The Friend Zone

The Friend Zone

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, Jos 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...

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Title:The Friend Zone
Author:Abby Jimenez
ISBN:The Friend Zone
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Abby Jimenez Hi Haley, it's about medium steam. Maybe a level 4 out of 10. The sex scenes aren't closed door, but the bits aren't described and it's definitely not…moreHi Haley, it's about medium steam. Maybe a level 4 out of 10. The sex scenes aren't closed door, but the bits aren't described and it's definitely not an erotic novel. Slightly less steamy than a Christina Lauren novel. Enjoy!(less)

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  • Melanie
    Jun 24, 2019
    I personally just really didn't like how the sensitive subject was handled in this book, and I think it could be very hurtful to people living with infertility. Also, the friend was done so dirty. I don't know, this was just a miss for me. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Yout...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    Jun 10, 2019
    Just what the world needs. Another problematic book masquerading as a cute read... *sigh* Admittedly in the early parts of this read I was really enjoying this book for what it was; a contemporary romance with a bittersweet core. So I laughed, I cried. I had a lot of feels. Yes I ignor...
  • Jessica
    May 12, 2019
    When I first read the synopsis of this book, I knew that I had to read this book. I couldn't wait to read a sweet rom-com that tackled some serious issues. Kristen Peterson has accepted her future, which means making sacrifices when it comes to her life. Planning her best friend's ...
  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    Aug 21, 2019
    5 stars! ????? Oh this book! I?m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that this is a debut! Unreal. The Friend Zone is not your typical rom-com. I did not realize this going in. I thought it was going to be the standard stuff: love and romance, snark, humor a...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    Jun 09, 2019
    5 STARS I?ll orbit around you and be your universe, because you?ve always been my sun.? Have you ever started a book and knew, you just knew, from the first few pages that it's THE book. One of those books that you'll never want to end. A book that you'll be thinking about ...
  • Larry H
    May 19, 2019
    You might be tempted to write Abby Jimenez's new book The Friend Zone off as fluffy "chick-lit," assuming it's not much different than the countless other books like it out there. You'd be wrong. Sure, there is romance, humor, talk of soulmates and futures, but there is also an ex...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    May 08, 2019
    5 STARS This is one of the best books I have read so far!I devour it, it was fast paced and mostly I have a smile in my face!I fall in love with the characters and their relationship through the story.It has everything I wanted and even more!It was fun,sweet,emotional,intense and ro...
  • Bonnie Wells
    Jun 20, 2019
    I'M EMO. This book was so, so, so good. Kristen is definitely one of my new favorite romance protagonists. She's the kind of woman I want to be, even though she's way more tough and brave than I am. I loved that she was so headstrong and witty, that her and Josh always played off o...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Jun 15, 2019
    A bad summary based on the book?s blurb: When Kristen and Josh accidentally get into a fender bender, they have no idea that they are already connected through their best friends. As the maid of honor and the best man, they?re going to have a lot of events to do?and there is no d...
  • Corina
    Jun 19, 2019
    This book has been a highly anticipated release for many. From the blurb to the cover ? a winner on both accounts. Furthermore if you are a fan of friends-to-lovers trope this book is a must read. For a debut novel, The Friend Zone was very well written, funny at times, and with a...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Jun 10, 2019
    5 Stars! It was about her allowing herself to be loved, despite what she felt were shortcomings. It was about her recognizing that she wasn't defined by her ability to have children, and that her worth went beyond the state of her uterus. That was her happily ever after. The hy...
  • Jayme
    Jun 24, 2019
    You?ve read the synopsis. The book alternates between the two very distinct voices of Josh and Kristen. For 212 pages, I wanted to grab Kristen, shake her and yell: TELL HIM!! After, that, I spent much of the rest of the book crying. ? Big, fat ugly tears. This is...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jun 15, 2019
    I've been crying for the last hour, everything hurts, and I'm SO glad I chose to pick up this book. It's in my top three favorites of the year. I don't even know where to start but this is the exact brand of romance that I'm obsessed with. The two main characters are snarky and sarc...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Jul 21, 2019
