Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  I've picked a book that is the fourth one in a series I read probably over 10 years ago and just adored.  It's by Meg Cabot, and it is what I used to call "Chick Lit", but now would probably be called New Adult.  Anyway, what I loved about the series was that it was told through emails, letters, texts, instant messages, etc.  Not your regular story format.  So when I saw that there was going to be a new one, I was very excited for it, not to mention with all the new forms of social media/technology out there, I can't wait to see what all the author will use to tell the story this time.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot comes the sweetly humorous story of a man who has to face his past in order to find his future.

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.

Can the quirky residents of Bloomville bring these two young people back together, or will Reed and Becky continue to allow their pasts to deny them the future they deserve?

This warm, thought-provoking book, told entirely in texts, emails, and journal entries, is as much about the enduring bond of families as it is about second chances at love, and will delight as much as it entertains. 


Have you read any of this series?  Have you read any of Meg Cabot's books, either adult or YA?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

14 comments:

  1. I actually haven't read any Meg Cabot books that I can recall, though they're always highly suggested to me. This one sounds interesting! I hope you love it ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I've mostly read just her adult romance, but also her more mythological YA trilogy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love Meg Cabot. I actually just read the last two books in this series a couple of years ago,( it took me forever to get to her adult books.) I totally agree about the format, it's so much fun.

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    1. I read her adult books before I ever read any of her YA, and I've only read a couple of those. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I've read some of Meg's YA titles, and I keep meaning to read her adult stuff. This series sounds great. I love books told in different types of formats. I used to seek out books told in letters or diary format as a kid.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. I've only read a few of her YA titles, and most of her adult stuff. The stories are really cute and funny, as well as romantic, and the format is so much fun to read! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Here a really sad confession: I've never read Meg's work. I could throw a full roster of authors before you that I have read, and we're talking around the thousand range now, but not Meg. Guess I should give her a try, eh?

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    1. I'm sure there are a ton of authors that I've not read either. But I'm starting to branch out. :-) It's up to you about trying. IF it sounds good, then yes, you should! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sounds interesting! I need to read some of Meg Cabot's books!

    Here’s my WoW!

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    1. You definitely should! And if you prefer YA, she's got the Princess Diaries series too! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I haven't read this series but I have read some of her books and love her writing. I especially love her Heather Wells series. Happy reading when you get to it!
    Here's my My WoW

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    1. I started the Heather Wells series, and need to finish it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've read the other books in this series as well ages ago and also grabbed this as an eARC and am looking forward to reading it. I like mixing things up in my reading so I don't get burned out of a genre. Cabot also has a great sense of humor that comes across in her books. Great pick!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I've got this as an eARC as well, can't wait to read it. I'm like you in also trying to mix things up in my reading. While sometimes I go through phases, it is nice to throw in a different genre every once in a while to keep my mind thinking. Thanks for visiting!

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