Just For The Summer
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Abby Jimenez is a Food Network winner, USA Today and New York Times best-selling author, and recipient of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award for her novel Life's Too Short. It doesn’t have to be the most extravagant love story, often times it is the most human ones that really stick with you. In this case Emma and Justin were both so beautifully human and I foresee them sticking with me for a long time.
I should have know better than to start this after noon, because now it’s 1:30am and I’m gonna have to go get an ice pack for my puffy eyes and a new box of Kleenex for those weird post-sob little hiccups of more sobbing. One of friendship, forgiveness, healing, and the life changing realization that you ARE worthy of love! Emma hadn't planned that her next assignment as a traveling nurse would be in Minnesota, but she and her best friend agree that dating Justin is too good of an opportunity to pass up, especially when they get to rent an adorable cottage on a private island on Lake Minnetonka.There’s tons of Easter eggs scattered throughout so if you’ve read her books before you’ll be squealing. The bakery has since gone on to win numerous Food Network competitions and, like her books, has amassed an international following. This releases in April but was absolutely one I was delighted to end my year with, as it was hands down a top 5 read of the year for me. For example, Justin and Emma initially meet via a reddit thread Justin posted asking “am I the asshole?
This, like all of Abby’s books, is hilarious and filled with comedic relief, but it’s also evocative and wrought with emotions and, in some ways, heavier than some of her previous stories. This is a delightful read filled with passion, resilience, and unexpected turns that keep the reader engaged until the last page. How romance isn’t just a big grand gesture but it’s more about the small part of life that are more rewarding.Emma’s grief and trauma and tragedy were so all-encompassing that the only person she could give almost all of herself to was her best friend, and in spite of the frustration and grief that sometimes caused her as well, Maddy never gave an inch. And as genuine attraction begins to grow between Emma and Justin, the end of her assignment in Minnesota looms large.
When a woman slides into his DMs with the same problem, they come up with a plan: They'll date each other and break up. This year, she bumps into Jason Humphrey, none other than her childhood sweetheart, who is still as handsome and charming as ever. Abby Jimenez is a Food Network winner, New York Times best selling author, and recipient of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award for her novel Life's Too Short.So said grandkids pretend to date to get their grandmas off their back while they work on other stuff. As a previous lover of Yours Truly, I felt like this one had the same recipe for success (minus the miscommunication which I see being a major perk for many). The way that this book and story felt so real, yet navigated difficult and heart wrenching topics was so beautifully done. Teacher Penelope Campbell loves visiting her Grandma Dot every summer - despite her constant attempts to find Penelope a man! I feel like I say this every time Abby releases a new book, but this honestly feels like her best yet.