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Publisher's Summary

One trouble-making dog brings together two perfect strangers in this USA Today best-selling romantic comedy full of "fierce humor and fiercer heart." (Casey McQuiston, NYT best-selling 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?

USA Today best seller

Publishers Weekly best seller

Featured on NBC, NPR, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Business Insider, Bustle, Oprah.com

Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Best Romance

SheReads Award Best Romance of 2020

Buzzfeed, Best Summer Romances of 2020

BookBub, 20 of the Best Romances of 2020

The Nerd Daily, Most Anticipated 2020 Titles

Goodreads, 28 of the Hottest Romances of 2020

Bookpage, Most Anticipated Romance of 2020

Insider, Best Romance Books of 2020

Frolic’s Best Books of 2020

©2020 Abby Jimenez (P)2020 Forever

Critic Reviews

"A perfect blend of smart, heart-wrenching, and fun." (Kirkus, starred review)

"Jimenez combines sentimentality, sexiness, and humor in this remarkable rom-com about finding the courage to take a second chance on love.... Sparking wit and vulnerable characters bring this story to life. Jimenez tackles deep emotions without ever losing sight of fun. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Relax and enjoy a nice story

since I had already read the friend zone, I knew the overall style of the author before going into it. I found this book better. it was fun, lovely, sad and exciting in the right places. the story went straight and the plot developed well. overall it was enjoyable and you can easily go through it for hours without getting bored. the narrators have done a good job with voice modulation.

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  • Jovana
  • 22-05-20

Another damsel in distress ( spoilers)

My expectations were really high for this book since it got ALL 5 star ratings. The first half of the book was really funny and cute and quite satisfying. But honestly as it progressed it just made me more and more pissed off. I cannot believe that STILL, in the 21st century, women need to read such deceptive fairytales about prince charming who rescues the damsel in distress! Haven’t we moved on at all from Cinderella and the sorries alike? Stories like these give women unrealistic expectations of the world and especially relationships. Of course he was super rich whisking her away and flying her across the world. Of course he was a celebrity. Of course he was unrealistically devoted and obsessed with her and so understanding and washing her hair while she was super wasted. Please...God forbid that he was just a regular guy, with a regular income. Or that she was more successful than him! What is wrong with any of that??

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-20

Surprised me

Don't know where this was recommended to me, but I am very glad I bought it. There is sadness, and sweetness - sometimes so much that your teeth hurt. But in the end, I felt it was all worth it. If you are saying the plot isn't new, or the ending was cliche, get over yourself. It has HEA and in this world we are living in THAT is as necessary as the air we breathe. Stick around to the author's comments at the end.

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  • snapgoose
  • 16-04-20

listen to the playlist!

the songs in the chapter titles add a special magic to the narration. I recommend listening to each song before the chapter.

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  • Michelle M.
  • 18-05-20

Truly a feel good story

This book made me walk around with a big stupid grin on my face while I listened with my earbuds in.
Funny. Sweet. Sexy. And heart felt. I will probably listen to it a second time and listen to the songs at the head of each chapter before I read the chapter. But I was too impatient to get on with the story to do it the first time. I really hope someone has a Spotify playlist of theses songs

Really loved the readers too.

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  • K's Secret Books
  • 19-04-20

Loved it!!

Do I have this book in three different formats? Yesss, I do. I preordered a signed paperback but started reading the ebook then moved to audio. I had some painting to do and didn't want to stop reading. It's narrated by Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon, which are both favorites of mine.

Abby made her mark on the book world last year with The Friend Zone. The Happy Ever After Playlist just ensured that she's not going anywhere. She writes with a realness like she's just a girlfriend telling you a story over lunch. I knew I'd love Sloans story. I wanted her to get her HEA so freaking bad. Jason was everything she needed and more. As you can tell from above, I couldn't put it down. I'm a greedy girl that can't wait to find out what she's writing for us next.

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  • Millie Cohen
  • 04-05-20

AMAZING MUST READ/LISTEN

Umm, I found a new author I love. Loved the story, and that fact that though loss is horrific life keeps throwing curveballs and happiness is always within your reach.

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  • Nicole Nelson
  • 15-05-20

Wow! Amazing!

Here I thought Happily Ever After couldn’t amount to what Friend Zone was! So, so, so wrong. So beautiful, poignant, all the feels. You did amazing work with it. Please don’t stop writing Abby.

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  • Admirer of great books; critic of bad books.
  • 11-09-20

Characters were weak, no growth

I thought this would be a good listen, and it started out as such. It was funny in parts, time and attention were paid to developing the relationship...; however, growth of the characters was absent at the end. The ending was very anticlimactic. Values and self-worth were lacking for both H/H. I was hoping for a realistic, mature ending, where each character's growth could be measured by their actions and choices.

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  • Susan Godorov
  • 12-05-20

Cute Romance

What a sweet story of how a new romance can put a bounce in your step! Along with some ups and downs and twists and turns of course, Jiminez delivers.

Loved the format of alternating her voice then his voice along with the song references. The story is well thought our and relevant. Characters are well described and with background development which makes them all endearing. The performances are also most enjoyable. I read nearly all non-fiction so this was a deep departure but a welcomed, enjoyable romp.

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  • CKL
  • 19-04-20

Love this story!

I had been anticipating this book and it did not disappoint. It was a Great story! There were so many funny parts as well and I appreciate the friendship between Sloane and Kristin. The narrators were cast perfectly.

