Life's Too Short


By Abby Jimenez

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"A hilarious, tender, and altogether life-affirming gem of a book." –Emily Henry, bestselling author of Beach Read

A brilliant and touching romantic comedy about two polar opposites, one adorable dog, and living every day to its fullest.

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.
  • Minnesota Book Awards winner
  • BookRiot, Top Books of 2021
  • Goodreads, Best of 2021 Romance Finalist
  • She Reads, Best of 2021 Romance Winner


  • “Abby Jimenez’s Life’s Too Short is a hilarious, tender, and altogether life-affirming gem of a book. This is the kind of novel that leaves you a little better than when it found you. Jimenez is a true talent.”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
  • “Heartfelt and swoony… Jimenez masterfully blends heavy issues and humor, lacing the tear-jerking heartache with sass and sarcasm. Series fans and newcomers alike will be moved by this emotional rom-com.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Abby Jimenez’s knack for tackling heavy subjects with humor and care shines through in this exquisitely written story about love, difficult family relationships, and living life to its fullest.”—Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project
  • “Jimenez continues to burnish her well-deserved reputation for delivering truly unforgettable love stories by gifting lucky readers with another sneaky-sweet yet surprisingly sexy romance. Jimenez achieves stunning emotional depth as her realistically imperfect characters power a story line that is in equal measures heartbreaking and gloriously hopeful.”Booklist
  • "A heartwarming romantic page-turner about embracing and living life to its fullest no matter the obstacles, Life's Too Short will make your heart flutter. With refreshingly real characters and compulsively readable prose, Abby Jimenez captures the thrill of falling in love without shying away from deeper themes. Clear your schedule because you won't be able to put this delicious book down!"—Katherine St. John, author of The Siren
  • “Sweet and funny!”—PopSugar
  • "Further showcases Jimenez’s masterful blend of genres and tone. ...These are irresistible characters, and Life’s Too Short will win readers over with its charm."—BookPage
  • “This story was nearly flawless… Life-affirming and generously upbeat despite the daunting theme, Life’s Too Short is a swoonworthy romance with dashing characters and a reminder to live each day to its fullest!” —The Nerd Daily
  • “An effervescent romantic comedy about taking chances, living life to the fullest, and how love can overcome anything, Life’s Too Short finds author Abby Jimenez at her most heartfelt and hilarious yet.”—Harlequin Junkie

On Sale
Apr 6, 2021
Page Count
384 pages

Abby Jimenez

About the Author

Abby Jimenez is a Food Network winner, USA Today and New York Times best-selling author, and recipient of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award for her novel Life's Too Short. 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 following.

Abby loves a good romance, coffee, doglets, and not leaving the house.

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