Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Jase and Samantha have a heart-warming romance every girl will envy." Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series
"Fitzpatrick perfectly captures the heady joys of first love while still dealing with everyday realities." VOYA
"Fitzpatrick’s excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love [and] the corrupting forces of power….As the lines between villains and heroes shift, readers will be reminded how "right" and "wrong" choices are rarely crystal clear." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A teen romance [that] feels like something bigger." The Guardian
About the Author
Huntley Fitzpatrick always wanted to be writer, ever since growing up in a small, coastal, Connecticut town much like the Stony Bay of her novels, My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True. After college she worked in many fields, including academic publishing and as an editor at Harlequin, so she knows from romance. Huntley is currently a full time writer, wife, and mom to six children.