Just for the Summer - Abby Jimenez

Just for the Summer

By Abby Jimenez

  • Release Date: 2024-04-02
  • Genre: Romantic Comedies
Score: 4.5
From 407 Ratings


Instant #1 New York Times bestseller and a Good Morning America Book Club Pick!
This witty, slow-burn rom-com is the "ideal beach read." --Elle

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 other’s out, and they’ll both go on to find the love of their lives. It’s 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?


  • Hit close to home

    By Poseygirll87
    Great read. Excellent detail and hit pretty close to home for me
  • Amazing Read, Yet Again

    By skm4jc
    I am… beyond words. How, HOW does Abby manage to write one compelling, immersive, empathetic, gut-punching story after another? Her thoroughness and consistency manages to astound me anew every time. I can’t even explain why this still gives me a mind-blown reaction, except to say that her books are THAT GOOD. You get to know these characters. You see not only into their minds, but their hearts. You get to meet the people and things they surround themselves with. You learn, along with them, why they are the way they are. This book is no different. The amount of thought and research Abby puts into her stories shines through in the specific details she provides. It glows in the careful, tender way she addresses major issues, including genetically-inherited diseases, organ donation, anxiety, and now emotional trauma. Honestly, this kind of scares me for her next book, because she’s already hinted at part of the plot. It WILL hit very close to home for me, and I’m not sure I’m ready for that. Abby, if I could give this book twenty stars, I would.
  • Good book

    By kasd.2
    Overall, the book is pretty good. however, I wish the author described Emma’s life a little more towards the end on how she is now. The middle of the book felt like it was never ending, but I’m glad I continued . It was really expectingly unexpected. I knock off two stars only because personally I wanted more of the love story after she figured herself out and because the middle dying for me.
  • Excellent

    By SingerIslandmom
    So fun and filled with real problems people have to sort through.

    By Beallaaaa
    This book sucked me in from the moment I started to read! The depth of the pain in the lives of both characters was difficult to read because the rawness of the mental health/trauma was so real and relatable. This is truly one of the BEST love stories I've read. I was weeping with them in their pain but rejoicing in the love that came from it all. Thank you for the detail that was put into this book, this will always be in my top 5!
  • Just for the summer

    By KDT1958
    This book is amazing!
  • A True Tearjerker

    By VBGOD
    Abby brought the two main characters to life in this book. I laughed and cried along with them in their struggles and joy filled moments. Soon I was so engrossed in their story, I couldn’t put it down. Be prepared to immerse yourself!
  • Not her normal job.

    By ok and beyond
    The idea that two people who can’t find their soulmate but find the soulmates for all the past dates is a good one. The idea that those two are a match for each other is good too, and in this book underserved.
  • Great read.

    By T.LuluBelle
    Loved the characters, the details, the research that as a nurse I know she put into this! Wonderful story. Highly recommend.
  • Just for the summer

    By Frances Bookworm
    This story was a standalone, but it also wave together threads from prior stories from the same author, and it was wonderful to get the other pieces along the way I loved that both the hero and heroin point of views were given, and that there was growth on both sides All in all it was a wonderful, pulling together of all the intricate web of connections we all have. I will be rereading this to get more nuances as I continue to ponder all the nuances.