Esme thinks Jon is paranoid.
The truth is, Jon’s not that far off. Hunter is in love with his best friend and always has been. What Jon has wrong, however, is that Hunter never had any plans of ruining Esme’s happily ever after. Hunter wants what’s best for Esme, even if that’s not him.
When Jon pushes hard to end Esme and Hunter’s friendship, opposition comes from the most unlikely of places. It’s an eccentric lady with a cookie cart who suggests a different solution to Esme’s problem: Hunter and Esme should give each other a chance.
They’ve both thought of the possibility over the years—of course they have. But with a ring already on Esme’s finger and a heap of hurt feelings and broken trust in the mix, there hasn’t been a worse time to explore the depths of their feelings for each other.
Both Esme and Hunter think it’s time to move on and leave childhood crushes in the past. The question is: Can one woman and the taste of one cookie change their minds?
Note to Reader: This book is a "clean" read with mainstream values and minor language.
- Original Title:King of the Friend Zone (Power of the Matchmaker)
- Author:Sheralyn Pratt
- Rating:8.52 / 10
- Publisher:Published August 29th 2016 by Wicked Sassy
“So this is it?” Jon asked, looking up at the large columns topped with weeping women. “The happiest place on earth?”
Esme smiled as she pulled him into the park. “Well, it’s my happiest place on earth. I’m sure Disney would disagree.”
Jon smiled back, his eyes glinting playfully. “I might have to side with Disney at first glance, but I’ll give you a shot at converting me.”
“Get ready to be converted,” Esme said, slipping her hand into his and leading him to the main loop circling around the pond at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Esme couldn’t count the memories she’d made in this place. Her mom, Audra, had gone walking every morning with her best friend, Sarah, back when Esme was a baby. The best friends had their first babies at the same time, and what started as a buddy s...