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Life's Too Short

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This book rocked my world. Honestly, I never really love real-world problems in my romance books because I love to escape but this book—real world problems and all provided me an escape like only Abby could provide. Every minute I spent time reading this book was highly enjoyable. I can’t recommend it enough

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This one was good on audiobook. I really liked both narrators. I enjoyed Abby Jimenez’s first two books, and this one had similar feelings/themes in terms of romance and heavy topics. At times it did feel like too many heavy things were thrown at our heroine. It could have been more streamlined and would have been just as effective. While the hero was great, he too was almost too great. I realize heroes in romance novels can come across as aspirational, but Adrian was a bit too perfect for me.
Still, I enjoyed it.

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This was adorable! I loved the characters, the story, the romance! I haven't read any other books by Abby Jimenez and even though this is technically the third in a series, I wasn't lost at all. I really enjoyed the writing style and wit/humour of the protagonists—it made it a light and easy read even with the serious topics discussed.

I liked that Jimenez discussed some pretty serious topics throughout the book (i.e. ALS, drug abuse, mental health, etc.), it added another level to the book so it wasn't just a cute and fluffy romance—the characters had problems to work out outside of their relationship, which I really liked.

The romance itself was adorable. I enjoyed the neighbours/friends-to-lovers trope. They had good chemistry and tension from the start but slowly developed their relationship (though mostly because neither of them wanted to be dating at first, but who can resist a single neighbour who cooks you good food and takes care of your baby *swoons*).

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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Oh my goodness…Abby Jimenez does it again. Having read her last two books, I was eager and on the edge of my seat to delve into her third. Staring down my own colon cancer diagnosis, surgery and chemo, on the heals of my mom’s unexpected passing and my dad going into the hospital, I reached out to Abby and begged for a chance to read this book. Turns out begging wasn’t necessary. And….it also turns out that the touching story, even with real and deep themes of ALS and mental health, was just what I needed to help my recovery and own healing. Abby writes characters with depth and true life challenges, but balances that with wit, humor, meet cute moments and so much tenderness and love. Five stars wishing I had SIX. Loved it!!!!!

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I’ve been enamoured with Abby Jimenez’s books ever since discovering her unique brand of storytelling in The Friend Zone, and her newest Romantic Comedy is another perfect marriage of humour and heart-wrenching emotion. It’s the story of a famous YouTuber whose family’s tragic health history has taught her to live each day to its fullest, and never dare to hope for a future she might never get to see. But then the hot lawyer living next door walks into her life and shakes her resolve to never fall in love… A joyful story full of heart and hope and truth and everything I always hope to find in a book. A triumph!

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I laughed, I cried, I swooned. Life's Too Short isn't the world's best novel, but it is a terrific tale of love finding a way to beat the odds. Vanessa is a woman who knows who she is and what she wants in life. A woman unapologetically herself. Adrian is the perfect foil to Vanessa, a strong man who isn't afraid to show his emotions. The slow burn in this book is TOTALLY worth it!

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Character driven romance. Jimenez is an awesome writer and you will enjoy the two main leads, it is a little (lil’ bit) insta Lovey but I enjoyed it and if romance so normal rules need not apply.

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This book was awesome! I really didn't know what to expect with this book but I really enjoyed it. It started really slow then it just took off like a rocket.

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I am so glad that I finally got to read Adrian's book! I loved every minute of this!!!!!! I cant wait to see what Abby comes out with next

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Abby Jimenez is one of my favorites when it comes to rom-coms. I totally loved this one. I fell in love with this couple. It was fun, moving, romantic and thought provoking.

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Once again Abby Jimenez does it again! Seriously thought I might have been able to finish this book without balling my eyes out, but 80% in and the water works wouldn't stop. Vanessa lives life by the edge of her seat because women in her family don't have a history of living past 30. Her ticking clock won't stop when she finally meets her next door neighbor, Adrian. Vanessa is everything Adrian is not but they always say opposites attract. This story is utterly beautiful as the pair unravel each other's insecurities with plenty of push back. I was rooting for them from start to finish.

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I adored Friend Zone. One of my favorites so it’s really hard to top that. This was very good and keep me bingeing but I felt like it was missing something

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WE ARE THREE FOR THREE HERE, PEOPLE. every book authorabbyjimenez has written has been a five star fave for me!!! gahhh i just love her storytelling, her characters (such realness! such heart! such warmth! so swoon worthy!), her way of totally sucking me in and melting my heart.

i said it with books 1 and 2 and i’ll say it again, WHERE ARE THE REAL LIFE MEN LIKE THE ONES IN THESE STORIES bc hellooooo i’m single and would totally date a guy like adrian 😍

okay anyway read these!!! (you don’t HAVE to read them in order, the characters just all loosely connect and are mentioned in the other books so you’ll get some spoilers if you don’t go in order but nbd).

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Abby Jimenez has become one of my favorite go-to authors. Her romances are so well done and beautifully written.

In her newest book, Abby Jimenez writes about a famous YouTube star who travels the world trying to live her best life in case she is eventually diagnosed with familial ALS. Her travels are put on hold when her sister has a relapse and Abby has to take care of her newborn niece. Her hot lawyer neighbor + building owner lends a hand when cries are keeping him up all night and their friendship is instant. Highly recommend for fans of Emily Henry and Kerry Winfrey.

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I loved this book so much! I really enjoyed the characters and their sweet romance. I will read anything that Abby Jimenez writes in the future.

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to read Abby's newest book in the series. This may have been her best one yet and I loved the series as a whole!

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Abby is my favorite author! I will read anything by her, and I really hope she never stops writing.
This is my third book by her, and they just keep getting better. I love how each book really talks about deep fears we all have about sharing our core beliefs with others. It might be fear of being unable to have children, fear of flying or just fear of being close to another, and the characters overcome when they find themselves in safe relationships. One can't help but cheer for all her characters! Can't wait for book 4!

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A wonderful story of love and facing ones fears for those they care about. Abby Jimenez continues to bring the most heart warming and romantic novels.

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So enjoyable and full of fun and charm. Such a great book for lounging by the pool this summer with cocktail in hand.

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3.5 - Unfortunately, this one was my least favorite of the series. It didn't grab me as much as her others. I felt there was no buildup of chemistry between Vanessa and Adrian. There didn't seem to be as much internal dialogue with trying to convince themselves they weren't attracted to each other either. It just happened too quick. I like her getting him out of his "life is only work" philosophy and enjoy every minute, but they went from friends to more within a blink and it left a little to be desired. I also don't know how to feel about her thinking she has ALS and then ended up being something else, with still the 50% chance of having it hanging over her head, and Adrian's reaction too it. It was too extreme and then HER reaction to it. I wished it was more fleshed out and didn't leave me winded. Vanessa also dealt with so much in her family life. Phew. I was a little exhausted putting myself in her shoes. Just wasn't my story.

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