My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Release Date: June 14, 2012
Publisher: Dial Books For Young Readers
Genre: YA Romance
Source: Amazon Hardcover
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If every contemporary book was this good I would change my blog to Some Like It Contemporary! LOL True this also had all the elements I love in a good romance, a boy next door, a truly good and sweet love interest with no games or bad boy crap and a nice relationship build with no insta-love or love triangle. Perfection in a book for me! SWOONS
Sam has lived next door to the Garrett's for a long time. Watched them from her balcony because they are one of those large fun families that sometimes we always wished we could be a part of. At least I know sometimes I always thought it would be fun to have a ton of siblings although now I know I probably wouldn't have liked that. lol I'm selfish. Her mom is a snobby politician and finds the Garrett's yard full of toys unsightly. One day Jase climbs onto her balcony and finally introduces himself.
Basically Sam and I are head over heels for Jase from there. Okay well no it was only insta-love for me! So it does exist in real life since I was hit with it! LOL Sam spends time getting to know Jase and his crazy family. Sam falls for the whole family especially his hilarious little brother George. Sam fits right in but Jase will always be part of the Garrett's and she worries her mom won't approve. Jase is the sweet perfect boyfriend every mom should wish their daughter had and heck I wish for him for myself. Totally kind, caring, considerate, hard working, ahhh I'm just in love.
Sam has a bit of a rough family life. Her mom is always gone working on her next election and with her new boyfriend. Sam's mom eventually does something really bad and Sam is conflicted. This part made me sad and mad but I could understand Sam. It is hard to turn against family even when you know they did wrong. Sam is scarred but eventually sucks it up and does the right thing. Sweet and swoon worthy boy next door love! This was such a great romance and I highly recommend it!
"You have to kiss me," I find myself saying.
"Yeah." He leans closer. "I do."
"So now you've met my mother," I say to Jase that night, leaning back on the roof.
"I sure have. That was awesome. And completely uncomfortable."
"I lie on top of him, skin to skin. He's tall, I'm not, but when we lie
like this, we fit together. All the curves of my body relax into the
strength of his."
"Do you know how many times I've read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" to
this kid? That is one fucked-up story. How is that a book for babies?"
"Is Jase already gonna marry you?” I start coughing again. “Uh, No. No, George. I’m only seventeen.” As if that’s the only reason we’re not engaged. “I’m this many.” George holds up four, slightly grubby fingers. “But
Jase is seventeen and a half. You could. Then you could live in here
with him. And have a big family.” Jase strides back into the room, of course, midway through this proposition. “George. Beat it. Discovery Channel is on.” George backs out of the room but not before saying, “His bed’s really comfortable. And he never pees in it."