Review — The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan

Posted August 17, 2016 by FMA in 4 Stars - It quenched my addiction!

Review — The Friend Zone by Kristen CallihanThe Friend Zone Series: Game On #2
Also in this series: The Hook Up
on May 5, 2015
Pages: 309
Genres: Sports, Romance

Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy.

The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy.

Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her…

Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.

Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to get himself out of the friend zone and into Ivy’s heart. Game on

Review The Friend zone

❝Live day-to-day, enjoy the moment, nothing deep❞

There are so many things I loved about this book.


I laughed till I cried. The banter between Special Sauce and Cupcake was brilliant! Setting up some of the best sexual tension and sexual chemistry I’ve read in a long time.

❝My girl, I realize, is hot. Not the obvious, sex-kitten hot, but the girl-next-door, I-gotta-know-what-she’s-hiding-under-that-shirt kind of hot.❞


Although for different reasons, both characters knew about the pain the other was dealing with. Both had trust issues, both had a need to be loved.

❝Pain resides there, and sort of longing too. I recognize it in myself–that need to have someone understand how empty life can feel as if you’re the only one in your universe.❞


I love reading about characters who are tough as nails or who hide behind some other defense mechanism, yet are able to show vulnerability by admitting their fears and weaknesses. The topping on the cake is when they not only acknowledge, but deal with them. And by doing so their lives are bettered.


The sexual tension between these two was off the charts! But the friends to lovers story, kept us wanting them to move it along…

❝You are the happiness I never realized I needed.❞

Obviously, you can’t read every book that is out there or every book that you want. And as a reviewer, sometimes our schedules get so full that we don’t have time to “free-read”. So when you do get the chance to pick up any book you want, and you happen onto a new-to-you author and a kick ass series, there’s nothing better!


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