Jenna Rockwell had everything: the career of her dreams as a nurse, a core group of trusted friends, an outlet to pursue her love of dance, and an apartment in the heart of the great city of Chicago. Add a chance encounter with handsome and charming Landon Scott, and her life couldn’t get any better.

But it certainly could get worse.

The past Jenna ran from six years ago is finally coming for her and she must make decisions that will drastically alter the new life she’s been living. Does she compromise who she is and run the risk of becoming trapped in a life she abhors, or does she run again, dropping off the face of the earth to keep her loved ones safe?

Ultimately, a trail of lies and deceit will force Jenna to choose between a life with or without love. A life with Landon or a life without him.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*

After reading her 1st series (The Lake), AnnaLisa Grant has quickly become one of my favourite authors. So much so, that I actually took on the review of Next To Me, without even reading the synopsis, and I can tell you now, I was definitely NOT disappointed!

Next to Me is an amazing, sweet romance packed with some serious punches! Not only do we get to follow the ups and downs of Jenna and Landon’s love story, the book is filled with mystery, suspense, and twists and turns that will keep you thinking and make you second guess everything you read – right up to the last page!

I loved Jenna’s character from the very first page, she’s young (19), but faced with a horrible situation that turns her life upside down, she is strong and independent, and not at all whiny, even though she is leaving behind everything and everyone she knows!
Fast forward six years in her new life, Jenna meets the gorgeous Landon at a dance class, and from that moment on, her life is literally turned upside down again, for a bunch of different reasons!

I was constantly suspicious of Landon… you’ll see for yourself why when you read! Sweet or creepy? I could never be 100% sure! And then just as I was starting to love him…* BOOM * something happened that made my stomach literally drop, and I had to put the book down and walk away! *Cue ranting/WTH email to AnnaLisa!*

After half an hour, when I finally felt calm enough to read again, I was instantly sucked back in to amazing whirlwind that is Jenna’s life!

I loved reading Next To Me, it was a serious roller-coaster ride! I was in tears before the end of page five, but I also laughed, smiled, shouted and swooned – multiple times – before the end of the book!

If you like a bit of action, mystery and suspense wrapped around a gorgeous, loveable romance, Next To Me is the book for you!

5 Stars!!!

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