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Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Best Romance

The Story

YOURS TRULY synopsis from the publisher:


YOURS TRULY by Abby Jimenez

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.

My Thoughts: Yours Truly

Get ready for a romance that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the last page.

Before, I get into what one of my college professors referred to as the “meat and potatoes” of my thoughts on Yours Truly, I’m going to divert a bit to a previous book that I had similar feelings after I finished reading.

Books that deal with deep topics such as mental health can have a huge impact on the reader. You can begin to acutely feel the feelings as the characters themselves. I felt that way while reading Helen Hoang’s The Heart Principle. I found myself needing to take a few breaks from reading, because my chest hurt and my brain was emotionally drained. Particularly because that novel felt more like women’s fiction, than a romantic comedy.

However, Yours Truly didn’t get that intense for me until the end.

More on that in a minute.

Overall, Yours Truly is an engagingly humorous story, that will have readers swoon over our main characters, who have layers upon layers of complexities. Making them feel like fully formed adults you could find yourself meeting and being friends with in real life. I LOVED the letter writing instead of texts. Don’t get me wrong, text messages are always fun, but this felt so refreshing because who writes letters anymore?

A Few More Thoughts

My only struggle with this one was the very long and drawn out internal monologue of ‘does she or does he’ feel the same as I do. I understand when authors use the fake dating/engagement trope that of course includes that uncertainty of if the feelings the characters are having are real and being reciprocated? Because it starts off as a fake relationship. But it became very clear early on that these two were emotionally invested in a long term relationship and I felt like the internal struggle could have been edited down a bit.

So readers, like a marathon runner entering the last mile of the race, I encourage you to stick with this one and make it to the end. Because that ending is what makes the whole experience of reading this novel worth it. Where Jacob gets some much needed advice from his mother, and as readers, we begin to understand the depths of Briana’s uncertainty and turmoil when it comes to romantic relationships.

A romance novel that hooks you in with a horrible first impression (Dr. Death 😨), letters worth the second chances (letters in lieu of text messages 💌), and the wonder in the journey of two people finding happiness, all by a new favorite author, go add this one to your cart ASAP.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked

Content Warning

Please be aware of the following content information before reading:

Infidelity, on-the-page anxiety and panic attacks, description of a miscarriage, medical content, childhood abandonment by a parent, and animal death.

Publication Details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
11-Apr-23978-1538704394416ForeverAdultNetGalley, Digital ARCDecember 29, 2022

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Alex

    I have loved all of Abby Jimenez books! I think my favourite has been The Happy Ever After Playlist but it’s so hard to pick! I can not wait to read this one. Loved reading your thoughts 😊

    1. Cece Beckman

      SAME! I finally read all of her books and you’re so right, it’s hard to choose. Hope you love her next one!

  2. Shrusti Mulgund

    I adored this book!!! It’s on my top favourites of the year!
    And for the cover – definitely US cover because of Lieutenant Dan on the cover! 🫶🏻

    1. Cece Beckman

      So glad you enjoyed it! I’ve read all of Abby Jimenez’s books this year! Have you read her other books?

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