This would have received 5 stars, but the end of the book seemed to just come a little abruptly. It was like, I was at the last 15 pages of the book, feeling like there is so much to be resolved and there is NO WAY they can be portrayed to me in a way where I am satisfied - and I did sort of get that. I just wish there had been another 20 or so pages just so I had a bit more closure.
'My Life Next Door' is a lovely book. It's a very easy book to get into and it has this heart warming romance in it that had me smiling way too much while reading it. Jase is an absolute sweetheart (even if he did once own a tarantula- ugh.) and I found Sam to be pretty relatable. I have to say though, the people that were the highlight of this book were George (that adorable little boy, who over-thinks things to an insane degree)and Tim, the severely flawed, but hilarious and utterly endearing friend of Sam and Jase. Tim, seriously though, he was great, and now I find out that Fitzpatrick is making a sequel about him (and I am massively excited about this *cue the fangirl-ish screaming now*).
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read a contemporary romance that explores relationships through their highs and lows, whether it be romantic, familial or friendships. This book is a refreshing read that will have you laughing, crying and whooping in joy, and I would not hesitate to pick it up again if I was ever feeling down.
JUST READ IT. OK?