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Read them before they're on your screen:
girlfriend material because she and Abby start dating. And things are freakin' fantastic... until they aren't. Trust and boundaries are broken and things derail fast. Will they get back together or is their love doomed to the dumps?
PS The "best burger in Los Angeles" bit is because Abby's new friend Jax is on a mission for his dad's new app: to taste test all the burgers in LA and rate them to help people figure out which burger is the best, and therefore the one they should eat. (It's an intriguing B-story, and I like the Jax-and-Abby friendship.)
The Summer of Jordi Perez is a delight! It's an easy read that has just the right amount of romance without being CW-level cutsy-gross. And the fat positivity is superb. THIS is the body-positivity story that I want (not Julie Murphy's Dumplin').