Author: Abby Jimenez
Reviewed by Chloe Fuksa, Putnam Six Bookstore
Author Abby Jimenez’s fourth book, Part of Your World, was released early last year, and it is a warm, charming romantic-comedy perfect for Valentine’s Day. The debut novel of Jimenez, back in 2019, received mixed reviews, but her books since have all been consistently top-notch. In the latest, the two main characters could not be more different. Can a small-town guy and a big-city girl really have a future together?
When Alexis runs into car problems on a dark, foggy night driving through Wakan, it’s a local carpenter, Daniel, who helps her out. What was meant to be a simple fling, though, turns into weekly visits, which turn into any-available-free-time visits. But falling in love with each other is not so straightforward. Alexis is an ER doctor in Minneapolis with a decades-long family legacy to uphold, not to mention a big work promotion coming up. For Daniel, in addition to his woodworking projects, he runs a bed-and-breakfast at the house that has been in his family for over a century. Can he really move away from it and his tight-knit community? Can he even be with someone whose family and friends laughed him out of the room?
The book isn’t too steamy as far as romances go, but the main characters do have fantastic chemistry. Plus, the secondary characters are crafted just as wonderfully and help make the story more fun and well-rounded. One of them, Alexis’s best friend, is going to be the focus of the next book in the series, slated for release this upcoming April. Part of Your World is a really delightful book that soars on its own while also setting a good foundation for upcoming books to build upon. Abby Jimenez balances heart and humor so well, and she has certainly cemented herself as a must-read author.
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