This book! Damn this book. I don’t even know where to start. This story follows Samantha who lives with her mom, and sister. They have a good lifestyle especially since her mom became Senator. They’re house and yard are always spotless(her mother seems to have OCD, although it’s never officially confirmed.) They live next door to the Garretts, who are the complete opposite of them, and who Samantha’s mother hates. She always tells her daughters to stay away from that family. What she doesn’t know is that Samantha always watched them from her roof. I know, it sounds a bit creepy, but she watches them in a non creepy way.
Until one night when she’s on her roof and a boy climbs up and sits right next to her. That boy is none other than Jase Garrett from next door. From there is the beginning of an AMAZING story. And I just have to say how much I LOVE Jase. Right from the beginning.
First and foremost I just need to say how much I freakin LOVE the Garrett family! Seriously can I become one of them? ADOPT ME! They already have 7 kids, just toss me in there! The Garrett family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett, Joel, Alice, Jase, Andy, Duff, Harry, George, and Patsy, and a crap ton of animals. Every single member of the Garrett family is amazing and I love them. Especially George and Patsy. Patsy and George in particular because Patsy just goes around saying “Boob” and “Poop” and it’s so adorable, and George because he just met Sam, and wants to marry her! SO CUTE!
This story deals with first love and it’s done extremely well. However, what I really enjoyed was that it didn’t just stop there. It deal with SO MUCH MORE than love. It deals with drugs, addictions, politics, in a way corruption, car accidents, and a big one is morals. What’s right and wrong in certain situations.
Samantha’s mother was a very difficult woman. One thing I didn’t like was how easily she was manipulated by that douche bag Clay. I mean, shes a senator, and a single mother, which means she has to be a pretty strong woman. So for her to be so easily manipulated by Clay because he showed interest in her or treated her a certain way, and said the right things, really irritated me. I hate that bastard! But at the same time, I understand that that was his job. He made a career out of being able to manipulate people, and he’s damn good at it!
Overall, Jase and Samantha are such an amazing couple, and I feel like an adoptive member of the Garrett family just by reading this book! I can’t wait to see more of them all in the companion, The Boy Most Likely To!