Monday, 9 January 2017

Review of The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon

The bit on the back...

Phoebe is caught between a rock and a hard place. Settle down and get married, or return to the French Alps to pursue her passion?

Eliza is in love with someone who is no longer hers. In fact, he probably never was… And her dream of becoming a successful musician seems to be vanishing before her eyes.

Rose is out of a job and out of a boyfriend. To make matters worse, she’s been forced to move back in with her mother…

But these very different girls have one thing in common. Angus. The one they fell in love with…

This is Paige's latest novel. I've read every single one of her books and have yet to not love one of them. I can remember the first book I read - Chasing Daisy - and now when I look back I think that was the first time I ever fell in love with a book boyfriend. Of course at that point I hadn't read Johnny be Good and lets just get it clear that Johnny Jefferson is up there with the all time book boyfriends! This story is all about triplets Pheobe, Eiza and Rose and the golden boy next door - Angus.

For the first time Paige brings you the narrative from more than one character which works perfectly because of the three very different girls and again the very different relationships each one of them has with Angus. Paige introduces each of the sisters and as they tell the story from their point of view you get to know what makes them unique but also what ties them together.

Paige is the golden girl and has first dibs on Angus. Rose and Eliza constantly clash and where Rose is safe, Eliza is a wild child. Paige takes you through their young adulthood into meeting Angus and into adulthood. At times, and without giving too much away, the story is heartbreaking - and not always in the most obvious way.

As usual you can expect a lot of laughs, romance, tears and tender moments throughout Paige's latest book, you can also expect the usual cameo of one of Paige's other characters and ahh, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia for them! I really enjoyed the story, reading about each sister and recognising elements of the relationships they had with each other. As with all of Paige's other books I will undoubtedly be reading this again at some point, check out the rest of Paige's back collection to make sure you've not missed any!

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