The boy next door. That’s what he was. Dash Frasier—my hero from the day we met, when I was six and he was nine. His sister was my best friend, the three of us one happy crew. Then one sweaty summer night changed everything.
No one understood me like Dash. No one made me feel so loved. That’s why, when he skipped town, it wrecked me.
Now I’m older. Wiser. I’ve just snagged my dream job, writing at a film studio. The lead animator on my project?
You guessed it.
He’s not the boy next door. Not anymore.
I’m guarding my heart this time.
But Dash has secrets that could break us both.
For a while there I was in horrible book funk. Nothing was grabbing my attention or I would hate the book I was reading so much so that I couldn’t even finish it. Right about the time that my funk lifted I had the opportunity to read The Boy Next Door and I really enjoyed it.
Dash and Amelia’s story is one filled with emotional roller coaster rides, angst, heart break and second chances. I was worried for a bit though, I almost sat this down, not because I didn’t like the book or anything like that, I was worried that my funk would take away from me a book that I really wanted to enjoy but luckily that didn’t happen.
I am purposely keeping this review short. I don’t want to get into a long reasoning as to what happens, I never want to spoil a book for anyone, and while I liked Dash more than once I wanted to punch him and I know I will go into this big old rant and I won’t do that. Now I must admit that I just liked this one, I wasn’t blown away but at the same time it was a good book. I know that is probably a bit confusing but you can like a book without absolutely loving it and that is what happened for me with The Boy Next Door. I do still recommend the book, I think most will enjoy this one.
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Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of sixteen teen and adult love stories. She's an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.
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