The Boy I Grew Up With by Tijan

WOWZER!!! This was an emotional read! And as always TIJAN delivered a spellbinding and thrilling novel.

The Boy I Grew Up With

by Tijan

Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Expected publication: October 29th 2018

The Boy I Grew Up With – Tijan

The Boy I Grew Up With – Tijan




This was an emotional read!

And as always TIJAN delivered a spellbinding and thrilling novel.

I must admit, Channing and Heather are one of my favorite couples ever since reading FCH. Channing is such a charismatic and mysterious guy. And Heather is KICK ASS!!!! She is a true bad ass woman. One that stands her ground and gives as good as she gets. I always wanted to know more about their backstory, and THE BOY I GREW UP WITH answered all of my questions. I’m so glad the author finally gave them their own story.

Heather and Channing’s love story was EPIC.

Emotional. Heartbreaking. And beautiful. But most of all it was never-ending. They fell in love in elementary school and that love never wavered. Not for her or him. And that’s what I love about a romance. When love endures all kinds of hurtles, endures changes and years of growing up and becoming adults. Theirs was a deep and profound love. A once in a lifetime kind of love.

Throughout the entire novel, the one thing that was constant was the friendship between Heather and Changing. They knew each other better than anyone else. Their relationship went through up and downs. It wasn’t perfect, for from it, but it never was less than all consuming. They were like magnets, pulled towards each other, if they wanted it or not.

The flashbacks had me laughing out loud. Those flashbacks were some of my most favorite parts of the story. Heather and Channing were hilarious as kids. Vibrant, and so very much like I would have imagined their younger selves to act around each other.

Besides it being about their relationship, THE BOY I GREW UP WITH also felt like an amazing MC novel, without the bikes. But it had everything that I love about a MC novel. I really enjoyed that, because I haven’t read a MC novel in a long time.

And OMG the epilogue was wonderful – I hope the author will write future books about the next generation.


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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The Boy I Grew Up With – Tijan


The Boy I Grew Up With - TijanI have loved Channing Monroe all my life.

In first grade, he asked for my Trapper Keeper.
I hit him in the head with it.
Third grade, we were best friends. We kissed in seventh grade.
Eighth grade, he turned into a bad boy and the rest was a tumultuous storm.

Growing up, the problem was never love for us.
Bad times. Good times. There were times when I felt our love in every inch of my body, vibrating, making me feel like it could bring me back to life.

The problem was us.

The problem is that we’re living in two different worlds now.
Fallen Crest and its millionaires for me. Roussou and their criminals for him. I was thriving in mine and he was running his.


But there were nights I felt we couldn’t be further apart than we were, and there were nights I felt we shared the same heartbeat.

When was it time?
When was it time to either sacrifice, make a change, or walk away from the boy I grew up with?


Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.





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The Boy I Grew Up With – Tijan

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