Title: King of the Friend Zone
Author: Sheralyn Pratt
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Wicked Sassy
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Esme Taylor has an amazing fiancé, a lifelong best friend, and a problem.
The problem stems from the fact that her best friend is named Hunter and, well. . .he’s kind of (totally) hot. It’s hate at first sight when her fiancé, Jon, and Hunter meet. Jon’s convinced that Hunter is in love with Esme, and that Hunter must be out of the picture if their upcoming marriage is to succeed.
Esme thinks Jon is paranoid.
The truth is, Jon’s not that far off. Hunter is in love with his best friend and always has been. What Jon has wrong, however, is that Hunter never had any plans of ruining Esme’s happily ever after. Hunter wants what’s best for Esme, even if that’s not him.
When Jon pushes hard to end Esme and Hunter’s friendship, opposition comes from the most unlikely of places. It’s an eccentric lady with a cookie cart who suggests a different solution to Esme’s problem: Hunter and Esme should give each other a chance.
They’ve both thought of the possibility over the years—of course they have. But with a ring already on Esme’s finger and a heap of hurt feelings and broken trust in the mix, there hasn’t been a worse time to explore the depths of their feelings for each other.
Both Esme and Hunter think it’s time to move on and leave childhood crushes in the past. The question is: Can one woman and the taste of one cookie change their minds?
I really enjoyed this story. It made me laugh. To some extent the characters brought their problems on themselves, but I could see where they were coming from. I loved Miss Pearl’s hand in this story. I think it was one of my favorite interactions with Pearl. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I definitely want to read Grace’s story, and hope that Luke’s story comes out sometime. I really want to read his story. This book was well written, and I enjoyed seeing how the story unfolded.
Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean – 1 swear words, passionate kissing
Source: Review Copy
This book can be purchased from Amazon.