Book Review: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

This book has been on my TBR for a few weeks and I have been looking forward to reading it after browsing through so many great reviews on Goodreads and Bookstagram.

This was an absolutely fabulous read. A typical example of what I would call my ideal type of romance novel.

Sloan Monroe is still grieving the loss of her fiancé, Brandon who passed on two years ago. On the second anniversary of the accident that eventually took his life, she is on her way to his grave side when a dog jumps through the sun-roof of her car. She takes the dog home while trying to contact the owner using the information on the dog’s collar and this is how she meets Jason. Jason, a musician on the rise with a new record deal and a bright career ahead of him falls for Sloan even before they meet and a relationship ensues. With Sloan still attached to her feelings for Brandon and Jason’s commitment to his career which will have him on a world tour for over one year, the relationship seems doomed from the start but can love conquer it all?


I listened to this book on my Audible App. and I found myself smiling almost all through the story. The narrators were off the chart and I am not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if I was reading the book. This was such a feel good read right from the beginning and I loved both protagonists. All the characters were well developed and the story was believable. I particularly liked Sloan’s best friend, Kristen, with her vivacious nature and her husband, Josh. They made the story more enjoyable as they always saw things from the bright side even when the situation changed for the worse.

frustratedJason’s character seemed so perfect in the first part of the story. He was the ever thoughtful, respectful and patient guy but when he went on tour he started getting a bit annoying and this made me continuously scream out loud in frustration (literally) at him. However, he was able to redeemed himself in some small way at the end so I forgave him.

I also empathized with Sloan as she struggled with her grief over Brandon’s death and was so proud of her when she was able to pull herself together and start all over again.

This book was well written with the proper amount of humor and romance in the right places.

The theme reminds me of another beautiful romance novel I read earlier in the year, ‘Dirty Letters’. Check out my review of this book, by clicking HERE

I highly recommend this book to all romance lovers. Don’t miss this one, it’s really good!

I didn’t realize this was the second book in a series before I started reading it so I plan to read the first book ‘The Friend Zone’ which is about Kristen and Josh’s story soonest. Watch out for my review.


Rating: 5 Stars

Published: April 14th, 2020 by Forever

Pages: 401

Genre: Fiction (Contemporary Romance)

The Author: Abby Jimenez is a Food Network winner and USA Today best selling author with her hit debut novel The Friend Zone. She 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 wry literary 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, doglets, and not leaving the house.

Copyright © Biyai Garricks
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Biyai Garricks, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s