Artist Darcy Phillips has come home to
lick her wounds. The victim of a relationship gone sour, she
is not interested in any of the men her mother keeps sending
her way. Unknown to anyone, Darcy is only interested in one
man, Thomas “Mac” MacAllister.
Mac feels like a glutton for punishment.
He thinks he knows what he sees in Darcy’s eyes, but is unsure
if he is reading her correctly. Mac decides to just act upon
his feelings, and what happens next surprises the both of
While their relationship is brand new, it
is not without strife. Darcy’s inability to trust and Mac’s
temper get the best of both of them, and the lovers find
themselves arguing. Things come to a head at the anniversary
party of Darcy’s parents when Mac punches out Darcy’s
ex-fiancée. Will Mac be able to get his jealousy under
control? Will Darcy be able to forgive him?
The Boy Next Door
is an all-around great read! It has jealousy, misconceptions,
misunderstandings, and then there’s the romance. I vowed
while reading, that if Darcy messed up with Mac, then he was
MINE. Who wouldn’t love a hero that sends flowers and gifts?
Darcy might have been a bit more receptive had she known the
gifts were from Mac.
Until The Boy Next Door, I
had not read anything by Jessica Jarman. I have to say that I
was pleased with this book and how the storyline flowed, not
to mention the elements of romance that just left me
breathless. I think other readers will enjoy this book as
well. I look forward to finding and reading more novels
penned by Ms. Jarman.