Title: That Boy
Author: Jillian Dodd
Series: That Boy series
Pages: 287 pages
I’ve been in the mood for a sweet book that will give me the flutters without having a supernatural component, or a ton of drama, or break my heart. That Boy is exactly that. Plus, it takes place in Huskers territory, and as a proud Huskers fan, that made the book even better.
Jayden has grown up with Phillip and Danny. They’ve been her best friends through everything, always there when she needs them. Even as they grew up together, their relationships never really moved past friendship. They liked how things were and didn’t want to jeopardize that.
Phillip is the calm one, the rational one, the one that will drop everything when Jayden needs help. Danny is spontaneous, doing things without thinking it through, and knows when to let Jayden stick things out. I like that the boys in her life are so different. Each boy has a role in her life and it’s easy to see how their little group builds each other up and supports one another.
Jayden isn’t more mature than her age, but she also isn’t stupid. She has to grow up fast in some ways, but she also acts her age at other times. She’s not the most responsible character I’ve ever read, but she’s also not irresponsible. She’s just a girl enjoying her life and making the most of it. Of course there were times I wanted to shake her and make her see what was going on around her, but it wasn’t out of frustration. It felt a little like when your friend can’t see what everyone else sees and you just want to talk some sense into her. For an author to make me feel like I’m actually friends with one of her characters is amazing.
That Boy gave me the flutters often. I’d read a page and get a silly smile and have that fluttering feeling. This book was exactly what I was in the mood for. I’m sure I’ll pick up the next books in the series whenever I need the silly smiles.
That Boy is a silly, happy, and sweet read that will leave you smiling and content. I’m sure it’s not for everyone, but if you’re looking for a romantic read without it being so sweet your teeth hurt, That Boy is definitely a great book to pick up.