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The Happy Ever After Playlist My relationship with rom coms is complicated but in the early days of the quarantine not many books were working for me This was recommended so many times I decided to give it a try and I m so glad I did A dog brings the characters Sloan and Jason together in a cute way when he jumps into Sloan s car His name is Tucker I have a sweet Tucker of my own so how could I not love him The witty banter between the characters was my favorite part of the book The narrators in the audio version w My relationship with rom coms is complicated but in the early days of the quarantine not many books were working for me This was recommended so many times I decided to give it a try and I m so glad I did A dog brings the characters Sloan and Jason together in a cute way when he jumps into Sloan s car His name is Tucker I have a sweet Tucker of my own so how could I not love him The witty banter between the characters was my favorite part of the book The narrators in the audio version were perfect.Sloan is grieving the death of her fianc and Jason is dealing with career changes that takes him away for long stretches of time We all know how these stories end so you have to set aside realism and enjoy the ride It s the journey that either works or it doesn t, and in this case it works very well This was a fun distraction during a stressful time Recommended Guys Read this book It s so cute I thought my face was going to cramp up from all the smiling I went into this book completely blind I didn t see any early reviews, I didn t even read the synopsis I saw the cover and I went with it.And I am so glad that I did because I lowkey fell in love with it.For the first half of the book, I was convinced that it was going to be a full 5 star read It s still pretty close to five stars, but not quite, and I ll explain why later.The first half of Guys Read this book It s so cute I thought my face was going to cramp up from all the smiling I went into this book completely blind I didn t see any early reviews, I didn t even read the synopsis I saw the cover and I went with it.And I am so glad that I did because I lowkey fell in love with it.For the first half of the book, I was convinced that it was going to be a full 5 star read It s still pretty close to five stars, but not quite, and I ll explain why later.The first half of this book though was absolutely perfect It was everything I could have ever wanted, and then some I loved Jason and Sloan Their chemistry, their humor, their building friendship I was unabashedly in love with their entire romance I was grinning from ear to ear and I didn t want to stop All the characters were likable and fun to read about Sloan was great, and Jason was absolutely everything He was kind, patient, perfect in every way, and I was half in love with him myself Also, side characters Kristen and Josh were hilarious.I didn t know that this book was connected to the author s previous novel, The Friend Zone, but now that I do know it, I have to read it That other story follows Kristen and Josh s story and I can t wait to read it The second half of the book is where it started to get less exciting for me This is where Jason went on tour and Sloan uprooted her life to follow him To be fair, Sloan s life wasn t all that great so I don t mind that she left it behind What I do mind is how willing she was to leave her dreams behind as well.Thankfully, Jason, the most wonderful man ever written, would not allow such things, and I think I fell evenin love with him than before.Sadly, this tour part was where the book dragged a bit It s where all the complications arose and where all of the cute interactions at the start of the book started becoming scarce I didn t love these parts quite as much But then the ending made up for everything, and then some.I totally recommend this one for any romance and music fans I may or may not have stopped reading a couple of times to listen to some of the songs there mentioned I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Follow Me Here Too My Blog Twitter Bloglovin Instagram Tumblr Pinterest 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 All the stars Or should I say hearts When Abby Jimenez released her previous novel The Friend Zone, I opted for the audio version It became the first audio that I really enjoyed Let me re phrase that I loved it A solid five star experience that left me anxious to pick up Ms Jimenez s follow up The Happy Ever After Playlist I had high hopes I d have the same thrilling experience And boy did I Didn t think it was possible but occasionally lightning does strike twice, and I have to say All the stars Or should I say hearts When Abby Jimenez released her previous novel The Friend Zone, I opted for the audio version It became the first audio that I really enjoyed Let me re phrase that I loved it A solid five star experience that left me anxious to pick up Ms Jimenez s follow up The Happy Ever After Playlist I had high hopes I d have the same thrilling experience And boy did I Didn t think it was possible but occasionally lightning does strike twice, and I have to say I may have enjoyed this one evenThis second book in the series focuses on Kristens best friend Sloan, reeling from profound grief after losing her fianc A chance encounter, and perhaps a bit of divine intervention , a stray dog somehow manages to jump into her car via the sunroof Which starts Sloan on her road to recovery as she tracks down and meets the man responsible for the wayward pup Choose happiness Abby Jimenez writes such a touching love story, guaranteed to make even the most hardened of hearts believe in love and new beginnings.Fortunately, I was listening to the audio version as I probably couldn t have continued reading a physical copy through my tears I didn t want it to end This is now my new favorite audio to date Once again the narration was amazing I can t wait for the next follow up series to see which character Ms Jimenez decides to spotlight I have a feeling it might be Kristen once again A buddy audio read with Susanne that we both just loved Thank you to libro.fm I know Abby Jimenez really made some of you angry