The Friend Zone

Kristen Callihan
The Friend Zone
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Amazon Digital
Release Date
May 2015
Book 2 of Game On
Contemporary Romance, New Adult

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

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
May 09, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
119 people found the following review helpful
4 "The Sum of My Existence Equals You" Stars! What an enjoyable witty, romantic comedy that explores the age old conundrum of what to do when you fall in love with your best friend. I loved both the hero and heroine, and Kristen Callihan had me laughing throughout this charming, engaging romance. This was my first experience with Ms. Callihan, but it definitely will not be my last. Now I can't wait to go backwards and read The Hook Up, Book 1 in the Game On series, to experience Anna and Drew's story! And the great news, particularly for those who have already had the pleasure of both books in this series, is that Book 3, The Game Plan, is planned for release later this year in the Fall!

Gray Grayson is a player, both on and off the field. As the star tight-end for his college, Gray is expected to potentially go number 1 in the NFL draft. His moves when it comes to women are also well known, as he is famously known for the one and done maneuver.

Gray doesn't befriend women, so the last thing he expects is to become "attached" to his potential sports agent's daughter--Ivy Mackenzie-- via text, no less. All because he did the right thing and let his buddy, Drew, who was suffering from a broken leg, borrow his automatic transmission car, leaving him--courtesy of his potential future agent--with Ivy's, very feminine and tiny pink car to ride around in. As no good deed ever goes unpunished, it doesn't take very long for Ivy to start summoning threats and implementing rules for Gray to follow when using said pinkalicious car.

Ivy, in turn, is busy learning her mother's trade, baking, overseas. Moreover, she is not the type to fall for the players, particularly any such player that may potentially become a client of her father's. Nonetheless, she surprisingly finds herself craving Gray's texts.

Then when Ivy returns to her father's home for a short stint before her planned departure back to London to run one of her mother's bakeries, Gray's and Ivy's carefully crafted plans for their future all become a jumbled quandary as they are left to sort out just what the nature of their "friendship" truly is all about.

What a fantastic, touching, new adult read that is sure to appeal to anyone who has ever explored the age old question: can a boy and girl truly have a strictly platonic relationship? I can't wait to read more of Ms. Callihan's clever, entertaining romances!
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