Welcome back to Goodreads Monday! It’s been a very hot minute since I did one but I figured I might as well get back into it! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.
This week’s featured book is The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez. This is a contemporary romance that while fun and flirty, also covers the more serious topic of infertility. It has a 3.89 star rating on Goodreads with several thousand ratings and reviews.
Kristen Petersen doesn’t 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.
Why do I want to read it?
I’m actually on the fence about this one. The majority of my book friends, especially on bookstagram, have given it glowing five star reviews and highly recommend it. But at the same time, other book friends whose reviews I really trust have rated this 1-3 stars. A lot of people mention an incredibly unlikable heroine. Others mention that the ending, if it could be judged on its own, would make this a one star read. Needless to say, I’m kinda worried about reading it now because likeable main characters and endings are two things that (imho) can make or break a book for me! I did read an excerpt and I liked what little I read (no one mentions a love triangle in their reviews but why do I feel like there’s a potential love triangle and cheating?). So I’m still half-half on this one!
Have you read The Friend Zone or is it on your TBR?
If you’ve read it, what did you think of it? Should I read it? Lol