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Thursday, 6 June 2013

That Boy

**4 Stars**

That Boy (That Boy, #1)

That Boy is a contemporary romance about falling in love with the boys next door.

You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.

There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible.

Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.

One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.
After reading darker books, I have kind of shied away from Chick-Lit - thinking they're all too cheesy/sickly sweet for me. That Boy was recommended to me and I thought I might as well give it a go. So glad I did!
Jillian Dodd rocks my reading socks!
The book is written in a diary style, beginning with the end - Jayden (JJ) Reynolds "moment of impact". It then rewinds to tell the beautiful story of these 3 adoreable characters.

Jillian's writing is witty, believable, realistic and filled with humorous one liners but this is not a typical love triangle. JJ, Philip & Danny's story is handled with such passion, care and understanding that you fall in love with each of them over and over again.
“I haven't met anyone that made me want to stay with them, more than I wanted to go and rescue you.” 
“That's it! Victoria's Secret and I are through!” 
“Matt is grinning at me like I'm the new Christmas toy he really wanted, but can't play with yet because he hasn't read the instructions.” 

Be prepared to have an "OH MY GOODNESS" moment at the first big "event" (20% ish). I was breaking my heart with big, fat wet tears falling down my face.

A great read and the rest of the series is on my top-to-be-read list.


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