The Boy Next Door

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9780099414827: The Boy Next Door

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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The Boy Next Door is the third offering from bestselling duo Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees. Their previous books, Come Together and Come Again, carved out a niche in the popular romance genre with their alternating boy/girl perspectives; and this novel uses the same device to tell the story of childhood best friends pulled apart by tragedy and reunited by coincidence. Fred Roper is a technophile: "I'm into technology, it's a compulsion and a fear." He has a cool job as a marketing manager for an online company and a hot fiancée who has an "insatiable sexual appetite". But he's not really happy. Mickey Malony, his 70s best friend, hasn't seen him in 15 years. She's also living in London, runs her own flower shop and is bringing up her young son on her own. They meet by chance in a toy superstore, and the remainder of the book is a will they? won't they? get-it-together scenario against a backdrop of their shared memories from their small town past. The novel is nice, an old fashioned romance, but with a modern twist--techno boy rekindles lost love with the down to earth flower shop girl, even the language has a love in bloom quality to it: "her short curved lip turned tender and full". The Boy Next Door is an entertaining look at first love and the way it can all gone wrong and then go right. -- Eithne Farry

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"A moving story of childhood friendship and grown-up love - you won't want to put it down" ( She)

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