Book Review: The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

By now I know that every Paige Toon book is a winner so I always look forward to her new releases with a lot of excitement. As soon as she announced The Last Piece of My Heart, I knew it was going to be a special story and I was not wrong. Here are my thoughts:

Title: The Last Piece of My Heart
Author: Paige Toon
Published: May 18th by Simon & Schuster

Blurb: 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...

Review: When I first discovered Paige Toon a few years ago, I was completely captivated by her love stories and she soon became one of my favorite authors. But in her last few books she has reached a new level, her stories are always something special, full of heart, with incredible settings and complex characters that feel absolutely real. And The Last Piece of My Heart is the perfect example of this. 

Reading the blurb, I thought I could guess more or less what the story was going to be about but after a few pages I realized that I had had no idea, this story was really well crafted, with a lot of surprises and it captured me immediately. I felt an instant connection to Bridget (it helps that we already knew her from previous books) and I loved getting to know her. She found herself in a really difficult situation, trying to write somebody's else book, a book that thousands of readers were waiting for. Especially as she was requested to write it from the late author's place, where her family still lived. 

This experience was definitely a journey of self-discovery for Bridget. With every new day she realized that she was not living the life she really wanted to live. And soon her big relationship blog project didn't seem that important any more. And with every chapter I liked her more and more, I was really rooting for her for the whole book, especially as she showed how a strong and brave woman she was, facing her feeling and risking everything for what really mattered. 

Bridget will be a very difficult character to forget and her story will stay with me for a long time. Paige Toon has written, once again, a story like no other. It made me cry, it made me laugh, but above all, it made me care for these characters. I hope we get a glimpse of their lives in some future book.

Rating: 5 stars

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