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The Nerd Next Door: A Friends-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy

Carolina Kisses, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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New town, new job, new neighbor...new crush.

I’ve got a serious problem, and it goes by the name of Ted Jones. Even his name is nerdy! Combine that with his glasses, lean runner’s frame, crazy smarts, and superhero addiction, and he’s got my lady engine revving hard.

What can I say? I’ve got a thing for hot nerds.

But our shy glances and awkward exchanges in the elevator aren’t going to cut it. This nerd is mine; he just doesn’t know it yet.

©2019 Sylvie Stewart (P)2019 Sylvie Stewart

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  • Bette
  • @AudiobookObsession
  • 11-20-19

Terrific Story & Narration🎧 Fun & Enjoyable!

This is an enjoyable and sweet RomCom. Sylvie Stewart has a wonderful writing style, her stories are captivating and easy to get lost in and lose track of time. “The Nerd Next Door” is Haley and Ted’s story, it is a light-hearted and fun story that will put a smile on your face. Haley relocated to start her new job at the Coastal Veterinary Clinic, Ted Jones, the hot nerdy guy in her building caught her eye, she just has to find a way to talk to him. Ted is super shy, he finds Haley attractive but he seems to get tongue tied and off balance every time she is near. I adored these two characters, Haley is funny and full of personality, love her dog Tank. Ted is the spitting image of a geeky nerd, smart yet clueless. I loved how easy it was for him to talk to her when he thought romance was off the table for him. They were perfect for each other and great together. I loved how their story played out, it was well plotted with plenty of drama, a bit of angst, some great humor all leading up to a great romance. Sylvie Stewart, thank you for another terrific story.

Amanda Stripling and David Black are terrific narrators and voice artists. They bring these characters to life, giving each their own voice and personality. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they project the characters emotions into their performance. Amanda’s portrayal of Haley was spot on, as was David’s portrayal of Ted, they sounded just as you pictured them in the story. They did a great job on the secondary characters as well. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the terrific listen🎧

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Cute story

I loved the awkwardness of both the main characters - Ted and Haley - in this book. It was a great light read that built the romance between the characters beautifully. Seeing a character from another book (The Way You Are) was a great plus. I have read a number of this author’s books and always love the humor mixed with the romance. This was not my favorite book of hers perhaps due to the shorter length but still a great story.

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Loved it!

Oh my gosh this book was awesome! Some hot and steamy mixed with some funny. This is my first read by this author and I will definitely be reading more! I totally recommend reading this book if you like funny romance and or friends to lovers/neighbors to lovers.

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Entertaining

Ted (neighbor) acted like a love sick sex obsessed teen for Hailey (neighbor ) , and she's not immune either. Some misconceptions between them make this even more hilarious. Ted's detective work for Hailey was sweet. Entertaining read. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator was awesome.

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So much fun

I'm so glad I found Sylvie Stewart's books. She is all kinds of funny. And her characters are so down to earth and complex that they feel real. The narrator did a great job at delivering the story and making me lol.

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Loved it!

This was another book of Sylvie's I listened to after reading it and the audio was better than I could have imagined. Amanda and David were fabulous! They are my new favourite narrators

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Simply adorable

I love a good romcom and The Nerd Next Door delivers on all accounts from mistaken sexuality and an adorable three-legged dog.

This story is super sweet and on the slow-burn side in romance. At times you’ll want to shake the characters and lock them in a room until they sort themselves out. The confusion is totally plausible and hilarious, at least to me. If you’re looking for a light-hearted romcom with and HEA look no further. I’ll for sure be on the look out for book 2 in the Carolina Kisses series.

Both narrators do an excellent job of bringing life to these characters. There were a few instances where there was odd background noise (kind of like running water). Not sure if that was because of my speakers/headphones or something else. It didn’t distract from the story but is just something I noticed.

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What would Batman do?!?

I really loved this story! There’s nothing like a hot, sexy nerd!! I found myself laughing at times, cringing at other, and always entertained! It took me a bit to get used to David Black’s voice. I’m not sure why, but a quarter into the story it grew on me, almost as if he got comfortable and became “Ted.”
I received a free copy and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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The Nerd Next Door

This is a fun audio book. I was hooked with the two nerds and the three legged dog. Their journey toward togetherness, had me smiling and chuckling throughout.

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Another amazing book by Sylvie Stewart

The inner dialogue by the H and h was great. I can't get enough of Sylvie's writing style. I fall in love with all of her books. She writes funny, intelligent, hardworking females. She doesn't make every male character a major player. This is a story of two characters that are attracted to eachother from their first encounter. Each subsequent encounter is more and more awkward. It's a he likes her. She likes him. But they don't know how speak to eachother. Their story is so sweet.

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  • Angiee
  • 01-05-20

Great Book

This book is funny with a side of sexy thrown in. I love this story about Haley and Ted and the chemistry between these two is off the charts. You will not be disappointed with this book..

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  • christine
  • 12-27-19

Great

Great story about two people who thought the other wasn’t interested and so funny too after a couple of twists they found their happy ending

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  • chez
  • 12-17-19

Enjoyable book

I enjoyed the storyline which was slightly humorous and light to listen to, loved the character of Ted. I like the idea of being able to listen to a book whilst doing other things, however listening does take some getting used to. I think it i was to pick between reading and listening I would chose reading, but I definitely get the benefit of listening when I'm unable read.
I did struggle with the accent I was listening to, but once I got used to it, it wasn't a issue any longer. The narrator's were clear and easy to understand, with expression.

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  • Kindle Konvert
  • 12-14-19

A delightful, funny story!

One of the few times I've listened to an audiobook before reading it first.

I absolutely adored this funny, cute and sexy story. I found myself giggling constantly at the happenings in the book.

Ted is absolutely adorable with his bumbling ways, shyness and complete misunderstanding of the situation. I loved Haley and her massive awkward crush on Ted, and her attempts to engage him in conversation.

Such a delightful listening experience that was delivered adeptly by the narrators!

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  • Rogernie Roberts
  • 12-07-19

Filled with humour and romance

loved it. The male and female narrator voices were clear and expressive, the characters were fun and loveable as well.

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  • MummyKym24
  • 12-06-19

Fab story

Loved it. Defo give this a try. Great narrators wil be listening to more soon