    2 stars Have you ever read a book that you actually somewhat enjoyed, but made a list of all the shit in it that bugged you and messaged your friends about how much it bugged you? That was this book for me. I thought about this a long time, overall there was too much about this...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jun 23, 2019
    Originally rated this 3 stars, but lowered it to a 2 upon further reflection. I enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters, but I really and truly hated the way this book ended. I can't really talk about why without going into spoilers, so: (view spoiler)[I think it is EXTREMELY...
  • Hollis
    Jun 01, 2019
    Phew. I had been prepared (warned?) by mutuals that this story was a funny bit of fun but that it would be as equally heartbreaking as it was joyful. And I'm here to confirm that for you. "I am not drunk. I'm just talking in cursive." THE FRIEND ZONE starts off fairly lighthea...
  • Jilly
    Jun 18, 2019
    ETA: I really bounced around the idea of how to rate this book because the ending really messed up a good thing, but I decided to forgive it and rate it high. However, after discussion with my friend, Emer, I realized that I shouldn't have been so forgiving because the messed-up part o...
  • Gabby
    Jun 18, 2019
    Closer to a 2.5 but rounding down for this one UGH I am so upset about this book. The first half of this book started off so cute and it was probably looking to be a 4/5 stars for me, until the last 20% of this book ruined it. The last 20% was really unrealistic and convenient and o...
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    Mar 12, 2019
    Hey, everyone! This is a weird type of commentary on this book, but I've actually written a very personal and emotional blog post about my experience with PCOS and why reading about Kristen's uterine fibroids resonated so deeply with me. Please check it out if the topic isn't too tri...
  • Yun
    Aug 13, 2019
    Wow, this book made me uncomfortable for so many reasons. I'm going to try to unpack it all, and put my thoughts into words. The Friend Zone starts off likable enough. Kristen is your all around cool girl with a medical condition that will make it hard for her to have children. She ...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    Jun 28, 2019
    I was really expecting to LOVE this book. It had everything you'd want in a contemporary romance - romance, humor and emotion - so much emotion! This isn't your typical light-hearted romance. It deals with the issue of infertility and all the feelings of sadness and inadequacy that pla...
  • Meredith
    Jun 25, 2019
    Too Damn Sad! Kristen meets her soulmate, Josh, but she has a secret that makes her a less than perfect match for him, so she does her best to keep him in ?the friend zone.? Things don?t go as planned and she finds herself falling for the man she needs to keep at bay. She c...
  • Isabella.R
    Jun 30, 2019
    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 entw...
  • preoccupiedbybooks
    Jun 14, 2019
    JOSHUA AND TYLER DESERVED BETTER! WOMEN WITH INFERTILITY DERSERVED BETTER! BRANDON DERSERVED BETTER! So plus points first, before I get carried away in incandescent rage. 1) This was mostly well written, and the writing seemed to flow quite well throughout the book. 2) The start w...
  • Ari
    Jun 10, 2019
    *I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Every year, the romance community has that one book they spend months hyping up and everywhere you look, somebody is talking about it. You go on Twitter, and there it is. You go on Instagr...
  • Kendall
    Jun 10, 2019
    WOW this debut BLEW my expectations out of this world you guys! I kept hearing raving reviews about this book and was thinking "well see about that... most likely I'll be on my outlier island again." Oh my goodness was I completely wrong... I LOVED everything about this book. This ...
  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    Mar 10, 2019
    A sweet banter between two friends/ co-workers who have to deal with this tension between them, and also learn how to cope with having life obstacles... So you see that gif above? Yup! That gif explains this novel perfectly without using any words. But because I am me, I have ...
  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    Jul 05, 2019
    I really loved this book. Despite the mixed reviews. So yes, some things, like the thing at the end that I shall not mention, did make me roll my eyes a bit. But by that time I didn't really care. Because it's about being entertained (that's what books are for for me) and getting...
  • book bruin
    Mar 31, 2019
    ***** NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE! ***** Go meet and fall in love with Josh and Kristen today! Purchase now: The Friend Zone ***UPDATED RELEASE DATE - June 11th, 2019!*** I'm so excited that readers get to fall in love with Josh and Kristen even sooner!! ***** NOW AVAILABL...
  • Leigh
    Jun 11, 2019
    I received an ARC. I'm going to brief with my review in order not to be so negative. This book hit me wrong on all levels. The author was trying to be progressive and feminist but the execution was in fact very insulting to women and romance. There's a love triangle, cheating, and a...