Saturday, February 17, 2024

Review - Yours Truly

:   Yours Truly
Author:  Abby Jiminez
Series:  Part of Your World #2
Genre:   Romance; Women's Fiction
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  416
Date of Publication:  April 11, 2023
My Rating:  5 Stars


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.


Dr. Jacob Maddox is gobsmacked when he first lays eyes on Dr. Briana Ortiz. The first time Jacob sees Briana, she is in the room of a kidney patient. Jacob soon learns that the patient is Briana's brother Benny, a young man experiencing kidney failure. 

For Briana, her first impressions are quite different that Jacob's. When she first saw the handsome doctor, it was because he ran right into her and Briana was less than impressed. Also, Briana was undergoing a lot of stress. Her marriage has ended due to her husband's infidelity, she has suffered another great personal loss, and she is very worried about her brother.

 Interestingly, Jacob and Briana begin exchanging letters, and Briana slowly begins to drop her barriers. Two things rather immediately change the course of their growing friendship, which turns into a relationship neither expected. Jacob is a match for Benny, and his brother is soon to marry - to Jacob's ex-girlfriend. Jacob does not want to attend the wedding alone, but he comes with a loud, loving family, and he won't be able to avoid his brother's wedding. So, Briana agrees to be Jacob's fake girlfriend for a few months.

This romantic story faced serious issues - relationships after cheating, serious physical illness, even Jacob's issues with anxiety - and it was all done remarkably well. This second book in the Part of Your World series by Abby Jimenez was a really good read, especially when you consider the author's note at the end of the book.

Many thanks to Forever and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Abby Jimenez is a Food Network champion, motivational speaker, and contemporary romance novelist living in Minnesota. Abby founded Nadia Cakes out of her home kitchen back in 2007. The bakery has since gone on to win numerous Food Network competitions and has amassed an international cult following. Abby's wry literary wit was spotlighted as the admin behind the hilarious viral comments on the now famous Nadia Cakes Vageode™ cake.

Abby loves a good romance, coffee, doglets, and not leaving the house. Her debut novel, The Friend Zone, is scheduled for release July 2019.

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