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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's been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she's thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship. But really, nothing this summer is going as planned. She also unwittingly becomes friends with Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro-type who wants her help finding the best burger in Los Angeles, and she's struggling to prove to her mother - the city's celebrity health nut - that she's perfectly content with who she is. Just as Abby starts to feel like she's no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi's photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Instead of feeling like she's landed a starring role, Abby feels betrayed. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?

©2018 Forever Young Audiobooks (P)2018 Amy Spalding

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Amazing

The adorable, sweet, cute lesbian contemporary I've always wanted. I already know that I'll be listening to this book many more times in the near future.

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  • Kaylee Suarez
  • 26-04-19

CUTEEEEEE

This book was wonderful!! If you are looking for a LGBT YA book, look no further! It’s so refreshing to read a LGBT book that really represents being lesbian as a teenager without it being a “coming out” book. It’s just a sweet love story. Props to the author! Write more, write more!!!

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  • Emily
  • 31-05-18

A sweet romance

This is a funny and sweet novel. A good choice for anyone looking for a lighthearted young lesbian romance.

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  • Kristy Becker
  • 30-05-18

Loved it

Sweet, fun and adorable - finally a romance for the fat, queer kids!! I loved it.

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  • Linda Cuellar
  • 02-01-21

Great read

A great read. Body image and being gay fir a teen can be a double whammy but for the character in this novel they show how resilient people are and how love and communication gets to resolving any conflict . A very well crafted story and lovely to read.

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  • Maekala West
  • 22-12-20

Adorable romance and amazing performance

This was a cute lesbian romance with believable characters and an adorable story. I was so happy to listen to a story where coming out wasn’t an issue even though there was a little tension with her mom about her being gay. Even though I’ve been out of high school for over a decade, it was still a relatable story. I also really appreciated the body image struggles the main character goes through because they are very similar to some things I’m still going through even as an adult.

I also LOVED the performance. The narrator was amazing at the conversational style of the writing and her intonation was perfect. Honestly, probably the best performance I’ve ever heard of an audiobook.

If you’re looking for a sweet listen with good characters, definitely consider picking this one up.

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  • Adam
  • 24-08-19

🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

The sweet, upbeat lesbian romance novel you need this summer to bring sunshine into your stone cold heart.

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  • Nikolett Ördög
  • 19-08-21

Couldn't put it down

A cute little romance with genuinely funny dialogue, engaging characters, and a mostly well paced storyline. I wish there was more!

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  • River B
  • 26-07-18

Fantastic performance

I read this book a few weeks ago and loved it, so was thrilled to see an audiobook version as that is my favorite way to re-read books. I had such a specific voice for Abbie in my head, though, I was a little worried about how the narrator would match up. Cassandra was PERFECTION. She caught all the little nuances of tone that made the book so funny, and so sweet, and the character voices were different enough they were recognizable, without distracting with vocal gymnastics some books have. This definitely goes onto my list of comfort audiobooks.

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  • Kate C
  • 06-12-21

Stop it Audible

Audible keeps forcing this title on me. I don't want to read it. I didn't download it, it is not on my list, and it is not in my queue. Every time I finish a story they start playing this one. They need to stop this. I have zero interest in this book. Stop forcing it on me. I don't care how much the author or the publisher paid you to do this stop it. It doesn't make anyone look good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-21

This story was amazing!!

I loved this book so much. I was absolutely captured by the awesome quirky characters. This story was absolutely FABULOUS. I can’t even explain it. I recommend for teen/young adults, because there is swearing and stuff. But I still loved it!!