As I am counting down the days until my little arrival I have to cram in as many books as I can! I am SO glad I picked Sarah Pekkanen’s newest, The Perfect Neighbors. Reminiscent of Desperate Housewives, one of my favorite shows, the book is the perfect blend of drama, mystery, gossip and friendship. The best type of summer read that you can’t put down, The Perfect Neighbors is my “Poolside Pick” for this week!
The book takes place in beautiful Newport Cove, a picture perfect neighborhood where the sun is always shining and neighbors are there to help one another. Kelli is a newly working mom, who stayed at home for years with her kids, and is now in real estate. Wanting to feel appreciated and beautiful she starts to take to her boss who is handsome and reciprocates this little work crush. Gigi is a mom of two girls where one is on the outs with her, typical teenage behavior. She wants to rekindle the relationship they once had but she can’t do it alone as her husband is running for Congress and he is always tied up. Tessa, the newest neighbor to move to the Cove is friendly enough but always on edge as she is running from something with a secret in her back pocket. Looking for a fresh start, Tessa isn’t sure how much longer she can fool everyone into thinking she is leading a perfect life. But who really is? A picture perfect setting and life behind close doors can be anything you want it to be or can it?
Pekkanen’s latest is a page-turning, delicious book that kept me guessing each chapter. The scene she set and the characters she created were intriguing and mysterious. I love a dishy read with an almost thriller type twist and Pekkanen wrote this perfectly. I can’t wait to jump into her back catalog and read some of her other novels because if it is anything like this book then it is sure to be fantastic. Absolutely add this one to to your summer list, you won’t regret it!
*Thanks to Atria books for sending Bliss, Beauty and Books a review copy.