Book Review: Only Love Can Hurt Like This by Paige Toon

About the Book:

Neither of them expected to fall in love. But sometimes life has other plans.

When Wren realises her fiancé is in love with someone else, she thinks her heart will never recover.

On the other side of the world, Anders lost his wife four years ago and is still struggling to move on.

Wren hopes that spending the summer with her dad and step-family on their farm in Indiana will help her to heal. There, amid the cornfields and fireflies, she and Anders cross paths and their worlds are turned upside-down again.

But Wren doesn’t know that Anders is harbouring a secret, and if he acts on any feelings he has for Wren it will have serious fall-out for everyone.

Walking away would hurt Wren more than she can imagine. But, knowing the truth, how can she possibly stay?

Published by Penguin

Released April 2023

My Thoughts:

Paige Toon is an auto-buy for me. I occasionally will get a new release of hers sent to me for review, but if I don’t, without hesitation, I buy it, and, more importantly, I read it straight away. We all know that doesn’t happen very often – the read immediately after buying thing!

‘I’m tougher than I used to be, not because I fight, but because I don’t. That’s the way I cope, the way I ensure that things don’t hurt me as much as they used to.’

Only Love Can Hurt Like This has all the ingredients we have come to know and need from a Paige Toon novel. It’s angsty, fun, romantic, a little bit heart-breaking, has a twist you didn’t see coming, and then, just like a Jane Austen novel, ends on a lovely high note – chicken soup for the soul.

‘Because it doesn’t matter what the rest of the world thinks, every child should be told that they’re beautiful by their parents.’

Highly recommended!

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