By Sarah Pekkanen
4 out of 5 stars
We all think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Outwardly, some people seem to have the perfect lives. They have the looks, the money, the house, the family but is everything always what it seems?
Newport Cove is one of the safest neighborhoods in the country. It is the perfect place to raise your kids. Tessa and her husband move there with their two kids. She seems a bit standoffish to the other wives but she is harboring a very deep secret. The deepest of them all. They left their last home in a hurry hoping to escape something terrible. Can you truly escape? Tessa has always been mother who over-worries. But can you really worry too much?
Susan is raising her son Cole after her husband left her for a good friend. Now they are expecting a baby and getting married. Can she get past the hurt and anger?
Gigi’s husband Joe is running for Congress. Her teen daughter is at that “scowling at mom” phase. And on top of that, Joe lets his young publicity manager Zach, move in with them. What is it about Zach that gets to Gigi? And what will Zach uncover about Gigi?
Kellie has gone back to work after years of being a stay at home mom. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and feels as if he’s just dialing it in at home. In walks Miller, a co-worker that shows her some attention and she feels giddy again. Will she risk everything?
I love a story that can encompass everyone’s lives and not get confusing. I love a happy ending (not spoiling). I love when each character is fleshed out, which is sometimes not done right when there are a few characters to follow. This book did all perfectly. Perfect Neighbors is a very fitting title. There wasn’t a character I didn’t like. (except maybe Zach) There was also a great listserv message board throughout the story that was very funny. I loved neighbor Frank Fitzgibbons! This is a very good summer read and I find you can’t go wrong with Sarah Pekkanen.
I happily received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.