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Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Romance

Yours Truly

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Each year thousands of members vote for our Book of the Year award—congrats to Yours Truly!

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Abby Jimenez is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include Just for the Summer and Part of Your World.

by Abby Jimenez

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Quick take

Two doctors unlucky in love realize romance may still be in the cards—literally—when they start writing to each other.

Good to know

  • Illustrated icon, 400

    400+ pages

  • Illustrated icon, Quirky

    Quirky

  • Illustrated icon, Salacious

    Salacious

  • Illustrated icon, Fake_Dating

    Fake Dating

Synopsis

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.

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Yours Truly

CHAPTER 1

BRIANA

“They’re calling him Dr. Death.”

Jocelyn stood, peering at me dramatically from beyond the nurses’ station where I sat at my computer charting my patients.

I glanced up at her over my screen and rolled my eyes. “Give him a break,” I said, typing in my notes. “The guy’s been here all of eleven hours. It’s his first day.”

“That’s the point,” she whispered. “He has a hundred percent kill rate.”

I scoffed but didn’t look back up. “You cannot call him that. We don’t need patients hearing nurses whispering about a Dr. Death.”

“Can we call him Doctor D?”

“No.”

“Why?”

“Because Doctor D sounds like a penis thing.”

She huffed. “Okay, but seriously. Somebody should look into this. Six patients dead?”

I checked my watch. “We work in an ER, Jocelyn. It’s not entirely unheard of.”

“Aren’t you supposed to be chief of emergency medicine? Isn’t it your job to investigate stuff like this?”

I did a final tap into my computer and looked up at her. “Dr. Gibson hasn’t retired yet and the board hasn’t voted on his replacement, so no, it’s not my job.”

“But it will be. You’re totally going to get it. Don’t you think you should dress for the job you want and stop the carnage?” She stood back and crossed her arms.

I could feel the eyes of a dozen other unseen nurses peering at me from around the floor. Jocelyn was sent as an ambassador. Once the nurses latched on to something, they weren’t letting go. This poor guy. He was not going to like it here.

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Why I love it

From the very first page of Yours Truly, I knew I was going to love it.

Put me in the Abby Jimenez fan club—because I could tell in a matter of sentences that I was in the hands of a writer who knew exactly what she was doing, and I could relax and just let her take me wherever we needed to go. And it was pure bliss.

I spent a sunny spring weekend gulping this story down on a blanket in the yard, and I fell madly in love with Briana and Jacob—two ER doctors who have been quite unlucky in love. At first, they seem destined to clash, but as life keeps throwing them together, they get the chance to look past first impressions. They feel like real people: flawed in some ways but so wise in others; getting it wrong sometimes, but trying like heck; good-hearted and earnest and lovable. They are both so complex, so in need of love healing, and so worth rooting for in all their struggles—it’s a delight to see how falling for each other inspires them to be brave in love.

This story did all the things to me that I’m always hoping stories will do: pulled me in, held me spellbound, made me care and laugh and worry and hope—activating all kinds of longing and then satisfying it all. Yours Truly brims with depth and feeling and insight, and it makes such a heartfelt case for why love matters. It was a joy to discover.

Member ratings (37,795)

  • Rachel S.

    Woodbridge , NJ

    I know it’s only May but hear me out… Book. Of. The. Year! I loved the imperfect and relatable characters, the raw emotions and feelings, it made me laugh & it made me cry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Gabriela L.

    lawrence, NY

    I loved this book so much. I loved Briana and Jacob. Their love story was so beautiful, many happy tears were shed and I would love to read more of their stories and happy happy moments. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Jordan M.

    Biddeford, ME

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️As love stories go, this one had my heart. There was something so sweet about Brianna and Jacob’s love story and something so relatable. I’m not one for romances but i couldn’t put it down

  • Tavya S.

    Glen Cove, NY

    This was another fresh, heartwarming story from Abbey Jimenez. It was raw and relatable and real and sweet! I couldn’t put it down… finished it in less than 24 hours! Definitely recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Keely B.

    Oregon City , OR

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cute read.I loved how Brianna did all the little things to make Jacob more comfortable and he’d do the same for her. Loved both their families as well, family can be pretty much everything.

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Yours Truly
One-Star Romance
Leather & Lark
Happily Never After
The Paradise Problem
Not in Love
The Rom-Commers
Butcher & Blackbird
Ready or Not
Just for the Summer
How to End a Love Story
The Second Chance Year
A Winter in New York
This Spells Love
The Gentleman’s Gambit
Red, White & Royal Blue
You, Again
Love, Theoretically
People We Meet on Vacation
Hello Stranger
Stars in Your Eyes
Part of Your World
Love & Other Disasters
Georgie, All Along
It Ends with Us
The Heart Principle
The True Love Experiment
A Rogue of One's Own
The Holiday Swap
The Bodyguard
The Love Hypothesis
One Last Stop
The Bride Test
Love on the Brain
Head Over Heels
The Reunion
This Time Next Year
The Kiss Quotient
One Day in December
Things You Save in a Fire
Lunar Love
Bringing Down the Duke
Ana María and the Fox
Beach Read
Before I Let Go
The Boyfriend Project
How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days
The Heiress Gets a Duke
The Rewind
In a Holidaze
The Kiss Curse
Kiss Her Once for Me