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Abby Jimenez with Kini Allen, THE FRIEND ZONE

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Friend Zone

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East City Bookshop welcomes debut author Abby Jimenez as she discusses her first novel, The Friend Zone, with romance reviewer Kini Allen.

"Your next favorite romantic comedy...The Friend Zone is that rare beach read with tons of heart that will make you laugh and cry in equal parts." ---PopSugar

Kristen Peterson 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.

The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.

USA Today bestselling author Abby Jimenez is a Food Network champion, motivational speaker, and contemporary romance novelist living in Minnesota. Abby founded Nadia Cakes out of her home kitchen back in 2007. The bakery has since gone on to win numerous Food Network competitions and has amassed an international cult following. Abby's wit was spotlighted as the admin behind the hilarious viral comments on the now famous Nadia Cakes Vageode™ cake. Abby loves a good romance, coffee, and doglets, especially her own: Stuntman Mike. Her debut novel, The Friend Zone, was released in June 2019.

Kini Allen is a devoted reader of romance, blogger/reviewer for, an active participant of Romance Twitter and gets jumpy if her Kindle isn’t with her at all times. She spends her days as a project manager and her nights catering to her cat, Kitty Scarlett.

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ISBN: 9781538715604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forever - June 11th, 2019