Author: Abby Jimenez
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist.
Vanessa lives life on her own terms — one day at a time, every day to its fullest. She isn’t willing to waste a moment or miss out on an experience when she has no idea whether she shares the same fatal genetic condition as her mother. Besides, she has way too much to do, traveling the globe and showing her millions of YouTube followers the joy in seizing every moment.
But after her half-sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her infant daughter, she is housebound, on mommy duty for the foreseeable future, and feeling totally out of her element.
The last person she expects to show up offering help is the unbelievably hot lawyer who lives next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. But as they get closer, Vanessa realizes that her carefree ways and his need for a structured plan could never be compatible for the long term. Then again, she should know better than anyone that life’s too short to fear taking the biggest risk of all. . .
Life’s Too Short is an emotional and humorous romance raising awareness for ALS. Vanessa is a popular travel YouTube vlogger raising awareness for ALS. She is now raising her niece, so she is adjusting to parenting and staying at home. Adrian is a lawyer that is always working. One night when the baby won’t stop crying, Adrian goes over to complain which starts their friendship. I loved watching their friendship progress. Neither of them wants anything more than friendship. I learned about hereditary ALS and how terrifying it is for the family to always worry. Life’s Too Short is a cute romance with a great story and many funny moments. There are many serious issues though throughout the book like addiction, ALS, and unwanted pregnancy. Life’s Too Short is the third book in The Friend Zone series but can be read as a standalone. There is one scene with the main characters from the previous novels and a few mentions throughout the book. I highly recommend reading the whole series starting with The Friend Zone. I loved Life’s Too Short and love The Friend Zone series. Life’s Too Short is a story of friendship, family, love, and overcoming fears.
Thank you Forever and NetGalley for Life’s Too Short.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author, Abby Jimenez, is a Food Network champion living in Minnesota. Abby founded Nadia Cakes out of her home kitchen back in 2007. The bakery has since gone on to win numerous Food Network competitions and has amassed an international cult following. Abby’s wry literary wit was spotlighted as the admin behind the hilarious viral comments on the now famous Nadia Cakes Vageode™ cake. Abby loves a good romance, coffee, doglets, and not leaving the house.