A refreshingly modern fairy tale and instant New York Times bestseller that Love Hypothesis author Ali Hazelwood hails as "an uplifting, feel-good, romantic read."
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?
"Abby Jimenez’s words are like fairy dust... they sprinkled humor and warmth all over my life. Pick up Part of Your World if you’re looking for an uplifting, feel-good, romantic read—and for a beautiful reminder that we should always try to live the life that makes us the happiest." --Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The stakes are higher than usual in this frothy rom-com, where it’s not just one couple’s happiness at stake, but the health of thousands of people. Abby Jimenez’s heroine, Dr. Alexis Montgomery, works in a prestigious Minneapolis hospital that’s run by her extremely controlling father. Oh, and did we mention that her emotionally manipulative ex is chief of surgery? When Dr. Montgomery gets into a fender bender, she meets Daniel Grant, an incredibly sexy carpenter and B&B owner who’s nearly a decade her junior. Jimenez makes both her main characters flawed and relatable and introduces real complications into their courtship. Part of Your World is a witty and sexy romantic comedy with a nice dash of excitement.
The charm and communal spirit of a small town bring an unlikely couple together in this layered, soul-stirring romance from Jimenez (Life's Too Short). Alexis Montgomery and her twin brother, Derek, have been groomed since birth to follow in their famous father's footsteps, continuing the family legacy of excellence and philanthropy at Royaume Northwestern Hospital. ER doctor Alexis was content to let Derek bear the mantel, but when he chooses to marry for love instead of station, his parents disown him and put all the pressure on Alexis. Overwhelmed by her father's expectations among them that she should reconcile with her emotionally abusive ex Alexis escapes the city on regular visits to the enchanting small town of Wakan. There she meets laid-back carpenter Daniel Grant, who's 10 years her junior and everything her parents would hate. Through Daniel, Alexis learns what unwavering love and support feel like, but with both of them entrenched in separate worlds, will they be able to make it work? Jimenez dexterously tackles class difference and shades her endearing side characters with as much care as her lovable leads. The result is an emotional roller coaster centered on love as a source of empowerment. Agent: Stacey Graham, 3 Seas Literary
And so much fun, too, especially for me, a part-time Minneapolis resident who spent ten years of her life in small-town Minnesota. Even the improbably magical romantic parts are fun, because this book is actually about the improbable magic of romance. It’s a contemporary take on the old trope of royalty finding true love outside the rigid boundaries of the princess role. If you love “The Princess Bride” (and I do), you’ll be a sucker for this.
You will love this one!
An enchanting book that does not shy away from real life issues. This story will stay with me always.
Good but …
The frustration of how weak the woman is when it came to her parents will send you over the edge. It’s a good book don’t get me wrong but it can be very annoying and frustrating.