Book Review: The Last Piece Of My Heart By Paige Toon

Plot:

Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. After numerous rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition: Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel, and the family need someone to finish it. Bridget is just thankful to have her foot in the publishing door. But as she gets to know Nicole’s grieving family, and the woman behind the writing, Bridget’s priorities begin to change.

Review:

Prepared to be in the mood to travel.

Bridget is a travel journalist who has a relationship blog however when an incredible opportunity to write the sequel to a bestselling book appears she jumps at the chance.

Bridget becomes a ghost writer for Nicole Dupre as she passed away leaving behind notes for her sequel and her family are keen to have the sequel released however, the husband Charlie is still grieving and looking after their baby daughter April and he cannot bare to have Nicole’s books leave the house so there is only one option which is for Bridget to move to Cornwall to work from his home for weeks on end!

Now this is the type of Paige Toon book that I love! I was starting to wonder when I would find one of her books that can do that again. 

This novel captured my heart from the start of this book. Bridget was an easy character to love and her infectious humour and warmth shone through the pages and I could see that she would be the one to help Charlie with his grief. Charlie was a very creative character and a true gentleman too, he was still in the early stages of grief when we first met him but he was doing his best to raise their baby daughter.

The book focuses on loss and love which are both topics I love to find in books as in one instant your heart is being broken in two but then there is the uplifting and warming feel to a good romantic storyline too. Kind of similar to some novels I read recently. 

I loved the gentle humour that flowed between Bridget and Charlie, I looked forward to their nights in and sight-seeing trips as Paige showed how the pair seemed to be able to relax with each other the most. What really touched my heart though was when Bridget opened up to Charlie about her reasons for not having her own children and that in turn set a beautiful path of watching Bridget form such a beautiful relationship with April and this is what I will always remember from this book.

Some parts of this novel that really captured my attention as it seems to relate to every Paige Toon novel however I loved these parts… “It wasn’t the cheating I liked reading about – It was the falling-in-love that got me. This book had two love stories.”

“I detest cheating with a passion, so I shouldn’t have liked this book on principle. But somehow Nicole made it…I don’t know. She wrote in such a heart-wrenching way that I couldn’t help but be swept up in the story. I felt like I was inside Kit’s mind, feeling every emotion she was feeling and somehow understanding the crazy decisions she was making”

Both of these quotes from this novel is how I feel about Paige Toon’s novels that I have read so far. She captures the readers attention and despite the common theme in these novels it grabs my attention to read more, and some of these novels I really enjoyed reading and didn’t want them to end. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although at times it was difficult to keep up with the amount of men that had Bridget’s heart. This novel gains 4/5 stars from me as it was still such a beautiful and touching read. 

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