That Boy - Jillian Dodd

That Boy

By Jillian Dodd

  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 1,973 Ratings


Fall in love with the boy next door in this sweet romance by USA Today Best Selling Author, Jillian Dodd. 

You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.

There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. 

Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me.  And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.

One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is that boy.


  • What. Excuse me? You took my heart.

    By tessa_sixx
    So I loved the book. I liked how it started out from the perspective of a little child because the story started from there. But for me, I really thought she would have ended up with Danny. I was so rooting for the romance with Danny. Danny was her first everything. And then I’m just supposed to go with the Phillip relationship.. I was shipping Danny so much. I was just disappointed she and Danny didn’t end up together because who cares if they were too similar. They got each other. Worked with each other. But I suppose I get what the author did. All in all. Book started kinda slow. But it needed to be to tell the story. Made me get super attach to Danny as you can see... I’m heartbroken. Lol good job
  • Unforgettable

    By 20baybay03
    By far one of the best romance books I’ve ever read, (and I’ve read A LOT😂). It took you on an unforgettable journey of YA and NA romance and finding THE one. 11/10 would recommend!!!
  • That boy

    By lyra ann
    This was honestly one of the best books I have ever read!!
  • That Boy

    By alibodally
    Truly enjoyed this sweet love story. I laughed and I cried. Not many books have the ability to bring out these emotions in me.
  • That Boy

    By 86Amysss86
    This story is about JJ and growing up next door to Phillip and Danny. They have always been there for each other even in the worse of times. I loved seeing the three of them grow up together and how their relationships changed over time. I loved how things worked out in the end can’t wait for more.
  • Amazing

    By cng100796
    This books is great. Probably my new favorite. It’s got me in the mood to start writing again myself, not many books do that. I already have a draft and a few pages done. I was so inspired. Love this book and can’t wait to read even more of her work. Thank you for inspiring me. ❤️
  • Pointless

    By carlashacowherd
    Takes to long to get to the point. There’s not even a story really, it’s just a bunch of random moments.
  • So good

    By lynnnny
    I absolutely loved this book, there was no way I was getting a decent amount of sleep until it was finished.. I couldn’t stop reading! I knew JJ would end up with one of the two boys from the beginning but quickly realized who it was! Such a sweet book and would definitely recommend to others!
  • Definitely YOUNG adult

    By Billymae13
    I have to admit, the storyline was cute, but I felt it was quite butchered. What with Jay’s relationships with the two boys seemed so odd with her so suddenly being with Danny, and then right on to Phillip and still unsure? So much of it was just so unrealistic, and yes, I know that this is fiction, but I just felt like I couldn’t relate to any of this. The tragic scene with Jay’s parents (trying not to spoil) was just so unrealistic as well. The way she reacted to everything was so not right. Maybe if I were 12 or 13 I’d enjoy this more? Jay’s life was just so unrealistic and seemed so immature for her age. Probably wouldn’t recommend this book.
  • $10?!?!

    By Shinebright789
    Don’t pay $10 for each of the books in this series. Wait until it gets to half price books and you can buy it for $2.