Author: Kristen Callahan
Genre: New adult romance
After reading the first book in the Game On series (The Hook Up) I was impressed with author Kristen Callihan's writing and looked forward to reading book two "The Friend Zone". Readers were first introduced to Gray Grayson, college football star, in the first story and The Friend Zone is the story of Gray and Ivy Mackenzie, his future sports agent's daughter. The story starts with a very witty and entertaining monologue of texts between Gray and Ivy that had me laughing out loud. The friendship turns into something more after they finally meet, but not without resistance from both parties. They both fear losing a valued friendship if a romantic involvement doesn't work out between them. Their relationship is humorous, bittersweet, and amazingly hot all rolled into one! Ms. Callihan was able to capture the true essence of Gray's and Ivy's feelings for one another from friends to lovers, and everything in between. This is a great read and I would recommend this series as must read for 2015.