Title: Life’s Too Short
Author: Abby Jimenez
I have never been more thankfully for accidentally happening upon Abby Jimenez’ signing at BookCon a few years than after finishing this book. Life’s Too Short took my breath away. As with her other two books, this is more than simply a romance book: it has depth, emotional complexity, and touches on heavy issues. This is my absolute favorite of her books and I cannot recommend it enough.
Life’s Too Short centers around Vanessa, a travel blogger focused on living life to the fullest before her 30th birthday, all the while struggling to balance her family’s many problems. She’s trying her best to keep it all together and reluctantly begins to accept help from her neighbor; hot-shot lawyer and very eligible bachelor, Adrian.
If you are a reader that enjoys an excellently written slow-burn, Life’s Too Short is the book of your dreams. The chemistry between Vanessa and Adrian was off the charts. The yearning and sexual tension was palpable through the pages. And yet, a good portion of the story is focused on the developing friendship and trust between them. Friendship is such an important pillar for any romantic relationships and it shines through in this book.
As with her other books, Abby Jimenez also touches on some heavier emotional topics in Life’s Too Short. Vanessa struggles with her possible diagnosis of a terminal disease. Her younger sister struggles with addiction. Her father struggles with healthy coping mechanisms years after the death of her mother and other sister. Vanessa’s family’s struggles were realistically written and added another layer of depth to the story and characters.
Life’s Too Short is a heartwarming, poignant story full of exceptionally written characters and a beautiful slow-burn romance. I couldn’t have hoped for a better book and Abby Jimenez has definitely become an auto-add author. Add this contemporary romance to your summer TBR!