Publishing in February 2015: THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Katie Van Ark


It’s here! It’s finally here!

We’re proud to present the third and final book in our first list: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark, formerly titled Pairing Up.

In this intense contemporary romance, Maddy is swept off her skates by her partner — Gabe, the boy next door. 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? Click here to find out more about the book. And visit Katie’s author page to learn more about the mom of two and skating aficionado!

The Swoon Reads community had some great things to say about the manuscript:

“Just finished it AS I was watching pairs figure skating in Sochi! I loved it.” — THHernandez


“This story drew me in right away and kept me turning the pages till the very end even though I know nothing about figure skating.” — Kat


“This story pulled me in from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end… I was left rooting for Maddy and Gabe both on and off the ice.” — AliasLibrarian

We’re so thrilled to be publishing this page-turning romance. And thanks as always to the community for all of your great ratings and comments on this manuscript. Your feedback is what helps us find manuscripts like Katie’s!

Thank you, as always, for swooning with us!

Jean Feiwel


PS. All you writers out there, don’t forget that our next deadline is April 30th! You could be the next Swoon Reads success story–just like Katie!

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