Left to Love, the follow-up to The Next Door Boys, was another beautiful story by Jolene B. Perry.
The first novel in this series, The Next Door Boys, is about Leigh's journey to live a "normal", cancer-free life. After battling cancer for a couple of years, Leigh finally has a chance to experience college, boys, and living on her own.
At the beginning of the second novel in the series, Left to Love, Leigh is in a great place in her life. She is married to the love of her life and her sewing business is doing extremely well. Everything seems like it is falling into place in her life, until she discovers that her cancer is back.
Left to Love is a very emotional story. I typically read about a book a day, but it took a lot longer for me to complete this book. It's a serious story about a heartbreaking situation, and honestly, I could only take so much of it at a time. It's not easy to watch Leigh suffer. The whole time I was reading this story I kept thinking, "Why did this have to happen to her? She's such a good person. It's just not fair." I get that Leigh is a fictional character, but I kept thinking about the real people who have to fight Leigh's battle and it broke my heart. Basically, I could only handle this story in small doses. That may sound like a bad thing, but it's not. Left to Love was an exceptional story.
I gave Left to Love (The Next Door Boys #2) by Jolene B. Perry 4 STARS (3.5 STARS). I strongly recommend this novel to young adults who are in the mood for a heavier, more intense story.