The Friend Zone

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 25 Jun 2019

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This story kept me interested throughout and I found it very enjoyable. The storyline was well written and the characters were very likeable. I enjoyed reading this book.
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This was a cute, sweet, slow burn read and one that, while I was reading it, I did enjoy. But it was also a read that I had no trouble putting down in favor of doing something else. So it ends up in that strange gray area of a story I simply liked, but not loved in the way I was hoping to.

I liked Jess and Logan. These two are good people who went through some pretty bad things and are doing everything within their powers to move forward and be more. I loved their bantering and even though they were both fighting their attraction to each other ~ for a multitude of reasons ~ it was blatantly obvious that there was so much more going on and could be something amazing if only they let it be. The roadblocks in their way were many, some of which they had no control over, while others had me rolling my eyes, I did really like where they were at in the end.

These are always the hardest reviews to write for me because the writing was engaging and I did enjoy the story and characters overall, but that need to keep reading regardless of what was going on around me, that feeling of irritation at being made to put the book down when you don’t want to, just wasn’t there. But it happens from time to time. There were some triggers in this one, but they were handled with a light hand when they were brought up. As for the secondary cast of characters, I loved Bash and Keilani and though Coach did go to a couple of extreme’s, I couldn’t help but understand. So, if you are looking for a sweet, slow burn sports romance, then I’d give this one a looksie.
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The Friend Zone is my first read by this author and it certainly will not be my last, I really enjoyed this cute sports romance. 
Logan thought his football career was over but he is given a second chance but there are rules that go with this opportunity, no drinking, no drugs, no swearing, keep your grades up and definitely no dating and that means the coaches daughter Jess is off limits.......
What follows is a friendship where Logan and Jess have a lot of meetings that are not dates ......this is a fun entertaining sweet sports romance that captivated me from the first page and I’m looking forward to hopefully reading about some of the secondary characters from The Friend Zone.
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I loved  this book!!  Logan and Jess drew me in!  They both had issues in the past but affected them now but love as they got to know each other.  Loved the characters supporting them  thoughout the book. Sariah Wilson writes a great book here!
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What a sweet read! I really liked the relationship between Logan and Jess! Their connection was so deep and unbreakable. This read was a deliciously slow burn but so perfect with how everything unfolded. I really like the author's wit and humor that was woven into the book. I laughed out loud so many times. This book was full of emotion and heartbreak but also so much satisfaction and love.
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The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson is a college sports romance. Logan is a quarterback with a troubled past which results in anger management and a spot on a junior college football team. Jess is the football coach's daughter and Logan's tutor. Logan has to balance academic, the team, and his mounting attraction to Jess while working towards his goals. 
This is another winner for Sariah Wilson. I really loved the characters and their relationships. This setting reminded me a lot of Last Chance U on Netflix. I would recommended this sweet romance. Thanks Montlake Romance and NetGalley for the ARC of this title.
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Fans of Sariah Wilson will love her new book!  Logan is on his last chance as a football player.  Jess is tutoring him in math and is off limits for him to date so they decide to just be friends.  But will just friends be enough?  Will they risk everything to be together?
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Well written, good story.
Enjoyable read.
Thank you to both NetGalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest unbiased review
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When I see a new book by Sariah Wilson I know it's going to have great dialogue between the characters, and a swoony yet clean romance with lots of sparks. Her latest didn't disappoint. It has great characters and dialogue and a sizzling romance between people that were trying so hard to stay "just friends".

I loved Logan!! He's had a tough life and his temper got him thrown out of his last college, which is how he ended up at Edwin O'Leary College, aka EOL. Which also stands for End of the Line as in last chance. Logan's holding onto his last chance with everything he has because getting his degree is so important to him. He doesn't care how many rules Coach has, he plans to keep every one of them. I loved that he didn't care if the other players were sneaking around doing things against the rules, he wasn't going to join them. I loved his nicknames for Ben, the guy Jess thinks she's into. My favorite was "Has Ben". 😂

I liked Jess. She had had a terrible thing happen during her freshman year but she didn't let it destroy her. I admire people (even fictional ones) that are great at math and Jess is. That's how she ends up spending so much time with Logan. Lucky girl. I loved her snarky comments about Danielle. My favorite "I despise her with the fiery, burning intensity of a thousand urinary tract infections." 😂

I really liked that Logan and Jess were friends for awhile before they admitted their feelings for one another and kissed, although it took so long I thought I might die from the anticipation, but it was totally worth the wait. I don't know where the author comes up with such great dialogue for her characters but I love it. I always start marking things I think are funny but have to stop because I'd mark half the book. 

I almost forgot there's a cameo of Evan "Awesome" Dawson!! #Awestruck

As content goes there's kissing, some make-out scenes, talk of child neglect and abuse, mention of date rape drug and almost rape with no details.

Thank you Montlake Romance and NetGalley for my copy. All thoughts expressed in this review are mine.
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This book was pretty amazing and had me feeling so many things. The chemistry between the characters was off the charts and kept your attention.  The stipulations for the “no swearing” rule will have you laughing out loud many times. It has everything I look for in a great romance novel. I devoured it and couldn’t stop until I was done. she has quite the characters who had very real situations and were well developed. You definitely were rooting for them to end up together once you saw how perfect they were together. A romance novel every should!! It is clean and you can share with your grandma 😍

Logan and Jess love spending time together. What starts as friends going on “non-dates” turns into so much more. They have everything they need right in front of them but won’t acknowledge it.  In the end, it all works out and you fall in love all over again after reading their story.
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I both read and listened to this book and loved it both ways!  This is a sweet (but swoony) story about 2 peoples struggling with their own demons.  Both characters were very likable and I was sad when the story was over because I was enjoying it so much!!
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I absolutely love love loved this book! It had me laughing,smiling, swooning, screaming, and falling in love. The characters were fun to follow! I loved the chemistry between Jess and Logan, it was electric! This has become one of my favorite books to read and listen to!
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4 Stars

The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson is a well written and enjoyable read.

