Read-Alikes for ‘Just for the Summer' by Abby Jimenez | LibraryReads

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book. 

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez (Forever: Grand Central) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book. 

 Justin and Emma are cursed. Everyone they break up with finds “the One” soon after, going on to a life of wedded bliss. But if Justin and Emma date each other, maybe the curses will cancel each other out? That’s what Justin pitches to Emma after meeting her online. Emma, a traveling nurse who rarely stays in one place for more than six weeks, thinks it’s worth a shot. That’s how she and her best friend Maddy find themselves in Justin’s state of Minnesota, working at a hospital. It’s only for the summer and supposed to be casual, but Justin quickly falls for Emma. Unfortunately, after a childhood of neglect and abandonment, Emma’s heart is locked away. The story begins as does the relationship, breezy and easy. As the characters reveal more of themselves in alternating chapters, readers get a front-row, intimate view of each protagonist’s thoughts, feelings, and inner conflicts. Undiagnosed mental health concerns, toxic relationships, and PTSD are treated sensitively and realistically. VERDICT This witty, emotion-filled novel from Jimenez (Yours Truly) isn’t one to just read, it’s one to sink into. Hand it to fans of Helen Hoang and Christina Lauren.—Heather Miller Cover

The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa

Appeared on the April 2020 LibraryReads list

“After Solange stops Dean’s wedding of convenience, they start a mutually beneficial fake relationship: Dean can make partner at his law firm and Solange can get her meddlesome family off her case. With heart, laughs, and characters you’ll fall in love with, this follow up to The Worst Best Man is perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Talia Hibbert.”—Jillian Hayes, Queens Public Library, Jamaica, NY

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Appeared on the June 2020 LibraryReads List 6/9/2020 

“In this contemporary romance, three women who were two-timed by the same man become friends. The unique, funny premise cleverly serves as a catalyst for why the women are trying to make changes in their lives. The romance is lovely and finds ways in which the couple struggles to be together. Give this to fans of Mia Sosa and Alisha Rai.”—Ann Carpenter, Brooks Free Library, Harwich, MA

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Appeared on the January 2018

“Drew is in San Francisco for his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. When he finds himself stuck in an elevator with Alexa, they hatch a plan to go to the wedding together, pretending to be a couple. Told in alternating points of view, this is a delightful multicultural romance.”—Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI  

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