That Boy

Fall in love with the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd.

That Boy First comes love, then comes marriage . . . and then comes That Baby in this sweet, contemporary romance series.

THAT BOY
That Boy Series Book 1


Click HERE to purchase an ebook from your favorite vendor.

Get the Audio Book from Amazon / iBooks

Click HERE to order a signed paperback.


You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There’s Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible. Read More . . .

THAT WEDDING
That Boy Series Book 2


Click HERE to purchase an ebook from your favorite vendor.

Get the Audio Book from Amazon / iBooks

Click HERE to order a signed paperback.


The gorgeous engagement ring on my finger mimics my happiness. I feel so sparkly, glittery, and full of promise, because I absolutely know he’s that boy. The boy I want to marry. My prince. My happily ever after. But then our pastor starts asking lots of questions. His parents say I haven’t dealt with my past. I have horrible wedding disaster dreams. I can’t find the perfect dress. I have to manipulate him to get my way. An old boyfriend asks me to run away with him. My best friend says I’m going to ruin everything. And forever starts to sound like a really long time. Read More . . . 

That Baby by Jillian Dodd.THAT BABY
That Boy Series Book 3


Click HERE to purchase an ebook from your favorite vendor.

Get the Audio Book from Amazon / iBooks

Click HERE to order a signed paperback.


It’s amazing how a few little words can change your life. It starts with a simple I love you. It’s made official with I do. And becomes incredible with I’m pregnant. Jadyn is the girl I love. The girl I’ve always loved. Our lives are like single threads meticulously woven together—the result an exquisite tapestry of past, present, and future. Then there are the words that will unravel me. Read More . . .

 

190 comments

  1. Hi jillian. I love your books and have read them all and was wondering when that baby would come out. I pre order it and was looking forward to it coming out on jan 30 2015 but it didn’t

    1. It’s the book that I’m currently writing. As soon as it is finished, I will announce a release date, but it should be this summer.

  2. I love the KC series and was addicted. My best friend couldn’t even get me to stop!!! The minute I finished I wised there was a movie trilogy like in the books!!! Then I heard there was a series in written form! Haven’t gotten a chance to really sit down and read it because of work but I know once I start I won’t stop. I have a feeling the That Boy series will be exactly the same. What you write is seriously gold and if you do ever get a chance to make movies and a series dont let them change anything! I’d pay to watch them and I don’t say that often considering how easy it is to watch them for free. Dont give up on making your books into movies they would be hits! You inspire 🙂

  3. I have read your books about 5 times in the past week and It is amazing! One of the best ever books I’ve ever read! You have to talk to someone about making this into a film as I know I and many others would love to see it!!!!! Please?????? I need to read That Baby as soon as it comes out!!!!

    1. I’m working on getting a TV and movie agent right now. Hopefully, that will work out.

  4. I love the books, that boy and that wedding they are my top favorite books I can’t wait to read that baby I would really like it if you email me a sneak peak to that baby but if u can’t I’ll understand i would just have to wait to read the book like everyone else but my email is taressabartlett@yahoo.com

    1. I have a sneak peek on the website, but I couldn’t ever send someone a copy of a book that isn’t yet written or published, sorry.

  5. Hello,
    I am a serious fan of your books. I have only been able to read That Boy because it is the only free book on ibooks and I don’t think my parents will allow me to spend my money on these wonderful books. Could you possibly send me the pdf for That wedding and that baby. I’d be glad if you do, but I do understand if you don’t. My email is tarakumar1234@gmail.com
    Thanks, Tara

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t email PDFs of books to fans. Mostly because they would probably end up on piracy sites and also because I write for a living and can’t send free books. Stalk Me, the first book in the Keatyn Chronicles series is free. But I would also suggest doing what I did when I was younger. I either went to the library to read books, did chores to earn money, and worked through both high school and college. I also always asked for books for my birthday and holidays because I loved to read so much.

      **And for others, That Boy is not free on iBooks. Only Stalk Me.

  6. I just wanted to let you know how amazing I think your books are. I have read That Boy and That Wedding numerous times, and I plan on reading them more! These two are my favorite books, probably ever,an d I can’t wait for That Baby to come out! Thank you for making my life 10x better!

  7. Hi! So I have read That Boy and That Wedding and I am so excited to read That Baby. This book is so real it just makes you want to read it again and again. I always wish this would happen to me! I love that JJ never gets the hint that Phillip really is in love with her. The books made me cry and made me smile so much. You have made me cry, laugh, and desperately want a perfect relationship like the ones you write about. When I read That Boy, I instantly fell in love with all of your characters, I absolutely adore Philip and Danny and JJ is an absolutely amazing character. Danny is so outgoing and wild while Phillip just is laid back and while JJ is like Danny she needed Phillip in her life to ground her I want this book to be real like real life. I always read them over to jog my memory 🙂 its a book I fall back on when I’m bored and when I’m feeling down its just an overall a great series I wish it went on forever.

