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Summary

One trouble-making dog brings together two perfect strangers in this USA Today best-selling romantic comedy full of "fierce humor and fiercer heart." (Casey McQuiston, NYT best-selling author of Red, White & Royal Blue)

Two years after losing her fiancé, 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 more 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 back.

Well, 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?

USA Today best seller

Publishers Weekly best seller

Featured on NBC, NPR, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Business Insider, Bustle, Oprah.com

Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Best Romance

SheReads Award Best Romance of 2020

Buzzfeed, Best Summer Romances of 2020

BookBub, 20 of the Best Romances of 2020

The Nerd Daily, Most Anticipated 2020 Titles

Goodreads, 28 of the Hottest Romances of 2020

Bookpage, Most Anticipated Romance of 2020

Insider, Best Romance Books of 2020

Frolic’s Best Books of 2020

©2020 Abby Jimenez (P)2020 Forever

Critic reviews

"A perfect blend of smart, heart-wrenching, and fun." (Kirkus, starred review)

"Jimenez combines sentimentality, sexiness, and humor in this remarkable rom-com about finding the courage to take a second chance on love.... Sparking wit and vulnerable characters bring this story to life. Jimenez tackles deep emotions without ever losing sight of fun. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Beautiful book

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Beautiful story will deffo reread, love the characters and the plot , deffo recommend

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wonderful. always look forward to the next book.

I love those book. the story has a great balance. love the narators. they really bring you into slone and Jason's world. as a blind person it is awesome too have an author and performers who can bring a story ro life and make me want to read more,

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Just what I needed!

Not too much to say except that this book caused me to have a silly smile on my face throughout the whole thing! A sweet and funny story - thoroughly enjoyable. Loved the narrators too which always helps with audio books.

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Brilliant!

absolutely loved this book and I couldn't put it down. It tackles both serious subjects and humour with equal brilliance.

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FABULOUS

I'm a sucker for a romance and this didn't disappoint!! Absolutely fantastic and really well narrated too. I loved the characters, especially tucker as I have my own gorgeous labradors and who doesn't want a man to love her like Jason loves Sloan. Have already added the friend zone to my wish list and will preorder Abby's new book due out soon. Can't recommend it enough!

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One of my favourites

Love this book, story is one of my favourites as are the narrators. Definitely worth the credit

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Wonderful story

I liked the sound of this audiobook .... I was expecting something light and fluffy .... but wow it was so much more. It had med laughing in places and crying my eyes out in others.

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Grief, Healing, Romance, Laughter.

Having experienced grief and in the process of healing....
this book is a breath of fresh air and a break from reality. It is highly recommended and has all the romantic elements and HEA. It takes your imagination on a journey. A wonderful author..I love her strong yet venerable, feisty n sassy female characters. The Narrators were brilliant and captivating. Thank you!

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  • 22-05-20

Another damsel in distress ( spoilers)

My expectations were really high for this book since it got ALL 5 star ratings. The first half of the book was really funny and cute and quite satisfying. But honestly as it progressed it just made me more and more pissed off. I cannot believe that STILL, in the 21st century, women need to read such deceptive fairytales about prince charming who rescues the damsel in distress! Haven’t we moved on at all from Cinderella and the sorries alike? Stories like these give women unrealistic expectations of the world and especially relationships. Of course he was super rich whisking her away and flying her across the world. Of course he was a celebrity. Of course he was unrealistically devoted and obsessed with her and so understanding and washing her hair while she was super wasted. Please...God forbid that he was just a regular guy, with a regular income. Or that she was more successful than him! What is wrong with any of that??

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  • 30-04-20

Surprised me

Don't know where this was recommended to me, but I am very glad I bought it. There is sadness, and sweetness - sometimes so much that your teeth hurt. But in the end, I felt it was all worth it. If you are saying the plot isn't new, or the ending was cliche, get over yourself. It has HEA and in this world we are living in THAT is as necessary as the air we breathe. Stick around to the author's comments at the end.

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  • snapgoose
  • 16-04-20

listen to the playlist!

the songs in the chapter titles add a special magic to the narration. I recommend listening to each song before the chapter.

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  • Michelle M.
  • 18-05-20

Truly a feel good story

This book made me walk around with a big stupid grin on my face while I listened with my earbuds in.
Funny. Sweet. Sexy. And heart felt. I will probably listen to it a second time and listen to the songs at the head of each chapter before I read the chapter. But I was too impatient to get on with the story to do it the first time. I really hope someone has a Spotify playlist of theses songs

Really loved the readers too.

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  • K's Secret Books
  • 19-04-20

Loved it!!

Do I have this book in three different formats? Yesss, I do. I preordered a signed paperback but started reading the ebook then moved to audio. I had some painting to do and didn't want to stop reading. It's narrated by Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon, which are both favorites of mine.

Abby made her mark on the book world last year with The Friend Zone. The Happy Ever After Playlist just ensured that she's not going anywhere. She writes with a realness like she's just a girlfriend telling you a story over lunch. I knew I'd love Sloans story. I wanted her to get her HEA so freaking bad. Jason was everything she needed and more. As you can tell from above, I couldn't put it down. I'm a greedy girl that can't wait to find out what she's writing for us next.

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  • Millie Cohen
  • 04-05-20

AMAZING MUST READ/LISTEN

Umm, I found a new author I love. Loved the story, and that fact that though loss is horrific life keeps throwing curveballs and happiness is always within your reach.

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  • Nicole Nelson
  • 15-05-20

Wow! Amazing!

Here I thought Happily Ever After couldn’t amount to what Friend Zone was! So, so, so wrong. So beautiful, poignant, all the feels. You did amazing work with it. Please don’t stop writing Abby.

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  • 11-09-20

Characters were weak, no growth

I thought this would be a good listen, and it started out as such. It was funny in parts, time and attention were paid to developing the relationship...; however, growth of the characters was absent at the end. The ending was very anticlimactic. Values and self-worth were lacking for both H/H. I was hoping for a realistic, mature ending, where each character's growth could be measured by their actions and choices.

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  • Susan Godorov
  • 12-05-20

Cute Romance

What a sweet story of how a new romance can put a bounce in your step! Along with some ups and downs and twists and turns of course, Jiminez delivers.

Loved the format of alternating her voice then his voice along with the song references. The story is well thought our and relevant. Characters are well described and with background development which makes them all endearing. The performances are also most enjoyable. I read nearly all non-fiction so this was a deep departure but a welcomed, enjoyable romp.

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  • 19-04-20

Love this story!

I had been anticipating this book and it did not disappoint. It was a Great story! There were so many funny parts as well and I appreciate the friendship between Sloane and Kristin. The narrators were cast perfectly.

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