Part of Your World
by Abby Jimenez
Publication Date April 19, 2022
Published by Grand Central Publishing
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Genres: Fiction / Humorous / General, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Small Town & Rural, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
The New York Times bestselling author of Life's Too Short delivers a refreshingly modern fairy tale perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Emily Henry.
After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. And yet their chemistry is undeniable.
While her ultra-wealthy parents want her to carry on the family legacy of world-renowned surgeons, Alexis doesn’t need glory or fame. She’s fine with being a “mere” ER doctor. And every minute she spends with Daniel and the tight-knit town where he lives, she’s discovering just what’s really important. Yet letting their relationship become anything more than a short-term fling would mean turning her back on her family and giving up the opportunity to help thousands of people.
Bringing Daniel into her world is impossible, and yet she can’t just give up the joy she’s found with him either. With so many differences between them, how can Alexis possibly choose between her world and his?
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez was simply wonderful. It’s a perfect romance that is heartwarming, heartbreaking, humorous, and just a delight to read. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned as I read this beautiful story.
Alexis Montgomery, an emergency room physician, was born into a legacy of doctors, who strive to improve medical care. Both her parents are surgeons, as well as her brother, Derek, and have a 125-year legacy of leadership at the second largest hospital in Minnesota. Alexis was born to follow in her parent’s footsteps and continue the legacy of hospital leadership, wooing big donors and ensuring the Montgomery family legacy lives on.
When Alexis is driving home from a funeral, she swerves to avoid hitting a raccoon and ends up in a ditch. She is rescued by Daniel Grant, the mayor of Wakan, a carpenter, and a bed and breakfast manager. They meet again in the local bar, but with no food available, Daniel invites Alexis to his home, where he makes her a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, which then turns into a one-night stand. Alexis finds herself drawn to the small town of Wakan, and Daniel, but their worlds are too far apart, both geographically and economically for the two worlds to ever be compatible.
I loved these characters so much, that I didn’t want the book to end, and yet, I also couldn’t wait until the main characters could finally be together. Daniel is about as close to perfect as a fictional guy can be, without being too good to be true. He knows who he is and what he wants out of life. Alexis is a bit more complex, and that made her a very interesting character.
I also loved the romance. This book is mainly about Alexis and Daniel and their journey to falling in love, and also self-discovery. There are some wonderful side characters in this book, but they are there to support the main characters and do not detract from the story of Alexis and Daniel, as they are the focus of this story. My favorite side characters were of the animal variety, Chole the baby goat, Kevin Bacon the pig, and Hunter, the loveable, and unruly dog.
I just can’t say enough about how much I loved this book. Books like this are the reason I love reading romance books. It’s a story that stayed with me long after I finished the book and will be a book that I will have to re-read soon.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a well-written romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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