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The Boy Next Door

Author: Katie Van Ark

The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door


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In this intensely romantic debut novel, a teen figure skater falls in love with her skating partner—who is also the boy next door.

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Maddy Spier's 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. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well?

Gabe's relationship with Maddy is vital. He can't imagine skating with anyone else, and together they have a real chance at gold–maybe even making it to the Olympics! So he's decided to think of her as a sister. After all, family is forever, but he's never dated anyone for more than two weeks.

Then their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, and everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy's been hoping for or the big break-up that Gabe has always feared?

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“Fans of ice-skating and romance will fall in love with this debut novel.” —School Library Journal

“ Van Ark's story of two skating partners is hot enough to melt the ice.” —Romantic Times

“Guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart.” —Justine

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The Boy Next Door

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