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The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez [audio book] [arc review]

Humm.... what to say what to say...
I really liked The Friend Zone. A lot of it was relatable, fun, funny, charming... but I can't say it was perfect.

"Food was my currency. Hungry was an emotion for me. I felt that shit in my soul."


Blurb:

Kristen Petersen doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen—especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length.

The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.


The Review: 3 Stars

Kristen was a fun character. Easy to love. She has an absolutely amazing sense of humor and sense of self, is a great friend, intelligent, successful with her small business... 
Similar things can be said about Josh. Great sense of humor, good at what he does, intelligent, fun...
They fit perfectly. At no point there is any doubt that they are made for each other. The banter between all characters was 100% on point and I loved them all!!

However, the novel wasn't perfect.
We know Kristen cannot have children from the blurb and from the very first pages of the book, this is the background issue throughout the story. And when I say throughout the story, I mean it is mentioned a gazillion times. And yet, Josh knows nothing about it for FOREVER. The lack of communication and therefore inner dialogue repetition was annoying. 
And the ending was all off. There is a sad 'thing' that really didn't need to happen and a 'happy' thing that made no sense at all after we got pounded through the book it could not be... I really strongly disliked the ending. It could have been a 4 star book otherwise...

Anyways, considering this is a debut novel I gotta give the author a round of applause. This was a fantastic debut novel, a great romantic comedy. I found myself laughing and swooning over the characters often.


Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon



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