Publisher: Forever / Hachette Audio
Release Date: April 14, 2020
Genre: Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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?
I absolutely loved The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez, but all my book friends kept telling me that they loved The Happy Ever After Playlist even more and I’m here to tell you I completely agree with them! If you loved The Friend Zone be prepared to REALLY love The Happy Ever After Playlist.
I feel like Abby’s books completely sneak up on you. At first you’re like okay this is really entertaining but it’s also a bit of a tearjerker, and then by the time you’re at the end of the book you’re ugly crying. And not just because it’s sad! I bawled my eyes out from both sad things and pure unadulterated happiness, this has happened to me in both of her novels and I love her for it. Once again I did the audio and that is a great option (especially if you are worried about trying to see through your tears to the words on the page). It’s the same narrator for Sloan as it was for Kristen in The Friend Zone (Erin Mallon), and the guy is different but once again I just loved the experience of listening to it and the male narrator was really good – Zachary Webber if anyone wants to look him up.
I also really loved the fact that each chapter started with a song title. Some of the songs I knew and a lot I didn’t, but that made the experience even more enjoyable for me as a music fan, and I’m also thankful to the people on Spotify and Apple Music who took the time to put a playlist together of all the songs! I only wish I could listen to the Jaxon Waters songs as well…
The author’s note made me cry even more and if you read this book I recommend making sure to read it. It shed a little more light on the book and Abby’s idea behind writing it. The Happy Ever After Playlist is a heart-wrenching, beauty of a book and I would love seeing both this book and TFZ made into movies or at least a TV show of sorts. The characters are the kind of people you wish you had in your own life and the relationship between Sloan and Jason is 100% goals. I loved this book so much and highly recommend it to all romance and women’s fiction fans!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to Libro.fm and the publisher for my advance listening copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.