Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Series: My Life Next Door (#2)
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: e-ARC from Netgalley
Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house
Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.
For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.
Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this novel is for readers of The Spectacular Now, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Paper Towns.
(Summary from Goodreads.)
I adore Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books mostly because I’m so freaking in love with Jase from My Life Next Door that she can do no wrong if Jase is around *sigh*. But anyway, I loved reading The Boy Most Likely To and Tim and Alice’s story was so good. It’s much more chaotic than Sam and Jase’s story, just because that’s who Tim and Alice are.
I didn’t love these characters as much as in My Life Next Door but I adore the Garretts and it was so nice seeing them again. I preferred Tim to Alice (she annoyed me a tiny bit at times but I actually have mad respect for her, possibly even a girl crush). Tim’s story is definitely the one I was more invested in and it was so nice seeing him get a happy ending. Tim really turns his life around. He takes full responsibility for his actions, past and present, and I loved seeing him figure everything out and see him make it through. His flirting with Alice just made me laugh and swoon a little from the outset of The Boy Most Likely To and he is definitely book boyfriend material ;)
Alice I mentioned I have mad respect for. She sacrifices so much for her family, always putting them first. She balances her hectic family, her love life, and her nursing education and she made me want to be like her a little :) For the most part I absolutely loved seeing her fall for Tim too. There was one instance where I found Alice annoying but that’s probably because I was so invested in Tim that at point I was 100% on his side.
There seemed to be a lot happening in The Boy Most Likely To (probably didn’t help that I was reading way too late) and I liked how not every single thread was wrapped up by the end of the book, it made it more realistic.
Overall, I definitely recommend Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books and if you haven’t read My Life Next Door… GO GO GO!! The Boy Most Likely To is a great sequel with characters that I am so happy I got to know more about.
**Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free review copy in exchange for an honest review!**