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The Last Piece Of My Heart By Paige Toon

The Last Piece Of My HeartPaige Toon is back with a new book called ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’.

Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, 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.

Paige is back with another beautiful tale, a story that whisks you anyway to many different countries packed with exotic and handsome men and adorable babies.

In this book, we meet Bridget who was originally introduced to us in one of Paige’s earlier books, ‘Thirteen Weddings’. She’s happily working away on her blog, reuniting with old boyfriends and putting ghosts to rest until her agent asks her to ghost write the follow up novel to a best seller. Sadly, the author Nicki, passed away before finishing and Sara, Bridget’s agent thinks she would be perfect for the job.

But, for Bridget to finish the book, Bridget must delve into the world and thoughts of the author and this brings her to Cornwall, where she lives in her fathers old motor home called Hermie and she spends her days with the widowers husband and their baby sweetly called April. It’s during this time with Charlie and April, that Bridget forges a friendship with the pair and finds herself discovering new things about herself whilst finishing the challenging novel.

As per usual, Paige has written another book that tugs at the heartstrings with an adorable baby with a sweet and inquisitive nature but also makes for poignant reading as she reads the private thoughts of a young woman whilst intruding on a mans grieving.

Bridget is the life and soul of the paper, she’s fun, outspoken and not used to children, until she met April, she feared them but immediately falls for the little girl. As she researches into the book, we realise that she’s not quite as settled as we thought, as she tries to deal with a long distance relationship with her boyfriend in Australia, but as time goes by, she begins to wonder if he does own the last piece of her heart.

Charlie, is also another beautiful character, he’s handsome, creative and tortured as he deals with his wife’s untimely death but with Bridget suddenly thrown into his and his daughters lives, he begins to deal with his grief and she helps him realise that life can move on.

Their scenes together are wonderful, they are fun and vibrant and Bridget really does bring the best out in Charlie. I genuinely loved the couple, they were fun, relatable and most of all engaging.

A warm and sweet tale, that flowed at a lovely pace, ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’, is a beautiful and sensitively written tale about love and loss that truly made for bittersweet reading.

You can pre-order The Last Piece of My Heart from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 18th May 2017.

Cover Reveal – The Last Piece Of My Heart By Paige Toon

The Last Piece Of My HeartPaige Toon has revealed the cover to her new book, ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’ and it’s a lovely return to the character Bridget, who appeared in one of Paige’s previous books, ‘Thirteen Weddings’

The synopsis of ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’ is –

Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, 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 …

Sounds like a another warmhearted tale from one of my favourite authors. I can’t wait to read it!

You can pre-order The Last Piece of My Heart from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 18th May 2017.

Thirteen Weddings Book Tour – Deleted Scene With Alex And Lachie

Thirteen WeddingsI’m delighted to host the last day of Paige Toon’s book tour for her amazing new book ‘Thirteen Weddings’.

On today’s final post, I’m excited to revealed a deleted scene between the main men Lachie and Alex.

Thirteen Weddings is about a wedding photographer called Bronte who falls in love with a groom, Alex. But in the months leading up to Alex’s wedding, Bronte also starts to have feelings for flirtatious, guitar-wielding wedding singer, Lachie.

This extended scene takes place during the Lake District wedding when Bronte and her friend camp out to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. My editor thought this slowed the pace down so asked me to cut it back. She’s always right about the cuts she asks me to make – it’s massively down to her that my books are called page turners, or ‘Paige Turners’ as some reviewers have joked…

Anyway, if you’d like a little more Lachie and Alex action, here’s your chance…

Lachie’s song comes to an end. ‘Any requests?’ he asks, seemingly unaware of the weird exchange between Alex and I. His gaze settles on me. ‘Birthday girl?’

‘You choose,’ I say distractedly.

‘How many songs do you know?’ Bridget asks, impressed.

‘How long is a piece of string?’ Lachie replies.

‘You are so talented,’ Lisa gushes. ‘When did you start playing the guitar?’

‘When I was about six.’ Pause. ‘Hang on,’ he decides suddenly, completely at ease with all the female attention. ‘I’m going to need some help, though.’ He starts plucking his guitar strings, and as he hums along, I recognise the intro to Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

Wow. He is such a good singer. When it comes to the female vocal part, he nods for us to join in, and even though we sound pretty dire, it’s a lot of fun. I barely notice when Alex sits back down next to me.

Lachie finishes playing and we all cheer and clap as Alex cracks a bottle of beer open.

‘What next?’ Lachie asks.

‘Do your Arctic Monkeys one,’ I say, wanting to prove Alex wrong about him. He doesn’t just do mushy stuff.

‘Which one?’ Lachie asks.

‘Anything,’ I tell him, grinning stupidly at Alex as Lachie starts to play a truly rocking acoustic version of ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’.

‘Yeah, alright, he’s pretty good,’ Alex admits reluctantly, and I elbow him in the ribs.

‘Told you.’

He gives me a small smile before taking a swig of his beer. I look back at Lachie.

When the song comes to an end, the claps and cheers are even louder than before.

‘More!’ Lisa shouts at him.

‘I need a drink,’ he bats back, standing up and scratching his navel. ‘Anyone else want a go?’ He clutches his guitar by the neck and offers it up as his T-shirt falls back down.

I think every woman here is in agreement with me that this fire is too hot.

Russ seems to think about it, but declines. ‘I haven’t played for years,’ he says.

‘Go on,’ Maria urges.

‘Nah.’

I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t want to step into Lachie’s shoes, either.

‘Bron!’ Lachie shouts, making my head snap towards him. I’m about to tell him I can’t play the guitar, but then I see he’s picked up a bottle of Prosecco. ‘You want another?’

‘Sure.’

