Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: The Next Door Boys

The Next Door Boys by Jolene B. Perry

Published October 4th 2011 by Cedar Fort, Inc. 
Paperback, 272 pages
Source: Netgalley

"With her body still recovering from last year's cancer treatments, Leigh Tressman is determined to be independent. Despite the interference from her overprotective brother, physical frustrations, and spiritual dilemmas— not to mention the ever expanding line of young men ready to fall in love with her— Leigh discovers what it actually means to stand on her own and learns that love can be found in unexpected but delightful places."

- From Goodreads



Just like the cover depicts, this is a sweet novel about first love and independence. Leigh is a young woman who recently defeated cancer. She and this novel is very religious (Mormon), not to a point that it distracts too much from the novel, but it definitely needs to be noted.

When I read the description of the book I had no idea that there was going to be a religious aspect to the novel, but it wasn't a bad surprise. I would just have liked to know. I do see that one of the categories is Christian by netgalley so it is partly my fault.

However this novel is pleasant and a enjoyable enough read. Leigh's character frustrated me sometimes, as well as the fact that everyone loves Leigh simply in my opinion because she is pretty.

I would have liked to know a bit more about the rest of the characters. But I guess that is why there is a sequel in the works!

So all in all an enjoyable read that could have been much more!


“We only see what's close to us, but if we allow ourselves to simply feel, and not see, we can understand so much more.” 


Anonymous said...

You said on Goodreads that the novel had a lot of Mormon acronyms and unfamiliar religious practices? Given that it's written so specifically for a minority group, that sort of thing should be mentioned in the blurb.

Otherwise it sound like a typical romance, if not an implausible one - how many girls have "ever expanding line of young men ready to fall in love with" them?

Lu said...

So true, I forgot about the acronyms. They were very confusing.

The very pretty ones :P

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