Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick


Book: My Life Next Door

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Plot: The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? (official synopsis)

Ratings: 4/5


Good old summer romance 

Now I know why there are a thousand fans for this series because this is one of those sweet little summer romance tales that can make you blush and hearts flutter. So yes all you romance fans, gather around for there is a new entry to be added into your romance bookshelves.

To me personally, the book wasn’t anything extraordinary or anything underwhelming so in general it was a fair enough book for me with a good story and writing to keep me entertained. I don’t know whether this would be a good news or bad news for the fans, but I think the plus point of this book for me was the fact that it was not too romancy or sugary.

I liked how the book was above these two young kids in love. Yes there was those innocent feelings of falling in love and crush and everything in between but apart from that there was a core plot to the book which was above your usual first meeting and breakup and rekindling relationship recurring theme. There was a whole insight into family and the bonds we share with them, the kind of relationship skills one requires to be part of a family

So the book had a little bit of everything, drama, emotions, a little adrenaline rush and a heart wrenching moment. The best part of the book is definitely the plot which has so many layers to it that it keeps the book full and satisfying. The characters are all strongly put together and equalliy adds color and flavour to the overall book. Language at times can become a bit colloquial but then again it is kept light and simple to let the book take its course

The book maybe another summer romance but unlike others has a very good story plot and strong set of characters. The book is just not about romance but about a lot of other characters and family which makes it a very enjoyable read and even apt for those who doesn’t like romance.


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