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An Instant New York Times and USA Today Best Seller!

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Publishers Weekly, Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2021

Oprah Magazine, 27 of 2021's Most Anticipated Romance Novels

Bookpage, Most Anticipated Romance of 2021

Booklist, Starred Review

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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. 

Rave Reviews

Publisher's Weekly

starred review

Jimenez achieves stunning emotional depth as her realistically imperfect characters power a story line that is in equal measures realistically heart-breaking and gloriously hopeful.

 John Charles

Booklist starred review

Jimenez masterfully blends heavy issues and humor, lacing the tear-jerking heartache with sass and sarcasm.

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