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Publisher Description

Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy that USA Today bestselling author LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat."
Instant USA Today bestseller!
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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Teddy Hamilton
hr min
June 11
Hachette Audio

Customer Reviews

Kgordonlosangeles ,

Good but stereotypical and a bit mysoginist

Enjoyable like a thick romantic comedy, and very hard to stop listening! But... she’s a bit of a manic pixie dream girl and the hero male character loves guns, trucks, muscles and sweeping his fragile pixie off the ground a lot. It sounds like it takes place in the Midwest but it’s based in LA, very unlikely to have this kind of male character here. Our heroes have everything come too easy and it’s a truly sappy finish with a very awkward, patriarchal twist.

I do digress, it’s a fun listen and you don’t have to concentrate to enjoy it. 4 stars for addicting writing, if that weren’t the case it’s a 3 star story.

Outie 77 ,


I do not share these specific issues but I do know what it feels like to feel like your wrong for your spouse or the one you love. You don’t fit. Not built right or not mentally strong enough or not logical enough. I however do not have a Josh. Wish I did. The emotions and struggles of all the characters felt authentic. This story was funny and real and heartbreaking and joyful. I giggled and cackled and flat out sobbed. I was horribly sad when it came to an end, I wasn’t ready to let go yet. So I will totally be listening to this again. You honored your friend with your words. Once I heard that message at the end I could hear it... the love and the sorrow and the bleeding empathy. Well done. Also a shout out for the vocal talent who did the verbal artistry proud.

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