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That Boy [Kindle Edition]

Jillian Dodd
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A romance about falling in love with the boy next door by USA Today Bestselling Author, Jillian Dodd.

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.

Editorial Reviews


"This was so freaking good! Loved it." - Abbi Glines, Author.

"After reading this novel, I really want Jadyn to be my best friend. She’s hilarious, sarcastic, tough, adorable, relatable, and a little tomboyish. She’s confident, but she’s not self-absorbed. She’s just flat-out awesome. You really become apart of Jadyn’s life while reading this novel.This is a wonderful story that will make you feel every emotion.

"Overall, That Boy is a happy story that will have you cracking up and squealing in delight, but it also has some extremely touching and emotional moments that will break your heart. There were a few scenes that had me bawling like a baby. I think the reason this story affected me so much was because it was so realistic."

"I gave That Boy by Jillian Dodd 4 STARS (4.5 STARS). I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS NOVEL!" -Eating, Reading, and Dreaming

"I loved That Boy! I could relate myself to Jay and understand her personality. I LOVED IT! It is hard not to picture Danny, the football star, completely worth crushing over. Then there is Phillip, the boy next door that grew up totally hot and also crush worthy. Jay finds herself going to one of them for help on how to kiss. Umm hello, hot young boy, being asked to kiss (and make out with!) the girl next door. Yep let’s get this going. Who will remain her best friend? Who will she fall in love with? You must read this to find out!" - Julie B, The Readiacs

"Jillian has such a clever way with words. I literally laughed and cried throughout this book. There are some things that are very unexpected and heartbreaking that happen. You just feel so connected to all the characters in Jadyn's life, including her parents, friends, and friends parents. I couldn't help but get wrapped up in her lifeI really just love this book. I can't wait for more. (I hope there's more!) I would recommend this book to everyone who I know. You can't help but to fall in love with this book.

"Buy it! You'll love it!" -Amber R, AwesomeSauce Book Club

About the Author

Jillian Dodd is the author of the That Boy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series. She grew up in Nebraska, where she developed a love for storytelling, Husker football, and Midwestern boys. She currently resides in Texas with her family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1658 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Publisher: JILLIAN DODD INC. (January 13, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z1DBG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AwesomeSauce Book! Check it out! June 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the first book I've ever read by Jillian and I have to say, I can't wait for me.

I love the way this book starts out. It moves very quickly and flows so well. I love reading about Jadyn's life from such a young age and seeing things progress. As an adult reading through someone's life when they are a lot younger than you, you would think that it would be boring or hard to read. However, the way that Jillian writes is extremely witty and can't wait to see the antics that Jadyn , Phillip, and Danny get into next.

Jillian has such a clever way with words. I literally laughed and cried throughout this book. There are some things that are very unexpected and heartbreaking that happen.

You just feel so connected to all the characters in Jadyn's life, including her parents, friends, and friends parents. I couldn't help but get wrapped up in her life.

The triangle between Jadyn, Danny, and Phillip is great. They're all such great friends and have such a good connection with each other. Even though at first Jadyn hated Danny when he moved into the neighbor.

I really just love this book. I can't wait for more. (I hope there's more!) I would recommend this book to everyone who I know. You can't help but to fall in love with this book.

Buy it! You'll love it!

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's That GOOD :) December 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What the hell?!!!!

That's JJ's mantra after all, "what the hell." I'm so happy I picked up this book. It made me a very very happy girl. This book was a surprise hit for me. It was a unique story about a girl and her two best friends, Phillip & Daniel, and which of these boys is "That Boy", the boy she eventually ends up with. The way this book was written, it was like reading JJ's diary, with illustrations and all (a very cute touch that just added to it's charm). The book started off where the book eventually ends, her at her engagement party declining a marriage proposal, we just dont know to whom she is declining. We then flashback to how everything began. It takes us to the very beginning, from birth to college, all in JJ's POV and all with Phillip and Daniel always at her side. Oh, and as a side note, may I add that I wished I had two gorgeous guy BFFs? I wish I was "That Girl" growing up. lol. Anyway, I digress, whoops my bad :) Anyway, what really surprised me was that it wasnt yor typical love triangle story and i was perfectly okay with it. I loved their friendship too much and I found myself worrying along with JJ that taking the next step with one of them would ruin one or both friendships. Throughout the book, she comes awfully close to that line you cross between friends and something more. I really loved this story and I'm happy to read that the author is working on a sequel. So which boy is That Boy? Just read it and find out. Definitely recommend :)
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30 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did I miss something????? December 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am genuinely puzzled on how there is SO many 5 star reviews. Like, I am seriously stumped right now. I am pretty young and have read thousands, I mean THOUSANDS of books, and have never, not once, actually hated a book. But "That boy" is THAT BAD.