    1. I grew up on a farm with a bunch of girl cousins and my little brother. JJ’s life was kinda my dream too. I so wanted two hot guys to live next to me!!

  8. I absolutely love your That Boy series. It’s one of my very favorites, and I’m rereading it for the 6th time I think. Anyways I was wondering if you ever consider rewriting the books from one of the boy’s POVs or just a couple scenes for extras? I’m a big fan of dual POV and am in love with Phillip and Danny. Also I can’t wait for That Baby!!!

    1. You will be getting a couple scenes from Danny’s POV in That Baby but no, I don’t rewrite the same book from a different point of view. I’d rather write something new.

  9. OMGG, I really love that boy, it was so inspiring and make me cry, make me laugh, make me fall in love with each character. I am realling looking forward to read that wedding, and I’m so excited that there is going to be a third one. You’re a really good writer and I hope someday that boy become a movie!
    I am 15 and I really love to write too, you are my inspiration and I really hope you answer my comment
    Thank you for everything❤️

  10. I have literally fallen in love with the “that boy” series! I have just finished “that wedding” after starting the book two nights ago… I loved it! I am so glad to know there is another book to come and will definitely be looking forward to reading it, I found that boy when I was looking for books to read and I am so glad I came across it I feel in love with story and was so glad to see that there was another! You are an amazing writer and I look forward t the next book!

    1. Thank you! That Boy was my first book and I love those character. Glad you liked them too!

  11. Hi, Jillian
    A year ago I have read the series that boy and no doubt have become on my favorite books. I laughed so much with them, but as they made me cry and sigh many times, I love your writing and I look forward to the third book. I don’t know how many times I have read it, and of course I shared them whit my friends. I’m a big fan and I hope near future your books arrive to more people. Also I hope becomes a film or serie. I think would be fantastic.

    1. That’s awesome! The biggest compliment you can give an author is to share her work with your friends. I really appreciate it!

  12. I am so glad that you are making another book for the series. I can’t wait for that baby to come out and to read and learn more about Phillip and jayden. You are such an awesome author and I love that boy series. Thank you for taking your time to make the book truly great for your fans to enjoy. Stay awesome!!!!

  13. Where do I go to order the print versions of That Boy and That Wedding? I would love to have the hard copies. There is nothting like the feeling of an actual book in your hands. And I really love this series. If anyone says it is awful, or stinks. They are seriously blind and obviously cannot read. LOL! These characters take up residence in your heart and do not let go! I love it so much and am drooling for That Baby as soon as it’s released!
    Thank you for such an amazing story that made me fall in love with… The boys next door!

  14. I am so in love with this series!! I hate reading and I couldn’t stop reading either of these books! Is this story related to real life people, or is it just a fake one? These books make me wish I had her life! I’m so jealous.

    1. No, the characters are from my imagination, but I did grow up in a small town.

  15. OHMIGAWD I love the That Boy Series I was scrolling through IBooks for my 1500 hours I have to read this summer I started searching and I Accidently downloaded your book so I started reading you books 2 days ago I’m a literacy skilled high level profession reader so I read very fast and remember everything I finished both of your books just today and now I know I’m hooked can you give me a little estimate on when the next book is coming out because I already pre-ordered it on IBooks and I find myself checking every hour or so for the book

    1. If you pre-ordered it on iBooks, it shows the date as Jan 30th, 2015.

  16. Hi Jillian- Loved That Boy and That Wedding. I alternated listening to the audio book and reading it. Have to say the audio book version made it so much better. The narrator, Lisa Cordileone was SO good, made me laugh and cry, which was awkward at times since I was out running!! 😉 I enjoyed wondering which boy would end up being ‘that” boy that asked her to marry him. So funny!! Was wondering, when JJ was dating and thinking about having sex, Danny or Phillip told her maybe it was better if the first time was with a friend. JJ went on to date multiple guys, but nothing was ever said about her “first time.” Was Phillip her first when they finally got together?? Just seemed like JJ made a big deal out of when/who should be first, but then nothing specific written about it. Thanks again for such funny books. Can’t wait for That Baby!!!! 🙂

    1. She dates Matt in college and loses his virginity to him. You are told that in That Boy at the end of the scene where she meets him. (College freshman party scene)

