The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone #2) (Paperback)

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The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone #2) (Paperback)


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This is book number 2 in the The Friend Zone series.

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I’m typically not much of a rom-com reader. However, during the times of COVID, my reading tastes have leaned toward light and easy distractions. I loved the dual back and forth narration between Sloan and Jason after their hilariously fun meet-cute involving Jason’s dog and international phone calls and texts. Having two narrators for the audiobook brought the characters to life. What really made this story work for me was the substance provided by a realistic portrayal of a woman finally allowing herself to be released from her cocoon of grief and learning how to live again alongside the challenges of dating an up and coming musician. The music side of it also gave it an extra layer of specialness and made it more interesting. Each chapter starts with a song title giving you a sneak peek into what to expect from that chapter along with an actual playlist to create and enjoy. The epilogue was a bit cheesy and tied things up a bit too neatly for me, but it is a romance novel… so, I guess I can’t get too annoyed about that!

— Cori

From the New York Times bestselling author of Part of Your World comes a romantic comedy full of "fierce humor and fiercer heart" about how one adorable puppy brings together two perfect strangers (Casey McQuiston, NYT bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue).

Artist Sloan Monroe just can't seem to get her life on track. But one trouble-making pup who randomly jumps into her car with a "take me home" look in his eyes is about to change everything. With Tucker by her side, Sloan finally starts to feel more like herself. Then, after weeks of unanswered texts, Tucker's owner reaches out. He's a musician on tour in Australia. And bottom line: He wants Tucker back.

Well, Sloan's not about to give up her dog without a fight. But what if this Jason guy really loves Tucker? As their flirty texts turn into long calls, Sloan can't deny a connection. Jason is hot and nice and funny. There's no telling what could happen when they meet in person. The question is: With his music career on the rise, how long will Jason really stick around? And is it possible for Sloan to survive another heartbreak?
  • USA Today bestseller
  • Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • Featured on NBC, NPR, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Business Insider, Bustle,
  • Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Best Romance
  • SheReads Award Best Romance of the year
  • Frolic’s Best Books of the year
Abby Jimenez is a Food Network winner and USA Today bestselling author. She 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. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781538715642
ISBN-10: 1538715643
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: The Friend Zone
"The Happy Ever After Playlist tackles love after loss with fierce humor and fiercer heart."—Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue

"This was just the book for me. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the relationship between Jason and Sloan. The characters are compelling, veering on downright adorable."—Debbie Macomber

"Jimenez combines sentimentality, sexiness, and humor in this remarkable rom-com about finding the courage to take a second chance on love. ... Sparking wit and vulnerable characters bring this story to life. Jimenez tackles deep emotions without ever losing sight of fun."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A perfect blend of smart, heart-wrenching, and fun."—Kirkus, starred review

"A powerfully life-affirming love story that walks the
line between romantic heartbreak and hope with great finesse, while also
delivering exceptional character development...and a dangerously addictive sense
of humor."—Booklist, starred review

"Readers will enjoy this enchanting and unabashed romantic fantasy, complete with the perfect playlist."—BookPage

"Sweet and achingly romantic -- a truly
wonderful love story."—Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare

adorable."—Library Journal

"The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez has all of the makings of a perfect spring read: a cute dog, romance, and music."—PopSugar

"The Happy Ever After Playlist's as carefully curated and crafted as the playlist of the title -- one built with hard work, thoughtfulness, and above all, love."—Entertainment Weekly

"One of the most captivating romances of the year."—

"Sweet and funny, yet with vulnerable depths, The Happy Ever After Playlist is a delightful romance."—Shelf Awareness

"Warm and captivating."—BookRiot

"The Friend Zone phenom Abby Jimenez is back with this love story that will tug on your heartstrings."—Business Insider