“Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn’t expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it’s a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.
Then again, nothing is going as expected this summer. She’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win a paid job at the boutique. She’s somehow managed to befriend Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro type who needs help in a project that involves eating burgers across L.A.’s eastside. Suddenly, she doesn’t feel like a sidekick. Is it possible Abby’s finally in her own story?
But when Jordi’s photography puts Abby in the spotlight, it feels like a betrayal, rather than a starring role. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image that other people have of her?
Is this just Abby’s summer of fashion? Or will it truly be The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)?”
*I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book comes out on April 3, 2018. All opinions stated are my own.*
This book was fantastic.
For a book that is under 300 pages, it definitely packed a lot in.
This was the first female/female romance that I have personally read since I started this blog. I have no idea why I waited this long but that is besides the point. It was one hell of a cute romance book.
Starting off with the characters, I really enjoyed Abby as our main character. She is a blogger so that (obviously) means I could really connect with her as a blogger myself. I don’t know too much about fashion but she the plot unfold from her eyes taught me a lot about that industry that I didn’t know before.
As far as the romance, I thought it was cute but at the same time I had some problems. Like I said, I thought it was cute but at the same time, it was very insta-lovey in my personal opinion. That just might have to do with the length of the book but I wish Jordi and Abby had gotten to know each other a little bit more before falling head over heals in love like they did.
Going into the plot, again I thought it was good but I still had some problems with it. Due to the fact that this book is short, I think the author tried to pack a little too much in in those 280 or so pages. The plot moved a little too fast for my personal taste. With those facts being said, I did still like it. I liked how it took place over one summer. We got to see a lot of backstory of both of the characters that we were following. We got to see that relationship develop greatly over the course of the plot. It was an interesting one.
Lastly, over course, I have to talk about the diversity. Like I said earlier, this is the first time ever reading a female/female romance book. I enjoyed reading from characters of that sexual orientation and I can’t wait to read more books from that perspective.
Overall, this was a good book. It was kind of exactly what I expected. A cute, fluffy, diverse contemporary. Really enjoyable. Be sure to pick it up when it hits stores this April!