Live In The Present With Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

Abby Jimenez has established herself as a formidable storyteller, captivating readers with her poignant narratives and relatable characters. With the author being an immediate purchase for us, we had to check out Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez.

As always, prepare for an emotional journey filled with love, resilience, and the courage to seize life’s fleeting moments. Jimenez’s novel delves into the lives of Vanessa Price and Adrian Copeland as they navigate the complexities of love, health, and personal growth. If you’re a fan of fame-related romance, this book should tick your boxes as we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it’s like being a YouTube sensation!

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Learn How to Live in the Present with ‘Life’s Too Short’ by Abby Jimenez

Life’s Too Short Abby Jimenez

When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto. Her mother and sister never saw the age of 30, and Vanessa doesn’t want to take anything for granted.

But after her half-sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her baby daughter, life goes from “daily adventure” to “next-level bad” (now with bonus baby vomit in hair). The last person Vanessa expects to show up offering help is the hot lawyer next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. No one warned her that he was the Secret Baby Tamer or that she’d be spending a whole lot of time with him and his geriatric Chihuahua.

Now she’s feeling things she’s vowed not to feel. Because the only thing worse than falling for Adrian is finding a little hope for a future she may never see.

Our Overview

Vanessa Price is a successful business owner with a vibrant personality, but she’s also living with a genetic disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), which puts her at high risk for colon cancer. Despite this, Vanessa is determined to make the most of her life and pursue her dreams.

At a charity bachelor auction, Vanessa bids on and wins a date with a firefighter named Adrian Copeland. Adrian is handsome, charming, and dedicated to his job, but he’s also dealing with his own personal struggles. His ex-girlfriend left him for his best friend, leaving him hesitant to open up to new relationships.

Despite their initial awkwardness, Vanessa and Adrian quickly hit it off, and their connection deepens with each passing day. However, Vanessa is reluctant to fully commit to a relationship because of her health condition. She doesn’t want to burden Adrian with the potential challenges that lie ahead.

Meanwhile, Vanessa’s sister, Kristen, and her best friend, Sloan, are both dealing with their own relationship issues. Kristen is struggling to conceive a child with her husband, Josh, while Sloan is trying to navigate her newfound fame as a musician.

As Vanessa and Adrian’s romance blossoms, they must confront their fears and insecurities head-on. Vanessa is terrified of the possibility of developing cancer and losing the love of her life, while Adrian struggles to overcome his past heartbreak and trust in the possibility of a future with Vanessa.

Despite the challenges they face, Vanessa and Adrian’s love for each other grows stronger with each obstacle they overcome. Ultimately, they realize that life is too short to let fear hold them back, and they commit to facing whatever the future may hold together.

Our Review

Life’s Too Short – Abby Jimenez follows the journey of Vanessa, a renowned vlogger, who unexpectedly finds herself taking care of her sister’s newborn baby amidst her family’s own array of challenges, all while grappling with the possibility of a life-threatening illness. Enter Adrian, her structured and work-focused neighbour, whose path intersects with Vanessa’s thanks to the presence of the inconsolable newborn. As they navigate the ups and downs of their newfound dynamic, their bond deepens, culminating in the formation of an inseparable family unit.

I particularly enjoyed witnessing the organic development of Vanessa and Adrian’s friendship, characterized by their unwavering support and genuine care for each other. Their effortless rapport and willingness to go above and beyond to uplift one another added depth to their relationship. Additionally, the portrayal of Vanessa’s vlogging lifestyle, complete with its highs and lows, offered an interesting perspective on the realities of online fame, with relatable moments such as handling fan mail.

While the inclusion of familiar characters like Jaxon, Sloane, Kristen, and Josh added a touch of familiarity to the story, I found their interactions somewhat contrived and disconnected from the main narrative. Nevertheless, Adrian’s heartfelt gesture towards Vanessa added a sweet touch to the overall plot. It wouldn’t have quite been the same without them.

In summary, Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez earns a solid rating of 4.5 out of 5 for its well-developed characters, emotional depth, and ultimately satisfying happily-ever-after, set against the backdrop of a picturesque tropical island. It’s the perfect pick for readers seeking a quick and heartwarming chick-lit read, ideally enjoyed lounging poolside under swaying palm trees this summer (I wish!).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez a standalone novel or part of a series?

Yes, Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez is technically a standalone novel. It tells a complete story with its own set of characters and plotlines, independent of Jimenez’s other works. While there may be some overlap in terms of minor characters appearing in multiple novels, each of Jimenez’s books can be enjoyed on its own without needing to read the others. Although, we suggest checking out all of her books for the fun overlaps, especially the other novels in The Friend Zone series!

Who are the main characters in Life’s Too Short – Abby Jimenez?

  1. Vanessa Price: A successful vlogger and entrepreneur who is living with a genetic disorder that puts her at risk for colon cancer. Vanessa is vibrant, determined, and fiercely independent, but she struggles with opening up to others about her health condition.
  2. Adrian Copeland: A handsome firefighter and Vanessa’s next-door neighbor. Adrian is hardworking, caring, and devoted to his job, but he’s also dealing with his own past heartbreaks and struggles with trusting in new relationships.

These two characters form the central romantic pairing in the novel, and their journey of love, self-discovery, and overcoming obstacles drives the narrative forward.

Is there a happily ever after ending?

Without revealing too much, Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez concludes with a happy ending. After facing various challenges and overcoming personal obstacles, the main characters, Vanessa and Adrian, ultimately find happiness together.

Is Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez spicy?

“Life’s Too Short” by Abby Jimenez contains some steamy scenes between the main characters, Vanessa and Adrian, as their romantic relationship develops throughout the story. While the novel does include moments of intimacy and passion, it is primarily focused on the emotional connection between the characters rather than explicit sexual content.

Overall, the level of spice in the novel is moderate, suitable for readers who enjoy romance with a hint of sensuality.

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