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Review: Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

Title: Part of Your World
Author: Abby Jimenez
Year published: 2022
Category: Adult fiction (romance)
Pages: 400 pages
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location: (my 2022 Google Reading map)USA (MN)

SummaryAfter 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?

Review:  Well, I couldn't fall asleep until 3:00am (and had to be up at 5:15am for a meeting. Ugh) so ended up reading this book and finishing it. I really enjoyed it!

Daniel and Alexis are so different from one another, but I liked both characters. They are smart and talented (in different ways), caring, good to their friends, and both struggling with family relationships. And the really like each other from the outset of the novel, which I liked. I was rooting for them from the beginning.

I also liked the contrast between the wealthy city world in which Alexis lives and the quieter small town life that Daniel leads. Neither one is simple, both are fraught with issues, and the tension (trope) is how to resolve the differences. The cover shows this really well.

When it comes down to it, this novel is about trust, honesty, and figuring out what will make each of us happy in this world and, once we know that, acting upon it.

Challenges for which this counts: 
  • Big Book Summer--400 pages

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