Book Reviews

My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 360
Series: My Life with the Walter Boys #1
Genre: YA, High School
Published: Mar 1, 2014


My Life with the Walter Boys centers on the prim, proper, and always perfect Jackie Howard. When her world is turned upside down by tragedy, Jackie must learn to cut loose and be part of a family again.

Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades-the perfect daughter. And then…

Surprise #1: Jackie’s family dies in a freak car accident.

Surprise #2: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters-her new guardians.

Surprise #3: The Walters have twelve sons. (Well, eleven, but Parker acts like a boy anyway)

Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch and all the wild Walter boys who come with it. Jackie is surrounded by the enemy-loud, dirty, annoying boys who have no concept of personal space. Okay, several of the oldest guys are flat-out gorgeous. But still annoying. She’s not stuck-up or boring-no matter what they say. But proving it is another matter. How can she fit in and move on when she needs to keep her parents’ memory alive by living up to the promise of perfect?


This was cute but one problem. It’s the only book out. There isn’t a second one. There is one that is said to be in the works. I do wish there was another book but since this was published in 2014 and it is now 2022, I doubt it’s coming out.

The way it started I didn’t know if I would even like it. The Walter boys aren’t all boys. There is one girl whose name is Parker and I think she is like seven.

Jackie (who all I could picture was Jackie Burkheart played by the wonderful Mila Kunis) moves to Colorado to live with her mother’s best friend from college. This was pretty much your typical new kid YA story and yes there of course was the love triangle.

I’m not a fan of love triangles and I thoroughly dislike them, even more, when it happens to involve siblings. This ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger but not one that makes me want to throw my computer. One I can live without.

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