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Just for the Summer
Just for the Summer | Abby Jimenez
A sharp and scintillating summer novel that will make readers laugh out loud and cry happy tears from the New York Times bestselling author of Yours Truly. Justin has a curse, and thanks to a Reddit thread, it's now all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the second they break up. 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. Their curses will cancel each others out, and theyll both go on to find the love of their lives. Its a bonkers idea and it just might work. 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. It's supposed to be a quick fling, just for the summer. But when Emma's toxic mother shows up and Justin has to assume guardianship of his three siblings, they're suddenly navigating a lot more than they expected--including catching real feelings for each other. What if this time Fate has actually brought the perfect pair together?
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AileenRR
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Loved both the hero and the heroine, both such good people 💕

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Melismatic
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3rd IRL book club was so much fun! 💖🫶🏻💫

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
marleed Ohh, I love this 🩷🩷 2w
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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

Labeling this a romance feels…odd. The over arching themes here are mental health and complicated family dynamics. Being in a healthy relationship won‘t magically fix your life and a lot of the cute elements in this are straight up codependent and not believable. My heart goes out to poor BFF Maddy — where is her gold medal for being a side character in all this? 🤔😂🤷🏻‍♀️

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Ligaya
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If you can choose between anger and empathy, always choose empathy.

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BookBr
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I‘ve been neglecting my book tracking! Here‘s one:

This was a great read — an interesting premise, and a more than fun follow through. I LOVED how the characters communicated openly and honestly with each other, and that the problems they had were real, situational or deep-rooted issues that had to be thoughtfully worked on and resolved. All the characters were well drawn and enjoyable, funny and relatable, and all too human. Really enjoyed this!

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I loved everything about this book. It's my favorite of the year so far ❤️ and the first Abby Jimenez book I've read (I'm sad to admit) so I have purchased all her others. My summer reading plan made. 🤓

LiteraryinLawrence I‘ve only read Yours Truly and I really liked it! 3w
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The.Great.Catsby
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This book was so sweet.
I couldn't put it down. I loved Emma and Justin.
I love how they both actually talked to each other. There wasn't that annoying feeling of me wanting to shake them and tell them to just talk.
I wasn't expecting that specific fallout.

I hadn't realized it was part of a series when I first picked it up. I'm so so so happy there is more to read!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
05.27.2024

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Melismatic
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Starting in on my third pick for my IRL book club. Romance is not my usual fare and I‘ve got plenty of dark/horror lined up for June so…we‘ll see. This has some pretty stellar reviews everywhere I look. 🤷🏻‍♀️🫖☕️

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I'm only 20 pages into this and laughing pretty hard. That's a good sign. 🤣🙃

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nitalibrarian
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Now reading the newest Abby Jimenez.🥰

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really enjoyed this, my first Abby Jimenez! Loved the silly dating “curses” and the “Toilet King” detail. Funny and serious and cute. The unstable family part was a bit much, but felt kind of real, and was a necessary part of the background and story, so I get it. Looking forward to reading the other #PartofYourWorld books!

ShananigansReads You are in for a good ride. Enjoy! 1mo
wanderinglynn Love her books. ❤️ 1mo
ItsAnotherJen Def one of my go-to authors now. I haven't read this one yet 1mo
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn @ItsAnotherJen Excited to read more from her! 1mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Another good one! Jimenez‘s books are a little slice of cuteness and fun but never cheesy. I‘m currently mildly obsessed with reading all of her books bc it‘s all my brain can handle currently, but I‘m so glad I‘ve found her work and I‘m pretty sure I‘d love them any time (not just end of crazy school year time). Any suggestions for other non-cheesy authors in the same vein as Jimenez? Others you love as well?

TheBookHippie Abbi Waxman maybe ? 1mo
HeatherBookNerd Linda Holmes and Emily Henry 1mo
marleed Beth O‘Leary or Jasmine Guillory 1mo
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Sharpeipup
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Great way to start a weekend.

