A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.
"A summer romance with depth." —The Boston Sunday Globe
"Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An almost perfect summer romance." —Kirkus Reviews
"On par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti." —SLJ
About the Author
Huntley Fitzpatrick has always wanted to be a writer, ever since growing up in a small coastal Connecticut town much like the Stony Bay of her novel My Life Next Door. After college she worked in many fields, including academic publishing and as an editor at Harlequin. Huntley is currently a full-time writer, and mom to six children. She lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
“Will connect with your heart—guaranteed!”—Lurlene McDaniel, bestselling author of Heart to Heart “An almost perfect summer romance.”—Kirkus Reviews “Serious swoonsville.”—iHeartDaily.com “Perfectly captures the heady joys of first love.”—VOYA “A summer romance with depth.”—The Boston Sunday Globe