Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley


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.


Before even seeing the summary for this book, I just knew from the cover that I was going to be in for quite the amazing of rides.

Lipstick Apology
( Awesome title, right?) was heartbreaking while still being a heartwarming read. I just loved the story Jennifer created in this book. The plot contained a new and fresh idea. I seriously don't think I've ever see a book that dealt with a mysterious message left in lipstick, have you? Another rewarding quality of the story was that it was fast paced and filled with twists that you didn't see coming. Plus, most of the situations Emily, Trent, and Jolie got in brought out several LOL moments.

Emily was a fabulous main character, I thought. Yes, she did have her breakdowns and freakish moments, though what can you say when her parents just died. I loved how she was always looking out for the underdogs in her posh private school. Lastly, I really liked the two love interests Jennifer gave Emily. Owen was the typical spoiled but hot rich boy and Anthony was the sweet guy from Brooklyn with a heart of gold. I was always jumping from team Anthony to Owen to Anthony again. Though in the end, I loved Anthony the best because there was just something so sweet and innocent about him.

Overall, Lipstick Apology was a fantastic debut by Mrs. Jabaley. I serioulsy can't wait to read more by her.

Grade: A+

Lipstick Apology
is now out! 


  1. I don't really like the cover of this book... but the story sounds really great. I'm kind of worried about the whole heartbreaking stuff. I haven't been in the mood to read anything depressing lately.


  2. Hmm. I've never heard of this one before, but I'm definitely interested. Great review :)

  3. I heard this was good.
    Your review is making me even more excited for its release!

    Mysterious lipstick messages... count me in!

  4. I can't wait to read this! Glad you enjoyed it :)

  5. I really like the title of this too. :P

  6. I like this kind of books, make me feel curious and excited. Thanks for the review, Lauren ^^


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