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The Boy Next Door ➹ [Read] ➵ The Boy Next Door By Katie Van Ark ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls Maddy Spier has been in love with The Boy Next Door The Boy ePUB í forever As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls Gabe can't imagine skating with anyone but Maddy and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals So he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister After all he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted for than two weeksBut when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program everything changes Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared.

  • Paperback
  • 347 pages
  • The Boy Next Door
  • Katie Van Ark
  • 08 March 2016
  • 9781250061461

About the Author: Katie Van Ark

Katie Van Ark lives in Michigan with two daughters two cats The Boy ePUB í and one very patient husband who was also her high school sweetheart She is a member of SCBWI and RWA and a student at Vermont College of Fine Arts She enjoys reading writing and of course figure skating.



10 thoughts on “The Boy Next Door

  1. Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts! Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts! says:

    These two is complicated than a math problem that includes letters I really enjoyed knowing some of the stuff about ice skating because it doesn’t snow here in the Philippines so we don’t skate a lot much I mean we have those Ice skate rinks on the mall but I really want to experience skating on erm real ice  Anyway  that didn’t stop me from being frustrated towards this novel I’m pretty sure I lost something on my head that is supposed to prevent me from going crazy It’s like they have nothing to do but skate and complicate  everything They want each other that much is clear They’re actually sooo desperate to be together BUT they always—ALWAYS seems to find a way to fight or to have something to fight about It’s like a hobbyBooks with dual POV’s are enjoyable for me so it made reading the book much easier I like reading Gabe’s POV than Mad’s Which is weird because Gabe the love interest is such a drama ueen Jeez This guy has hurty feeling than those NA protagonist that I always read about He is such a jerk I honestly want to hurt himMaddie was not that horrible but maybe a few braincells would’ve made her much interesting She is so head over heels and it doesn’t make sense Gabe is treating her like a doormat and she’s just so phlegmatic about itI hate it so much when the characters ruin the whole book because they’re so annoying and just all over the place I might understand if they’re younger but they’re YOUNG ADULTS They are capable of thinking straightNothing is really memorable or remarkable about this novel I'm afraid Such a shame really because the premise really catches attention The Boy Next Door has a lot of potential but the execution the characters the ending dear god the ending Barf barf barf Reading this book was sucha struggle

  2. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley Romeo and Juliet The sarcasm gone from her voice this time Kate looks right into my eyes Remember how it ends This was a YA contemporary romance about ice skatersGabe and Maddy were both serious about their ice dancing but I found the way they fought about whether or not they should have a romantic relationship a bit annoying It was obvious that they both liked each other but the way Gabe pushed Maddy away for the good of their skating partnership was frustrating No I choke back my own sob I love you Enough to let you be if that's what you want The storyline in this was mostly about the romance with Maddy also having some issues at home to deal with I didn’t expect there to be sex in this book but because of it I’d recommend that this book would be best suited to the higher end of YA I did find the pace in this a bit slow which did spoil the book a bit for me We can't do this do you understand? The Romeo and Juliet crap has to stay on the ice I'm not getting involved with you The ending to this was pretty happy and Gabe and Maddy seemed to have gotten what they wanted6 out of 10

  3. Tiff at Mostly YA Lit Tiff at Mostly YA Lit says:

    Review originally posted at Mostly YA LitGuys warning this is a book crack book by which I mean I could NOT STOP READING once I started I read on transit I read at lunch I read late late into the night It's not even that it has that many twists and turns it's that the yearning I felt for Maddy and Gabe to get together that feeling was so strong with this bookGabe and Maddy have been skating together practically since they were born They also live next door to one another and Maddy has been in love with Gabe her whole life She's always hoped something would happen but Gabe is a known player and kind of a womanizer But as Maddy and Gabe advance in their skating they are forced to start playing romantic roles on the ice and that starts to translate off the ice too Problem is Gabe has never had a girlfriend and he's afraid of ruining their partnership even though he feels the same wayThe story is told in the alternating voices of Gabe and Maddy which I really liked Actually I'm uite sure I liked Gabe's voice than I liked Maddy's because he wanted so much to do the right thing and he kept screwing up but even though he is SUCH a bad boy and a jerkin this book I understood it and I still liked him for it That is a major success on the part of Katie Van Ark because I am NOT a bad boy loverThe thing that made this book a success for me is that the characters and their home lives were very well developed we know a ton about the people in their lives and there's just as much drama with their friends and family as there is in the romance This isn't just a rollercoaster in terms of the love story there's a lot happening in Gabe and Maddy's lives and you really want them AND their friends and family to succeedThat said this is of course a book that is very focused on romance and I can't even tell you the desperation I felt for Gabe and Maddy to just get it together and BE together I definitely had a lot of feels during this book The one thing I will say that I didn't love was the ending I don't want to spoil anything but let's just say that I might be a little too old and a little too jaded to find this ending believable It didn't totally detract from the book or seem out of place it just didn't seem real to meStill this is definitely a romance you root for and I can see why Swoon Reads first readers voted this one for publication if you don't know about them Swoon Reads is a reader voted YA publishing imprint Go check them out For you fans of contemporary YA this is one that you should add to your TBR when you want a really addictive unputdownable romance Bonuses  Sexytimes What I was most surprised by was that this was a mature YA than I expected There are some steamy scenes and man Katie Van Ark does these well Every time Maddy and Gabe got togetherfans self Skating Katie Van Ark clearly knows a ton about skating and putting together programs and thedetails of this made the skating come alive for me It helps that I'm a big fan of figure skating in general but I think even people who don't love skating will appreciate the details and intricacies of what Gabe and Maddy go through 

