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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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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The Nerd Next Door

Talk about funny! I loved all the sticky situations these two seem to get each other into and the massive misunderstanding is great! The chemistry between these two is off the charts as well. I absolutely loved this book! If you’re looking for an easy, fun listen with lots of laughs along the way then this is your book!

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All out fun

This will give you everything you need. There is humor angst and heat a bit of drama and will keep you laughing and cheering while you listen. Narrators did a great job and the flow and cadence is great!

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Adorable Nerdiness

Ted is so dang adorable! This was a sweet and fast read. Ted and Hailey are cute together. Too bad for that one misunderstanding that makes their relationship forbidden. They become close friends and build a solid relationship. They are supportive of each other and the sexual tension rises! I was so excited when they finally got together!

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Love my nerds!

I loved this book and the expansion of Sylvie's universe. The secret crushes, the shared bedroom wall, *that* kitchen scene, and a big misunderstanding make this a hilarious, awkward and completely enjoyable romance. The narrators bring the characters to life in one of my favorite audiobook adaptations to date. Be prepared to giggle and cringe in public while listening to this book because you won't want to hit pause!

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Loved it!

I enjoyed the story very much. It is funny, endearing, sexy. All of this made it very difficult to turn it off before de end. I loved Haley's character and Ted' s shyness. The misunderstanding was hilarious!

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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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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 02-03-20

Cute slow burn romance

I love books where the hero and heroine are nerds/geeks and this book was no different (I too have an abnormal obsession with superheroes. haha). Anyway, this was cute read. Haley and Ted both had really funny internal musings which made me giggle. I loved Tank, Haley's dog. And overall, the author did a great job making the characters likable and didn't draw out their miscommunications too long, although it did take the majority of the book before they realized they were wrong with each other. Still, a good slow burn book.

I borrowed the book from KU and requested and received the audiobook.
This book has both a female and male narrator and both were good. Amanda Stribling is perfect- bright and cheeky with pacing that is perfect for this type of romantic comedy. David Black was good as well. It’s the first time I’ve listened to his narration and he did such a good job playing the slightly nerdy character.

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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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  • Romance.Nerd.Reviews
  • 12-06-19

Fab story

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