Title: The Last Piece Of My Heart
Author: Paige Toon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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…
I always expect a nice, heartwarming read when I pick up a Paige Toon novel. The Last Piece Of My Heart didn’t disappoint – it’s really lovely with a mix of emotion and humour.
Bridget seems a really sweet character and I enjoyed reading about her, and also Charlie who is the perfect male love interest in pretty much every way! Bridget remains independent and able to think for herself despite what’s going on around her, and despite pressure she feels to make things work with certain people, which I really liked. There are also some far less likable characters who feature in this novel, but regardless I still found myself wanting to read more.
The storyline is at times – as with many books in this genre – a little predictable at times, and it has, many of the typical tropes associated with chick lit/ contemporary romance, but it’s a really enjoyable read nonetheless. There are also some more serious undercurrents – mainly Nicole’s death and how Charlie and little April are coping with it – so it’s not all lightheartedness.
I liked the fact that the story included adventures in other countries (which I always find interesting to read about) and the stories about Bridget’s ex boyfriends are fun too. I don’t want to say too much and give away the story, so I’ll just that I would recommend this for any Paige Toon fan, or anyone who enjoys reading about a bit of contemporary romance now and again, as I do.
The Last Piece Of My Heart is a fun, emotional, and heartwarming read!
Many thanks to Simon & Schuster UK for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.