I loved the blurb concept of this novel and was really intruiged by the piece. And I did slightly enjoy the first 3 or so chapters but promptly decided against that original judgement. The characters had absolutely no depth whatsoever. Everything is unrealistic and I couldn't help but perceive the main character as really shallow.

One huge problem I have with the book is which guy she chooses. SPOILER ALERT SKIP PARAGRAPH IF YOU DON'T WANNA KNOW. Throughout the book, Jadyn is care free, sly, munipulitive, and very strong willed. She always takes on the challenges in life, so I really thought her and Danny should have been together. Their chemistry is one of the only things I enjoyed about this book. They challenge each other. So I was utterly disappointed when he marries another girl.

Another big problem is how unrealistic the parents were. Jadyns parents are kinda strict. So when in one part of the novel, they are in a hot tub with Phillip and Danny's parents smoking a joint and drinking beer in front of her, THEN let her take some shots and beer to Phillips house, AND make her drive danny to the hospital since he ended up breaking his arm and they didnt want to i was dumbfounded. Not to metion when phillips mom is telling her to have sex with him and get married later one before he marries someone else. UGH!

The last thing I want to bring up is that the time continued to change with like every other paragraph. The main character goes from the age of 10 to 22 in 200 pages.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted!!! February 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
From the moment I read this first Chapter I realized i was in love with this book! Jillian made it sound so real and I felt like the character. I could totally relate to JJ's personality and man did I wish i lived next door to 2 hot guys!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars that boy was THAT good! March 6, 2012
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So at the beginning of this book I think; okay, this will be a great cute book with a girl who falls in love with one of the boys next door. And it was that, but SO mich more. The main players, Jayden (JJ or Jay), Phillip, and Danny grow up on the same street. JJ and Phillip for all of their lives while Danny moved in during grade school. After a bit of a rocky start, the 3 become best friends and go through all their ups and downs together. Break-ups, make-ups, and devastating losses.

This book is so funny then heartbreaking then funny again. Most of all, its honest. While reading I remember being Jayden's age and having some of the same thoughts as Jay and her reactions to her life trials.

As far as the "Who will 'that boy' be?" when I started the book a really thought I knew; but as it went on I really had absolutely no clue until I was about 92% complete.

I am giving this 5 stars based on the fact that I truly enjoyed every minute while reading this.

On to That Wedding :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars In love
I loved this book so much....I'm a teenage girl that loved romance so I think that who ever is a sucker for love I would read this book
Published 9 hours ago by Theresa M Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
It had a good storyline, but it seemed as though the characters had no depth. JJ's reaction to things just weren't realistic and we never really get to know the characters because... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars The heroine never matures over the YEARS that this book takes place
I purchased "That Boy" and "That Wedding" and they've been sitting on my TBR list for more than two years. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Red, Red, they call me Red
5.0 out of 5 stars adorable
This was such a fun and sweet read! It was fun to read the entire journey from kids to adults
Published 6 days ago by TashaHoppy
5.0 out of 5 stars In love
Absolutely love this book and it sequel. I can't wait for that baby to be published. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Published 18 days ago by Kaitlyn Kahabka
5.0 out of 5 stars It starts with her telling us about her best friend Phillip
I completely adored this story! It is a quick read, but the story has depth and heart.

The story is told from JJ’s (Jadyn Reynolds) point of view. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Beverly Tubb
5.0 out of 5 stars Omggggg
Best book I have ever read in my whole freaking life. Jk I love most books!! But seriously, get this book! 😆😍😎
Published 27 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars The characters are shadow and the writing looks like a 6th graders...
Seriously? I couldn't even get past the first chapter. The characters are shadow and the writing looks like a 6th graders diary. No...just no... Read more
Published 28 days ago by I'm just a reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I laughed and I cried, both happy and sad tears. A great read that I can't wait to continue n the next book.
Published 1 month ago by Sylvia Carroll
1.0 out of 5 stars No, Just No
Let me first say that I have read most of this author's Keatyn Chronicles series and have enjoyed it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AmRev
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Jillian is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the The Keatyn Chronicles, Captive Films, and the That Boy series. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida.

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