The Happy Ever After Playlist

The Happy Ever After Playlist is another smashing hit from Abby Jimenez! It’s the perfect mood-lifter about two strangers forced together through the antics of a dog, and the choices they must make to be together.

 

Synopsis:

It’s been two years since Sloan’s fianc√© died, and a dog jumping through her car window is definitely the last thing she needs. But when the dog’s owner Jason turns out to be funny, handsome, and thoughtful, Sloan can’t ignore the attraction. Will Jason actually stick around, despite his rising music career, and is that what Sloan truly needs while she finally begins to heal?
 

Review:

This. Was. Adorable.

Picking up after the end of The Friend Zone, this story is exactly what fans need to find a resolution and an HEA (happily ever after).

Jimenez again tackles a multi-layered and difficult topic with grief, but she does so tenderly, and with such honesty. You can feel that it’s not an afterthought, but a deliberate journey that she knows Sloan must take to find herself. Without this dimension, the story would be sweet and cute but would lack depth. Instead, Abby Jimenez has floored me with her perfect combination of grief and hope, loss and love. I’m a new forever fan!

The relationship between Sloan and Jason is perfectly shy, then sassy, then open and warm. Their story is heartwarming and uplifting with so much character and substance. Sloan and Jason have such witty banter, and their backstories give them so much depth, that you can’t help but root for their love story.

Sloan and her best friend, Kristen (who was the main character in The Friend Zone) have a wonderful sisterly camaraderie as well. I loved having Kristen and Josh back in some of the scenes – their characters definitely bring the humor!

An added bonus – this book has a song title at the beginning of each chapter, making a whole playlist for the book. “The Happy Every After Playlist” is even listed in the back of the book in its entirety! The song choices are really great, and I made sure to play them before I read each chapter (if I wasn’t familiar with the song) or on low while I read. They compliment the story so well, and support the mood of each chapter. It really gives it a movie-esque quality with its own soundtrack.

Overall, I really enjoyed this endearing story about finding yourself amidst the pieces of a broken heart following a death. It’s not a story of a man coming to her rescue, but opening her eyes to the possibilities of trusting and believing in herself and in love again. I’d definitely recommend this one to all fans of the romance genre – especially with stories that have some substance!

 
Thank you to Forever Publishing for the advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Details

The Happy Ever After Playlist
by Abby Jimenez
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2020 by Forever

Summary

The Happy Ever After Playlist is another smashing hit from Abby Jimenez! I really enjoyed this endearing story about finding yourself amidst the pieces of a broken heart following a death. I'd definitely recommend this mood-lifter to all fans of romance stories with substance!

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