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.
In The Boy Next Door Ella James gives us a friends to lovers second chance romance that sucked me in and had me rooting for them to find their way back to each other.
Amelia and Dash grew up as next door neighbors. He was her best friend’s brother (and haven’t we all had a crush on our friend’s older brothers!) And really he was the perfect crush material he rescued her the very first time they met — and he was always around to talk and hang out.. until one day he just stopped showing up. Fast forward to now! Amelia walks into her new summer internship and who the F does she run into? Who is the lead animator of her team? The one she will work oh so closely with? Yeah, you nailed it — that boy from next door! Uh oh!
Their story is told through both of their POVs as well as through flashbacks. I loved how this was done as it really connected me to them. It made me want to reach through the screen and squeeze them and figure out what secrets were hiding out there so that I could make sure it didn’t explode in their faces and ruin the beauty that was building between them. Becuase I wanted them to succeed. And because damn — the sexy times… I REALLY didn’t want to see that end!
I recommend this one — this sexy second chance romance is definitely one where you are hoping all that angst that the boy next door went through wins the girl in the end!
I received a complimentary copy of The Boy Next Door.
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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