Tuesday, December 4

The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa

The Boy Next Door by Annabelle Costa
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher: Dev Press
Age Group: Adult

Sometimes, love is closer than you think.

Through middle school, high school, bad dates, and an ill-advised punk phase, Tasha has always been able to count on Jason. Since the day he moved in next door, he’s gone from the weird kid in a wheelchair to Tasha’s most trusted friend. But lives change and the friends are going in different directions. When Jason and Tasha rekindle their friendship, sparks fly. After years of being a wild soul, now the ex-lead of a band turned music teacher is just looking for a relationship to last.
When none other than Jason introduces her to a man who can give her what she wants, Tasha is on the verge of throwing passion and love away just so she can forget her troubled past and settle down. But Jason isn’t ready to give her up just yet.

My Thoughts: It’s been quite a while since I read a book that wasn’t YA. I have a few others on my TBR pile as well but I just don’t pick them up as much.

We are introduced to Tasha who is a pretty laid back girl but also had quite the teenage years. She was a bit of a party girl and liked to have fun. She also had a next door neighbor named Jason. They were friends since they were kids. Jason was in a wheelchair most of his life and Tasha got used to being friends with someone like him. Yes, he couldn't do everything she could but they spent plenty of time doing things they both enjoyed together. They go their separate ways when they become adults.

They grow up and reconnect and become best friends again. Tasha has a boyfriend usually and Jason has his fair share of relationships. Heck, at one time Jason is thinking about getting married and another time Tasha is engaged.

These two were such great characters. I loved both of them, and I saw myself falling for Jason, despite the things about him we couldn't control. I never once felt sorry for him, I just felt for him. He was funny and he could be serious and really be there for you.

Of course, I wanted Jason and Tasha to end up together, who wouldn't? Open your eyes Tasha and realize he’s not just the boy next door.

This one had me laughing out loud numerous times and at times I wanted to yell.

The Boy Next Door was an enjoyable read, I liked it a lot more than I originally thought I would going in.

Overall: Really enjoyed it. I hadn't heard much about this one before I had it recommended to me. It hasn't gotten much publicity yet but it was quite the catch.

Cover: Like it but I generally don’t like the cartoonish covers for some reason.

What I’d Give It:

1 comment:

Carolyn Moir said...

Thanks for the review! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it.

I wanted to let everyone know that this book will be available on December 20th, 2012.

You can sign up for the newsletter at www.devlovepress.com for more info when it comes out.

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