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.
Synopsis source: Goodreads
This was my first Abby Jimenez book, but it won’t be my last. I loved that I got more than I bargained for with this story. For a contemporary romance using the enemies to lovers to fake dating tropes, I thought it would be fun, and it was, but this story has more depth than I expected.
As someone who communicates much better in a written form than a verbal one, I completely related to Jacob. As a woman who tends to read into things said and unsaid, I also related to Brianna.
Both Jacob and Brianna have had life knock them down and it’s made them a bit gun-shy in the romance department. I really enjoyed getting a sneak peek into their thoughts and motivations and seeing them learn and grown and love. Some parts were laugh out loud funny and others were angsty as they figured each other out, and the spice levels were middle of the road. It was a perfect balance, really.
This was such a fun and sweet read, very cute, I highly recommend.
Until next time,
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