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Kar2b
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These are the books I read on vacation. They‘re great picks because I loved them all. Just for Summer was my favorite, but not by much because they‘re all great!

julieclair Perfect vacation books! 1mo
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NikkiCureton
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“You‘re not asking too much,” he said. “You were just asking the wrong person. Ask me instead.”
Such a simple sentiment, but also sort of beautiful. The thought that you can not be so independent and ask someone for help and actually get it is really everything! This story is so good, like all the Abby Jimenez I‘ve read so far.

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CleverGirl
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Fans of Abby Jimenez will not be disappointed! Cute concept, likable characters, a dog. Thank you, Abby!!!

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Allthebookclubs
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I wanted a GOOD rom-com and this hit the spot. Both Emma and Justin‘s characters were very complex. Their “relationship curse” brought them together and their humor made the sparks fly. It‘s very witty with lots of family drama, the baggage is deep and it almost overshoots the story of Justin and Emma, but it actually brings them together and helps them grow. Book #34 in 2024

marleed I love this card! 1mo
Allthebookclubs Thank you!! ☺️ 1mo
Kar2b I love Abby‘s books because they feature real life problems and not made up conflict. This was my favorite of hers so far! 1mo
Allthebookclubs @Kar2b go read The Rule Book by Sarah Adams, you like it. The jobs of the main characters are not super realistic for most people, but the way the story develops and ends was good! 1mo
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GinaKButler
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Up next on audio. 🎧

Feels like summer…
#bookspinbingo

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Laughterhp
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Finished all the books I will for April. Tagged was definitely my favorite read and it definitely beat out Kilt Trip.

Sorry but Ruthless Vow beat Just for the Summer for me. Even though they‘re completely different books.

I also added a bonus book for April with The Bone Shard Daughter because I also loved this book.

#readingbracket2024

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MotherOfCats
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IuliaC 😻 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Hello floofy 🥰🥰 2mo
peanutnine 😻😻😻 2mo
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BookBr
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Been wanting to pick up this one, and found it on Spotify Audiobooks! Started listening today and it‘s my first audiobook since the kid was small! Very much enjoying so far…

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angel1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
This book and Starbucks were both sweet treats for me! I absolutely loved this adorable romance💘

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TheSpineView
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This book definitely has all the feels. Great characters, plot and outstanding prose. 4⭐️

First book completed for the #AwesomeApril readathon hosted by @Andrew65

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏I love the cover. 2mo
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Melismatic
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It‘s Indie Bookstore Day so I bought my next in-person-book-club pick (& some Swiftie pens) at my neighborhood shop, aka my Happy Place. 🥰

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DestinyMorna
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A great summery read of two people who are right for each other but seemingly meet at the wrong time in their lives. Emma and Justin plan to date and breakup but somewhere in the weeks of dating, they really connect. Justin is such a caring man whose love language is acts of kindness from bringing her lunch and caring for her when she is sick. I just loved him! This was my April #BOTM pick and it was a winner.

#justforthesummer
#botm

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DestinyMorna
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“In a world where you can choose anger or empathy, always choose empathy.”
##JustForTheSummer. #BookQuote. #SummerReading

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Injeanious
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Loved it! Such a great story. Quick read and hard to put down. Loved the characters

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TheSpineView
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

1️⃣ Nothing special. Just work.
2️⃣ Bella my fur baby.
3️⃣ Horse

@BookmarkTavern @bnp @Texreader

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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marleed
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Another grid of satisfaction and the tagged was everything I was hoping it would be! …And thank goodness for tax dollars being baked in to the support of public libraries so I can experience so many new books in a month!

5* = Loved It, want to shout out loud about this book! I do/will own/keep a physical copy. A+
4*= I liked it, would love to discuss. Solid B
3*=Meh, no need to discuss. Avg C
2*=Nope D
1*=DNF F

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marleed
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I love it when authors succeed in writing a stand-alone series where supporting characters in one book become the MC‘s of the next book. It doesn‘t matter to the current story if you‘ve read the previous books, but it‘s delightful Easter egg when the memory of current supporting character rushes back from its place in memories almost lost. I also love a rom-dramedy with meaningful issues.