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  • Chantelle Rodrigues
  • 20-10-20

Beautiful book

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Beautiful story will deffo reread, love the characters and the plot , deffo recommend

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  • Becky Rideout
  • 06-03-21

Brilliant!

absolutely loved this book and I couldn't put it down. It tackles both serious subjects and humour with equal brilliance.

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  • Jacqueline Torr
  • 18-02-21

FABULOUS

I'm a sucker for a romance and this didn't disappoint!! Absolutely fantastic and really well narrated too. I loved the characters, especially tucker as I have my own gorgeous labradors and who doesn't want a man to love her like Jason loves Sloan. Have already added the friend zone to my wish list and will preorder Abby's new book due out soon. Can't recommend it enough!

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  • MRS LYNNE DEVENNEY
  • 20-12-20

One of my favourites

Love this book, story is one of my favourites as are the narrators. Definitely worth the credit

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  • dk.bookworm
  • 26-11-20

Wonderful story

I liked the sound of this audiobook .... I was expecting something light and fluffy .... but wow it was so much more. It had med laughing in places and crying my eyes out in others.

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  • P.Wedz
  • 05-11-20

Grief, Healing, Romance, Laughter.

Having experienced grief and in the process of healing....
this book is a breath of fresh air and a break from reality. It is highly recommended and has all the romantic elements and HEA. It takes your imagination on a journey. A wonderful author..I love her strong yet venerable, feisty n sassy female characters. The Narrators were brilliant and captivating. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-20

Heart Warming

I loved this book. I liked it better than the prequel. I hadn't read/ listened to anything like it. A new storyline. The characters were likeable and it gave an insight into the music industry and crap musicans must go through. The character Sloan was, simply put beautiful and Jason wholesome and genuine. The narrators were a perfect fit for the characters. While the ending was no suprise the journey they took was fun and engaging.

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  • Kelly
  • 28-09-20

second chance at love

New to me author, and I really enjoyed reading The Happy Ever After Playlist and adored the 2 main characters. I should probably read The Friend Zone now to get more on Sloan's background, but I loved reading about her second chance at love in this book. Jason was such an all round nice guy, you can't help but love him across the whole storyline and feel for him in the slightly more dramatic at times second half.

I borrowed the ebook from the library, but after reading it in one sitting I looked up the narrators and decided to get the audio........LOVED this audio, well worth the credit. Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber perform the characters, and I enjoy listening to both of them so great narrators & great story = happy listener :)

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  • Alicia
  • 23-09-20

Nice entertaining typical romance

Like the Friend Zone I found this book an enjoyable easy and entertaining listen. It’s a typical romantic comedy and often predictable as ROMComs are but I seem to love the characters Abby Jimenez creates. Although Sloan and Jason’s relationship and characteristics seemed very similar to that of Kristen and Josh’s in the first book, it didn’t bother me a whole lot. Did for a bit however when they couldn’t seem to work out schedule or deal with any time apart when on the road. Anyway if your looking for a typical ROMcom that it’s enjoyable to read give this series a go. I loved it, I also downloaded the playlist on my Spotify

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  • Sandra C
  • 12-09-20

Binge listened to this in a day

Firstly, can we just stop for a moment of silence in appreciation for Zachary Webber? The man is a voice wizard... and btw, he does a brilliant Australian accent! Australian is hard for Americans to pull off.
I couldn't put this book down. I loved the sweet and dreamily romantic story of Sloan and Jason. Sloan is relatable, Jason is sincere and the way they meet and how their relationship develops is emotional and aspirational.
Erin Mallon has a lovely voice, but when she sounds like she's doing a Kermit the frog impression when reading male voices. It was a bit weird and made me wish ZW would step in.
This is a 10 star book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-20

READ THIS BOOK NOW

But please read The Friend Zone first!
So. So. So. So. So. So. So. Good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-08-20

Enjoyable

Good, enjoyable story line and an easy listen. Enjoyed the cross narration to share the he/she perspectives.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-20

Emotional roller coaster & then some!

HEA - check
Rockstar romance - check
Cute dog story - check
Heartbroken MC - check
Everything to make your favourite romance styles all come together and take you on an amazing ride. Just when you think everything is going to be okay, bam! Another bump in the road to happy days, but great storyline, amazing narrators and just enough angst to make you want more and more.
Can’t recommend this book more, loved everything about it. Thank you for such a fun, sad, wonderful story.

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  • Ann
  • 19-05-20

Fell flat for me

I should have realised that this book was going to irritate me when early on, the momentary conversation with Australians took place. The accent was APPALLING !!! From then on the female narrators "male" voice drove me nuts. Move on to the characters.. I love a good rom com but having male characters who are into hunting while the womenfolk cook in the kitchen was a huge disincentive to keep going. All through the book the women played really weak characters fulfilling traditional stereotypes. I wanted them to grow a backbone and stand up for themselves and just be modern women. Instead they made ridiculous choices that could only be described as downright self destructive. The earlier part of the book was certainly better than the last and thats the highest compliment i can give. Even the premise of the story made me mad.... the author references a newish psychiatric condition called complicated grief and this in itself is controversial. As a professional with some experience in the field I would suggest that people being incredibly sad two years into bereavement may not be all that complicated and gives an impression its not normal.
I just don't know why people loved this book... Im glad for the author so many people raved but for me, I only finished it because I paid for it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-20

Loved it so much

I absolutely loved this book so much I re listened to it straight away.
It is one to lose yourself in and enjoy.
Make sure you read "The Friend Zone" first

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  • 02-05-20

Woow

All I can say is wow, I have listened to other books on rockstar love stories buh this is by far my best. I particularly loved the the conversations between the leads...