Book review: The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon

6 Jun

one we fell in love withPhoebe 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…

I’m beginning to run out of things to say about how fab Paige Toon’s books are. Honestly, each one is a perfect little package of escapist reading heaven. And like delicious chocolates I always have to slow myself to stop from gobbling it all up on one sitting!

The One We Fell In Love With has all of the trademarks I’ve come to love from Paige; handsome, thoughtful and just a little bit dangerous men, female leads who you either want to be or be best friends with and an edge of my reading spot storyline that kept me guessing and yet again managed to surprise me! As I said before, a perfect little shiny piece of book heaven.

The focus of the title and story is Angus, the boy who moves in next door to identical triplets, Phoebe, Eliza and Rose when they are seventeen. As you can image, one handsome boy and three pretty girls is a recipe for trouble, especially with sisterly rivalry thrown in. The sisters’ relationships with each other are as much part of this story as their relationships with Angus are and I loved how Paige got their individual personalities across as well as examining how it might feel to have two other people in the world who look exactly the same as you.

Rose, Phoebe and Eliza are all very different and their choices and reactions as they grew up have seen their lives take very different paths. I don’t want to give anything away so I’m not going to say much more but despite telling myself to go slowly, I still read this book in just two days and I was hooked from the start. For me, the ending was absolutely perfect! There are two characters who I rooted for through the book and I’d love to know what happens next to them.

As with all of Paige’s books I was hoping there would be a little link to previous stories or a cameo from some characters that I knew and I wasn’t disappointed – I love the little details that Paige adds in. If you haven’t read a Paige Toon book yet, I can’t recommend her highly enough and if you’re a fan, enjoy!

5/5

The One We Fell in Love With is out now in paperback and ebook formats.

Find out more about Paige and her writing at: http://www.paigetoon.com/ and don’t forget to sign up to Paige’s ‘Hidden Paige’ newsletter for extras and more!

 

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