It’s been about six months since I read Abby Jimenez’s debut The Friend Zone and the wait for her next book was a struggle. But at the same time, the wait was well worth it. The Happy Ever After Playlist delivered on my expectations, even though Jimenez set them high with The Friend Zone.
This book follows the story of Sloan, Kristen’s best friend from the first book, and Jason, the next big thing in the music business. Jason couldn’t have come at a better time for Sloan, or should I say Tucker his dog couldn’t have come at a better time. Her world was rocked two years before the beginning of this book and without saying more about that, a dog seemed to be something she needed at that moment in her life. Did the sexy musician and best friend of the dog Jason also come into her life at a good time? Yea. But again, dog! Tucker’s character was great and a big part of this book if you ask me.
This book started out a little big of a downer, at a time when I was in the mood for a solid rom-com. But it started there for a reason and picked up the com and the rom fast. I think the best part of the book was in the early stages of Jason and Sloan getting to know each other long-distance through texts and phone calls. If the book stayed that way the entire way through, I would not have complained. Once they met in person things only got better.
Love isn’t easy. Love can hurt. And while fame is fun, it can also hurt. This book explores all that and more and I want Jimenez’s next book right now! But I’ll sit back and wait patiently. It will be worth the patience. Until then, I have a playlist to listen to over and over again. (A real one. There are song titles with each chapter heading and I’m going to go listen to them all now.)
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About the Author:
Abby Jimenez is a Food Network champion, motivational speaker, and contemporary romance novelist living in Minnesota. Abby founded Nadia Cakes out of her home kitchen back in 2007. The bakery has since gone on to win numerous Food Network competitions and has amassed an international cult following. Abby’s wry literary wit was spotlighted as the admin behind the hilarious viral comments on the now famous Nadia Cakes Vageode™ cake.
Abby loves a good romance, coffee, doglets, and not leaving the house. Her debut novel, The Friend Zone, is scheduled for release July 2019.
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