  4. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    To see the review with gifs click hereYeah I shared that same look that Ashley Wagner had on her face during Sochi when I read this bookI expected lots toe picks than I got And a love interest that didn’t make me want to barfBecause yes Gabe you didn’t make me swoon you made me sick to my stomachThat’s not a talking point But never in 2015 have I seen a love interest that’s jut so ew inducingGrant it 2015 is only nine days old and I’m sure I’ll see just as gross or grosser love interests in the near future but Gabe is just an annoying dickHe starts off having a reputation of a playerWhich is fine I guess I’m really not that big of a fan of that particular trope but it can work Here I saw no growth with Gabe Oh yeah once he was with Maddie he wasn’t as big as a man whore as he was twenty pages before but the change was too instant And I just hate how wishy washy and weak the character wasHe honestly read to me like the guy that would get dumped by our fair heroine after she realizes that the geeky guy who rents out skates at the rink she rains at is really a better catch and can actually do a triple and other jumps that you’re reuired to do to be on the senior circuitBut nope it’s all about GabeMaddie herself wasn’t horrible The character could’ve been interesting There were moments here and there where I liked her but skating partner and circumstances made her annoying I really hated how nonchalant she was about everything While she did get occasionally mad at Wishy Washy Gabe she didn’t get mad at him the way she should’ve been mad at him The same goes with reactions in other parts of her life Since I don’t want to get too spoiler heavy I’ll just say that there are a couple of revelations at the end that should’ve been dealt with than an shrug okay and that’s pretty much itThe endOh babyIt was painfulSo painfulI knew I was going to get cheese with this book I wanted cheese But I wanted high class sharp cheddar not Cheese WhizAnd that’s what this book is Cheese WhizEvery moment was cringe worthWhich is a shame because it had a lot of potentialThe skating the part that made me want to read the book played a minuscule role When it was included in the book it just seemed like it was thrown in there to get people to buy the bookIt was really about Maddie and GabeGagOther than those two there really wasn’t a large plot There were a couple of side plots but they weren’t really fleshed out that wellTo be honest this book really reminded me of a Disney Chanel movie The writing was about on par as one And the depth in relationships was pretty akin to it as wellI think I would’ve given the book a slightly higher rating than it did had it not been for the ending It reeked of melodrama that was only used to—well make the book feel like it had an actual plot when it didn’tI probably really won’t remember The Boy Next Door in about two weeks It really was unremarkable While I might’ve gotten annoyed with Gabe and he was a drip he was a pretty unremarkable drip I knew that he was going to be an idiot and he was No surprise there

  5. Sue (Hollywood News Source) Sue (Hollywood News Source) says:

    Review also posted at Young Adult HollywoodFrom the moment I read the synopsis and saw the cover of this book I knew I was going to love it  The Boy Next Door is exactly what I wanted from Althea and Oliver one of my highly anticipated YA reads last year that failed to impress meThe Boy Next Door follows the story of Maddy Spier who is madly in love with her best friend and figure skating partner Gabe But here is the situation Gabe isn’t exactly the relationship kind of guy So when their coach assigned a new program that reuires the pair to act like a star crossed lovers things started to change Would this ignite a start of something new?The Boy Next Door is like the ultimate fan service book someone ever wrote for me or that’s what I like to think so✓ Best of friends that are one step away from realizing they are the only one for each other?✓ Cute romance throw a little bit of jealousy in there I’m sold✓ Kissing✓ Casually flirting and not realizing it’s actually called flirting✓ More kissingIt is one of those books I don’t have any word to say except I really love it and maybe you should pick it up because you might as well feel the same wayThe Boy Next Door is filled with so much heart and love about family friendship and romance What an addicting story Perfect read for Stephanie Perkins fans

  6. Colette Colette says:

    This book disappointed me I hoped for a sweet light romantic read and The Boy Next Door barely checked those boxes The writing and storyline lacked and the scenes seemed out of order Sometimes I felt confused and even had to reread chapters to make sense of the characters' unexpected actions Overall 25 stars; I would not recommend this book

  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Cute Best friend romances usually never go wrong for me Plus I was obsessed with figure skating when I was little Always wanted to do it Until I got on the ice and fell and cried and realized nope not gonna happen LOL

