Monthly Archives: February 2017

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Book Review #111)

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 26/02/17

My 4th book this year.)

The Garrett family are loud, open, untidy and the number of children keep growing. Scraping by with a hardware store they have a roof over their heads and food on the table but anything else must be earnt through hard work. 

Samantha lives next door. The rich girl with a trust fund and everything just falls into place in her life. That’s what people think of her. But her life is far from perfect. She works hard, studies hard but family life is just a show for the rest of the world. Samantha’s mother is running for senator but the man behind her is a very questionable character. 

Samantha finds watching the Garrett family calming and soothing. The inevitable happens and she is finally noticed by a Garrett boy. Her life begins to bloom as she is accepted by the family. 

All is well until something happens that will destroy Samantha but she needs to decide which family is more important to her.

What a wonderfully paced book. I really enjoyed Samantha and Jase’s relationship. Watching first love, reliving memories and feelings. Perfectly portrayed. 

The Garrett’s are a wonderful family with their family troubles but they stick together and have a strong bond.

I would definitely recommend this book to other readers just for the relationship growth between Samantha and Jase. Beautifully written story.

Written by Ling Lee (26/02/17)

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A Beautiful Lie by T.E. Sivec (Book Review #110)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 03/02/17

My 3rd book this year.)

Milo and Garrett are best friends. They both cross paths with Annabelle at the same time, they both fall for her, but Milo speaks up first. Garrett has backed off but secretly he fell for her at first sight and has never been able to let go of that feeling. 

The three become a great trio. Both men play a big part in Annabelle’s life, then tragedy strikes and one of them is no longer there for her anymore.

Together Annabelle and what remains of their inseparable friendship, they must find out what happened to their other friend.

Uncovering lies and secrets, disbelief and shock hits them hard as they try to stay strong for each other to uncover the whole truth.

I was really enthusiastic about the storyline but somehow the story was just ok. I love how people’s feelings are torn and put to the test. Yet it didn’t feel realistic from either of the main characters. 

The twists and turns became more and more over the top. Some moments were getting good but then Sivec seems to try too hard at throwing in unnecessary and inapropriately placed sex scenes. 

This story could have been amazing but unfortunately it didn’t quite capture my heart and apologies to the author but I would not recommend this book to other readers.

Written by Ling Lee (03/02/17)

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