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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."
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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June 11
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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!

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.

bruceandlesley ,

Amazing read!

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).