The Happy Ever After Playlist
By: Abby Jimenez
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone comes a fresh romantic comedy full of “fierce humor and fiercer heart” about one trouble-making dog who brings together two perfect strangers. (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling 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?
Bookish tip: I read this in a day so I expect you to do it, too.
Favorite Quote: “She was every love song I’ve never been good enough to write.”
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez is one swoon-worthy, laugh out loud morsel of perfection. It has everything I look for it a romance: laughter, tears, angst and some amazing swoon-worthy moments.
Sloan is trying to get out of her in-between after Brandon’s death. She is struggling with life both personally and professionally. She is so crazy identifiable that she feels real – like I could pick up my phone and shoot her a text at any minute.
Jason is swoon-worthy. His words are so lyrical. I love that he loves Sloan’s messy side. I didn’t even mind that the two are basically the product of insta-love (I despise insta-love). They just work.
I love the side characters including the return of Kristen and Josh but my favorite was by far Jason’s agent, Ernie. He is simply the best. He is hilarious with all his wives but he is wholesome and supportive. I would love his story.
I also love how the novel comes with an actual playlist to make it more authentic. I love all the twists and turns Abby threw in so to make this work of fiction a bit more realistic. I love how Sloan and Jason have to really work for their relationship. And I love all the angst that their willingness to not truly not let go of each other brought. Give me all the angst!
But what I LOVE the most (if you can’t tell by now…I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK) is that Abby Jimenez made Sloan and Jason’s story so entirely relatable. How many times have you found yourself living in an in-between? How many times have you made sacrifices for the ones you love? For me it’s been many.
Recommendation: The Happy Ever After Playlist will have you squealing with glee. It’s perfection. Pure perfection.
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