Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez
Publisher: Forever • Publication Date: April 6, 2021
Life’s Too Short was one of my most anticipated 2021 reads and when I got approved for an advance digital copy on NetGalley, my jaw dropped. Abby Jimenez has become a go-to author for me and I can say that Life’s Too Short is one of my favorite 2021 reads and as of now, is my favorite Abby book!
This book for me was absolute perfection. From their meet cute in the early morning hour to their Office marathons, I loved the friendship turned relationship of Vanessa and Adrian and I also loved each character independently on their own. Despite what she has gone through with losing family members, possibly dealing with her own ALS diagnosis and trying to keep her out of control surviving family members in line, Vanessa has the hugest heart and you are rooting for everything to go right for her. Adrian, first off he is incredibly swoon worthy and his love for Grace will melt you heart, he has unseated Jason as my favorite male character in an Abby book! I enjoyed going on the journey of growth he goes through in the book from realizing there is more to care about in life than just your job.
With Adrian being a minor character in The Happy Ever After Playlist, this book can definitely be read as a standalone, but if you have not read Abby’s previous two books, I highly recommend that you do. The cameo of Kristen, Josh, Sloan and Jason in this book was one of my favorite and funniest scenes. While this book is funny, it also deals with a number of heavy topics including ALS, death and substance abuse in a way that feels incredibly authentic.
Thank you to Forever and NetGalley for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review
CW: ALS, substance abuse, loss off a parent, grief, panic attacks, parental abandonment