The Friend Zone – Published 2019
“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. ” – Goodreads
WHAT I LIKED
Pretty much everything, you guys. This one is so good. I have a huge stack of very hyped books to get me through quarantine, and this one totally lives up to all of its glory. I read this in two nights. The first night I read the first 100 pages and was laughing out loud so frequently. I assumed it was a rom-com and a rom-com only. The next night I stayed up until 2am to finish it because it was so intense. It was frustrating, heartbreaking, funny, witty, romantic and sexy.
The writing is really, really good. All characters are hilarious, and I connected with them all immediately. I shipped Kristen and Josh from the get ad never wavered, even when Kristen was being really stubborn and annoyingly self-deprecating.
Small dog accessories, plenty of talk of good food, deadpan comedy and an addicting story, you’ll love this one.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE
Kristen dragged her feet for a little bit too long in the second half of the story. I get it, but it was a lot and pretty frustrating.