Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Boy Next door release and review!!

Title: The Boy Next Door
An Off-Limits Romance Standalone
Author: Ella James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2017


The boy next door. That’s what he was. Dash Frasier—my hero from the day we met, when I was six and he was nine. His sister was my best friend, the three of us one happy crew. Then one sweaty summer night changed everything. 

No one understood me like Dash. No one made me feel so loved. That’s why, when he skipped town, it wrecked me. 

Now I’m older. Wiser. I’ve just snagged my dream job, writing at a film studio. The lead animator on my project?

You guessed it.

He’s not the boy next door. Not anymore.

I’m guarding my heart this time.  

But Dash has secrets that could break us both.

"Is this what love is like for everyone: the feeling that it's dangerous but irresistible? Fear mingled with lust? Or is it just us?"

Ella James is a new author to me and I love discovering new authors. Initially, I thought had this was more of a "Best Friend's Brother" story but it it was more than that. There were elements of "Friends to Lovers" and a little bit of "Enemies to Lovers" sprinkled in for my reading pleasure. 

Amelia and Dash, childhood friends but always a little more. He took her virginity at 15 and then disappeared out of her life leaving her destroyed. Years later their paths cross and Dash had some hidden reason for leaving her all those years ago, one he's reluctant to share with Amelia, a secret he fears will destroy them. 

Part of me wishes Amelia had made Dash work harder for forgiveness...a little more "fuck you" than "I still love you" but the story is well written and an easy read. Amelia and Dash definitely had great chemistry and I rooted for them to be together. 


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Author Bio

Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of sixteen teen and adult love stories. She's an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.

Ella's obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other weird, crunchy things like rock collecting, and the antics of her three little monsters.

To find out more about her projects, follow her on Facebook at, tweet her at author_ellaj or follow her on Instagram (authorellajames).

Interested in the foreign rights for one of Ella’s books? Contact her agent, Rebecca Friedman, at

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