My Review of The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon
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…
What I Say:
First off I want to say a massive Thank You to Paige Toon, I had the pleasure of meeting her at a book signing in Manchester (where part of the book is set) last weekend and she was lovely! So kind and chatty and full of good advice. I actually left in tears. Beautiful lady!
The One We Fell In Love With is a fantastic read! I absolutely adored the characters, all of them! I felt drawn to the girls and really cared what happened to them, like they were actual friends. I loved their Mum and also Angus' Mum, Judy. Made me think of my own Mum fondly.
Angus, what can I say about Angus? I have a picture of him in my head and I must say, I like what I see. He is a genuinely lovely man and I wanted the best for him. And Toby. Oh, what a doll! I want a Toby. Or an Angus. Either way...
I identified with something in each of the main female characters. Phoebe is strong and determined,. Eliza is free-spirited and protective, Rose is kind and caring. I instantly liked each of them for different reasons. Paige has a great way of drawing you in and making you visualize while you're reading. I felt like I was on the mountain in Chamonix, in the bar at the Gotham hotel and I could smell the artisan bread in the bakery.
What a wonderful experience to read a book and feel so immersed in the story that nothing else matters. This was a first for me. I didn't pick up my phone once I'd settled in to read. I didn't need music on or get fidgety. My anxiety slipped away and I felt peaceful while I read. This book was a joy to get lost in. It really was. My best friend and I read it together (thanks for signing Tracey's book too, Paige!) and had a good chat about it after we finished, which was fab!
So, I would highly recommend this book! Put aside a few hours and just read it. I laughed, I cried, I sighed and I awwww'd. You won't want to put it down. One of my new favourite books by an author I am even more excited to read now!
This is an emotional, compelling, sweet, funny and touching book! 10/10