with the direction that Sloane s life took, when we met her as Kristen s best friend, in book 1 The Friend Zone Another 5 book for me And even though, she promised to make things right in this bookyou just could NOT imagine how she could Well, let me tell youshe found the PERFECT wayand his name is Tucker Oh, and Tucker s dog daddy, Jason isn t bad either Even if he is a soon to be famous rock star Will he be the one I know Abby Jimenez really made some of you angry with the direction that Sloane s life took, when we met her as Kristen s best friend, in book 1 The Friend Zone Another 5 book for me And even though, she promised to make things right in this bookyou just could NOT imagine how she could Well, let me tell youshe found the PERFECT wayand his name is Tucker Oh, and Tucker s dog daddy, Jason isn t bad either Even if he is a soon to be famous rock star Will he be the one or just the person to get Sloane through the in between time Just like with The Friend Zone you will want to scream at some of the characters in frustration, and you will both laugh and cry as you cheer Sloane on, in her quest to choose happiness Do read the author s note at the end of this book You may forgive Abby, when you doif you haven t already It explains Sloane s journey and just like with The Friend Zone , the author navigates another of life s challenges, in the form of a sexy, sweet romantic comedy I think Abby knocked this out of the park, and I cannot wait to see what s next She has quickly become MY favorite romance author Thank You to NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing and Abby Jimenez for allowing me to read a digital ARC in exchange for a candid review This title was released on April 14, 2020 GRAB it, if you need a book which will make you smile 4.25 starsYou can t control the bad things that happen to you All you can do is decide how much of you you re going to let them take Last year I read Abby Jimenez s debut novel The Friend Zone and I was blown away When I saw she had a new book coming out, I jumped on it The Happy Ever After Playlist can be read as a complete stand alone, but if you ve read The Friend Zone , you ll recognize the heroine, Sloan Sloan is Kristen s best friend and suffered a tragic loss Her f 4.25 starsYou can t control the bad things that happen to you All you can do is decide how much of you you re going to let them take Last year I read Abby Jimenez s debut novel The Friend Zone and I was blown away When I saw she had a new book coming out, I jumped on it The Happy Ever After Playlist can be read as a complete stand alone, but if you ve read The Friend Zone , you ll recognize the heroine, Sloan Sloan is Kristen s best friend and suffered a tragic loss Her fianc , Brandon passed away, and Sloan hasn t been herself since Sloan has been living half a life since Brandon died, and it takes a stray dog named Tucker to bring her back to herself When she finally gets a hold of Tucker s owner, she doesn t want to give him back After spending some time talking with Jason, she realizes he s a good doggy dad and they plan to meet up when he gets back in town Jason and Sloan haven t met, but they become close by their constant phone calls and texts For the first time in a long time, Sloan feel something for someone I loved watching Sloan come back to herself She suffered an unthinkable loss and naturally it took her time to move on Jason was perfect for her in so many ways This book started off so strong for me The first half, I couldn t keep the smile off my face It was truly perfect The last half had a lot of great parts, but there were some things that I sadly didn t love and tampered my enjoyment of the book Still, I highly recommend this because there was so much good about this story I really did love so much of it Jason and his family were amazing He was just the kind of man Sloan needed I also loved Sloan and really loved seeing how much of Kristen and Josh we got in this story The Happy Ever After Playlist is a fun, feel good romance with a bit of an emotional punch It s heartfelt, swoony, and I loved it Jason is the most lovable type of hero and I recommend this to all my fellow romance loversI want everything with you 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 hop 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 onceFor his part, Jason isintrigued 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 forthan 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 5 Perfect Stars The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez, Hits All the Right Notes Cue the Smiles, the Laughter and yes, even the Tears What a Gem this novel is In times like this, each and every one of us needs a book that will make us break into a smile and bring on that hysterical laughter This, my friends, is that book First, there is the friendship between Sloan and her bestie Kristen from Abby Jimenez s prior novel The Friend Zone These two will have you laughing so hard, 5 Perfect Stars The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez, Hits All the Right Notes Cue the Smiles, the Laughter and yes, even the Tears What a Gem this novel is In times like this, each and every one of us needs a book that will make us break into a smile and bring on that hysterical laughter This, my friends, is that book First, there is the friendship between Sloan and her bestie Kristen from Abby Jimenez s prior novel The Friend Zone These two will have you laughing so hard, you will be snorting in no time Then there s Tucker The sweetest dog ever His appearance in Sloan s life happens at the absolute perfect moment Once Sloan finds him, she has no plans to let him go I don t blame her one bit And hubba, hubba, then there s Jason Talk about Swoon Worthy Wowza Once Tucker s owner finally comes a calling, there s no denying the chemistry Fun, flirty, sarcastic texts galore Of course, that s just the start The Happy Ever After Playlist is beautifully written, with characters you can t help but love, dealing with real life situations At times heartbreaking and poignant, while at other times, amusing, flirty, and filled with witty banter that will have you rolling on the floor laughing This is a novel that is highly entertaining