Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
Published: April 19, 2022
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?
This book was such a great read. A really great journey for both characters. Alexis being an ER doctor and Daniel being a carpenter their two worlds couldn’t be more different, not to mention Alexis being a good few years older than Daniel. So I loved just the general difference between the two worlds of these characters. And watching them grow closer together was awesome.
I think I appreciate Abby Jimenez for bringing up heavier topics in her books. This one dealt with Alexis’ previous relationship and her growing into her own career wise and her own person within her immediate family dynamic. And Daniel with just the general obligation of Wakan (his town) and his dilemma with the B&B. I don’t want to spoil much but I feel like Abby Jimenez really finds a smooth way to interweave these bigger more serious topics into the story without really breaking the flow. Which is really great for me, I find heavier topics to be easy to break the flow of story and really takes me out of it.
I want to make a quick note on the romance piece of this book. It does start quite insta-lovey. Which is not my favorite romance trope, personally I’m not a fan. But I feel like it was okay with how long the book was and how much time was given to really develop their relationship throughout the book and grow as a couple and work through some of the smaller hurdles before hitting their bigger ones.
But overall, I think this book did really great. Length was awesome, pace was great, the overall character development and spice was all great for me. Out of all of Abby Jimenez’s books. I think this is my favorite one.