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The boy next door was sculpted and crafted to perfection with a washboard stomach and arms I fantasized about.

Ash Jenkins carried himself with confident maturity. Intelligent.

Caring. Attentive. Strong.

There was only one problem: he was seventeen...

And I was thirty-three.
Published 2016
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
The Boy Next Door

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The boy next door was sculpted and crafted to perfection with a washboard stomach and arms I fantasized about.

Ash Jenkins carried himself with confident maturity. Intelligent.

Caring. Attentive. Strong.

There was only one problem: he was seventeen...

And I was thirty-three.






Kirsty Abner is a single parent doing her very best to get through life on little money and making sure her teenage daughter has everything she needs. Since she made her big mistake 16 year a
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buzy_reading
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: set-series
The Boy Next Door by Leddy Harper was about the tempting seventeen year old and the thirty year old single mother. Ash was wise beyond his years speaking with confidence and seduction. He was a man on a mission to change Kristy's outlook on herself. I'm a hypocrite because I had no problem with Ash seducing Kristy yet I would be livid if Kristy seduced Ash. Since Ash was a guy and not a girl once again I was a hypocrite for accepting the age difference.
I was hanging on to every word. The story
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Selene
While I don't mind age gaps, this story just didn't work for me. The boy next door was unbelievably mature in speech and action, and his (view spoiler) history overshadowed the tone of the story. The story itself lacked intensity, passion, and wasn't very erotic overall.
Riz
Dec 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cr, english-romance
3.5 Stars!
Flirtatiously Fictitious Reads
Ash fucking Jenkins <3
I'm a huge fan of forbidden romance, and this one fit the bill.
I loved this Novella. It's fun and light. Ash is confident and sexy and never gives.
I hope to get more of their story.
Kristina
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short novella on a taboo subject (fooling around with a minor)...

I like to take a little bit of time before commenting on books about subjects like this, but here is what I've come up with:

There are times people date someone much younger than themselves. 40/30 ... 65/30 ... 30/19 ... it happens and it's not very uncommon. The taboo is that line... 17 (9 months to 18 as the 'Boy Next Door' keeps reminding our narrator). One thing I appreciate about this novella is that Ash (17) is obviously the i
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Karen
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Free short story.

It was alright but not amazing.

He's only 17, she's 33 with a 16 year old daughter. One minute she wants to wait until he's 18 then the knickers are off!

Asher was a sweet guy though, I'm 40 something - he might have even tempted me! Snort!
Saunders
This was very good. A taboo love story between a older woman and young boy. 16 year age difference but the way this developed wasn't in the least bit tacky. Well written and I hope we get a look at these two at a later stage. Part of A Secret Affair Anthology.
Robin Powers
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet. An incredibly hot and mature 17 year old wants her. Period. I kind of admire his dedication and how the taboo relationship develops.
Teresa Tjaden
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED THIS SHORT STORY

I just realized, after reading this 7 times, I have never reviewed it. Since I have read it 7 times then you know it is a great story. The only thing bad is it was too short-I can''t wait for an extended story! Ash is such a likable character and I am rooting for them to get together and have everything work out. Of course it's never that easy but I just really want to read about their journey more.
Angela James
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need more of the boy next door!

Oh my hell! This book is short and sweet and oh so bad in a good way! I enjoyed every second and was heartbroken when the ending caught me off guard....I mean, I need more of the boy next door!
Ms. Ali Cat
First of all this book made me feel uncomfortable. I did not finish it.

Kristy Abner is a vile 33 year old horrible excuse of womanhood. Harsh? NOT IN ANYWAY.

This mother of a 16 year old daughter is obsessed with her 17 year old neighbor, Ash Jenkins. Worse yet, he is stars-in-his-eyes and excitement-in-his-loins in love with her. Female 101 teaches you to not dabble in the dating pool of your own teenage daughter but Kristy is thrilled by the attention she gets from Ash and charmed by the fact t
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Azusa
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 star's
DCT
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Won't you be my neighbor?

I don't think this is what Mr Rogers had in mind, lol! I just thought I was getting a sweet little short to give my reading palate a little break. I have read 3 other stories from this author, so I knew that she has mad skills, but I didn't expect the subtle punch I got from this little tale. Yes, this is a taboo topic, and usually I'm a bit disgusted by the thought of it. There were emotions and understanding that I didn't expect, which was pretty amazing to happen in s
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Ayekah
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great little read this is! I have to say that the older woman/ younger man storyline isn't my thing. But then when Leddy writes it, she makes it my thing. I loved this story. I loved Ash and his determination. Kristy and all her doubt. Put together it made for an amazing read and a little sizzle thrown in there. Great story Leddy!
Lulu Watson
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review to come
Nancy Reads
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Leddy Harper. Kristy Abner has lived a straight and narrow life, ever since she made a big mistake at 16. That big mistake had produced her one and only child Kyra. Now at age 33, that child was the center of her life. Doing something she knew was wrong may seem like it hurt her in the end, but it gave Kristy a life she wouldn't have otherwise had. Her present love life was none existing, but her sinful dreaming about the boy next door filled her nights with wicked dreams wh ...more
Victoria
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Jamie
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet.

This is my first Leddy Harper book and it won't be my last, although I'm kind of upset it ended when it did. I want more Kristy and Ash!
Sharilyn Dickerson
5 Taboo Stars!

If you're a fan of taboo storylines, then this one is definitely for you! Single mom + the boy next door who is only a year older than her daughter. I admit, i struggled a bit reading this one simply because I have a son that isn't much younger than Ash and it was hard to wrap my brain around. It was definitely HOT and taboo! I'm still giving it 5 stars because it is written well and just what I wanted to read.
Marah
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this short little read by Leddy Harper and wish it had been much longer. The story wasn't rushed, but actually well-planned out. I'll definitely read another book by this author in the near future. If you have a problem with the age difference between the two characters then I don't recommend this book.
Tessa
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Taboo relationship. Younger man wants older woman. He'll make her see him as a man and not a boy.

The Boy Next Door could trigger a few points since he's only seventeen and she has a daughter who is a year younger than him.

Some areas are pretty predictable and others are pure fantasy. Quick and sexy read.
MONICA
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It could have been amazing

It could have been amazing but the author forgot to finish the story. It was intrigging and angsty and well developing. I was really involved with the story, eager to know what would happen next. The problem rests there, there was no next.
Nene Nene
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Man this book was hot. Kristy saw her neighbour has a older man at times rather than a younger boy. He was really mature for his age. I found myself enjoying this taboo story. It was a great read and the author did a wonderful job. The boy next door was swoon worthy
Liz
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun, quick forbidden read!
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Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nikki
Very taboo, h 16 yrs older than the H!!!
Pricila Gutierrez
Hot!!! Hot!!! Hot!!!

I give it 5 stars all the way!! (:
Overall this book Is worth the read (:
Hot Hot Hot!!!!!!!!!
Carly Clark
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great short story!!

Loved it! Took me 30 minutes to read! So intriguing and exhilarating. The woman seemed a bit annoying when she kept mentioning his age but overall great read
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Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a
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