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Review: Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Title: Yours Truly

Author: Abby Jimenez
Year published: 2023
Category: Adult fiction (romance)
Pages: 416 pages
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location: (my 2023 Google Reading map)USA (MN)

SummaryDr. 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.

Review: I really enjoyed Jimenez' earlier novel Part of Your World (link to my review) so was looking forward to reading this one. And the cover is so cheerful! What a wonderful book.

Yes, this is a romance so you know where it's going to end up as soon as you know the characters, but I am ok with that. I thought it was going to be the enemies to lovers trope, but it is only mildly that; it's really so much more.

I liked both of the main characters and their supporting cast. Briana is smart, confident, independent, wounded, not trusting, and very extroverted. Jacob is smart, filled with social anxieties (that are described and handled so well), wounded, and such a good guy. Together they are great.

I read this book in two sittings, devouring it just minutes before I left the house on my vacation. It put me in a good mood and I left the book for my daughter to read when she gets home and have already recommended it to a friend. I hope they enjoy it so I have someone to talk about it with. And, for those of you who don't want smut... this one only has one scene and you could skip through it.

Challenges for which this counts: 
  • Big Book Summer Challenge
  • Literary Escapes--Minnesota

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