The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
on June 11, 2019
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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.

4 You’re My Person Stars ⭐️ 

The Friend Zone is a kickass debut book filled with witty dialogue, genuinely likable characters and a generic story-line done extremely well. 

When Kristen and Josh meet over a misdemeanor, they are yet to realize that their lives are already entwined over mutual friends and wedding duties.

With Kristen already in a long-distance relationship and Josh recovering from the aftermath of a breakup, these two strike up a friendship. Technically perfect for each other, neither can acknowledge what could’ve been…

I liked that she was herself in front of me. But the implication didn’t thrill me. It meant her feelings towards me were totally platonic. For all intents or purposes, I might as well have been the gay friend, or a brother, or something. I was friend zoned, hard.

When circumstances change, although evident that these two are in love, Kirsten will need to reveal the secret she’s been hiding from Josh. Only then can they be released from the friend zone, because ‘with great risk, comes great rewards.’

Where I have read multiple friends to lover romances, this was standout. I really enjoyed the clever banter, the sarcasm, the valid reason behind the friend zoning, and moments so heart wrenching I had to pause at times.
I really wanted to love this story, but it just wasn’t perfect for me. ALTHOUGH it was so worth the read!