Part of Your World
Thank you, Forever Books, for gifting me a copy of Part of Your World partner}
Pub Date: 4.19.2021
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
“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?”
“There is a peace in knowing the one thing you can’t live without. It simplifies all things. There was her, and then there was everything and everyone else. And only she really mattered.”
Every year, I read an Abby Jimenez book, and every year I think, “there is no way she can top this book,” and then the following year, she goes and does just that. But, for some reason, I feel like it’s going to be incredibly difficult for her top Part of Your World. The love exuded from Daniel, Alexis, Brie, and the whole town of Wakan is the type of love that everyone deserves.
A point in the book had me in tears because Daniel’s love for Alexis poured from the pages. It was heartbreaking and honest. I’m lucky enough to have a Daniel in my life, and I felt like Part of Your World emphasized that for me on so many levels.
In true Abby Jimenez style, she had me rolling with laughter picturing baby goats in pajamas and dogs running around knocking things over. There were plenty of moments of hilarious, laugh-out-loud dialogue as well.
“I’d follow a clown into a storm drain if he had a baby goat in pajamas.”
Abby Jimenez tackled some tough topics within the pages of this book, but she did so with respect and love. It was never overwhelming, but it felt natural, and it is something that far too many people have survived — domestic violence. If you have any questions about what is depicted in this story, please reach out to me.
“Love follows you. It goes where you go. It doesn’t know about social divides or distance, or common sense. It doesn’t even stop when the person you love dies. It does what it wants.”
There was truly nothing that I didn’t love about this book. It was perfection, and as soon as I finished reading it, I wanted to start again immediately.