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My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick Source: e-ARC from NetGalleyHuntley Fitzpatrick does a great job setting up a gripping fictional collision course: Sam and her control freak single mother, the lovable yet chaotic Garrett family, plus the pressures of a cutthroat political campaign. The characters in this book are vivid and complex. The Garrett children steal the show, from surly Alice to adorably neurotic George to baby Patsy. Love interest Jase is a caretaker of family and pets-- he has a bedroom chockful of gerbils and snakes -- making him a perfect foil to high-strung Sam. I also loved the political plot line of this book -- the pressure Sam's mother feels as her campaign heats up is palpable. Her mom's slick campaign manager, the opportunistic Clay Tucker, is always stirring the pot. As I read, I knew that some huge, juicy scandal was brewing -- and it was!To read the full review on my blog, please click here: My Life Next Door