Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Friend Zone By: Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone (The Friend Zone #1)
Author: Abby Jimenez
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: June 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 3.5/5
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. 

First, I would like to thank Forever Romance for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

jimmy fallon awww GIF by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonAlright, this was definitely a roller coaster ride of emotion, and honestly it left me feeling so many things! Personally I didn't really love Kristen much because I felt like she just kept pushing the only good thing away from her. Josh was actually amazing throughout the novel, and I was rooting for him the whole time!

Can we take a second and appreciate Stuntman Mike? Like he is literally the best dog ever! Every moment with him, I just wanted to reach in and just cuddle with him! Yes... I'm totally that person at the party who freaks out and chills with the dog instead of people.

I do like the fact that Abby Jimenez wrote about a woman facing real life issues. I loved that she didn't shy away from it, instead bringing this topic to the forefront.

So part of the reason why I rated it 3.5 is for one, I wasn't a huge fan of Kristen. I also felt like when you got to the middle of the book, it really slowed me down, and I just wasn't into it. I had to push through some moments which sucked.
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BUT THAT ENDING THOUGH?! And that curve-ball that was thrown from left field that I didn't see coming?! Damn, that really dug in! I just wanted more of the "on the edge of my seat" kind of reading.

Overall this was definitely raw and emotional. There were moments that I really enjoyed, and of course the sassy banter, but I just felt like there were too many times a person can take of being pushed away before they stop coming back... you know?

Anyway, that's all for my review, I hope you enjoyed it. Honestly go check this one out, because you may have loved it more than I did!

So until the next time, Keep Reading!
Your Graduated Bookworm!! :)

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