Wednesday 14 September 2016

Review: The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back…

One post. That’s all it took to destroy the care free, glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. One tiny post on the Internet.  

Then again, it’s not like Reed’s been winning many tournaments lately, and his uncle isn’t the only one who says it’s because of the unfinished business he left behind back home in Bloomville, Indiana—namely Reed’s father, the Honorable Judge Richard P. Stewart, and the only girl Reed ever loved, Becky Flowers. 

But Reed hasn’t spoken to either his father or Becky in over a decade. 

Until that post on the Internet. Suddenly, Reed’s family has become a national laughingstock, his publicist won’t stop calling, his siblings are begging for help, and Reed realizes he has no other choice: He’s got to go home to face his past . . . the Judge and the girl he left behind.

Becky’s worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed—which hasn’t been easy, considering he’s their hometown’s golden boy, and all anyone ever talks about. It was fine while they were thousands of miles apart, but now he’s back in Bloomville. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him—until his family hires her to help save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another…or the memories of that one fateful night.   

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Publication date: 18/10/16

Top five reasons why you should read The Boy is Back:

1. Standalone. If you're new to the Boy series, no worries, because each book can be read as a standalone.

2. Unique format. The Boy is Back is told through text messages, journal entries, FB messages, Amazon reviews, newspaper articles, and emails. This not only provides a fun reading experience, but also makes it quick to get through.

3. Humour. You'll laugh at the antics the colourful cast of characters get up to.

4. Cute romance. There's this part where Reed and Becky quote Jane Austen's Persuasion (one of my favourite classics) and I'm not going to lie, I was swooning.

5. It's a light and fluffy read. I don't usually read contemporary books, but I think it's good to take a break every now and then from your usual genre.



  1. So glad that you loved this one too Renu! I was a huge fan of Meg's Boy books, so was thrilled that she was writing a new one! Great review! :)

  2. I grabbed this one the other day because I haven't tried her yet, and I wanted something bright and funny.

  3. Lovely review Renu :D I'm glad you liked this one. <3 Yay for cute romance :D Not for me, but seems pretty good.