He leaves his guitar with Russ, ‘in case you change your mind,’ and comes over to top me up. Then he tells Lisa to budge up and sits down close to me, the whole left-hand side of his body flush to mine.

Alex shifts away to make more room so I move along a bit.

‘Where do you think you’re going, little one?’ Lachie says cheekily, putting his arm around my waist and pulling me close to him again.

‘Will you stop manhandling me?’ I snap jokily, edging away again. ‘Anyway, who are you calling “little”, youngster?’

‘I’m not that young,’ Lachie brushes me off.

‘How old are you?’ Alex asks him, perking up a bit.

‘Twenty-four,’ Lachie replies.

‘Really?’ Alex looks surprised.

‘Age is but a number,’ Lachie says philosophically.

‘Too true.’ I bash my plastic cup against his. He grins at me and knocks some back.

‘Well kiddies, I’m off,’ Rachel says, standing up and gathering her things.

‘Have you called a taxi?’ I ask.

‘No, I’m fine,’ she says. ‘I’ve only had one and a bit.’

‘Are you sure?’

‘Completely. Now, does anyone want to come back to the B&B with me?’

I look across at Bridget and see her wavering. She glances at me and then back at Rachel. I laugh at her. ‘You know, you can still catch a taxi if you want to stay for a bit longer,’ I gently point out.

‘Phew,’ she exhales with relief. ‘I thought I had to make a decision now. I would have chosen to stay, of course,’ she says hastily.

‘Maria?’ Rachel checks. ‘You happy?’

Maria looks very happy to me. ‘I’m fine!’ she says brightly. She and Russ are sitting close together on the other side of the fire. ‘See you in the morning?’

‘I’ll drop by after breakfast,’ Rachel promises, leaving us to it.

‘Who’s she calling a kid?’ Alex mutters once she’s left.

‘How old are you, then?’ Lachie asks him.

‘Thirty-one.’

‘What do you do?’ Lachie asks.

‘I work with Bronte,’ Alex replies.

‘He’s the Art Director,’ I elaborate, because of course Lachie already knows that we work together.

‘Sounds impressive,’ Lachie comments.

Alex says nothing, so I agree with Lachie on his behalf. ‘It is.’

‘What does your missus do?’ Lachie asks.

‘She works in advertising,’ Alex replies, getting up and putting another log on the fire. He prods the embers with a stick.

‘Who’s up for toasting a marshmallow?’ I say.

Time to talk about something else.

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You can buy Thirteen Weddings from Amazon and is avaialable to buy from good bookshops.

Handwritten Girl Takes Part In The Thirteen Weddings Book Tour

I am extremely excited to be part of the book tour for the release of Paige Toon’s brand new book, ‘Thirteen Weddings’ Check out Handwritten Girl on Monday 11th August and enjoy a deleted extract from the book itself.

Thirteen Weddings Book Tour

Thirteen Weddings By Paige Toon

Thirteen Weddings‘Thirteen Wedding’s is the latest book by ‘Sunday Times’ best-selling author, Paige Toon.

I’ve been a fan of Paige’s since the release of her first book ‘Lucy In The Sky’ and each year I look forward to her annual releases, so with the announcement of ‘Thirteen Weddings’ I waited eagerly for the latest story.

Bronte meets Alex during her friends hen night after spending the night together they expect never to see other again although he is regularly in her thoughts. But fate has other things in store for the young couple, as Alex then starts working at the magazine that Bronte has just started at. Secretly delighted to see Alex again, Bronte is then heartbroken to discover that Alex is engaged to the girl that he was on a break from when he spent the night with Bronte. Determined to move on, Bronte takes on the task of becoming a weekend wedding photographer, where she meets fellow Australian Lachie who helps provide a welcome distraction from her thoughts of Alex. But as Alex’s wedding day draws closer and the chemistry between the two become more intense, Bronte has to decide whether to fight for the man who she has fallen in love with or let him go.

In the typical style of Paige’s fresh and laid-back style of writing and dialogue, she has created another story that draws the reader in, creating a connection that urges them to take part in their complicated journey. Bronte is a straight-talking character, who has reluctantly fallen in love with the wrong guy, try as she might to hide her feelings, it’s hard when she sees him five days a week and Alex then becomes part of her group of her friends making it even harder to overcome her feelings. Struggling to hide her emotions, Bronte throws herself into her new found love for wedding photography, enjoying capturing secret moments of newly-weds whilst making friends with Australian wedding singer Lachie, a cheeky and handsome chap who reminds Bronte of home.

As much as I found Alex and Bronte’s relationship frustrating and unfortunate, I too found myself slightly falling for the confused and artistic man. I almost sympathised with Alex and his tortured soul, as he struggled to sort out his feeling before his wedding day and made a commitment that he could possibly regret. As the story flowed along, I found myself torn, part of me longed for Bronte to find happiness with Alex but another part of me wanted her to be with Lachie, both men were attractive, attentive and had merits that made Bronte happy.

The primary element of the story is a love one, but there are two smaller sub-stories included that does make ‘Thirteen Weddings’ occasionally seem to be darker reading, as one of Bronte’s friends battles with alcoholism and Bronte’s recurring fear of churches cause flashbacks make for interesting reading.

A story that had my attention gripped from the very beginning, ‘Thirteen Weddings’ was a captivating book that was impossible to put down, a battle of love and morals and the welcome inclusion of some old faces from Paige’s previous books. I thought this book was cleverly and intricately written and was most certainly Paige at her very best. A thrilling, fun and sexy story with a very surprising ending which has excitedly potentially left the story open for a sequel. A must read for all Paige Toon fans.

You can buy Thirteen Weddings from Amazon and is avaialable to buy from good bookshops.