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Endless Summer

(The Boys Next Door #1-2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  19,640 ratings  ·  669 reviews
Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.

Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But
Paperback, 587 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Simon Pulse
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Dec 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Jan 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, romance, read-in-2011
When browsing my local bookstore the other day I came across Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols, I literally had to do a double take as my bookstore never stocks books by Jennifer Echols, I picked the book up and went straight to the tills, no way was I passing this missed opportunity, who knew when they’d have some more books by Echols in? I was excited to have found this book (well actually its two books in one The boys next door & Endless Summer) as I’d wanted to read it for some time. But ...more
Jennie Cha
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the whole idea of the book but it is not something that I haven't already read. I liked Adam and his relationship he had with Lori but their relationship did not seem like a close friend rather than a flirting close friend thingy. Regardless, when they plot to date I was excited to see how it would turn out. The most problem that I had was that Lori kept kissing both brothers. I get that she wanted to make one jealous but man, if I was a guy and my girlfriend kept kissing my brother I'd ...more
I love Jennifer Echols, who knows just how to write YA romantic comedy. It's the kind of book where you just settle in and go along for the ride - which is a rollercoaster kind of ride - fun and funny and a little bit wild.

I loved Adam. he was really well done and very crush-worthy and a little vulnerable. I love how in touch with his emotions he is :) haha. Lori is also very cool - definitely blonde, but in the best of ways.

Like most rom-com's you kinda know who the guy is supposed to be and wh
Jessica Smith
Aug 17, 2010 rated it liked it
I bought this book on a whim before going on vacation since it looked like a nice read for sitting by a lake.

The Boys Next Door (first half) was pretty good. I would probably give it 3 and a half stars. It sometimes fell into cliches (such as the overused 'childhood neighbor= one true love') and I felt like some of the plot was just random and not developed enough. However it was entertaining and pretty cute.

Endless Summer was really a sort of unnecessary addition. It kinda ruined the whole thi
Jun 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
I personally am frustrated with the entire book. I started reading it at a friend's suggestion that this book would change my perspective of teenage love. I read the first book (The Boys Next Door) quickly and thought it was entertaining. I'll admit it... I liked the prospect of having a guy sincerely head over heels with a tomboy turned hot. That being said, the writing style wasn't impressive and Lori, the main character, was frankly annoying. The one reason that I would recommend the book was ...more
Taylor Horan
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Endless Summer was one of the best books i've read in a long time. I don't really like to read and for me to actually finish a book that's over 300 pages long is saying something. There must be something interesting or intriguing about it. I highly recommend this book to people that like drama, love stories, or summer flings. Endless Summer can relate to any ages but mostly ages around 16. The novel is about summer love and a teen love triangle. Lori is ready to turn 16 and is ready for a relati ...more
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm already a huge fan of Jennifer Echols works, so I already knew that I would love this book. Endless Summer is the sequel to The Boys Next Door, but if you haven't read the first one yet, your in luck, since this books binds both, so you can fall in love all at once.
And fall in love I did.
Jennifer has a flawless flow to her writing, making an easy connection to her characters.
I love the boys, Sean and Adam, both very yummy-worthy while Lori is rather an amusing and enthusiastic character.
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Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
At this point in my life, I've given up on young adult.

Lori is the girl next door to a family of three boys, Cameron, Sean, and Adam. She's been in love with Sean since she can remember and will do anything to get with him. Like, seriously, anything. She pretends to go out with ADAM, the youngest brother, in attempts to make Sean jealous.

Unfortunately, Adam has been in love with Lori since he was four or something. Also Adam had a girlfriend that he kept just to get Lori jealous. Also Adam has A
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
BEST BOOK EVER!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! I LOVE IT! JUST THE TYPE OF BOOK I LIKE TO READ! you can like feel the way adam and lori love each other! i want a boyfriend like adam! :)
Mar 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary-ya, ya
3.5 stars for the two books together. I liked Lori and Adam, and I thought they were cute together when they were not mad at each other because of some sort of overblown misunderstanding. Sometimes, though, it felt like all of the characters were caricatures, and a little flat. Especially the secondary characters--Adam's and Lori's brothers, the parents. But Adam and Lori were better, as much as they might have annoyed me anyway. They both had negative qualities that were hard to swallow sometim ...more
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: neighbor
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Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
3.5 stars

This edition of Endless Summer includes both The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer. As I mentioned in my previous review, I really enjoyed The Boys Next Door, the he sequel, Endless Summer picks up right where The Boys Next Door leaves off, which I really liked.

In my attempt to keep this spoiler free, I will say I enjoyed reading more about Sean and Lori, though at times I became very irritated at Lori due to her lack of thoughtful planning. This stems from Lori's father, who becomes co
Jun 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars for the first book, 3 for the second. Unnecessary sequel, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Kelly Costa
Oh how I love Adam!!!! Every time Adam was on the page my heart beat faster. I love Jennifer Echols. I loved this book.
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, romance, cute-boy
The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer are going to get the same review, simply because I read both in one book which was called "Endless Summer". It wasn't until I was halfway through when I realized there were two parts to the book, "The Boys Next Door" as part one AND "Endless Summer" for part two. So in my mind, it's all kind of the same deal.

