Friday, February 24, 2012

Review: That Boy by Jillian Dodd

That BoyThat Boy by Jillian Dodd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

This book completely melted me into one big pile of goo reminding me exactly what romance is all about. It was so real, honest, and vulnerable; I completely lost myself in the story. Jayden, Phillip, and Danny's relationship will melt your heart. You literally get to see their friendship develop before your very eyes. How many times have you read a book and everything happened too fast; the relationship, the story, the plot. That's definitely NOT the case here. Jillian Dodd gives you everything!! Allowing you to follow their lives from being kids to graduating college. By the end, you are so invested into what happens to them that you truly feel part of the story.

Jayden's two best friends are both guys. Danny is fun, care-free, hilarious and HOT! Phillip is literally prince charming, so completely sweet it hurts, and of course HOT!! They are so totally protective of Jayden and there is nothing they wouldn't do for each other. I completely ate every word up!!! This story has just the right amount of drama topped with real dialogue, heartache, love and a story you'll never forget. Don't get me wrong, I love my fantasy and paranormal, but this book didn't need that. It was true life; it was perfect!!!

If you aren't convinced yet, I'll let you know that I literally said WOW out loud to an empty room (at four o'clock in the morning) after reading the very last word (not to mention my alarm did go off an hour later). This is That Book you'll love and not soon forget!!

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  1. I just found your review through Goodreads. Thanks so much for such a great review. I'm really glad you enjoyed their story!!

  2. I'm a new follower. I loved the book. I liked that a girl could have 2 guys for best friends.

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    1. Thanks for all the lovely comments! I totally agree! I'm a huge fan of best friend romances!