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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

What listeners say about The Nerd Next Door: A Friends-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy

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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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this is the 3rd or 4th book I've listened to by this author and these narrators, and I enjoyed them all a lot. they're laugh out loud funny and this one was over entirely too soon

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YES!

Sylvie has done it again! She can write a romcom! I laughed so hard! People kept looking at me funny! I really enjoyed this story! And I loved the 'misunderstanding'! Amanda and David were wonderful with the narration!!! Definitely worth a listen!!!!

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Such a cute and adorable story. Loved the characters and their outcome. Narrators did a fantastic job bringing characters to life. I thought the story had a lot of fun scenes. Definitely recommend. I hope you will enjoy it as much as did.

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short but enjoyable story

Enjoyed this quickie, it was funny but could have been a little longer to flesh out the story a little. the narrators did a good job with the story. I was given a free copy of this title for an honest review.

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Hot for neighbor!

A light-hearted and humorous friends-to-lovers romance between two awkward neighbors that have the hots for each other and neither one of them knows it. I enjoyed how Haley and Ted fumbled through their shyness and misunderstandings, causing some embarrassingly funny moments. The comic book references were a great inclusion to really bring out the geekiness of this couple, leading to such a sweet and endearing ending. The dual narration by Amanda Stribling and David Black was well done. They really portrayed the awkwardness of each character, as well as delivered on the comedic aspect of the story.

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Loyalisa30

Sylvie Stewart did a good job with this cute story about two neighbors and their constant miscommunications because of the instant attraction they had for each other. The story also demonstrated the negative effects of sexual harassment and damage it can have on both sides. Amanda Stribling and David Black are both new narrators to me. Both did a good job with their portrayals of the hero and heroine.

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Adorable, Funny, and Outrageous

This rom-com is a winner! It is one of my favorite Sylvie Stewart audiobooks. I even love it as much as the author’s Kings of Carolina series and “Game Changer”. It is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy and friends-to-lovers romance. It put a smile on my face many times. I totally recommend this audiobook to everyone who likes a steamy rom-com. Like the funny heroine Hailey, I found her nerd next door to be extremely attractive with his tweed jacket, a Ph.D. in ancient literature, a fascination with superheroes, and a lean physique. Mmm! Sylvie Stewart has created a delectable hero and a smart, bubbly heroine who is perfect for him. Hailey is a veterinarian who just moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. The guy next door in her apartment building is Ted Jones. He is her ideal man, a hot nerd and tweed-wearing college professor. I think they are both about 30 years old. While their relationship development was held up for a while by a misunderstanding, I think that the nature of the miscommunication is realistic and it did not bother me much. The ending was extremely satisfying. There is some steamy sex and some outrageous humor while still having a light, funny tone to the story. I also love Hailey’s cute dog and her best friend Liv. In addition, the details of both of the lead characters' jobs seemed quite realistic. The story was told in first person perspective with dual narration in alternating chapters. Amanda Stribling narrated Hailey’s chapters, and David Black narrated Ted's chapters. They both gave absolutely wonderful performances! Their sense of comic timing was so great that they perfectly conveyed the humor. I have listened to one of Amanda Stribling's other good performances, but she really impressed me with this one. Her wonderfully pleasant and vivacious voice perfectly embodied the lovable, relatable, and hilarious heroine. David Black's voice was also perfect for the sexy but slightly awkward hero. I will definitely listen to more audiobooks from each of these narrators. I requested and received a free audio code from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Laugh out loud funny!

Ted and Haley's story had me laughing out loud. There were some things in this book that I just couldn't but to chuckle to myself. These two were so into each other from afar, but neither knew how to approach the other. Thanks goodness for Haley's best friend who got them to start talking! I thought Ted was so adorkable and the way these two danced around each other was fun. This was a really quick read and really quite a fun story. I enjoyed it a lot. I thought the narrators really brought these characters to life and made the funny moment hysterical! Loved it!

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Another Laugh Out Loud Story!

“The Nerd Next Door” audiobook by Sylvie Stewart is another laugh out loud story. We originally met Haley in “The Way You Are”, Brett and Liv’s story. Haley has recently moved to town for her dream work opportunity and keeps having awkward encounters with her cute “nerd” neighbor. Ted Jones is the “nerd” next door that she has a crush on. Ted also has a crush on Haley but before he asks her out he overhears a conversation she has with Liv and he mistakenly thinks that Haley and Liv are a long distance couple instead of best friends. This begins the most fun relationship/non-relationship. I really enjoyed this book and as always I can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-20

Fun!

I loved listening to this sweet and fun story of Haley, the veterinarian, and Ted, the hot nerdy professor! The narrators did a wonderful job providing just the right voices for the characters.

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 08-20-20

What would Batman do?

I love nerds. Sexy nerds. Ted did not disappoint. This story was so hilarious I kept laughing out loud. Insta-lust and slow burn at its best. Recommend!

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  • Whenwe
  • 07-19-20

You're my hero!

A misunderstanding of EPIC proportions, this is all too sweet and funny and frustrating beyond compare. The narrators, for me, do a better job with this book than they did with "The Way We Are" and it was very pleasant listening.

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  • Dektolia
  • 06-09-20

Stand alone rom-com

I recommend this book to people (like me) whose favorite part of the story is seeing how the characters get together followed by a nice HFN. And to people who like stories with pets and/or average characters (as opposed to billionaires, celebrities or men in uniform). And stories where ladies are capable of saving their own selves, whether or not they have to. And to people who might like those things, but aren't sure yet. This book was loosely connected to The Way You Are (Carolina Connections Series), but it's not required to read that book first. While this is the first book in the Carolina Kisses series, there's not a lot of extra characters in this one so I'm interested to see where the rest of the series goes. Amanda Stribling and David Black did a really fantastic job bringing the characters to life in the Audible version.

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 05-23-20

a cute romance

Ted is the typical nerd, and Haley is his new neighbor. They are both shy and awkward with new people. I found myself encouraging them to talk to each other already. When they do finally talk, things take off quickly. I loved the awkwardness of these two. Ted knew she was his, he just needed to talk to her once. Haley knew Ted was her, if she could only talk to him. The was worth it. I completely related to the characters. I love geeky nerds so much that I married one myself. I got lost in this story and loved everything about it. Amanda Stribling and David Black are a wonderful narrating team. I enjoy what they narrate. Amanda brought out the shyness and determination of Hailey. Amanda really brought Hailey to life. David really brought out the awkwardness of Ted. Amanda and David narrated Ted and Hailey as I know nerds to be. I really related to these characters and I really enjoyed the narration.

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  • Nina B.
  • 05-09-20

Adorable

So cute. She is attracted to him and he is attracted to her but he thinks she is gay and she thinks he is just not interested. I enjoyed listening to this. I loved the characters and the narration was great. I recommend this book. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • joyly55
  • 03-28-20

Fabulous topsy turvy romance

Absolutely loved this story and the narrators did an excellent job in making it come to life. I lost count how many times Haley and Ted made me laugh out loud due to their totally misunderstanding a situation. Deserves more than a 5 star rating. I highly recommend this book to be read. Well done Sylvie.

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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