  17. Hi! I am a huge reader and this is by far the best book I have ever read. This is one of the first contemporary books I have read, and I instantly fell in love. Even though Danny was my favorite and I was CRUSHED at the news of his engagement, you gave me so many reasons to fall in love with Phillip. I never successfully guessed which way the book was heading, keeping me on the edge the whole time. There was so much humor used in this book and so many moments making me want to cry. It was perfect. I am about to read the wedding, but was wondering when that boy will be released?
    Thanks so much!
    Lola 🙂

    1. That Baby has a tentative release date of Jan 30, 2015. And thank you!! Glad you enjoyed it!

  18. I’m a mexican girl and i discovered this treasure books last year, since then, i read it TEN TIMES¡¡¡¡ And I just want to say, THANK YOU, you are the most incredible writer that i meet, i can’t wait for THAT BABY… Please, come to Mexico soon… Love ya xoxo

  19. I read That boy and That Wedding over the span of 3 days. That’s how enjoyable this series is. I’m a hopeless romantic and find myself always wanting more from young romance novels! I’ve preordered That Baby on iTunes and will try not to go crazy with anticipation. Thanks Jillian!

  20. Is there a release date for That Baby yet? Huge fan of all of your books and this one I’ve been waiting for a LONG time. Can’t wait

  21. Oh and do you have names for there baby/baby’s… I think If it’s a girl the name should be in honor of jj’s mom I think it would make a sweet gesture and the idea I know would be an idea jj would have sence she likes to do all she can to respect her parents but The last name would be Mackenzie not Reynolds

    1. I have had names picked out for both baby Diamond and baby Mackenzie since I started writing That Boy 🙂

  22. Hello Jillian I have a picture on my phone that resembles jj and Phillips relationship through out their life perfectly… I wanted to know if the was any way I could send it to you?? Oh and I have read the books twice and have read for 6 hours at a time and my tablet decides to die right as I turn a page… I run across the house to my charger frantically so I can soon read more… I connect with jj in so many ways… Both blonde, same kind of humor, i recently lost my grandparents,and we have the same name!!! What is her eye color?? And I know I’m young… Only 12… Yah I know I probably shouldn’t be reading it but I already matured so much!! If you could answer me back I will be so honored…
    Love Jayden,

    1. You can email it to me at the contact email on the website. And I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed their story. I love the That Boy characters!

  23. hey Jillian I am from a country where we speak spanish. I read that boy series slowly but enjoying. I love this serie. JJ is so hilarious and I really need to read that baby. I understand that you have to take your time to make it perfect. I’ll be waiting. I’ll hope someday we can enjoy your books in spanish. Love u Jillian, you’re one of my favorite authors

    1. Translations are a big part of my business plan for 2015. I’m hoping to have That Boy translated to Spanish!

  24. what happened to jj’s highschool bestfriend lisa,?? whay is there no mention in her wedding??

  25. I cannot wait for That Baby. I started reading the series and was only 60 pages in and I told my bestfriend about it and she was already obsessed.

  26. I am absolutely obsessed with your writing!!! I read all of your books so far and loved each and every word of each and every sentence of each and every chapter and each of every book. You have made me cry, laugh, and desperately want a perfect relationship like the ones you write about. When I read That Boy, I instantly fell in love with all of your characters, I absolutely adore Philip and Danny and JJ is an absolutely amazing character. In the Keatyn Chronicles, I absolutely loved Cush and Dawson. Once Keatyn and Aiden’s relationship became more serious, I came to love him too. I was just wondering if there was any hope for Keatyn and Dawson? Also I just wanted to know approximately when That Baby will come out, I have been in withdrawal since I turned the last page of That Wedding. Also (I’m sorry for asking so many questions!) do you have any recommendations for books that are alike yours? Thank you so much for your time. Please never stop writing!!!! <3

    1. Well, thank you! It’s awesome that you are loving my stories. Is there hope for Keatyn and Dawson? Since you have read all the books, you’ll probably know that we are down to two boys. She will decide between them in the last book. (I will be writing a book about Dawson in the future though.) Books like mine? You would probably enjoy a Bandit Publishing book called Under the Orange Moon. There is a great family, fun characters, young love story in it. You can also check out the book reccommendations here on my website.

