Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances, and the joy in finding your perfect match.

Dr. Briana Ortiz’s life is seriously flatlining. Her divorce is just about finalized, her brother’s running out of time to find a kidney donor, and that promotion she wants? Oh, that’s probably going to the new man-doctor who’s already registering eighty-friggin’-seven on Briana’s “pain in my ass” scale. But just when all systems are set to hate, Dr. Jacob Maddox completely flips the game . . . by sending Briana a letter.

And it’s a really good letter. Like the kind that proves that Jacob isn’t actually Satan. Worse, he might be this fantastically funny and subversively likeable guy who’s terrible at first impressions. Because suddenly he and Bri are exchanging letters, sharing lunch dates in her “sob closet,” and discussing the merits of freakishly tiny horses. But when Jacob decides to give Briana the best gift imaginable—a kidney for her brother—she wonders just how she can resist this quietly sexy new doctor . . . especially when he calls in a favor she can’t refuse.

Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 11, 2023
 by Forever
4/5 stars

Yours Truly is the sequel to Part of Your World, though honestly, it works fine as I stand alone. But you really should read it, one of my favourites.

Part of Your World was my first read by Abby Jimenez, and I absolutely loved it. Being a new fan of rom/coms, I will confess that I am a hard sell . I love laugh out loud scenes, good banter, and a romance that is realistic and not that lust at first sight stuff.

Yours Truly is told from two points of view.  Dr. Brianne Ortiz is an ER doctor, her life is full of ups and downs - being the midst of a divorce after her husband has taken over with someone who used to be Brianna‘s best friend, a promotion at work that she really wants and her brothers failing health as he awaits a kidney transplant.

The second POV is from a new doctor at work, Dr. Jacob Maddox, who Brianna feels is a competitor for the job that she wants. He has social anxiety and his first meeting with Bri was rather rough and for a while it gets rougher.

This was a fun read., Yes, they were laugh out loud scenes, and I loved the easy banter that I have come to expect from this author. Through twists and turns they enter into a fake relationship and without going into too many details, it was entertaining to witness, it had what I love in a rom/com.  

On a serious side it was authentic in how Abby wrote the kidney transplant part.  The author note's are a must read to really get the motivation and personal side of the author. For me I usually cringe when I read books about transplants since it is somewhat of a trigger for me.  Having experienced first hand a loved one who has been on the transplant list (that seemed to never ending) to the emotional part of waiting, I felt that was portrayed perfectly here.

Like I said, this is only my second Abby Jimenez book, I have already purchased her previous trilogy to read soon.

This book was part of my 2023 Reading off my Shelf Challenge.

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