The Boys Next Door

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 27, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
23 Reviews
Cute, available, and one cabin over

Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends -- including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.

But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, the older Vader boy. This year Sean's been paying Lori a lot of attention, and not in a brotherly way.

But just as Lori decides to prove to Sean she's girlfriend material, she realizes that her role as girl friend to Adam may be even more important. And by trying so hard for the perfect summer romance, she could be going way overboard....

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User Review  - Stephy5g - LibraryThing

This a fun read for anyone who just wants a good time. The girl in this story has her heart set on catching the eye of the boy next door with the help of her best friend, his younger bother. However ... Read full review

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User Review  - lyricaltwin - LibraryThing

This book is the pure essence of summer. Lori is a likable heroine and I loved the setting. A summer at the lake, wakeboarding, takes me back to my family's lake house. I dove into this book eagerly and was satisfied with what I found. Read full review

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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. Her nine romantic novels for young adults have been published in seven languages and have won the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award, the Write Touch Readers’ Award, the Beacon, and the Booksellers’ Best Award. Her novel Going Too Far was a finalist in the RITA and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son. Visit her at

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