Review: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Audiobook, Duration: 12:31:51
Published August 18th, 2015 by Listening Library
MacLeod Andrews - Narrator
Jorjeana Marie – Narrator
My rating: 3 out 5 stars

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.

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim's wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn't all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted...but maybe should have.

And Alice is caught in the middle.

 My thoughts…

I really liked the first book, My Life Next Door, and truly enjoyed Jase and Samantha. It is in My Life Next Door that we meet Tim and Alice, both characters I liked and was happy to see a book about them. From the moment Tim met Alice he had a thing for her and couldn’t stop flirting with her, of course Alice wasn’t interested.

Tim is a recovering alcoholic and drug user who has been kicked out of high school and his parents’ house with nowhere to go. Tim’s best friend Jase offers him the apartment above his family’s garage. He may not have his life figured out, but he’s a good guy that is funny and caring. He is working hard to figure himself out and get his life back on track. I really liked how Tim stood up and took responsibility when a one-night stand comes forward with some shocking news for him.

Alice is Jase’s older sister and the opposite of Tim’s carefree attitude. She always must be in control of situations and has put her put her life on hold to put her family first. Alice steps forward to care for her younger siblings, take care of the bills and the family hardware store while her mother is spending time at the hospital caring for her father. Alice thinks of Tim as another person she needs to take care of. Eventually she starts to see Tim as more of someone to take care of and someone other than Jase’s friend, they begin a friendship and things move SLOWLY from there.

This book is very different from the romance between Jase and Samantha, it’s a story full of complications, a lot of drama and personal issues, it is not a typical YA gushy romance. I think I would have enjoyed this book more if the romance and relationship between Tim and Alice wasn’t overshadowed by all the other drama that was going on. 

Happy Reading -J


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