and is a must read Abby Jimenez I will be anxiously awaiting your next novel.A fabulous buddy read audiobook with Kaceey A huge thank you to Abby Jimenez you rock , NetGalley, Forever Grand Central Publishing for the ARC and Libro.fm for the ALC.Published on Goodreads on 4.17.20 this book is proof that authors deserve a second chance after the problematic fiasco that wasthe friend zone,i was hesitant to give this a shot, but i am surprisingly relieved that i enjoyed this the first part is an absolute delight the adorableness of how sloan and jason meet, how they interact and get to know each other, and how they eventually fall for one another is just too sweet but then the story takes a turn as jason goes on tour and then it becomes like every other romance stor this book is proof that authors deserve a second chance after the problematic fiasco that wasthe friend zone,i was hesitant to give this a shot, but i am surprisingly relieved that i enjoyed this the first part is an absolute delight the adorableness of how sloan and jason meet, how they interact and get to know each other, and how they eventually fall for one another is just too sweet but then the story takes a turn as jason goes on tour and then it becomes like every other romance story about a musician on tour im personally a fan of that trope, but i know many readers will be bored with it also, i will admit that it took me wayyyyy too long to realise that these are the same characters fromthe friend zonesince when was this a series and its probably because they dont feel like the same characters i met in AJs first book if anything, sloan is now acting like kristen did and kristen is now written like sloan its as if she just swapped the name of the two MCs and that wouldnt have been a bad thing if the books werent part of a series, but since the two stories are connected, it feels like poor characterisation to me.regardless, this is a fun and lighthearted read nothing too emotionally compelling or uniquely spectacular, butlike the kind of story that satisfies a reader im glad i gave AJ another chance because this story is an immense improvement from her debut novel i have my fingers crossed she proves herself again in the future 3.5 stars I m so happy right now because I have to admit, I have so many second thoughts before requesting this book to review I can hear you ask me Why the hell you requested and stole other romance lovers chances, you Okay, don t fill the blanks and I hope you didn t get angry to me But I have a good reason This is the second book of Abby Jimenez and I had so much trouble to like the first one I didn t any problem about the witty, sarcastic writing but also angtsy, heart wrenching story progress I m so happy right now because I have to admit, I have so many second thoughts before requesting this book to review I can hear you ask me Why the hell you requested and stole other romance lovers chances, you Okay, don t fill the blanks and I hope you didn t get angry to me But I have a good reason This is the second book of Abby Jimenez and I had so much trouble to like the first one I didn t any problem about the witty, sarcastic writing but also angtsy, heart wrenching story progression I just hate Kirsten with all my heart And I felt so sorry for Josh to choose her And this second book is about Sloan We already met her as Kristen s bestie, so much likeable character, we ugly cried for her when she lost her fianc e That was the most soul crushing, traumatic part of the first book and indie rocker Jaxon Waters that s his stage name, just call him Jason Thankfully I loved both of the characters And I adored Tucker, the dog that brought them together when Jason was in Australia for concerts and movie soundtrack installment Cute Tucker literally jumps into Sloan s car at the anniversary of her fianc s death Sloan thinks this might be a sign and her death fianc e sent the dog to rescue her from asocial, restricted life Sloan reaches at Jason and they talk and text on the phone for two weeks nonstop before they meet in person And as soon as they meet, sparks start to fly around Especially Jason is so sure he finally found the one This beginning was sweet, entertaining, swoony but that insta love parts were a little flimsy for me But when we get in the middle and Sloan involves Jason s over consuming and challenging tour plan, it rocked my heart several times The story captivated my attention immediately And I was still happy because one of them didn t do something to give me a reason for hating them At least till the last quarter, everything was better Especially the parts Sloan s car is vandalized, tires are slashed and all the arrows showed the crazy ex singer girlfriend Lola who is soul twin of Britney Spears, I loved Sloan s determination and I felt so sorry how she sacrificed herself for the well being of their relationship There is no sign of happy ending for the couple at least for ten years and she was still okay with it even though her heart was tarnished and broken, she hardly fought with her inner demons and still suffered from the grief, loss of her fianc e The angst and unnecessary melodramatic parts at the end made me angry and I want to punch Jason for several times but I gotta admit, he knows how to growl and suffer And let s not forget the coolest playlist that Abby Jimenez presented us at the beginning of each chapter and all those amazing songs serve so well with the chapter s contents So I cut only one star for the over exaggerated angst and heart tearing parts and foolishness, masochism of our still so much loveable Jason I m also giving five stars to playlist From Black Keys, Para, Billie Eilish , Artric Monkeys, there were my favorite artists and bands songs were on the list which made me cheered up So I m proudly giving four musical, tear jerking, cute, flirty stars And I m so happy this book s ending was also satisfying I cannot say the same for the first book, but this is promising and one of my favorite romance reads of this year So much special thanks to NetGalley and Forever Grand Central Publishing for sharing this poignant ARC in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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