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The Guy Next Door: A BFF Novel (Manderley Prep #3)

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Spring has officially arrived at Manderley Prep??and lust is in the air?

Ethan Andrews is the one guy that Maggie has always wanted but never had the courage to go for. With her shortage of funds and Ugly Betty looks, she?s not even a blip on his radar. That?s all about to change when Maggie gets the makeover of a lifetime?and a little help from her friends. The perfect op
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Berkley Trade
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Oct 26, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it
Maggie grew up next door to her best friend Ethan Andrews. When her parents divorced, she chooses to live with her mom, and away from Ethan. Now, in High School it seems that Ethan no longer knows Maggie exists.

How could he forget all the time that they spent together? Maggie just doesn’t understand. She blames it on her fair looks and her ugly metal braces. She can’t compete with the other girls in school to catch the eye of the extremely popular Ethan.

By chance Maggie becomes Ethan’s fencing c
My first problem is with the cover. Is that lady supposed to look so serious? What age is she even supposed to be?? What about those people that are 'blurred' into the background? Are they relevant?? In my mind they look a tad aged. I swear this is a YA novel. Then over to the right we have, what I assume to be is Ethan. His face is titled. Body posture towards the side. A 'come hither' look in his eyes. He looks creepy. I am concerned. I dislike him already and I haven't even opened the book. S ...more
May 19, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it
Maggie is so lucky to attend Manderley Prep, one the most expensive and exclusive high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, but things at home are not as good as they should be. Her parents have just gotten divorced, and Maggie and her mother moved from their huge house to a much smaller one. Maggie's friends and classmates may be trust fund kids, but Maggie isn't, and she works dishing out ice cream for some spending money. She also daydreams about her former best friend and neighbor, Ethan A ...more
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Jan 29, 2013 Charli ღ Denae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction
Sweet and sexy short story with a heroine who mistakenly thinks she's not worthy of her life-long friend, the boy next door. Shedding her chrysalis, Maggie emerges a beautiful butterfly, only to find out that she's been a butterfly all along.

Ethan is one of those heroes that you can't help but love. He's loyal, smart, handsome and sweet. He's always cared for Maggie but they've grown apart as they've grown. It wasn't cool to hang out with girls in middle school, unless you're kissing them. Now
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Feb 11, 2011 Suzi Katz rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teens around 13
I got this book on a clearance shelf at Books-A-Million and I thought I'd give it a try. I thought this book was sweet. I enjoy books that show perspectives from boys to girls and how they are both just as insecure as the other and don't always want to go along with the crowd.

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Carol Grace Culver aka Carol Grace is the author of over 30 romance novels, 3 Young Adult Novels and 2 new mystery series. Her 12 most popular romance novels such as Mail-Order Millionaire and Lonely Millionaire are now available as e-books. In her past life she worked as a TV spokesperson for Julia Child and as an ESL teacher in Algeria and Iran. She speaks French whenever she can and teaches wri ...more
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