The Friend Zone - Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone

By Abby Jimenez

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 117 Ratings)


Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy that USA Today bestselling author LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat."
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.
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.
"Your next favorite romantic comedy...The Friend Zone is that rare beach read with tons of heart that will make you laugh and cry in equal parts." ---PopSugar
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  • Made me laugh and cry

    By melat a.
    When I started reading this I expected a fun romance book with some normal obstacles, yet, there is depth and there are real world problems that are brought to life in this. I personally think more books need, especially in the romance genre. The fairytale love and romance is there, but reality of the book is what makes it refreshing and an interesting read. The obstacles the characters fave are ones that are more than any other romance book.
  • You will not put this down!

    By luvyateamedward
    Okay I just finished reading ‘The Friend Zone’ by and let me just say Wow! It wasn’t what I expected the book to be about but I couldn’t put it down. Despite the range of emotions I had reading it I would highly recommend it. It’s great writing that has you loving rooting for the characters all the way to the end.
  • loved it but I’m angry

    By jea o
    I hate this book for making sob uncontrollably when I least expected it. But even though I’m angry because I didn’t sign up for emotional torment when I began reading this, I can’t give this book a lower rating than it deserves. It’s a wonderful romance that deals with serious issues that hugely impact so many people and I loved the writing. Just wish I didn’t have to burn through a tissue box in the process of reading it lol
  • Amazing

    By jenn5235
    Truly a great book
  • Heartbreakingly Amazing!!

    By Nickismylife
    I rarely get emotional when reading. Almost NEVER. But this book... had me sobbing so hard I had to go get a donut because I wanted something sugary and comforting. This book rips you at the seams of your core. Such a powerful story of infertility, loss, love, heartbreak, and a whole lot of humor to heal those wounds after Abby Jimenez cuts a piece of your heart open. This will probably be my absolute favorite book of 2019 hands down.
  • You’ll laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll fall in Love!

    By DeeCWar
    There is so much to say about this book! It gets you in all the feels! Within the span of a few chapters, you’ll go through all the emotions! You’ll laugh out loud making your husband think you are crazy. Then you’ll ugly cry making him know you are! And you’ll definitely fall in love with this book! Abby takes a very scary but relatable subject to far to many of us and turns it into such a wonderful heartfelt story with a lot of comedy and wit thrown in! And what can I say but everyone needs a Stuntman in their lives! A definite must read!!!!
  • Fabululous

    By JSadowski73
    This debut novel certainly lived up to the hype! Abby Jimenez hit it out of the park with The Friend Zone! This story is slow burn, addictive, laugh out loud funny and heart wrenching all wrapped up in a pretty little Josh and Kristen package. These characters are lovable, fun and sooo relatable. I had a hard time tearing myself away. I needed to know how these two got to their happy ending. It’s not any easy journey but it sure was worth the read and I absolutely can not wait for what’s to come.
  • Amazing read!

    By bruceandlesley
    This was an absolutely amazing book! I can’t believe it was the author’s first. Refreshingly different than any other romance I’ve ever read. And Abby Jimenez is hilarious! (I already knew this, however).
  • Great read!!!

    By C-gonzalez
    Great book! Keeps yours attention the whole way through and is extremely hard to put down! Can’t wait for the next book!
  • Amazing!!

    By klruss1
    This book was so relatable on so many levels, and a quick easy read (if staying up all night because you cane put it down is considered easy). I completely fell in love with the story, the characters, and the Mid West references!