|The Boys Next Door was a finalist in the Aspen Gold Awards.
Cute, available, and one cabin over...
Lori lives for summertime at her family's lake house. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends--including the two hotties in the cabin 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...
Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster.
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ISBN-10: 1416918310; ISBN-13: 9781416918318.
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ISBN-10: 1442407379; ISBN-13: 9781442407374.
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"The Boys Next Door takes you on the ride of your life, making you want to scream and squeal at all the troubles Lori has to go through, just to get the guy of her dreams. Jennifer Echols makes Lori one of the most likable characters out there with her outrageous but very hilarious ideas and, before you know it, readers will be scrambling to be in Lori’s shoes. Another awesome novel from Jennifer Echols..."-- Teens Read Too
"...Everyone should take advantage of the fact that Simon and Schuster’s cheap paperback editions retail for a mere $6.99, because books this fun usually cost a lot, lot more."--Word Candy
"Faster than you can say Laguna Beach Lori’s entangled in a plot of soap opera proportions, pretending to hook up with her best friend, (the now jilted Vader brother) Adam, to create enough jealousy to breakup the Sean/Rachel love-fest. Only is it really pretending if she’s experiencing all those important firsts—first date, first make-out session—with Adam and not Sean? And if Sean does come around to the new and improved Lori, how will it affect her relationship with Adam?...Lori and Adam are appealing characters (with amazingly hot chemistry) in a fun story that I really did enjoy."--Paperback Reader
"I loved this book so much that I couldn't put it down, and I stayed up for hours into the night and lost a ton of sleep just to find out what would happen next. This is a great read year-round that will get your love life sizzlin'."--Flamingnet
"Echols is the YA equivalent of crack... The best element of this book is the interaction between Lori and Adam.... The playfulness, the tension, the embarrassment, the nervousness were perfectly captured. I felt like eleven years of my life had melted away."--Persnickety Snark