The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction
BUG Rating: 4/5
Overall: WHAT. A. BOOK! I went in thinking this was going to be a super fluffy, cute rom-com. And it was all that. But it was also way more, the book had a real heaviness to it that I just wasn’t expecting and it really took me off guard. So a warning to those reading the synopsis – also have some tissues ready 😂🤧
I loved the characters, and they all just worked together. The writing style was perfect for me, and the pace kept me gripped and unable to put it down. I read it in a day taking just over 5.5hours (yes – I did time myself… conducting a mini study on reading speed 🤣⏱)
It gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I CANT WAIT to read Jimenez’s second book that came out this year: The Happy Ever After Playlist, featuring Sloan from this book 🙌🏻
He’s the best man . . . and that’s the problem.
Kristen Petersen is perfectly fine. She has friends she’d fight to the death for and the very best dog in the world: Stuntman Mike. In fact, everything’s calm in the world of Kristen, until she starts to plan her best friend’s wedding and meets the best man, Josh Copeland.
Josh is funny, sexy, stands up to her sarcasm, and is always one snack ahead of her hangry. Even Stuntman Mike adores him. But he wants a big family, and Kristen knows children are probably not a part of her future.
She’s sure he’d be better off with someone else, someone who can give him everything he wants, so Kristen keeps him at arm’s length: in the Friend Zone. But as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to resist falling for the man who seems to be everything she’s not allowed to have . . .