Review of The Friend Zone by Tabetha Thompson

Title: The Friend Zone
Author: Tabetha Thompson
Published: March 24, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Synopsis:
Tormented by a past relationship that she can’t seem to escape, Chloe feels like her only option is to swear off men completely. Two years later, the self-imposed “man-ban” is still going strong, but then Skye walks back into her life. Skye left Bartow thirteen years ago an awkward, pimple-faced boy who didn’t quite fit in, but the man that returns evokes a white-hot fire of desire in her.

Chloe is the only woman Skye has ever loved and he’s not about to let her slip through his fingers again. She may want to put him in the friend zone, but he knows her desire for him is simmering just below the surface. Just when Skye thinks he’s finally broken down the walls of stone around Chloe’s heart, something happens that will leave them both devastated and broken. Are they strong enough to survive?

Review of The Friend Zone

My Review:
I liked this book. It is a quick read that touches on some very important topics. Chloe’s last relationship ended badly. So much so that she feels she needs to not be in one ever again. Skye just wants Chloe.

Things I liked: Skye has always been interested in Chloe even when they were in HS. I liked that even though she was not super popular in HS he liked her, but even then she was not really into him. That is a new twist on the HS romance turned adult. Fast forward to now and he has a band and has grown out of the awkward teenage years and she might be into him now.
I liked that Chloe is a strong woman even though her relationship with Todd was so demoralizing. She has decided that she is going to grab life by the balls and she does.
I really got into the book around the ending. I was fully vested in the characters by then and then bam I have to wait. I am not usually one for cliffhangers but I want to know where this book goes, so I would say that the author did a good job of bringing me into the story.

Things I did not like:
While I am all for a dual POV the first part of it was a complete retelling by Skye of what we just saw with Chloe but with a couple of his thoughts. I would have liked it to be a bit more of his side and feelings rather than just tell me what Chloe just told us. I did get used to it, it just threw me in the begining.

I would rate this a solid 3.75 stars. If it had been a bit longer, or a HFN, and more emotion on Skye’s side I would have easily given it a 4.50 stars.

I look forward to the next installment in this book.

Also as an aside there is a delicate subject in this book and I think that the author treated it well and I liked the help links and story at the end of the book.

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Author Bio:
About me? Huh well what can I say. I’m a twenty-eight-year-old high stay at home mother of two beautiful girls.
My children are amazing. There isn’t a day that goes by that they don’t challenge my husband and I or make us laugh and feel loved. Growing up the way I did, I never wanted kids, but they’re here and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world for. God has truly blessed my family and me.
My husband Bill is the levelheaded one; he’s always so calm and logical, whereas I’m the loud-mouthed spaz that doesn’t know when to shut up. He was my saving grace in a time when I really needed one. I honestly believe he is my gift from God. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted: smart, kind, loving, PATIENT, (lord knows he needs it living with me) and so very supportive!
I’m a firm believer in going through life’s tragedies and blessings so that you can become the person you were meant to be. Writing has always been a hidden passion of mine and I am so thankful that I finally have the opportunity to share my stories with you.
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