So I really loved The Boys Next Door. I thought Lori was an exceptionally funny, bright, young girl. She sounded like a really cool girl that I would ha
Colleen Whale
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay this was cute. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for these easy-to-read, light, fluffy, "butterflies in your stomach" type of "will they or won't they?" cutesy stories. I read this super fast and couldn't put it down. The first part was better than the second part. I probably would've been fine if it had ended right there, but I was glad it continued just so I could keep reading, but I thought everything about the second section was kind of ridiculous and unbelievable. Lori's little schemes dro ...more
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
Adam Vader or what?

This is a two-in-one book containing The Boys Next Door, and its sequel, Endless Summer.


I absolutely LOVED this book! I read it in one day; I could NOT put it down! We hear the story from Lori's mind, and it just flows so smoothly. It was really fun being inside her mind. I could very easily imagine everything that was happening.

There are two aspects of this book that just absolutely excelled - the setting and the characters!

Lori lives on a lake next door
May 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, read-2010, ya-read
The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
Simon Pulse, 2007
YA; Contemporary; Romance
5/5 stars

Summary: Lori has always been one of the boys but this summer, she's determined to win Sean, the hottie next door. In order to do so she hatches a complicated plot involving pretending to flirt with his brother Adam. But what will happen if Sean remains immune and Adam seems to have more of a hold on her heart?

Initial Thoughts: This book is pure sa-woon! (see Sarah Dessen's The Trut
Aly (Fantasy4eva)
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those looking for a humorous summer read.
Now that she's sixteen Lori wants to finally be noticed by her neighbour Sean. She wants everyone to realise that she is evolving into a women, and hey, she's going to do everything it takes to make sure they notice. Plenty of batting lashes and bikinis are involved but for poor Lori - Sean doesn't really seem to notice in the slightest, or does he? She has practically grown up with both brothers and is sick of how they treat her like their little sister, and Lori has more than just the one plan ...more
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What can I say I clearly loved this book <3 <3 <3. I literally could not put this story down. This book contains two stories the first "The Boys Next Door" and it's long awaited sequel "Endless Summer".

The storyline behind "The Boys Next Door" is the following: Lori can't wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends- including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been one of the guys. Now that she is turning sixteen,
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Originally posted @ A Nook Full of Books.

Endless Summer consists of two parts – The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer, and it’s a quick, entertaining read. An absolute ‘must-read’ for summer!

Lori is a girl who grew up surrounded by men – her father, her brother and the boys who live next door. She’s tougher, rougher and less girly than any of her female friends. Whom she doesn’t have that many. It’s only a matter of time she falls for one of the boys next door, though. Which one will t
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was confused at first whether to give this book 3 stars or 4 stars. I realized eventually that this book is very well written even if I really disliked the characters. Endless Summer contains two books. The first is The Boys Next Door and the next is, of course, Endless Summer.

Lori is a girl who has grown up next to the Vader boys her entire life, so she’s one of the guys. This is about all that I liked about her. I kind of perceived her as a slut. In the first book, she talked about Sean way
Jul 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: teens-romance
Boys Next Door: Lori loves Sean. Sean loves himself and Rachel. Adam loves Lori but is dating Rachel. Until Sean and Adam, brothers, have a party and Sean and Rachel make out. Lori is devastated and concots a plan for Adam to get Rachel back and for her to get Sean: she and Adam will pretend to date. But, as one plan leads into another we learn 1. Adam is doing this for real and 2. Lori's plans always backfire.

After a few more schemes and misunderstandings, Lori finally gets a clue and Adam get
Shanyn (Chick Loves Lit)
May 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed-copies
I read Forget You by Jennifer Echols not long ago and absolutely loved it, so when I got a copy of Endless Summer at my house, I basically started reading it right away (which is very rare for any book nowadays).

The first half of Endless Summer is Jenn's old book The Boys Next Door - I really flew through it. If you couldn't tell from the cover, it's a romance based plot, which I love in YA.

The second half of Endless Summer is Jenn's sequel to The Boys Next Door, Endless Summer. We continue wit
Oct 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing

"But as I watched him, I saw he wasn't running away from anything. He was running toward me." ~ Lori

ADAM OR WHAT? Can I just say that this was freakin' awesome! What a fantastic summer read. I discovered that this was two books in one. THE BOYS NEXT DOOR and ENDLESS SUMMER. I enjoyed the first book the most. THE BOYS NEXT DOOR was nothing short of delicious. I loved all the boys that lived next door...but most especially ADAM. Right from the beginning I was crazy for him. And chapter 14...HOLY H
So this is the second time I read this book, but I think it was even better than the first time! I love Jennifer Echols sosososo much, so it's kind of impossible for me to hate her books. I first fell in love with The Boys Next Door (the first book in this series) a long time ago and I've read it at least five times since then. When I heard that a sequel was being written, I freaked out because I love Adam and Lori so much. So, of course, when I read Endless Summer, I fell in love all over again ...more
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-owned
I was so glad when I heard there was a sequel to The Boys Next Door. I wasn't disappointed either. Endless Summer picks up hours later from TBND. I was cautious at first about this easy change, feeling like it was just a continuation from TBND. I grew frustrated at times with this novel, but that was probably do to how many times I had read TBND. Lori and Adam had become easy for me to understand and when I read Endless Summer I was startled by how a little drama seemed to unfold into an explosi ...more
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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Bes ...more

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“Oh, God," Lori said without looking at me, "what are they thinking, leaving the two of us alone out here on the dock together? We might TALK or something."

"That would be awful," I said. "I might give you a hickey."

She laughed, still watching for Cameron's start instead of looking at me. "Just by talking to me?"

"I can talk really dirty. You'd be surprised.”
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