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The Happy Ever After Playlist From The USA Today Bestselling Author Of The Friend Zone Comes An Adorable And Fresh Romantic Comedy About One Trouble Making Dog Who Brings Together Two Perfect StrangersTwo Years After Losing Her Fianc , Sloan Monroe Still Can T Seem To Get Her Life Back On Track But One Trouble Making Pup With A Take Me Home Look In His Eyes Is About To Change Everything With Her New Pet By Her Side, Sloan Finally Starts To Feel 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 BackWell, 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 One word UNPUTDOWNABLE I read this book cover to cover over the course of 24 hours and loved every single minute of the experience Going back to real life and adulting will be a shock to my system Lolol The Happy Ever After Playlist was exactly what I needed at the moment Abby Jimenez shines in this charming and witty romance Don t get me wrong, it wasn t all hearts a flowers It was real and raw A visceral experience that had me questioning what if Real life problems, all the emotions, the best and not so great parts of the human experience are all encapsulated in this amazing read All the feels were felt Full review soon. Hello readers This book is very close to my heart The Happy Ever After Playlist was actually the first book I ever wrote and the book that got me my literary agent While we were shopping it to publishers, I had the idea to go back in time and write The Friend Zone so we could live through the events that made Sloan who she is in her story Since The Friend Zone came first on the timeline, we led with that as my debut novel Obviously because Sloan s book was already written, certain ahem THINGS in The Friend Zone had to happen because they already did They happened before I ever wrote one word of Kristen and Josh s love story The big thing in The Friend Zone wasn t done to facilitate Kristen and Josh s HEA or to add drama It was done because doing it was the whole purpose of writing The Friend Zone in the first place On the chance that you re here reading this and you somehow haven t read The Friend Zone or the blurb on this book, I ll sidestep the actual spoiler Then I ll tell you to stop what you re doing and go read The Friend Zone before you touch this one Both books are standalone novels, but The Friend Zone will give The Happy Ever After Playlist so much depth.Sloan s grief will feel authentic because it is I wrote The Happy Ever After Playlist after watching a very close friend struggle following the sudden death of her husband It wasn t until a beta reader told me I did a good job with the complicated grief that I realized what I d written had a name It was based on my own observations and attempts to help a friend trapped in a cycle of sadness that she couldn t seem to escape from I encourage you to read the Author s Note at the end Actually, I encourage you to read the Author s Note at the end of The Friend Zone too Both books are based loosely on real events The infertility struggle in The Friend Zone is, from start to finish, my best friend s real life experience with severe uterine fibroids One quick note The songs at the start of each chapter were meticulously selected for tone, title, and lyrics Listening to them before each chapter really enhances the reading experience There s a Spotify and Apple Music playlist for the book for easy listening.I hope you love this read It s been a long time coming and I can t wait to share Jason and Sloan with the world. It s been nearly two years since Sloan s fianc was killed and she has spent the whole time grieving, a shell of her vivacious, creative former self She hasn t cooked, she hasn t painted creatively, and she barely sees anyone, including her best friends, Kristen and Josh But she can t fathom moving on with her life since the moment it changed so drastically.One day, on her way to visit Brandon s grave, she sees a golden blur rush out into the street She slams on her brakes, hoping against hope that she didn t run over a dog Not only didn t she run it over, but it jumped into her car through her sun roof, and snuggled up to her, giving her a take me home look She tries reaching the dog s owner, leaving message after message, and then she figures that the best thing she can do is care for him until or if she hears from the owner.Suddenly, having the dog around gives Sloan a purpose She s actually leaving the house every day, going for walks, and feeling a little bit better about things After two weeks, she finally hears from Tucker s owner, a musician who has been out of touch while on tour in Australia Jason is grateful to Sloan for rescuing his dog, but he definitely wants him back, so Sloan agrees to watch Tucker until Jason returns to the U.S., provided Sloan keeps him updated as to how Tucker is doing.Their conversations via text get flirtier and flirtier, and then turn into long phone calls Sloan can t deny that Jason is