Eggs Beautiful 😻 2mo
marleed @Eggs Thank you! I love it when the artwork on a new book has me yearning for the season coming up! 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"r/Amltheasshole
Posted by just_in_267
AITA for naming my ugly dog after my ex best friend?"

lil1inblue 😂 😂 😂 2mo
Kar2b Looking forward to reading this one. Love Abby‘s stories!! 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I haven't read anything by her yet but now I am intrigued. AITA is one of my favorite guilty pleasures 😂 2mo
BookBr I just found this book on Spotify Audiobooks and might try it that way! 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was an absolutely beautiful read. More than just a stereotypical rom-com, though it definitely was cute and funny. It was also absolutely heartbreaking at times as both main characters were dealing with tough family trauma. Both characters were written so well but Justin is everything. A top read of the year so far. 5⭐️

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Nessavamusic
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Just started this and I‘m already completely charmed by both characters. I‘ve been reading slower lately and this is just what I needed!

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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ShananigansReads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#ShananigansReads24

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ShananigansReads
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Just finished it. It was worth postponing my nap. 😴

Eggs Obey the Book 😂 2mo
ShananigansReads @Eggs 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 2mo
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Laughterhp
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I LOVED this book! Might be my favorite Abby Jimenez so far! I loved all the Easter eggs in this book from her other books!

Ahh it was so good, I devoured it! Read it!

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MaggieCarr
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So so good! Could be read alone but filled with Easter eggs and nods to earlier AJ stories.

Aims42 I love when authors add Easter eggs from previous books, it‘s so fun 🤩🥰 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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All.the.feels! 5⭐️

If you can‘t tell, I‘m a huge AJ fan. And Abby Jimenez will always be a pre-order, auto-buy author for me.

When it arrived on Thursday, I started reading it immediately & didn't get up again until I hit the last word on the last page. Emma and Justin might have edged out Sloan and Jason as my favorite.

On top of the amazing story, all the cameos! It's like a beautiful synergy of Abby-world, a place I wish I could live.

DebinHawaii Ahh! I can‘t wait for my #BOTM to arrive with this one! I 💛 her books so much! 2mo
Julsmarshall I loved this one too. And I‘ll get to meet her next week! It will be in a professional situation so I‘m going to have to try to stay chill. It is going to be hard! 2mo
wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii enjoy! It‘s a beautiful story. 2mo
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wanderinglynn @Julsmarshall that‘s so awesome! 2mo
DebinHawaii @Julsmarshall That‘s very cool! I saw a TikTok from her where someone in an airport was carrying her book & she was crying (Abby) because she was so happy. She seems like a neat person. 2mo
wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii I‘d love to visit her bakery, Nadia Cakes. 2mo
DebinHawaii @wanderinglynn Me too!🧁😋 2mo
Zuhkeeyah I love her books too! My friend has the ARC for this one and I've been asking her to please read faster so I can borrow it 😅 2mo
Laughterhp I read 80 pages last night of this one! I‘m hoping to be able to just read it all day today! 2mo
wanderinglynn @Zuhkeeyah I hope you get to read it soon! 2mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Yet again breaking up my read of KOA with a fun summery book! ☀️💕

Julsmarshall I loved this one!! 2mo
Cailey_Mac @Julsmarshall that‘s good to know!! I‘ve got the feeling I will too😊 2mo
wanderinglynn I adored this book! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Cailey_Mac @wanderinglynn I‘m having a lot of fun with it so far! 2mo
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kissmehardy
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I am DESTROYED. Once again the perfect combination of silly and caring and romantic, and I was just? so happy?? about certain developments near the end. SIGN ME UP FOR LIFE, ABBY JIMENEZ. #contemporaryromance #romcom

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Julsmarshall
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amazing ! Jimenez gets better and better! Every book of hers becomes my new favorite. Justin and Emma are both known for being the last person someone dates before finding their one true love. They meet online-if they date each other, will it break the curse? Both characters are dealing with a lot and finding their way to each other won‘t be easy. This book is filling with longing, laughter, & love-don‘t miss it! Releases 4/1 #netgalley

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