The Friend Zone Review

Friend

  • Author: Abby Jimenez
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Forever
  • Publication Date: June 11, 2019
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

What the book is about:

Kristen Peterson 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.

My Review:

I picked this book up from my local library one night.  (Not from the one I work at.)  I decided to give it a shot to see if I would like story.    The two main characters are Kristen and Josh.  The way the book is written is from Kristen and Josh’s view points.  It took me a little while to get used to reading it that way but I enjoyed it.

Kristen has sass!  Tons of sass who doesn’t really care what others think except when she’s around her mother, she’s a tad different.  She tries to figure out things in life when it comes to dating and having kids.  She has conflict with dealing with fertility problems. That is the main concept through out the book which is a big issue for some women out there.  It might be touchy subject for those who are dealing with that kind of thing.  So if you are sensitive reading about a fiction book that mentions fertility problems, then maybe this book isn’t for you.   I can see how Kristen struggles with dealing emotionally and physically.    Just a friendly reminder: everyone in the real world is dealing with something.

Anyways I love how Kristen says what she means, cracks jokes, shocks her best friend Sloan with some things which made me laugh in the book and how she uses pop  culture references!    When Josh enters her life things change.  She tries to deny there is attraction there but it somehow trickles into her life.  The playful banter, sass and emotions between Josh and Kristen felt real to me.

Can I say I like Josh because he understands how a woman can be?  That would be due to having so many sisters! He isn’t afraid to get tampons or pads.  I think a guy like that is cool.  He also gets along with Kristen’s dog – Stuntman Mike, which is awesome.  I love that part in the book.

My emotions in this book ranged from sad to shock to sadness to surprised and to happiness!   Holy cow.  I was not expecting my emotions to go in that many directions.  There were some surprises in the book such as Kristen’s mother,  a really sad moment, and an ‘oh my god’ moment.   I really liked this book quite a bit and I’m glad I took the chance to read it.   I may read more from this author when I get a chance.

 

 

 

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Friend
  • Abby Jimenez
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Forever
  • Publication Date: June 11, 2019
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

What the book is about:

Kristen Peterson 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.