I liked the storyline, it held my interest from start to end and I loved watching the relationship between Jess and Logan unfold.

Overall, The Friend Zone is a sweet and heartwarming read and I highly recommend it.

*Thank you to the publisher via Netgalley for the advance copy.*
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Logan is a top-notch quarterback but he has officially made it to the last chance he has to play any type of college ball. With that comes a set of rules that must be followed. Rule one doesn’t date the coach’s daughter, attend all classes maintaining a grade point average, no drinking, no swearing, studying, there’s even no dating and especially no dating the coaches daughter. So last chance U starts off with the two main characters meeting and then later being put together because he needs a tutor and she is picked. Jess has been doing everything to stay away from Logan since she picked him and Bash up from the airport. I must say I liked the Bash character. The story follows along a football season with practices games and a father-daughter back and forth. The main part of the story is the attraction between the two main characters and really Jess not wanting to hurt Logan’s career and also find a way to let her father know that it is okay for her to date a nice guy. A really good book. There are some issues that are touched on that goes on at college and that is why the dad is so over the top. The way the father-daughter finally talk about everything is good though. A very good book.
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The Friend Zone was a great way to spend the day.  This book is a little on the slow side, but also very sweet.  A relationship between Jess &  Logan is forbidden so to hide their developing feelings they must keep it a friends only relationship.   

I really enjoyed the slow build of this relationship,  Logan's struggles with his feelings being more than friendship but trying so hard to play by the rules.   A very enjoyable read.
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I loved the sweet, yet mature relationship between Logan and Jess. This was a fantastic coming of age story that touches on some intense issues. Excellent read!!!
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It was a very good book! I really loved the main character Jess and Logan! They were so cute! Thank you so much Netgalley for this e-arc in exchange of my honest review! 4.75 stars!!
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The cover is definitely what drew me in first, and that promise of forbidden love sealed it. This is Logan's last and only chance, and if that means following coach's strict rules so be it. Unfortunately not breaking one of those rules becomes extremely hard when he meets Jess aka the coach's daughter.

They try to be just friends, Jess tutoring him math, and Logan even helps her get attention from another guy. Still the attraction is undeniable. It's a slow build up of constant flirting, sexual tension, that will drive you insane (in a good way).

While the attraction was pretty instant, it was nice to see them first be friends, and really get to know each other. This gives the story a more believable feel. To be fair there were no unexpected surprises, making this very much a comfort read. If friends to lovers trope is what you like, and a forbidden one at that, then The Friend Zone is right up your ally. 

*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Title: The Friend Zone	
Series: n/a
Stand Alone Title: 
Author:  Sariah Wilson
Genre:  Romance, New Adult
Blurb: From the bestselling author of the #Lovestruck novels comes a rousing romance about following your dreams, second chances, and playing the game of love.
Disgraced college quarterback Logan Hunt was on his way to NFL stardom when he messed up big-time. Now the Texas star player with a bad temper has a new option: Seattle’s EOL College—as in End of the Line, to his fellow misfit recruits. It’s Logan’s last chance. If he can follow the rules. No parties, no fighting, no swearing, and oh, no dating the coach’s daughter, Jess. Simple. Yeah, right. For Logan, there has never been a rule he’s more tempted to break.
The deal is “just friends.” The pretty, confident, and fiercely smart math whiz is fine with pizza, tutoring, and keeping Logan in line. But the closer Jess gets, the more receptive she is to his warm heart and spirit—not to mention his irresistible off-field passes. With defenses down, they’re both heading into the danger zone.
It’s more than thrilling. It’s love. It’s also a game changer that could sideline Logan’s NFL goals—and more important, a future with Jess. But dreams are worth fighting for, right?
Favorite quote(s): “When I’m dating a girl and I tell her she’s adorable, I’m not comparing her to a baby dog and/or a slow-moving animal.  It means I want to adore her, worship her, in every way imaginable.”
“I told you so many times that there was no girl worth giving up my future for.  No one who could make me walk away from football.  I was wrong.  There is someone.  You.”
Thoughts: I just discovered Sariah Wilson this year, and I happen to love her books.  They are like a breath of fresh area in the romance genre.  This one wasn’t one of my favorites, however, part that lies in the fact that New Adult just isn’t one of my favorite genres.  Typically I only get so far into it before the college kids who act more like immature thirteen year olds finally has me tossing it aside.  I actually enjoyed this one though, just not quite as much as her other books.  This surprised me since the book focuses heavily on the college life and our couple who falls in love in the midst of it.  Logan is looking for redemption and this is his last shot to make football his career.  No more second chances.  Of course, that means we have the off-limit girl that just happens to be in the right place at the wrong time.  What follows is a lot of difficult choices – or just the simplest ones, depending on your outlook.  And sometimes you just need to shift your priorities. 
This is a sweet romance that tugs at the heartstrings, and not one you want to miss. 
Rating: B
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Sariah Wilson is one of my favorite authors. And while this one wasn’t a favorite of mine of her books, I still enjoyed it. I liked the characters (even side ones like Bash and Keilani) and the college setting was fun! The tension build was good, but I wish there had been more flirting/texts/etc when they were in the “friend zone” only period. And their inner dialogue seemed more than normal and it started to feel a bit redundant. 

Sariah Wilson remains one of my favorite auto-buy authors and this was still way better than most clean romances out there! And I’m soooo hoping Keilani and Ford get a story!
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