SYNOPSIS - (From Goodreads)
Sometimes a good-bye is just the beginning…
When Emily Carson’s parents die in a plane crash, she’s left with nothing but her mother’s last words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: “Emily, please forgive me.”
Now it’s fall and Emily moves to New York City – where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. With the help of some surprising new friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately heal.
Debut author Jennifer Jabaley has written a wonderful, feel-good romantic comedy with real emotional depth. Full of lovably wacky characters, Lipstick Apology is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of forgiveness.
I’ve always seen this novel on display at Barnes & Noble whenever I stop by. I’ve always wanted read the book, but I always forgot to do so. Finally, I remembered and put the book on hold. Luckily I didn’t have to wait so long at the library because Lipstick Apology was really good.
Emily was a great character. She was really strong after the death of her parents. She dealt with her loss, her new life in New York, and the love of not one but two boys. Luckily, the romance part was not a love triangle! It was simple, sweet, and to the point.
One of the main reasons why I chose to read this novel was because it was a contemporary mystery. I don’t see or read any realistic-like mysteries, so the genre was a major plus! I was surprised when I found out why Emily’s mother “apologized” to her daughter. I didn’t know what to expect, but the reason really caught me off guard.
I suggest that every girl that loves contemporary, romantic, and mystery reads should read Lipstick Apology sometime in their lives!