What We’re Reading: Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Mamas, this is one of my favorite book recommendations of the whole YEAR. Author Abby Jimenez doesn’t disappoint, and her newest release is also my new personal favorite in this genre. It’s titled “Yours Truly,” by Abby Jimenez, and it’s perfect if you’re looking for a great love story that will also make you laugh.

What’s it about?

It’s about an emergency room doctor named Dr. Briana Ortiz who is recovering from a bitter divorce and is also struggling through a family crisis because her brother desperately needs a kidney donation. While all this is going on, she’s also trying to get a promotion at work. But the word around the hospital is that the promotion might go to the doctor who just got a job there — Dr. Jacob Maddox. It turns out that Jacob is also recovering from a painful break-up and got a new job just so he could get out of the place where his ex was working. When these two doctors literally run into each other in the hospital hallway, anger and sparks fly.

Why I loved it:

The pacing: You know how you promise yourself that you’ll stop reading at the end of the chapter? When the action slows down or there’s a “good place” to stop? Well, this author has no such thing as a good place to stop because she will keep you SO very interested in what’s coming next. Something is always happening in an Abby Jimenez book, which is why so many of us pounce on every book she writes. So be aware that this novel might keep you up way past your bedtime, but it’ll be worth it.

The insight: If you’re a person who is an introvert or has a bit of social anxiety or just needs a little more time alone, you’re going to feel so very understood and appreciated when you get to know the lead male character in this book and see how he is portrayed. So many times, introverts are mischaracterized as being “weird” or “loners,” when really they’re just regular people who happen to be extremely sensitive to noise, crowds, new places and people, long parties, and other situations that make some of us feel tired or overwhelmed. But this author truly understands the soul of the introvert and shows off Jacob’s strengths as a human instead of just catering to inaccurate stereotypes.

The dialogue: This author nails the dialogue every time! It’s so fast-paced, witty, and natural. I also LOVED how the two main characters get to know each other via letters they leave for each other at work.

We’ve seriously never read a book by this author that we didn’t like, so check out her other novels, too.

This is a perfect book to read on vacation, at the beach, by the pool, or during those five-minute nooks and crannies when you can squeeze it into your busy day. We hope you love it as much as we did!

Happy reading, mamas!