  27. I am absolutely obsessed with your writing!!! I read all of your books so far and loved each and every word of each and every sentence of each and every chapter and each of every book. You have made me cry, laugh, and desperately want a perfect relationship like the ones you write about. When I read That Boy, I instantly fell in love with all of your characters, I absolutely adore Philip and Danny and JJ is an absolutely amazing character. In the Keatyn Chronicles, I absolutely loved Cush and Dawson. Once Keatyn and Aiden’s relationship became more serious I came to love him too. I was just wondering if there was any hope for Keatyn and Dawson? Also I just wanted to know approximately when That Baby will come out, I have been in withdrawal since I turned the last page of That Wedding and since then I have been rereading them all of the time. Also (sorry for asking so many questions) do you have any recommendations for books that are alike yours? Thank you so much for your time. NEVER STOP WRITING!!!! <3

  28. hi jillian, please i need your help, by telling me where can i get this books of the series in mexico, i have been searching for this too books in all the places i can, and in some of them said that they don´t manage your books, i really love to know where can i buy this books to have them in physic at my home, pleaseeeeee help me because this it´s very important to me.

    1. If you are looking for the paperbacks, I would try BookDepository.com

  29. Can I ask, respectfully, is there a specific reason ‘That Baby’ has been pushed back so many times? While I understand other commitments, I often see other Authors juggle multiple series at once(successfully and without compromising their value), yet the that boy series seems to have been shelved all together while the KC series plows full steam ahead. There appears to be a strong following for the that boy series, and like most I would love to read that baby, but I am starting to wonder if the book will ever come to be? Is one series more important than the other? Or the fan base for that matter?

    1. As an author, I have to write the books that I am compelled to write. When I wrote That Boy, I never said it would be a series and neither That Boy or That Wedding have endings that make you need another book. They end in very happy places. The Keatyn Chronicles is a very intense series with multiple story lines. I tried writing That Baby in between and just couldn’t make the switch back to Jadyn’s head. And if I can’t do that, then the book won’t be the quality story that I want. I love that my fans read my books but I don’t write for the fans. I write what is in my head and what I want to write. If people want to read it, then that’s amazing and I’m thrilled. If they don’t want to, that’s fine too. The decision has nothing to do with which series is more important and more about my ability to write the book and how the books ended. If I never wrote That Baby, Phillip and JJ are quite happy at the end of That Wedding.

      1. Thank you so much for making the time to write back to me! Sorry- i have 2 more questions. Will Dawson at least have a happy ending? Also approximately when will That Baby come out?

  30. I just finished reading That Wedding and I have to say I love these books! I could not put them down! I’m excited for the next one, but in the meantime I’m starting on your other books. Thanks for all the laughs and keep up the awesome writing!

  31. Omg!!! The wait is killing me!! I’ve read that boy & that wedding over and over again to get my Phillip & Jj fill. Any sneak peeks coming?

  32. So now that it is 2014 do you have an exact date for when that baby is going to come out? Because I want to read it and cannot wait for it to come out so the sooner the better I hope!

    1. No, it will be toward the end of the year. As soon as I get the book written, I’ll announce a release date, but I expect it in Dec 2014.

  33. I, too, want That Baby. BUT! For anyone losing interest, it’s really easy, I tell you, REALLY easy to dive back in to reading That Boy and That Wedding again. So easy to be absorbed back into JJ, Danny, and Phillip’s lives. It’s been a while since I originally read them and I started reading That Boy again and it almost feels like the first time I read it. Love it! So no need to lose interest. It will be that much more exciting when Jillian can finally work back into JJ’s character and let us fall in love all over again with JJ, those boys, and… That Baby! :p

  34. I totally understand you don’t want to rush writing That Baby, but I’m just so excited for it! This is my favorite book series and the characters are just so real- especially since I’m from Omaha. The preview locked me in and reminded me why I love the first two books so much! And I have to ask, which did you enjoy writing more, your KC books or JJ’s books??

  35. Please make a specific date for that baby. The more the date is moved the more I lose interest. So I am sorry to say but I have lose a lot of interest already.

    1. The Last KC book will be released in August. That Baby will be written after that. I can’t give you an exact date because the book isn’t written yet. JJ and Phillip are happy at the end of That Wedding and would stay that way even if I never wrote another book about them. Writing That Baby is for the fans of the series who want more of the couple. If you don’t want more of the characters and have lost interest by then, don’t read it. It takes time to craft a good book and I love these characters and refuse to rush it. My goal is to release it in December of 2014, but it’s a year away and it may take me longer to write it.

  36. Love your books i am literally obsessed with your books and i go on your blog like all the time cannot wai till THAT BOY comes out why can’t it be 2014 already :'(

    1. There is not a release date currently. Sometime toward the end of 2014, hopefully.

  37. I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!
    when is That Baby coming ???
    Please tell me it’s coming out soon!!!!!
    I need to read That Baby!!!

    LOVE YOUU!!!!!

    1. Hopefully, sometime next year. That will be my next book after the 6th/final KC book.

  38. Omg I love your books so much I cud read them over and over again. Please tell me that there is a that baby coming out soon I really need to read it