awakening feelings in her that have been dormant since Brandon died But is she ready to date again, to chance making herself vulnerable once For his part, Jason is intrigued by Sloan than he has been by a woman in some time But with his music career on the rise, is there room for what could become he hopes a serious relationship When they finally meet in person, their attraction is immediate and their connection is intense Jason neglected to mention, however, that he s not just a musician he s Jaxon Waters, a musician on the verge of fame, whose songs Sloan already loves The couple tries to navigate the demands of his growing fame, Sloan s uncertainty if she s actually ready for intimacy again, and what the future potential for their relationship actually is, given Jason is about to embark on a world tour for than a year He d never met the best version of me, and for some reason he still seemed to want to be here I was a ghost, wandering the rooms of a museum of the person I used to be, and Jason was like one of the living who could somehow see me and decided to wander the place with me I liked that he was willing to wander the place with me As their relationship intensifies, they have to decide whether Sloan should go on tour with Jason, which means abandoning her family, friends, and art, and possibly dealing with an unstable musician who has feelings for Jason But if she doesn t go with him, what does that mean for their future Can they have a life together if they re always on the road, or will they ultimately resent each other Is their best solution saying goodbye, no matter how much it will hurt Abby Jimenez is an amazing storyteller As she did in her first book, The Friend Zone , which made my list of the best books I read in 2019, she takes a plot with familiar elements and layers it with emotional complexity, and populates her story with fresh and flawed characters you want to root for This book made me laugh, made me smile, and, I ll admit, made me cry in my office when I was finishing the book during my lunch.I can t tell you how much I enjoy Jimenez s books and the immense amount of heart she imbues them with Both The Happy Ever After Playlist and The Friend Zone would make terrific movies and yes, this one comes with its own playlist, as the title promises Don t discount these books simply as chick lit these are well written books which make fantastic reads.The author and Forever provided me a complimentary advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making it available The Happy Ever After Playlist publishes April 14, 2020 Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at Abby Jimenez has done it again She continues to amaze me by writing the most wonderfully relatable characters and stories that are not only heartfelt and emotional, but also laugh out loud hilarious After reading The Friend Zone which is one of my top reads ever I could not wait to get back to this world The Happy Ever After Playlist can definitely be read as a standalone, but it would probably be best enjoyed after reading The Friend Zone, since characters from that book appear and that is where our heroine, Sloan, was originally introduced.One of my favorite things about Abby Jimenez s writing is her phenomenal dialogue and banter It is brilliantly witty and so perfectly placed to bring levity to the difficult scenes and moments Not every author can grab your heart in a vise one moment and then have you gasping for breath from laughing so hard the next, but Jimenez does it with ease I don t want to be too spoilery, but The Happy Ever After Playlist starts off with one of the most epic meet cutes It sets in motion a story that will have you swooning, laughing, shedding a few tears, and will leave you with a huge smile on your face.A fun feature of the book is that each chapter lists a song to set the tone and mood for what s to come It really enhanced the emotions and experience for me and certain songs will forever be tied to those moments now You can find the full book playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. I really enjoyed getting to know this new cast of characters, but also seeing some old favorites as well Fans of The Friend Zone will love catching up with Josh and Kristen Gah I love them so muchand new readers will get to experience the magic that is uniquely Kristen One character that stole the show every time he was on the page though was Tucker Honestly, if you aren t in love with him by the end, I m pretty sure you re a monster.The Happy Ever After Playlist is than a romance It s a story about choosing happiness and being true to yourself Even if you haven t read The Friend Zone Seriously, if you haven t, WHY Do it It s amazingyou will still love Sloan s emotional and heartwarming story My heart is so incredibly full after finishing this book I voluntarily read an advance review copy of this book So excited 2020 can t come soon enough

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