Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

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?

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.

Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 19th 2022 
by Forever
5/5 stars

This is my first time reading in Abby Jimenez, newly released this past spring to rave reviews. Not to be left out of the party I preordered and finally read a couple weeks ago, kicking myself for waiting so long.

Coming in at almost 400 pages it was a delight to read. I was immediately drawn in with the characters along with the 4 legged kind (Kevin Bacon, Hunter and Chloe).

Alex and Daniel are worlds apart in everything. She is a city girl, highly educated, comes from money and is an ER doctor with a fast track for greater things to continue the family legacy. Daniel is the opposite, a construction worker from a small community, who values his friendships, community with no desire for the city life.  This isn’t just a story about Alex and Daniel, but rather a journey for Alex that leads her to question her upbringing, family and future.

What follows is a fun rom/com that keeps the com part throughout the whole story – that’s a tricky thing to do when dealing with serious subject matters, the author nailed it here. I loved the chemistry between these two as well as their various friendships and involvement within the community.  The writing was spot on and kept me reading.  It wasn't a cut and dry story but came with layers and twists.

All in all my first experience with this author was awesome it has set the bar high as I continue now to go through her back list.

I enjoyed when Alexis friend Bri was in the picture, she was a spark that I wanted more of.  Thankfully come April 11th, 2023 Yours Truly will be released, which is Bri's story, can I pre-order yet?

This book was part of my 2022 reading off my shelf challenge.

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