the way you think.
*Review copy received form the author for an honest review*
Well, this story went in a much different direction than I originally thought. Just when you think you have it all figured out, the author surprises you. I like that!! He Lived Next Door is very different from what I am use to from this author. I was wowed by this author when I somehow picked up If I Break, 3 years ago…wait, how could it be 3 years?!? I have been anticipating every one of Portia’s releases ever since, which have been in the If I Break series. Until now!!
When I heard she had a new story line coming out, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on it. Be warned, it’s different, though!!! He Lived Next Door is based around Bryce and Chassidy. They are college sweethearts who have been dealt a challenging deal at marriage. My heart broke for Chassidy and all she went through, but good lord, I wanted to shake her and tell her to open up to her husband!!
And Bryce…get your head out of your ass!!! Don’t get me wrong, he is an amazing and romantic guy, but he is a guy, and doesn’t get it a few times.
This story takes us through a rocky couple of months in Chassidy and Bryce’s life, and that’s all I am saying about that because you don’t want anyone to spoil it for you. The only thing I will say, because you find out quickly, is that there are two other guys of huge importance in this story 😉 I know, I am evil. HEHE!!
So, I am sure you are wondering why I gave it only 3.5 stars if I love this author so much, right?!? Well, as good as this story is, it didn’t even compare to this author’s previous stories. I didn’t feel the connection between the characters, as much as I would have liked. I felt that there was a lot of discussion and a lot of buildup in the beginning, with a bit of a rush in the last 30%.
Overall, good story!! And still one of my go to authors 🙂
romantic. I love books and cute boys and reading about cute boys in books. I’m
infatuated with the glamour girls of the past: Audrey, Dorothy, Marilyn,
Elizabeth. I’m a self-confessed girly girl, book nerd, food enthusiast,
and comic book fan. Odd combination huh, you have no idea…