  8. Christina (A Reader of Fictions) Christina (A Reader of Fictions) says:

    Pages read 56Though I had every intention of sticking this out in my last desperate marathon of reading to complete my book challenge it's just not worth it This book is giving me flashbacks to One Day by David NichollsFriendship to love isn't one of my favorite romance tropes but it can be awesome However when it's NOT awesome almost ever is when one of the two has been secretly pining for ages It's even less awesome when the person they've been pining for is obnoxious as hellWith every chapter I want to destroy Gabe than I did the chapter before I hate that he looks like Finn from The 100 in my head I hate that he has a little imaginary devil in his head that argues with him like its the cousin of the inner goddess from 50 Shades I hate that he gets jealous if Maddy shows interest in someone else when he doesn't have any right to I hate that he went into a freaking coffee shop and after thirty seconds some hot girl came in and demanded he have sex with her because this is a thing that happens all the time to high school douchebags The ship has a sort of fake dating feel which means I should be into it but I was meh to start with and am now diametrically opposed The moment their skating coach who was directly lifted from The Cutting Edge btw told them their new routine would be to Romeo Juliet I groaned The moment they then acted out RJ in class and the teacher allowed them to kiss in class I almost threw the book across the room If I'm disgusted instead of swooning this book is failing utterly and there are so many pages to goIf you want the friendship to love thing with fake dating read The Fine Art of Pretending instead If you wanted the ice skating go rewatch The Cutting Edge

  9. Becca Fowler (PivotBookTotes) Becca Fowler (PivotBookTotes) says:

    Dear The Boy Next DoorOh holy feels You are full of the feel The Boy Next Door I'm still basking in the glow of all the Maddy Gabe feels and it's been months since I first read you I already want to read you again that is how much I love you and your epic swoony feels I guess that's the major reason why you were pubbed by Swoon Reads am I right? crickets Okay I suck at jokes but for realsies you made me swoon hardYou follow the story of Maddy and Gabe alternating chapters between the two ice skaters who are partners Of course they live next door to each other hence your title Maddy has been in love with Gabe since the beginning and has watched as Gabe has taken girl after girl into his bed Yes Gabe is uite the little player However he chooses to make Maddy off limits to his bed and to his heart because feelings get in the way of competing in figure skating and they can't have that if they are going to win big until one day their coach switches up their program from a fun carefree one to one that's a little bit or a lot on the romantic side How is Gabe supposed to not care for Maddy that way if their coach is forcing them to act that way on the ice? Will Maddy finally have her dream come true of having Gabe fall into her arms the way she desperately desires?It takes a lot for me to like a book with alternating chapters especially when one is from a male perspective I'm not sure what it is about reading from a guy but most of the time I don't really enjoy it It bores me to tears but that definitely wasn't the case with you The Boy Next Door Your boy Gabe was addictive to read from as well as Maddy They both had such diverse dialogue that I didn't even need to read the name at the beginning of each chapter to know who it was That's a hard feat to accomplish but your author Katie Van Ark nails it Besides the major heavy swoonage inside your pages I found myself loving you because of the humor I was literally laughing out loud which isn't something that happens very often with me Sure you were light hearted at points but you also had your deep points too I fell for Maddy and Gabe eually and desperately wanted them to live happily ever after together because hello They are perfect for each otherSo far I think you are my favorite of the three Swoon Reads books I've read so far I enjoyed A Little Something Different sure but you The Boy Next Door? I stayed up an entire night to read you I Could Not Stop Flipping Pages Each chapter urged me on to the next fluidly I've already gushed about how much I loved Maddy and Gabe but your secondary characters were flawlessly executed as well I adored their families and how they had a special night each week to hang out together and Maddy and Gabe's friends that couple skate too I really really really want a companion novel about them so be sure to pass that on to your author Katie will ya? Honestly The Boy Next Door you were one of my favorite contemporaries that I read last year and that's definitely saying something because I read a bajillion contemps last year I was not expecting to love you as much as I did and I'm definitely going to be pushing you into every single person's hand or secretively sliding you into people's baskets at the bookstore because hey they deserve the heavy swoonage too Top ten fave of the year? Easily Amazing characters? Hells yes Strong Family ties? Even better SWOONS? Still sighing over them Funny as get out dialogue? Still giggling over some of those lines You are one heck of a book The Boy Next Door and the fact that you are still stuck in my mind months later solidifies my five star rating Wanting to go ice skate nowBecca

  10. Stacie (Shy Book Nerd) Stacie (Shy Book Nerd) says:

    Ugh this was horrible I really wished that I had liked this book as much as I wanted to The back and forth drama between Gabe and Maddy was ridiculous and very immature The way he kept telling Maddy that he was player would have been message enough but he actually starts dating her and hiding her in plain view was horrible I wish that Maddy would have gotten the hint that he's really not that into her but no she kept running back to him She's basically letting him know that it's okay to use her because she's just hot for him That was a bad message right there As if things weren't bad enough Maddy assumes Gabe is talking to her Coach about using her Didn't she stop to think that an adult would NEVER do that to a bunch of kids just to get to nationals? I wanted to really knock some sense into her right there So no I did not like this book It was full of mindless drama that wasn't necessary I guess it was a bit too angsty for my tastes

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