had no chapters, rare photographs (gasp!), multiple fonts & plot somewhere between ABC's afterschool special & Hallmark movie.
Chippy thin book went to some surprising dark places in exotic Midwest USA.
Author nailed today's social media.

Nov 06, 2016

lol, love the way it was written!! Really cute, really funny!

Nov 02, 2016

Samuel Richardson, move over! The epistolary novel is hard to pull off, but Cabot has always done it with such humor and style. I love the snappy conversations, the sheer laugh-out loud quality. This newest entry to the "Boy" series now takes on autocorrect and all the newest electronic quirks we see every day. There are also some returning characters like Dolly Vargas that it was great to see again.

Sep 11, 2016

I laughed my way through this book! I'm a total sucker for crazy family dynamics and this 100% delivered. A great read for anyone looking for something light and funny!

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