Review: Endless Summer (The Boys Next Door #1-2) by Jennifer Echols

Posted July 4, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Endless Summer (The Boys Next Door #1-2) by Jennifer EcholsEndless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Published by Simon and Schuster on April 19th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Source: Purchased
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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 that’s not going to happen—not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.
Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

I bought this book even though I’ve read the first book The Boys Next Door five years ago. I totally did not know that the author wrote a sequel to this book, and I totally did not know that there would even be a need for a sequel, so of course I spazzed extra hard over this book.

Unfortunately, I have to say that I was a little bit disappointed with the second book. The first book was amazing, like simply amazing. It was cheesy plus cute, and summer-ish all at once. And I was spazzing throughout the whole book. But that sequel though. I don’t really use gifs to represent my thoughts, but this book totally needed it.

Literally how I felt after reading the second book. A part of me kinda wish that the author NEVER wrote that sequel, because now my image of Adam and Lori are kinda tainted. I guess you could say that the second book was more about both their flaws, but for some reason, to me, it seems like they both completely changed. Suddenly, Lori became some girl obsessed with making out with other guys. I mean, hi, don’t you get that you’re hurting your boyfriend by suggesting that you want to date other guys to show off to your dad? SIGH. REALLY. And then there was Adam. I’ve always known since the first book that he’s the type of guy that LOVES taking risks. But in the second book, the author seemed to portray him as a rude, defiant boy, and I’m just there like EXCUSE ME WHERE IS THAT CUTE BOY THAT I FELL FOR. I just felt that everything was suddenly different in Book Two, and that was kinda disappointing.

And that ending. I hated it that Adam was to be blamed for everything, even though yeah, he was a little bit of an asshole. But I think that Lori should handle some of that blame too. But sigh, in conclusion, this sequel was unnecessary. I think that the author should just leave it off with The Boys Next Door. REALLY.

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