After discovering Abby Jimenez earlier this year, I read all of her published books in quick succession and then literally jumped for joy when I got the chance to read an advanced copy of PART OF YOUR WORLD.
On the surface, this book is a classic “opposites attract but are from two different worlds” tale. But it is so much more. Alexis and Daniel are both saddled with (and proud to carry on) two very different family legacies. Alex is a successful emergency room doctor working in a prestigious hospital that bears her family’s name. Daniel is the de facto mayor of a small town upon whom all the residents rely. They were never supposed to meet, because it obviously could never work, but fate had other plans.
Jimenez just keeps getting better and better with each book. Her writing is heartfelt, emotional and laugh out loud funny. Her characters are so real and deep. Her love stories are the kind we all dream of. But what I appreciate more than anything, is the author’s ability to tackle difficult subjects with such incredible care.
In PART OF YOUR WORLD, the topics of domestic abuse (both physical and emotional) and difficult parent/child relationships are handled respectfully and are not gratuitous in any way. This book also features a cast of supporting characters that round out the story perfectly. Did I mention there’s a baby goat in pajamas?
PART OF YOUR WORLD releases on April 12, 2022 and that gives you plenty of time to read the author’s first three novels before then. Something I definitely recommend considering there are characters that overlap from book to book. And also, because all her books are awesome.
My thanks to Forever and Grand Central Publishing for the advance reading copy.
Learn more about the author HERE.