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Best Book Lists

Good Housekeeping, Best New Books for Summer 2019

O, The Oprah Magazine, Best Romance Novels of 2019

PopSugar, Best Books of Summer 2019

Women’s Health, Best Romance Novels of 2019

Bookish, Must Read Romance Summer 2019

SheReads, Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2019, Most Highly Anticipated Books for Summer

Bookstr, Ultimate Summer 2019 Reading Guide

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Booklist, Starred Review

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KRISTEN PETERSON DOES NOT 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.

Rave Reviews


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.

Entertainment Weekly

The Friend Zone is a beautiful tale of learning to accept the love you deserve and finding a path to self-acceptance along the way....a zippy, instantly recognizable voice and fresh, funny characters.

L.J. Shen

USA Today bestselling author

The Friend Zone is a deliciously hot, sweet debut full of banter I couldn't get enough of. I loved all the characters, from Kristen and Josh, to the supporting cast, and even Stuntman Mike. This book is an absolute treat.

Tessa Bailey

New York Times bestselling author

The Friend Zone gave me belly laughs, shook me up, and made me feel hopeful about love and the human strength of spirit. A romance for the ages!

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