Just For The Summer, a review by Di

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Abby Jimenez

April 2, 2024
432 pages

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Genre: Romantic Comedy, Women, Small Town & Rural

A book by Abby Jimenez is always like a breath of fresh air. I know what to expect but I don’t know how it will go. They start with likeable characters, lots of banter, quirky humour and a relationship on the horizon. But, they are not cookie-cutter stories.

This is the story of Emma and Justin, both of whom have a history of short relationships. They agree to a short term relationship with no strings attached.

There are lots of bumps in the road. Of course. Jimenez’s books always have more than a light storyline romance. She delves into deeper and more serious issues. This time it is mental health, something that is acknowledged more than it ever used to be. As it should be.

I liked following Emma’s and Justin’s journey, cheering for them along the way. Both were likeable and realistic. Other characters weren’t just in the background. Some played a major role.

I appreciate the author’s acknowledgements, indicating the research she did for mental health issues.

And, best of all, I loved the very last line of her acknowledgements.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers copy.

Just a reminder that we rate books using emojis that are relative to the story. In this case, if you know you know! And, when you read the book, you’ll know!

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