The Boy Next Door [NOOK Book]

Overview

Is it true what they say about first loves being forever?



As the 1980s dawn in the sleepy English village of Rushton, Mickey and Fred are next-door neighbours and best friends, in and out of scrapes from the day they're born. They're convinced that nothing will ever keep them apart. But they're wrong.



Fifteen years later, Mickey is beginning a new phase of her life, with a small flower shop in London. Meanwhile, Fred's life is also ...

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The Boy Next Door

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Overview

Is it true what they say about first loves being forever?



As the 1980s dawn in the sleepy English village of Rushton, Mickey and Fred are next-door neighbours and best friends, in and out of scrapes from the day they're born. They're convinced that nothing will ever keep them apart. But they're wrong.



Fifteen years later, Mickey is beginning a new phase of her life, with a small flower shop in London. Meanwhile, Fred's life is also changing: he's set to marry his girlfriend in just a few short weeks. Then he bumps into Mickey for the first time since their worlds fell apart.



As they pick up the threads of their friendship, Fred and Mickey relive their glory days growing up in Rushton. But can they ever really overcome the devastating events that once tore them apart?

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees:

“Brilliantly written and wittily observed.” –Express

“Vivid and funny.” –The Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446494134
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 669,621
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write the bestsellers Come Together, Come Again, The Boy Next Door, Love Lives and We are Family. They are married and live in London with their two daughters.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 9, 2008

    I adored this book

    This book was amazing..I enjoyed it soooo much...i truly dont think there are many books like this..its romantic...funny...loving, it made me cry, laugh...just one word for it AMAZING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

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    You really get a feel for these characters in the format taken. Fun read.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Wonderful 'He thinks, She thinks¿ story line

    Growing up, as next door neighbors in early 1980s Rushton, England, Mickey and Fred were best friends doing everything together sort of Siamese twins. They expected their friendship to go years beyond their first cigarette and kiss to their last dying breath. However, the death of his father intercedes and the duo is separated as Fred and his family moves away. Fifteen years later both are ignorant that the other also resides in London. The divorced Mickey raises a son by herself while managing a flower shop. Fred is a marketing manager for an Internet news site. He is engaged, but keeps asking ¿is that all there is¿? That is until he accidentally runs into Mickey. With his wedding one month away, Fred wonders if he loves Mickey or just nostalgic over seeing his best bud from the happiest period in his life? <P>THE BOY NEXT DOOR uses the technique of alternating first person perspectives (between Fred and Mickey) that Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees are so adept at making work. The ¿He thinks, She thinks¿ story line focuses on the angst of the understandable lead characters with flashbacks to their idyllic childhood and the abrupt end of their personal Eden. Though his fiancee Rebecca is not much of a rival as she is too selfish to matter to Fred or readers, this novel will motivate readers to seek previous books from this dynamic duo (COME TOGETHER) while wondering what Josie wrote and what Emlyn wrote. <P>Harriet Klausner

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