I absolutely loved The Boy Is Back. It’s technically the fourth book in a series, but I think the series is more about writing style and title. The characters in this book are completely new. The night of their prom something happened between Becky and Reed, and they haven’t seen each other in 10 years. Reed is now a professional golfer, who’s supposed to be headed to Orlando for a big tournament. But when Reed’s parents are arrested for trying to buy a restaurant meal with a vintage postage stamp, he has to come home and help deal with their situation. Becky is the senior moving consultant hired to help the family.
The interesting this about this book though is that it’s written entirely as emails, texts, newspaper articles, etc. I loved the format! The plot of kind of predictable, but the romance was super adorable. The brother and sisters added so much to the story. Reed’s family was totally insane. Becky’s sister Nicole was perfect. I even loved her best friend who was in China.
Anyone who has siblings or in-laws they don’t get along with will appreciate this book. The petty family politics are spot on. Reed’s sister Trimble is both perfect and so out there. I read this book in just a few days, and I’m kind of sad it’s over.
A small complaint: When Reed’s brother Marshall tried to type swear words they were always auto-corrected into less profane substitutes, and he always commented on it. This was just silly and annoying.
Rating: 4 Stars