That Boy by Jillian Dodd
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Series: That Boy #1
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult
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.
That Boy has been on my Kindle for far too long (we are talking well over 1-2 years) and I don’t know what took me so long to pick this book up. But I so happy I decided to read it for my #cleanoffyourkindle review this month. After reading several darker books with damaged characters, I was looking for something light-hearted and fun. This book was definitely that!
“There’s no one I’d rather hang out with more than you. You know that.”
J.J. (Jayden James) Reynold’s has always had Danny and Phillip in her life. Growing up as best friends, she has always loved both of them, but only one of them will end up being “that boy”. This story follows the three friends from childhood through college and shows their journey from adolescence into adulthood. I loved how close the three of them were and just the dynamic of there little group. Both of these boys are special to J.J. in their own way, but there is no jealousy or competition for her attention. Plus I loved that this wasn’t a love triangle– I don’t know if I could have handled that and I think it would have taken away from this heartwarming story.
“I have loved you for as long as I can remember.”
I loved Danny and Phillip! They were both so supportive and there for her in different ways, but she clearly needed both of them in her life. However, I had my own personal favorite of who I wanted J.J. to end up with from the beginning of the book and I was happy with the way the story ended. I can’t wait to see where the story goes in That Wedding and then in That Baby, which releases tomorrow!!
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.